An increasing number of people are seeking out plant-based foods as a staple to their diet. Companies know this and so an increasing number of products are being marked as friendly to or marketed as meeting the expectation to those seeking a plant-based or vegan diet.
Companies, however, can state that their products are “all-natural” or “non-dairy” or a host of other terms without actually being completely free of animal derived ingredients. In fact, under a certain quantity, some products are not required to be included on the ingredient list. Other animal by-product ingredients have names that mask their actual origin.
When a product is marked with Global Plant Based Certified, it means that the product has not only proven that all of its ingredients are plant derived, but that the company is in constant communication with our oversite organization. Additionally, the companies baring the Global Plant Based Certified agree allow inspections that guarantee that no short-cuts are being taken and the products remain 100% plant based.