Quality, food safety, traceability and durability. That is what we stand for!

Here is a brief overview of our most important milestones since our creation.

GLOBALG.A.P. accepts at the beginning of February 2017 version 1.0 of the Vegaplan Standard 'contractors'

Recognition of the Vegaplan Standard system by SAI: score "gold" is achieved. Thanks to this excellent result and the high similarity with FSA (Farm sustainability Assessment), Unilever considers the Vegaplan Standard as conform with the principles of sustainable development. 

CodiplanPLUS Beef: The new version of the Standard published on 7 april 2017. This Standard is an integral part of the Belbeef Standard, which also includes the conditions for i.a. the slaughterhouses and cutting plants. 

New version of the animal part of the Sector Guide primary production is submitted to to FASFC (the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain). Compared to the current still valid version a number of new legislations are added, for example the use and registration of veterinary drugs as well as the reference to the AMCRA guides wich aim at an increased biosafety and reduced use of antibiotics. 


The CodiplanPLUS Beef Standard is part of the Belbeef Standard (used to known as the Generic Standard Beef). 

Recognition of the Vegaplan-system by the international platform of SAI: The Vegaplan Standard has been compared to the FSA-tool (Farm Sustainability Assessment) and has thereby received the score "silver" for all arable crops (sugar beet, potatoes, chicory, cereals and industrial vegetables). 

The IKKB Standard 'contractor' changes its name and becomes the Vegaplan Standard 'contractor'. Like the Vegaplan Standard for primary production, the Vegaplan Standard 'contractor' contains the whole sector Guide (G-033) as well as the regulation op IPM (Integrated Pest Management) for a sustainable use of pesticides and measures concerning the sustainable development. 


In october, the FASFC recognizes the equivalence between the Vegaplan Standard (version 2.0 of 02.09.2015) and the Sector Guide G-040 for primary production G-040 (module A 'Crop production' and B 'Roughage' - version 2.0 of 02.09.2015).

In view of improving communication, Belbeef has decided to rename the "Generic Reference Cattle" into "Belbeef Standard".

The agreement for mutual recognition between QS and the Standard CodiplanPLUS Pigs has been prolonged till end of 2017.
Launch of the Vegaplan Standard CodiplanPLUS Park Rabbits, which contains only requirements concerning animal welfare.

In January 2015, Vegaplan scored "bronze" (=100% conformity with the essential questions, 75% for the basic questions) at the SAI platform (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative).

In october, the FASFC recognizes the equivalence between the Vegaplan Standard (version 1.1 of 06.10.2014) and the Sector Guide G-040 for primary production G-040 (module A 'Crop production' and B 'Roughage' - version 1.1 of 30.10.2013).

The ICQM Standard changes its name and is enhanced by measures linked to Sustainability and incorporates the legal requirements regarding use of pesticides compatible with sustainable development.
This normative document is henceforth called the Vegaplan Standard.

In July, launch of the CodiplanPLUS Beef.
It fits within the framework of the Generic Reference Cattle and gives market access for beef farmers.

Incorporation in our normative documents of the specific requirements applicable to sprouted seeds.

The IQCM certificate is now recognised within the GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance scheme.

Vegaplan and the VAVI consider the Vegaplan certificate and the "Voedselveiligheid Aardappelen" certificate to be equivalent.

The sectorial Guide for primary crop production and that for animal production are brought together and supplemented by a module for non-edible horticultural production.
This is how we assembled the sectorial Guide applicable to all primary production : the Guide G-040.
In february, QS and Codiplan conclude an agreement establishing the interchangeability of QS and CodiplanPLUS Pigs.

In order to optimise human and organisational resources, both at the administrative level and with respect to contents, Vegaplan and Codiplan decide to collaborate via a "Back office".

Approval by the FASFC of the Sectorial Guide for agricultural contractors.

Approval by the FASFC of the first version of the Sectorial Guide for Primary Animal Production.

In September, the representatives of the CPPC and those of the "Akkerbouw Certificeringsoverleg" conclude an agreement with regard to mutual acceptance of the Belgian ICQM Standard and of the Dutch VVAK system.

In february, the CPPC, Agro-Service and Stiching Pro aCT conclude an agreement on collaboration wich establishes equivalency between the ICQM Standard and the VKL ("Voedselkwaliteit Loonwerk") for entrepreneurs.

In November, Vegaplan concludes an agreement of mutual recognition with Q & S in Germany.
This collaboration will grow more intense during the years to come.

Founding of the non-profit a.s.b.l Codiplan by agricultural organisations, targeting the development and management of a Codiplan Sectorial Guide for Animal Production.

This first Sectorial Guide of Autocontrol for Primary Crop Production is prepared based on the existing ICQM Standard.
In July it is approved by the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC).

Founding of the a.s.b.l CPPC.

Launch of the ICQM Standard for agricultural contractors, prepared in collaboration with Agro-Service.
Publication of the first Standard: the ICQM AGF Standard (Integrated Chain Quality Managment).
This Standard is based on the existing normative documents for various crops.
It gives farmers the possibility to certify their potatoes, fruits and vegetables using a single certificate which is valid for three years.
In the course of the years which followed, the field of application of the Standard was expanded.
Founding of the a.s.b.l Vegaplan.be by Agrofront and the CPPC. The a.s.b.l Vegaplan is tasked with preparing a normative document for primary plant production.
The Chairman of the CPPC and Agrofront sign in Meise a declaration of intent, according to which they undertake to set up a quality control system for the entire plan sector based on bottom-up principle.
The processors and merchants of the sector of primary production organise themselves and form the de facto association CPPC (Consultation Platform for the Processing of and Trade in arable Crops and horticultural raw materials and products).
Acting in concert with the agricultural organisations wich are themselves united under the Agrofront abbreviation, they plan to set up a quality control system.