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The Quality Label

Clear consumer information: Food marked with this label is for certain produced without genetic engineering. The applicable criteria require continuous monitoring conducted by an autonomous monitoring body – the name resp. the inspection number of the monitoring authority can be found on the label.

Currently more than 4,200 food products are labelled „Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt“ - a further increase is to be expected.

Austrians want food without GMOs

Austria´s consumers can choose from a wide range of GMO-free food:

  • Not a single supermarket in Austria sells food that needs to be labelled „genetically engineered“, according to the EU Labelling Regulation. Almost all national retailers are fully committed to take products that would be subject to be labelled as “contains GMOs) off their shelves. 
  • Hardly any other European country offers a comparable range of organic products. All organic products are GMO-free – this is defined in the EU Organic Regulation 834/2007.
  • And: GMO-free production is also advancing fast in the conventional agriculture and food production: More and more producers rely on natural, GMO-free food and feed production. More than 3,500 products already carry the the green label “Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt”.

Monitoring for safety!

All food products with the label „Ohne Gentechnik hergestellt“ are continuously monitored by external monitoring authorities. This ensures that the products are produced without any genetic engineering procedures, from the field to the final product.

Strict and periodical controls conducted by external monitoring bodies are an indispensable precondition for the usage of the quality label.

The monitoring process consists of so called “process controls”. That means: not only the final product is being analysed, but the whole production process, thus the entire product “life cycle” of a food product – from the seed to the cultivation on the fields to the processing and the final packaging resp. labelling.

Monitoring authorities have to be authorized for monitoring by the board of ARGE Gentechnik-frei and to accredited by the responsible authority for the GMO-free Directive resp. according to the EN 45011.


ARGE Gentechnik-frei phone +43-1-522 55 50-315 kontakt@gentechnikfrei.at