Veganism is defined as a lifestyle that endeavors to exclude all forms of exploitation of and cruelty to animals for clothing, food or any other purpose. With respect to diet, the term refers to the practice of abstaining from eating all animal produce. This includes meat, fish, poultry, eggs, animal milks, honey and all their derivatives.
Based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, BeVeg has developed and implemented an international vegan certification program. Encompassing everything from food ingredients to the products used to clean food processing equipment and the food-grade lubricants that keep that equipment in working order, the certification program aims to bring “legal credibility to vegan claims, which inherently raises the standard of consumer transparency, bringing integrity to a process that was once legally deficient,” the company’s website said.
The company was founded in 2017 and is currently working to gain its third year of accreditation under ISO 17065 and ISO 17067. It is the creator and standard owner of the only accredited, audit-based standard in the world to date.