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VLOG "Ohne Gentechnik" Standard

With the strong support of numerous stakeholders, the VLOG has developed a uniform "GMO-free" production and testing standard. This standard was designed together with representatives of producers of animal feed and food industry, certification bodies, interest groups and public representatives. It supports production facilities in the implementation of the legal requirements of "GMO-free" labeling and establishes uniform inspections for certification companies. The standard is available free as a download.

VLOG "Ohne Gentechnik" Standard

On 01.09.2019 the 7th version 20.01 of the Standard was published. Since 1 January 2014, the application of the Standard for obtaining a license for the use of the seal „Ohne GenTechnik " has been compulsory.

In addition to the Standard f.e. facility descriptions and checklists are being provided. For certifications according to the VLOG „Ohne Gentechnik" Standard, the content of the VLOG facility descriptions needs to be captured. However, own templates can be used. Even with the checklists, it is possible to use your own documents, however, the content of the checklists (regarding audit data) and the text of the control points must be copied 1:1. For all other attachments of the Standard it can be deviated from the documents made ​​available as long as the same content is transported only in another form.

Certification bodies issuing certificates that are used as prima facie evidence for the VLOG have to enter into an agreement with the VLOG.

VLOG exclusively accepts analysis results from laboratories that are recognized by VLOG.

Standard Usage Agreement (Processing time: 2 weeks)

It is necessary to realize a contract (Standard Usage Agreement) between the standard body (VLOG) and the company that gets certified. The contract regulates the use of the VLOG-Standard. Once it is mutually signed, it will be presented by the company during the audit or sent to the appropriate certification body. Only after having done so a certificate can be issued.

Standard Usage Agreement (formerly Certification Agreement) incl Master Data Sheet

Master Data Sheet (editable version)

Please send us the contract twice printed and signed in original via postal mail. You will get a countersigned version back. The data sheet can be sent as single version.

VLOG-Standard V20.02 (valid from 01/01/21)

published on 01.09.2020, obligatory as of 01.01.2021

VLOG-Standard, Version 20.02 - excl. Annexes

VLOG-Standard, Version 20.02 - incl. Annexes

Revision Information

VLOG Standard, Version 20.02 with marked notes

Overview of all changes from 20.01 to 20.02

Overview changes stage Logistics + Feed manufacturing

Overview changes stage Agriculture + Group Organisation

Overview changes stage Food Processing + Retail

Information Certification-Obligation Rearing Piglets

Information Certification-Obligation Rearing Cattles and Ruminants

Individual annexes:

General documents

Annex 1_- GMO-Free Certificate  

Annex 2 - Certificate for ohne Gentechnik Compliant Feeding of Animals  

Annex 3 - Delivery Slip for Slaughterhouse Delivery

Annex 4 - Sampling Log

Annex 5 - Dealing with positive test results (feed)

Annex 6 - Dealing with positive test results (food)

Annex 7 - Reduction of the Scope of Testing after Changing Feed in Group Organisations

Annex 8 - VLOG Group Certification Process at the Agriculture Stage

Annex 9 - VLOG Matrix and Certification Process

Annex_10 -_Sanctions Catalogue

Annex_11 -_VLOG Certificate Template 

Annex_12_- Areas of Application of VLOG Certification

Auditdocuments

Annex_13_- Facility Description Logistics  

Annex 14 - Checklist Logistics  writable

Annex 15 - Facility Description Feed Manufacturing

Annex 16 - Checklist Feed Manufacturing  writable

Annex 13 + 15 Combi Facility Description Logistics + Feed Manufacturing

Annex 14 + 16 - Checklist Logistics + Feed Manufacturing  writable

Annex 17 - Facility Description Mobile Grinding and Mixing Facilities

Annex 18 - Matrix Description and List of Sites  writable

Annex 19 - Checklist Matrix Organisation  writable

Annex 20 - Facility Description Agriculture  

Annex 21 - Facilty Description Animal Transportation- Livestock Trade

Annex 22  - Checklist Agriculture incl. Animal Transportation- Livestock Trade  writable

Annex 23 - Group Description in Agriculture and Members List  writable

Annex 24 - Checklist Group organisation  writable

Annex_25_- Facility Description Food Processing/Preparation

Annex 26 - Checklist Food Processing/Preparation  writable

Annex 13 + 25 - Combi Facility Description Logistics + Food Processing/Preparation

Annex 14 + 26 - Combi Checklist Logistics + Food Processing/Preparation writable

Annex 27 - Group Descriptionin Retail and Members List  writable

Annex 28 - Checklist Retail - Bulk Goods (central office)  writable

Annex 29 - Checklist Retail - Bilk Goods (Branch) writable

Annex 30 - Grinding and Mixing Protocol for Mobile Grinding and Mixing Facilities

Incident Sheets (to be sent to VLOG in case of an incident)

Annex 31 - Incident Sheet Feed Manufacturing and Feed Logistics

Annex 32 - Incident Sheet Matrix Organiser

Annex 33 - Incident Sheet Agriculture and Live Stock

Annex 34 - Incident Sheet Group Organiser Agriculture

Annex 35 - Incident Sheet Food Processing/Preparation

VLOG-Standard V20.01 (valid from 01/01/20)

published on 01.09.2019, obligatory as of 01.01.2020.

VLOG Standard, Version 20.01 - excl. Annexes (reupload because of a mistake in B1)

VLOG Standard, Version 20.01 - incl. Annexes (reupload 08.06.2020 because of updated Annex V)

Revison Information

Overview of changes from 19.01 to 20.01

VLOG Standard, Version 20.01 with marked notes (reupload 03.01.2020 becuase of updated annexes)

Individual annexes:

General documents

Annex I - GMO-Free Certificate (03.12.19 reuploaded because of a link mistake)

Annex II - Certificate for ohne Gentechnik Compliant Feeding of Animals  

Annex III - Delivery Slip for Slaughterhouse Delivery

Annex IV - Sampling Log

Annex V - Dealing with positive test results (feed) (reupload 08.06.2020 because of change in the flow chart)

Annex VI - Dealing with positive test results (food)

Annex VII - Reduction of the Scope of Testing after Changing Feed in Group Organisations

Annex VIII - VLOG Group Certification Process at the Agriculture Stage

Annex IX - VLOG Matrix and Certification Process

Annex X - Sanctions Catalogue

Annex XI - VLOG Certificate Template (reuploaded 30.12.19 because of mistake of version number)

Annex XII - Areas of Application of VLOG Certification (reuploaded 20.12.19 because of additions)

Auditdocuments

Annex XIII - Facility Description Logistics

Annex XIV - Checklist Logistics (03.01.20 reuploaded because of write protection error)      writable

Annex XV - Facility Description Feed Manufacturing (30.03.2020)  

Annex XVI - Checklist Feed Manufacturing (17.12.2019)     writable

Annex XIII + XV Facility Description Logistics + Feed Manufacturing (30.03.2020)

Annex XIV + XVI - Checklist Logistics + Feed Manufacturing (17.12.2019)      writable

Annex XVII - Facility Description Mobile Grinding and Mixing Facilities  

Annex XVIII - Matrix Description and List of Sites

Annex XIX - Checklist Matrix Organisation (17.12.2019)      writable

Annex XX - Facility Description Agriculture

Annex XXI - Facility Description Animal Transportation- Livestock Trade

Annex XXII  - Checklist Agriculture incl. Animal Transportation- Livestock Trade (20.05.2020 reuploaded because of calculation error)      writable

Annex XXIII - Group Description in Agriculture and Members List  

Annex XXIV - Checklist Group Organisation (17.04.2020 reupload because of calculation error)      writable

Annex XXV - Facility Description Food Processing / Preparation

Annex XXV + XIII - Facility Description Food Processing / Preparation and Logistics (07.05.2020)

Annex XXVI - Checklist Food Processing / Preparation (17.12.2019)      writable

Annex XXVII - Group Description Retail and Members List

Annex XXVIII - Checklist Retail - Bulk Goods (17.12.2019)      writable

Annex XXIX - Grinding and Mixing Protocol for Mobile Grinding and Mixing Facilities  

Incident Sheets (to be sent to VLOG in case of an incident)

Annex XXX - Incident Sheet Feed Manufacturing and Feed Logistics (13.01.2020)

Annex XXXI - Incident Sheet Matrix Organiser (13.01.2020)

Annex XXXII - Incident Sheet Agriculture (13.01.2020)

Annex XXXIII - Incident Sheet Group Organiser Agriculture (13.01.2020)

Annex XXXIV - Incident Sheet Food Processing/Preparation (13.01.2020)

Further Documents/Instructions/Tools

General

Information about VLOG-certification and licensing (30.12.2019)

Information on the Use of the "Ohne GenTechnik" seal (14.04.2020)

Information on the Use of the "VLOG geprüft / VLOG verified" seal (17.06.2020)

Standards recognised as equivalent (05.06.2020)

Form for confirmation of staff training (01.09.2020)

Feed and Agriculture

BVL-Guideline for Monitoring GMOs in Feed (01.03.2018)

Assessment Aid - at Risk Feed (24.10.2019)

Guideline for Handling mislabelled GMO-feed (10.02.2020)

Information Letter for Rearing Pullets (30.12.2019)

Risk grading of farmers depending on the certification status of suppliers (03.01.2019)

Template: Confirmation for Group/Matrix Members (04.12.2019)

Guideline Carryover Test for Grinding and Mixing Facilities (22.01.2020)

Food

Components Guidelines – Recognition of Aromas (30.12.2019)

Specific Requirements for risk-prone raw materials/ ingredients (30.12.2019)

Newsletter certification obligation marinades producer (05.02.20)

Certification Bodies

Guideline for Certification Bodies, Auditors, Evaluators and Certifiers (14.12.2019)

Application for VLOG recognition of certification bodies (17.01.2020)

Notification sheet for VLOG auditors, -evaluators and -certifiers (17.01.2020)

List of audits for VLOG auditors, -evaluators and -certifiers (17.01.2020)

Penalty procedure for Certification Bodies and Auditors (01.09.2020)

Certification Body Recognition Agreement (01.09.2020)

GMO-Testing and Laboratories

Guideline for VLOG Laboratories and GMO-Testing (16.12.2019)

Suitability of GMO Analysis for Feed, Raw Materials and Food (23.07.2019)