Certification of the participating partners by external certification bodies (approved by Donau Soja Organisation) begins with primary agricultural collector including the suppling farmers and ends with the marketer.
All operators downstream of the soya bean farmer (e. g. agricultural collectors, traders, primary processors, compound feed producers, animal keepers, food processors or marketers) who participate in the Donau Soja and Europe Soya programme must sign an inspection contract with a certification body recognised by the Donau Soja Organisation in order to gain certification.
Depending on the risk level, certification is not always required for soya bean farmers. However, by signing the Declaration of Self-Commitment for farmers and participation in a group certification with their primary agricultural collector, compliance with the Donau Soja and Europe Soya requirements is assured.
Certificates of Traceability additionally confirm traceability and compliance with the Donau Soja or Europe Soya requirements (including non-GM and sustainability criteria) of processed soya products (such as meal, oil, protein concentrate, protein isolate and lecithin). On a voluntary basis, soya processors can request issuance of such certificate by their independent certification body. It is valid for the specific lots as listed on the certificate.
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