The Vegan Society is a non-profit organization founded in November 1944 by its founder Donald Watson and 6 founding members. It is the organization that invented the new vegetarian concept and created the word ‘vegan’, and is the oldest vegan organization in the world. The Vegan Society created the word ‘vegan’ in 1944.
Introduction to Vegan Product Certification
As the world’s oldest and most original vegan organization, the Vegan Society founded an international vegan trademark in 1990 to improve product labeling. They have been registering our products around the world for 29 years and the vegan trademark can be found on over 35,000 products worldwide.
In 1990, the Vegan Society established International Vegan Trademark to improve the labeling of vegan products. It is known as the most trusted international vegan mark because it allows trademarks on products that have passed strict standards and meticulous auditing. For 29 years, the Vegan Society have registered products around the world and you can find the vegan trademark on over 35,000 products worldwide.
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Product Registration Standards
❂ Animal ingredients
The manufacture and/or development of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, the use of any animal product, by-product or derivative.
❂ Animal testing
The development and/or manufacture of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, testing of any sort on animals conducted at the initiative of the company or on its behalf, or by parties over whom the company has effective control.
Potential cross-contamination of animal-derived ingredients should be avoided as much as possible. Vegan production lines require thorough cleaning of minimal surfaces and equipment prior to use. Recognizing the risk of cross-contamination by non-vegan raw materials in the production space, and taking all reasonable and practical steps to eliminate it. If you are producing vegan and non-vegan in the same space, it is strongly recommended to start with the non-vegan line.
❂ Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s)
The development and/or production of genetically modified organisms (GMO) must not have involved animal genes or animal-derived substances. Products put forward for registration which contain or may contain any GMOs must be labelled as such.
Animal refers to the entire animal kingdom, that is all vertebrates and all multicellular invertebrates.
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Benefits of choosing Vegan Trademark
1. The oldest and most trusted vegan organization.
2. We have a professional team for evaluation of vegan product registration.
3. Vegan Trademark is easier to identify internationally by consumers.
4. Vegan Trademark logo assures consumers that a product meets their ethical standards.
5. Upon registration, customers can receive benefits such as using logos on packaging, marketing materials, and online.
6. Product updates and additions are included in the fee and there is no additional charge during the registration period.
7. Customers can provide samples to exhibits attended by The Vegan Society.
8. Currently more than 35,000 products are registered in the trademark.
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