I choose the ICEA Certified Vegetarian Products because:
The use of ingredients, adjuvants, and manufacturing auxiliaries of animal origin, obtained with the sacrifice or the mistreatment of animals are forbidden
During the whole cycle of production, technological adjuvants, filters, membranes, and other manufacturing auxiliaries, obtained with the sacrifice or the mistreatment of animals are not used
Eggs and other derived products must be obtained from land raised hens or those with access to the outdoors
Milk must come from livestock respecting ethology and all the requirements and regulations regarding animal welfare, in particular the feeding and outdoor space
Permanent tethering of livestock in cages and all kinds of animal mutilation is prohibited
The use of ingredients, feed materials, or any other substances, obtained or derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is prohibited in livestock feed. (Reg. (CE) n°1830/03
Bee products must come from forage zones of apiculture. The apiaries or bee yards must be placed outside 1 km radius from contamination sources and non organic fields, limiting a possible risk of interaction of the beehive conditions.
The vegetarian and vegan products additionally present some other common requirements:
They do not use food, ingredients, adjuvants, or manufacturing auxiliaries, tested on animals
They do not use food, ingredients, adjuvants, or manufacturing auxiliaries, obtained from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) placed in the environment
Traceability of the batch number and producer’s critical ingredients (regarding the possible components from animal origin in substance) that constitutes the product or the gastronomic preparation.
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