Vegan/Vegetarian Certificate 2018-12-29T12:14:23+00:00

Our organization provides certification for vegetarian and vegan products and vegan friendly restaurants.

Certification can be applied by companies that manufacture vegetarian or vegan products, and by restaurants that offer vegan options in their menu.

The objective of our organization is to create an environment where vegetarian and vegan options are readily available.
We perform vegetarian/vegan certification with this objective.

There are 3 marks as below.

【For Food and Beverage Products】

・VEGAN ヴィーガン Mark
This mark can be applied for any product that contains no meat, seafood (fish or shellfish), milk, eggs, honey, or derivatives from any of these.

・VEGETARIAN ベジタリアン -NO MEAT NO FISH- Mark
This mark can be applied for any product that contains no meat, seafood (fish or shellfish), or derivatives from these.

【飲食店用】

・VEGAN ヴィーガン ベジタリアン対応 Mark:
This mark can be applied for any restaurant with vegan main menu.

* Please read the detail about “VegeProject Vegetarian and Vegan Standards” at the lower part of the page.

Please feel free to contact us
if you are interested in applying for our certificate or any questions via email (contact@vegeproject.org).

Why we think certification matters:

☑ It ensures the customers that the product they are buying is free from animal products.

☑By providing an easily recognizable mark, the customer can find these products easily.

☑ We provide an opportunity for customers to learn about the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle.

Merits of using our vegetarian or vegan mark:

☑ Customer acquisition

The demand for vegetarian and vegan products is on the rise. Vegetarian and vegan products are very popular among foreign travelers, and interest on these products is also growing nationally.
In the case of restaurants, stores that offer vegetarian or vegan options tend to attract not only vegetarians, but also groups of friends, families or business partners where one of the members is vegetarian.

☑ CSR and Branding

Vegetarian and vegan products are not only good for health, but also make an important contribution to food sustainability, environmental protection and animal welfare. Offering vegetarian and vegan options is a great opportunity for a press release, and a contribution to the branding of your company.

☑ Advertising

VegeProject will talk the products and restaurants that have received a vegan certificate on the social media, VegeMap, and our news website VegeTime, reaching the vegetarian and vegan community directly.

Feedback

VOICE from vegetarians/vegans

Aaya. F (Japan)

When a product or menu has a vegan mark, it really catches my attention!
If it’s a product on the shelves I will most likely buy it, and if it’s on the menu of a restaurant I can feel secure when I order.
I have sent my request to several stores asking for them to introduce products that are vegan, and to companies asking them to mark their products as vegan.

Mark. M (Australia)

I’m very happy when I see that a product or restaurant menu that is clearly labelled as vegan, and when I find one, I want to tell my friends about it!

Daniela. L(Mexico)

When a product or menu is certified as vegan, I can be sure that I can trust that store and restaurant. It helps a lot.

Masa. O(Japan)

Not only providing a vegan-friendly option, but also ensuring that the product is vegan with a vegan certification. When I see this, I can feel that the company deeply cares about their vegetarian and vegan customers.

Please feel free to contact us
if you are interested in applying for our certificate or any questions via email (contact@vegeproject.org).

VegeProject Vegetarian and Vegan Standards

Vegetarian:we define “vegetarian” as containing no meat, fish or seafood, and any other kind of animal flesh, or any product derived of these. 
In regards to fried products, vegetarian products are fried in vegetable oil that has not been used to fry meat, fish or any other kind of animal flesh.
Our definition does not take into account whether the same machinery or utensils that have been used in the manufacture of non-vegetarian products have been used in the manufacture of the product, yet in this case, companies offering vegetarian products under our certification must  specify to the customer the possibility of cross-contamination (in Japanese).
This definition of “vegetarian” is exclusive to our Vegetarian/Vegan Certificate, and may differ from that of other organizations.

・Vegan:we define “vegan” as containing no meat, fish or seafood, and any other kind of animal flesh, as well as milk, eggs, honey, or any product derived of all the before mentioned.
In regards to fried products, vegan products are fried in vegetable oil that has not been used to fry meat, fish or any other kind of animal flesh.
Also our definition of “vegan” includes, in regards to sugar and alcoholic beverages, that no animal product or no materials derived from animal, such as bone char or isinglass is used in the manufacture process.
Our definition does not take into account whether the same machinery or utensils that have been used in the manufacture of non-vegan products have been used in the manufacture of the product, yet in this case, companies offering vegan products under our certification must specify to the customer the possibility of cross-contamination (in Japaneses).
This definition of “vegan” is exclusive to our Vegetarian/Vegan Certificate, and may differ from that of other organizations.

VegeProject only certifies whether the product is vegan or vegetarian, but is not concerned with food allergies. For the detail information about allergen, please ask the producers and restaurants.

VegeProject will check the products and restaurants regularly and conserves the right to withdraw the vegetarian/vegan certificate in the case any ingredient that does not fall under the vegetarian (in the case of “vegetarian certification”) or the vegan (in the case of “vegan certification”) definition provided in the “VegeProject Vegetarian and Vegan Standards” described below is added to the ingredients of the certified product, or in case our organization has a reason to judge the product is not appropriate for the vegetarian/vegan certificate.  If needed, our organization will require your company to provide further details regarding your product. Our staff may have to visit your company and factory to corroborate whether the information provided is trustworthy.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions via email (contact@vegeproject.org).

Please feel free to contact us
if you are interested in applying for our certificate or any questions via email (contact@vegeproject.org).