The Labels

The quality labels "Donau Soja" and "Europe Soya"designate products which consist of Donau Soja/Europe Soya or use Donau Soja/Europe Soya.

Donau Soja has two essential characteristics: The soya beans originate from the Danube region, and the soya beans and the products derived from them are non-GM. See also the Donau Soja Standard.

Europe Soya has basically the same essential characteristics then Donau Soja, only the origin of the soya beans is not limited to the Danube region, but to whole Europe. See also the Europe Soya Standard

  • The "Donau Soja" and "Europe Soya" quality labels guarantee origin and quality standards for processors (mills, animal feed producers, meat and milk establishments, as well as soya food processors).
  • The logos may be used on final products only. Soya beans, soya bean meal, toasted soya beans and the like are designated "Enthält Donau Soja/Europe Soja" (contains DS/ES) or "Gefüttert mit Donau Soja/Europe Soya" (fed with DS/ES) on invoices and delivery notes. The logo has to be easily read with the naked eye and may not be smaller than 1 x 1 cm.

The logos "Donau Soja" and "Europe Soya" have been registered and protected as trademarks with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) of the European Union, as well as with other national authorities. The Donau Soja Association owns all rights to the logos "Donau Soja" and "Europe Soya". The "Donau Soja" label is thus the property of the Donau Soja Association, and is awarded by the Donau Soja GmbH on behalf of the Association. Donau Soja grants members and partners the non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use the Donau Soja label in publications and product designations. The right to publish is given solely and without exception on request.

Use of the quality label for Donau Soja and Europe Soya products is subject to the Licence Contract and the terms and conditions contained therein.

 

The quality label "Donau Soja" marks products which consist of Danube Soya or contain Danube Soya.

Minimum size: 1 x 1 cm

 

 

The quality label "Fed with Donau Soja" identifies products derived from animals fed with Danube Soya.

Minimum size: 1 x approx. 1.5 cm

 

 

The combination label "Donau Soja" and "Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt" (GMO-free) awarded by the Austrian consortium Gentechnik-frei (www.gentechnikfrei.at) may be affixed to soya products which have been certified in accordance with the guidelines set out by Donau Soja and ARGE Gentechnik-frei.

Minimum size: 2 x 1.5 cm  (ARGE label: 1.5 x 1.5 cm)


The combination label "Gefüttert mit Donau Soja" (fed with Donau Soja) and "Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt" (GMO-free) awarded by the Austrian ARGE Gentechnik-frei (www.gentechnikfrei.at) may be affixed to animal products which have been certified in accordance with the guidelines set out by Donau Soja
and ARGE Gentechnik-frei.

Minimum size: 2 x 1.5 cm  (ARGE label 1.5 x 1.5 cm)

The quality label "Europe Soya" marks products which consist of Europe Soya or contain Europe Soya.

Minimum size: 1 x 1 cm

 

 

The quality label "Fed with Europe Soya" marks products derived from animals which have been fed on Europe Soya.

Minimum size: 1 x approx. 1.5 cm




The quality labels "Non GMO produced" and “BEZ GMO proizvedeno” marks products which contains no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or parts thereof; no vitamins, aromas, enzymes and other food additives manufactured with the help of GMOs and no GMO material used in animal feed.

Minimum size: 1 x approx. 1.5 cm 

 

MINIMUM PERCENTAGES OF DONAU SOJA IN ANIMAL FEED:

The use of the logos "Donau Soja" or "Fed with Donau Soja" is only allowed if the following two criteria are met:

  • For products consisting of soya, containing soya or produced using soya beans as animal-feed, all of soya has to be Danube Soya.

  • For animal products, the animal feed used has to have the following minimum percentages of soya beans:

Animal speciesMinimum percentage of soya beans
​Fattening pigs​10%
​Fattening poultry​10%
​Laying hens​10%
​Beef cattle​250 g/animal/day
​Dairy cows​100 g/animal/day


Please contact the Vienna office if you need one of the logos.