NSF Certifies Vegan Ecuadorian Rainforest with BeVeg, covering nearly 200 natural products. NSF, a leading public health and safety organization, has certified its first company to the BeVeg vegan certification standard. Ecuadorian Rainforest, located in Clifton, New Jersey, has certified its manufacturing facility and 199 of its products as vegan, certifying that they are vegan — animal-free and cruelty-free. Ecuadorian Rainforest is considered one of the industry’s most trusted suppliers of all dietary supplement ingredients.
Ecuador’s rainforests have provided natural ingredients from South America and beyond for over 20 years. Founded in 1997 by Marlene Siegel, the company now has over 1,000 fruit, herb, spice and vegetable ingredients all under one roof. Ecuadorian Rainforest uses natural ingredients through a rigorous quality control process to ensure they meet high quality standards.
“The Ecuadorian Rainforest is committed to providing high-quality, certified Vegan ingredients that ensure product integrity while meeting market demand. It reaffirms our commitment to supplying vegan ingredients where possible,” said Steve Siegel, vice president of Ecuadorian Rainforests. “NSF guided us through a rigorous vegan certification process, and we were able to confirm that we meet the standards of the globally recognized and ISO accredited BeVeg vegan certification program.”
To achieve BeVeg vegan certification, Ecuadorian rainforests must complete a rigorous five-step process, and each of the 199 products must contain animal ingredients, by-products, and ingredients used in manufacturing and sourcing the final product. Or I had to make sure it didn’t contain GMOs. NSF also requires appropriate controls (including cross-contamination prevention) to ensure that products are not tested on animals, and that products are not tested or exploited on animals. from an audited manufacturing facility. Certified vegan products, manufacturing facilities, and related marketing materials can now carry the BeVeg Vegan trademark to indicate to consumers that they are officially vegan.
NSF’s BeVeg vegan certification program is available to manufacturers, brands and retailers in the food and beverage sector worldwide. personal care products; textiles and fashion; and nutritional supplements. Vegan certification is based on the BeVeg vegan technical standard. BeVeg International holds ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation for providing BeVeg certification and is considered a recognized global conformity assessment program according to ISO 17067.
NSF Certifies Ecuadorian Rainforest as vegan including many other businesses, which can also bundle BeVeg vegan certification with other NSF and Quality Assurance International (QAI) certifications such as non-GMO, organic, gluten-free, and kosher. For example, Ecuadorian Rainforest worked with NSF company QAI to obtain organic certification for its organic products. NSF is an independent global organization that promotes the development of standards to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. With operations in 180 countries, NSF tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting the health and safety of people around the world. NSF is the Joint Center of the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization for Water Quality, Food Safety, and Medical Device Safety.