Bureau Veritas Polska Sp. z o.o. grants another non-GMO certificate according to the VLOG standard
Strzelecka Spółdzielna Producentów Mleka (SSPM), a milk marketing cooperative based in Strzelce Krajeńskie, was positively verified by Bureau Veritas Polska. The process resulted in the granting of a VLOG certificate, which guarantees that products by SSPM are free from any genetically modified organisms.
“We are the first Polish cooperative and the second entity in the Polish milk industry to hold the non-GMO certificate according to the VLOG standards. In Poland, there are many manufacturers who declare that their products come from animals fed only with non-genetically modified products, but in the West declarations are not enough. We export milk and milk products to Germany. In striving to increase our competitiveness in this market, we resolved to put ourselves through the certification process.” It was not easy, the process required us and our suppliers to take a range of time-consuming procedures. However, we believe that this certificate would improve our chances of playing a greater role in other European markets and would increase our recognisability among Polish customers. In Poland we are increasingly becoming more aware as customers, seeking healthy products and requiring reliable confirmation of product quality,”
says Andrzej Jarmasz, President of SSPM.
“While in Germany VLOG certification is gradually becoming a basic requirement confirming the quality and ensuring a good price in the milk market, in Poland it still provides a significant competitive advantage. In our home market, the milk industry is by far the most advanced industry in terms of the efforts toward obtaining VLOG certification. SSPM and Hochland Polska are certainly pioneers, setting a positive trend, understanding the benefits arising from this document,”
says Piotr Kosznik, Sales Director of Bureau Veritas Polska Sp. o.o., who formally delivered the VLOG Certificate at the meeting of the cooperative's members in Wałcz.
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Marketing & Communication Manager Poland, Baltics & Ukraine at Bureau Veritas