Vegan product certifications add value, both for consumers and for brands as a key marketing tool. The certification of products as vegan does not guarantee that they are free from animal-derived GMOs.
Similarly, a plant-based product is not necessarily vegan and may contain animal materials or GMOs. By seeking certifications such as BeVeg Vegan and Non-GMO Project Verified, companies can ensure that their products meet specific criteria for veganism and non-GMO ingredients. This not only provides consumers with greater assurance that the products they are purchasing align with their values, but also allows companies to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace and appeal to a growing base of ethically and environmentally conscious consumers.
NON-GMO is a popular product certification claim that has grown astronomically over the last 20 years. The newest and most relevant entrant to the market to lend a similar growth path is BeVeg vegan certification. BeVeg is a complimentary claim to NON-GMO verified products. Years ago, project NON-GMO verified was the only NON-GMO claim to lend credibility to product transparency through carefully drafted standards. BeVeg vegan certification stands similarly situated as it is the only vegan certification claim with clearly defined audit based third-party audit standards to protect the consumer, retailer, and brand.
To ensure that one is not consuming GMOs, as well as animal-derived ingredients, it is helpful to seek out products that are vegan certified and NON-GMO certified. By choosing products that are vegan certified, consumers can support safer and more sustainable food production methods and contribute to a more ethical and environmentally conscious food system that does not include animal GMOs.
However, to exclude all GMOs per a carefully defined standard, a product should seek both certifications separately but consider them as a bundled audit from third-party certifiers like NSF or Food Chain ID as both global leading food safety certification bodies offer NON-GMO and BEVEG as a bundled audit option for a cost savings and with minimal factory disruption to the applicant. Notably, these audits can also be combined with USDA ORGANIC bringing product claim credibility to the global marketplace with integrity and meaning.
“BeVeg Vegan Certification perfectly Compliments NON-GMO & Organic Certification as a bundled audit cost & time saver as offered by world’s leading food and product safety certifiers, NSF and Food Chain ID,” says Carissa Kranz, esq. Founder & CEO of BeVeg.
The BeVeg Vegan Certification is a valuable addition to any certification process, especially when combined with NON-GMO and Organic Certifications. This trifecta of certifications provides a comprehensive approach to ensuring the safety and quality of food and products, while also saving time and money. By choosing the BeVeg Vegan Certification in conjunction with the world’s leading certifiers in food and product safety, such as NSF and Food Chain ID, businesses can streamline their audit process and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. With the BeVeg Vegan Certification, companies can demonstrate their commitment to ethical and sustainable practices, which is becoming increasingly important to consumers worldwide.
By supporting vegan product certification claims and practices, including the BeVeg vegan trademark, consumers can help create a safer and more sustainable supply chain. By choosing products with certifications like BeVeg and Non-GMO Project Verified, consumers can be sure that they are supporting not only their own dietary choices, but also a more ethical and environmentally conscious food system. These certifications provide consumers with the assurance that the products they are purchasing meet strict standards for animal-free, non-GMO ingredients and environmentally responsible production methods. By supporting companies that prioritize these certifications, consumers can help drive demand for more sustainable and ethical food production practices.
To date, BeVeg Vegan Certification is the only ISO 17065 and 17067 accredited vegan certification trademark; the BeVeg vegan certification requires products to complete a five-step process, including verifying that no animal ingredients, by-products or animal GMOs were used in the manufacturing and ingredient sourcing of the finished products, and that manufacturing facilities have proper controls in place to prevent cross-contamination. By promoting vegan and cruelty-free products, BeVeg supports a more ethical and environmentally conscious food system, while also providing consumers with safer and more sustainable food choices.