Labels and products on the market

Our Labels and Products

Our labels offer our partners the opportunity to make their efforts visible to the consumer.

Donau Soja

Donau Soja soya beans originate from the Danube region, the soya beans and the products are non-GMO and follow our strict sustainability requirements. See also the Donau Soja Standard.

Europe Soja

Europe Soya soya beans originate from Europe, the soya beans and the products are non-GMO and follow our strict sustainability requirements. See also the Europe Soya Standard.

NON-GMO produced

Regional harmonised non-GM quality standard in South East Europe serving as the basis for food and feed certification and labelling. See also the Non-GM Danube Region Standard.

The logos may only be used on certified products:

Food products that have been produced from DS/ES soya may be labelled “DS/ES”

Animal-based products produced using feeds made using only DS/ES soya may be labelled “fed with DS/ES”

Single feed may be labelled “DS/ES” if 100% of the soya component is DS/ES soya

Compound feed containing soya or a processed soya product such as soybean meal may be labelled “DS/ES” if 100% of the soya component is DS/ES soya, and if the other compound feed components also comply with non-GMO requirements

The logo must be clear and easy to read, and no smaller than 1 x 1 cm in size.

Use of the Donau Soja and Europe Soya quality labels on products is subject to the Licence Contract, its terms and conditions, as well as the Donau Soja Agreement for Logo Use.

Are you interested in using one of the logos on your product? – Contact us!

OUR LABELS

Donau Soja

The “Donau Soja” quality label identifies products which consist of Donau Soja or contain Donau Soja.

FED with Donau Soja

The “Fed with Donau Soja” quality label identifies products derived from animals fed with Donau Soja.

Donau Soja/ohne Gentechnik hergestellt

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

Gefüttert mit Donau Soja/ohne Gentechnik hergestellt

The “Gefüttert mit Donau Soja” (fed with Donau Soja) and “Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt” (GM-free) combination label issued by the Austrian ARGE Gentechnik-frei (www.gentechnikfrei.at) may be affixed to animal products which have been certified according to the guidelines set out by Donau Soja and ARGE Gentechnik-frei.

Europe Soya

The “Europe Soya” quality label identifies products which consist of Europe Soya or contain Europe Soya.

FED with Europe Soya

The “Fed with Europe Soya” quality label identifies products derived from animals which have been fed with Europe Soya.

Non GMO Produced / Bez GMO Proizvedeno

The “Non-GMO Produced” and “BEZ GM proizvedeno” quality labels identify 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 where no GMO material has been used in animal feed.

CERTIFIED PRODUCTS

Our certified products are available at the following retailers, wholesalers and restaurants:

Certified products are available in Austria, Germany, Serbia, BiH and Switzerland. You will recognise many of them by their Donau Soja and Europe Soya labels, or the Non-GMO Produced label:

EGG PRODUCTION IN SERBIA

The first Serbian Donau Soja-labelled eggs became available in June 2016, and are now sold in over 300 supermarkets belonging to the biggest retail chain, Mercator S, under the brand PL Kplus. In 2021, also Lidl Serbia came on board and offers Donau Soja-labelled eggs.

EGG PRODUCTION IN GERMANY

Geflügelhof Aigner has been using certified Donau Soja in its laying hen feed since autumn 2014, with the eggs sold under the brand name Thanninger Freiheit and sold at EDEKA’s supermarkets..

EGG PRODUCTION IN GERMANY

Geflügelhof Teichweiden in the east of Germany also relies on certified European soya for its laying hen feed. Eggs labelled “fed with Europe Soya” are available in regional supermarkets and local grocery stores. Teichweiden further supplies bakeries, gastronomy and community catering with their premium eggs.

EGG PRODUCTION IN AUSTRIA

The supermarket chains REWE (Billa, Merkur, Penny), Spar and Hofer – all members of the Donau Soja Association – sell more than 350 million eggs each year. Since November 2013, these eggs have been sourced from hens fed exclusively on European soya. More than 3.400 Austrian supermarkets now offer Donau Soja certified eggs, helping to promote European agriculture and reduce CO2 emissions.

Numerous direct marketers in Austria sell certified Donau Soja eggs, too.

PORK PRODUCTION IN AUSTRIA

On 10 July 2017, Spar Austria launched its new animal welfare brand, Tann für mehr Tierwohl, which ensure pigs have at least 100% more space, straw bedding and are fed GMO-free Donau Soja. The pork products are available in all Spar Austria supermarkets.

PORK PRODUCTION IN AUSTRIA

Starting in January 2018, Lidl in Western Austria now includes pork products bearing the Donau Soja label in its assortment. Feeding with Donau Soja is an additional voluntary certification for the AMA quality label for special feeding and greater animal welfare in pig farming.

PORK PRODUCTION IN AUSTRIA

Transgourmet Austria has been selling pork products from pigs fed with Donau Soja under the VoNatur brand since 2018, particularly to the wholesale and catering sector.

EGG PRODUCTION IN SWITZERLAND

As of 2015, all egg producers have been obliged to feed their Coop Naturafarm (CNf) laying hens exclusively with Donau Soja or Europe Soya.

CHICKEN PRODUCTION IN SWITZERLAND

Donau Soja feed has been used in the Coop Group’s Naturafarm (CNf) programme since the spring of 2014. Since then, Coop offers Europe Soya-certified and labelled chicken.

TOFU IN GERMANY

Since August 2021, the Donau Soja logo appears on the shelves of Edeka stores throughout Germany. Supplier and long-lasting Donau Soja partner LUNTER from Slovakia is producing tofu from Donau Soja certified soybeans.

PLANT-BASED PRODUCTS IN GERMANY, SPAIN & PORTUGAL

“Mein Veggie Tag – The Wonder Chunks” – with the Donau Soja and Europe Soya logo – have been available since summer 2022 in all ALDI SÜD and ALDI Nord stores throughout Germany, in Spain and Portugal. Together with their supplier Ponnath GmbH, ALDI SÜD and ALDI Nord are thus sending a strong signal for more transparency and regionality in the plant-based food sector.

OTHER PRODUCTS

These products are also made with Donau Soja and Europe Soya certified soya:

VEGETARIAN PRODUCTS IN GERMANY

Rügenwalder Mühle is gradually converting its vegetarian/vegan product range to certified European soya. Since April 2019, they have used Donau Soja certified soya to manufacture their first products (Vegetarische Mühlen Hamburger and Vegetarisches Mühlen Hack). These products are available at Edeka, REWE and Kaufland, among others.

PORK IN GERMANY

The German Farmers’ Association Bäuerliche Erzeugergemeinschaft Schwäbisch Hall, which has been an active member of Donau Soja from the very beginning, has always opted for non-GMO production. Since 2015, only Europe Soya certified feed is used in pig feeding.

PORK IN GERMANY

Since January 2019, Edeka Südwestfleisch has been using Europe Soya certified feed in pig feeding as part of its Hofglück animal welfare programme. Participating Edeka markets offer a variety of meat and sausage products such as bratwurst, pork goulash and pork cutlets under their own brand.

EGG PRODUCTS IN GERMANY

McDonald’s Germany has been using certified Donau Soja egg products from producer ovofit Eiprodukte GmbH in its breakfast product range since 2016.

TOFU IN FINLAND

Since February 2020, Finnish tofu producer Oy Soya AB/Jalofoods is offering organic tofu products made from Europe Soya beans from Austria. The products are sold to hotels. restaurants and catering companies in Scandinavia.

PRODUCTS WITH “NON-GMO PRODUCED” LABEL

SUNFLOWER OIL IN BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

The company BIMAL is offering the first NON GMO certified and labelled oil in the category of sunflower oils in BiH since September 2019. Proud of the fact that the “Non GMO Produced” label of the Donau Soja organisation brought clear distinction between products on the shelves, BIMAL successfully responded to the wish of consumers in BiH to have a free choice.

EGGS IN BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

Since spring of 2019, consumers in BiH have been able to choose non-GMO certified and labelled eggs for the first time. The country’s leading BiH retailer, Bingo, is offering its PL eggs with the Non-GMO Produced label in 200 markets across the country.

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