Certified Vegan

VEGAN ACTION works to eliminate animal suffering, reduce environmental impacts, and improve human health through a vegan diet.

Vegan Action is nonprofit organization working to eliminate animal suffering, reduce environmental impacts, and improve human health.

Created in 1995, vegan.org is one of the oldest and most visited vegan websites in the world. Our efforts over the past 25 years include certifying thousands of vegan products with our logo through our Vegan Certification Campaign by:

  • Introducing humane organizations to veganism with our Humane Outreach Campaign;
  • Bringing vegan food into public and private facilities nationwide with our Food Service Campaign;
  • Educating animal welfare organizations about the connection of care for companion animals and veganism;
  • Leading cooking and plant-based nutrition lessons to students and community groups;
  • Sharing the compelling ideas behind veganism with thousands of people with our Share Vegan Campaign and additional tabling events.

Certified Vegan Standards

In order for a product to be approved for Vegan Certification it must not contain meat, fish, fowl, animal by-products, eggs or egg products, milk or milk products, honey or honey bee products, insects or products from insects such as silk or dyes, or sugar filtered with bone char.

Products may not contain or be sourced from leather, fur, silk, feathers, down, bone, horn, shell, wool, cashmere, shearling, angora, animal skin, suede, or mohair.

Liquids such as beer, wine, maple syrup, and fruit juices may not be filtered, defoamed, or clarified with animal products.

Products must not have involved animal testing of ingredients or finished products by the supplier, producer, manufacturer, or independent party and may not be tested in the future.

Products may not contain any animal-derived GMO’s or animal-derived genes used to manufacture ingredients or finished product.

In addition,companies must submit and have approved by the Vegan Awareness Foundation that acceptable steps are taken to thoroughly clean and sanitize all surfaces, vessels, utensils, and machinery used between vegan and non-vegan production cycles to minimize cross-contamination if shared machinery is used.