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It could depend on country legislation, but I saw that some products that claim to be organic can not be at 100%. This is very frequent in hypermarkets/superstores with products of their own brand to be cheaper than competitors while still having the certification label organic.

As I understood, some ingredients can be obtained either from animal and from plants.

  • Could it be the same about vegan products?
  • Is there local or worldwide certification labels that ensure a product is really vegan?
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Could it be the same about vegan products?

Well, yes. Corruption is something that has always existed among us humans. There is nothing we can do to be 100% sure, all we can is learn from our mistakes and do better.

Is there local or worldwide certification labels that ensure a product is really vegan?

The Vegan Action Foundation has a label for vegan products used for 700+ companies. Here is the process to obtain the certification.

Cruelty Free international has a similar label for animal-free testing, used for 600+ companies. This is their certification process. Note that a cruelty-free certified product is not necessarily vegan, and, in fact, it is not even necessarily cruelty-free yet (but has agreed to stop all animal abuse and to submit to independent audits).

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    Could you explain what the Cruelty Free International certification means a bit more? What do they define "animal abuse" as? – nloewen Mar 6 '17 at 15:08
  • To what extent are these labels more trustworthy than others? Is the problem really corruption rather than fraud or green-washing? – henning -- reinstate Monica Jun 4 '17 at 15:42

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