The ICEA certification standard for Vegetarian and Vegan checks that the Vegetarian certified products –do not contain any animal origin ingredient obtained with their sacrifice, they can include food of animal origin as long as obtained humanely, such as honey, eggs, milk and milk products. The Vegan certified products, must not include any ingredient, food or adjuvant derived from animals.
The ICEA certification for Vegetarian and Vegan products is normally applied to food and agricultural products obtained at a specific production unit and gastronomic preparations and/or menu served in a specific cooking center subjected to control and certification. Certification can also be applied to other products and non-food substances, especially cosmetics and detergents, which meet the requirements of the standard.
Only food products can also reach the Vegetarian or Vegan Organic certified level.