VLOG (Verband Lebensmittel Ohne Gentechnik) is a German association responsible for the certification and issue of the ‘Ohne Gentechnik’ label (‘without genetic engineering’). In Germany, more than 50% of the milk is already produced according to the VLOG standard. In the Netherlands, FrieslandCampina was the first dairy company to start using VLOG dairy in 2017.
The aim is to produce food without the use of genetically modified organisms. This is aimed at the entire chain from feed flows, dairy farming, transport and dairy processing to the store shelf. In addition, all participating dairy farms apply full outdoor grazing on their farms. The dairy processor must process this milk in a demonstrably separate milk flow.
All VLOG milk produced by Dutch FrieslandCampina dairy farmers is used to make cheese for the German market.
Dairy farms that produce according to the VLOG standard receive an extra reward of 1 cent per kg of milk on top of the outdoor grazing premium. The remaining value, through a performance payment, benefits all member dairy farmers and contributes to the investments in the various cheese makers.
VLOG fits in with FrieslandCampina’s aim is to create more value for members with a distinctive and progressive chain approach that is market-oriented and responds to developments in society. VLOG is one of FrieslandCampina’s special milk flows, enabling it to respond to consumer needs.