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16th March 2021  Product update: new protein staff writer

FoodChain ID Introduces Vegetarian, Plant Based, and Vegan Certification

FoodChain ID has created a Vegetarian, Plant-based, and Vegan (VEG) certification program.

“Consumers are increasingly turning to a full range of plant-based and meatless products, especially as alternative protein sources,” said Mark Dabroski, FoodChain’s senior vice president, commercial services. “This newly established certification is in response to customer demand for a labeling solution that provides greater product transparency.”

The global vegan food market value is estimated to reach around USD 24.3 billion by 2026 and will grow at a 9%+ CAGR over the forecast time frame.* (Article Update: 13 Oct 2023 - According to the latest research, the worldwide market for vegan food is projected to exceed $22 billion in value by 2025.) Market demand is further supported by fast-food restaurants in the U.S. serving “meatless” burgers and retailers featuring those and similar products in ads.

The FoodChain ID VEG Program enables food manufacturers to:

  • Increase transparency
  • Add value to their brands
  • Meet consumer and retailer demand


Dabroski notes that “Our VEG certification can be bundled with existing Non-GMO Project Verification and/or USDA Organic Certification for greater efficiency and cost savings for clients using multiple certifications.”

For more about the certification, click here or use the 'Request Information' button provided below.

*Source – Acument Research and Consulting 2019 study.



Date Published: 16th March 2021

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