Agricultural Collector

​​Are you an agricultural collector and/or a primary collector of soya beans interested in storing, buying and selling Donau Soja or Europe Soya beans?

Donau Soja and Europe Soya soya beans shall originate from farmers growing GM-free beans in the Danube or Europe Soya region respectively.

General requirements:

  • directly commissioned inspection / certification
  • collecting Declarations of Self-Commitment or signed shipping documents in compliance with R 01 and checking the quantities delivered for plausibility
  • primary collectors: sending harvest declarations to quality(at)donausoja.org and their certification body using the following templates:

  • sending carry over of remaining stock (by August 31) to their certification body
  • obtaining retained samples of each storage unit (at least once per 100 tonnes)
  • lot certification (+ notifications to the certification body)
  • documentation (incoming and outgoing produce)
  • possibility of group certification

Additional requirements for agricultural collectors in countires of area risk level 2 or 3 or for agricultural collectors who store GMOs (soya or others):

  • operating an in-house QM system to prevent GM contamination
  • conducting rapid GM tests (Roundup Ready and LibertyLink) on each storage unit (at least once per 100 tonnes)

Additional requirements for agricultural collectors in Romania, Moldova, Belarus and the Ukraine:

  • conducting rapid GM tests (Roundup Ready and LibertyLink) on each delivery unit (at least once per 100 tonnes) before taking into storage is completed
  • initial certification before taking into storage begins

Special forms of primary collection:

  • primary processor acting as a primary collector
  • producer (farmer) acting as a primary collector

For more information, please refer to the Donau Soja Guidelines (R 02) or Europe Soya Guidelines (R 02).