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Explanation of the labels

Vegan Society

Vegan Society
The Vegan Society understands the word ‘animal’ to refer to the entire Animal Kingdom, that is all vertebrates and all multicellular invertebrates. The word may be used either as a noun or an adjective and to refer to either a species or an individual animal, depending on context. Unless otherwise stated, it usually means non-human animals.

The manufacture and/or development of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, the use of any animal product, by-product or derivative.

The development and/or manufacture of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, testing of any sort on animals conducted at the initiative of the manufacturer or on its behalf, or by parties over whom the manufacturer has effective control.

The development and/or production of genetically modified organisms (GMO) must not have involved animal genes or animal-derived substances. Products put forward for registration which contain or may contain any GMOs must be labelled as such.

V-Label of the European Vegetarian Union

V-Label of the European Vegetarian Union
The V-Label is given by Swissveg. There are four levels of this european label: vegan, ovo, lactose-and ovolaktovegetarisch. If the label has the "vegan" sign just below the logo, then the product is 100% vegan. A vegan product is labeled "vegan" or "100% vegetable" and guarantees that the product is without animal ingredients. Animal testing is not allowed for the product or for its components. Genetic engineering is not permitted in the product.

General Vegan Label

General Vegan Label
(translated by google) Some manufacturers put their own labels or "Vegan" writing on their products. These are purely vegan products. According to manufacturer these products contain no ingredients of animal origin. With organic food all ingredients must be declared, so you can rely more on these on the content information, than conventional products.

Raw Food Quality

Raw Food Quality
Raw food is, technically speaking, food that has not been heated above 42 degrees centigrade. This means uncooked foods, or more specifically, foods in their natural state. The raw foods diet includes vegetables, nuts, sprouts etc. in their unprocessed and uncooked state and omits most other foods. Most people who follow a raw vegan diet include a limited amount of foods that have undergone some processing, as long as the processing involves does not involve heating the food over 42 degrees.

Demeter

Demeter
(translated by google) Biodynamic farmers work together with the forces present in nature and in the preparations. They use this energy for soil improvement and quality enhancement. They use each other, the positive effects of the changing positions of the sun, moon and planets.

Active and harmonious shape the natural processes Demeter farmers engage actively, but in harmony with the natural processes. Use preparations that lead in homeopathic dosage to impressive improvements in the soil and in plants. They shape the landscape, so the important beneficial organisms such as bees find suitable living conditions.

Here, the Demeter farmers based on "Agriculture Course", the Rudolf Steiner has argued at Pentecost 1924 in Koberwitz. From the wealth of suggestions and hints biodynamic agriculture has since successfully practiced worldwide and developed.

Swiss Bud (Knospe)

Swiss Bud (Knospe)
The Swiss Bud Label stands for:
  • Natural diversity on the organic farm
  • No use of chemically synthesized pesticides or fertilizers
  • No use of genetic engineering
  • No use of unnecessary additives such as flavourings and colourings
  • Non-aggressive processing of foodstuffs
  • Inspection of organic production and processing

Bio Deutschland

Bio Deutschland

Bioland

Bioland

CH-Bio / EU-Bio

CH-Bio / EU-Bio
Production and processing take place according to legal requirements, ie After the CH and EU Organic Regulation. These state requirements are much less strict than the laws governing Bio Suisse and Demeter in many areas. The two certifications "CHB" and "EU organic" are equivalent.

The organic logo guarantees that amongst others...
  • The production respects nature.
  • The products are produced in a sustainable way.
  • Genetically modified organisms are not allowed in organic agriculture.
  • For food, there are strict limitations to the use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers, antibiotics
  • Organic agriculture strictly limits the use of food additives and processing aids and other inputs.
  • Each and every time you buy an organic product from your supermarket, or choose an organic wine at your favourite restaurant, you can be sure they were produced according to strict rules aimed at respecting the environment and animal welfare.

OFC

OFC

Fairtrade

Fairtrade
Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. Fairtrade offers producers a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fairtrade offers consumers a powerful way to reduce poverty through their every day shopping. When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Mark it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards. The Standards are designed to address the imbalance of power in trading relationships, unstable markets and the injustices of conventional trade.

Glutenfrei

Glutenfrei

NaTrue

NaTrue
The NaTrue Label is your guarantee, the product that you buy is as natural as it can be:
  • Natural and organic ingredients
  • Soft manufacturing processes
  • Environmentally friendly practices
  • Also NaTrue Products contain:
  • No synthetic fragrances and colours
  • No petroleum derived products (Parafines, PEG, -propyl-, -alkyl-, etc.)
  • No silicone oils and derivatives
  • No genetically modified ingredients (complying with EU organic regulation)
  • No irradiation of end product and botanical ingredients
  • Products must not be tested on animals

BDIH

BDIH
During the collection and production of raw materials, nature is to be disturbed as little as possible. Particular care to protect endangered species is mandated. Genetic manipulation and modification are rejected. The transformation of raw materials into cosmetics is to be accomplished with care and with few chemical processes.

Renewable and biodegradable materials are preferred because their ecological impact is substantially lower, especially when they come from controlled biological sources or other responsible means using natural resources. With natural ingredients, one deals with substances that have been used and studied for ages, so there is a minimal toxicity potential. Natural products most easily fulfill the requirement of accountability and socially responsible production.

PETA

PETA
PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program is the ultimate resource for conscientious shoppers, making the quest for cruelty-free products as easy as (vegan) pie. A PETA Bunny means, that products were produced without testing on animals and products are not sold in China.

Soil Association

Soil Association

Ecocert

Ecocert
Ecocert was the very first certification body to develop standards for "natural and organic cosmetics. The basic principles of the Ecocert standard are:

The use of ingredients derived from renewable resources, manufactured by environmentally friendly processes. Ecocert therefore checks:
  • The absence of GMOs, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced by them: milk, honey, etc.).
  • The biodegradable or recyclable nature of packaging.

Ecogarantie

Ecogarantie
The specifications developed by Ecogarantie are based on respect for the delicate balance between plants, humans and animals and on the strive for durability. Thereby never loosing sight of consumers expectations. Social-economic dynamics are taken into account as well.

Consequently ingredients and manufacturing methods of Ecogarantie products have to meet a number of criteria: DurabilitySafetyEnvironmentControl, The prohibition of testing of end products on animals.

CCF

CCF

fabulous!

fabulous!
Das fabulous! Label richtet sich hauptsächlich an vegan-Neulinge

Gerade wenn man sich frisch für die vegane Ernährung interessiert, ist es oft nicht einfach Produkte zu finden, die gewohnte Geschmäcker befriedigen können. Es kommt nicht selten vor, dass vegan-Umsteiger voller Vorfreude in eine veggie Wurst beissen, jedoch vom mehligen "Karton" Geschmack so abgeschreckt werden, dass nie mehr ein zweites fleischloses Würstchen probiert und die vegane Idee schon wieder aufgegeben wird. Produkterezessionen helfen oft auch nicht wirklich weiter, da gestandene Veganer sich eher an die neuen Geschmäcker gewöhnt haben und Produkte lecker finden, die für Einsteiger noch etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig sind. ;-)

Doch es gibt auch Produkte, die den Umstieg echt erleichtern, geschmacklich überzeugen & vorallem richtig Spass machen! Aus diesem Grund haben wir das fabulous! Label geschaffen. Es handelt sich hierbei um Produkte mit hohem Spassfaktor, die uns während unserer eigenen Umsteiger Zeit überzeugen konnten und die wir teilweise auch schon an nicht-Veganern getestet haben.