How Do You Guarantee That Products are Traceable?
Whether you are a manufacturer or a consumer, you need to make sure that the products you are handling are actually vegan when they are labelled as being. There are too many companies out there who claim to have vegan products when they actually contain something that they shouldn’t.
No matter what, you have to be able to guarantee that a product is vegan if you are labelling it so.
Why is This So Important?
Some companies make the mistake of thinking that they can just create a product and say that it is vegan without thorough research or traceability. For many, the vegan diet is a choice. Therefore, if they actually accidentally eat something that is not vegan, there is no real harm done physically, but emotionally there is likely to be.
However, for some this is not so simple. Many people out there have no choice to be vegan due to various allergies or ailments that they might have. They need to know that what they are eating is truly free from animal products, otherwise they could get very ill.
By supplying them with a product that you know is not vegan, you are willingly endangering their life, and it will land you in a lot of trouble with the law if they do have a reaction to it.
You need to know where each and every ingredient comes from when creating vegan food. There are so many suppliers out there that you could call on, and you might still run the risk of contamination even if you are providing a lot of the ingredients for yourself.
For this reason, you need to make sure that you have a good traceability system in place. This will let you know which ingredient was entered at which part of the manufacturing process, and will hopefully help you work out where a mistake has been made if one has occurred.
Last, but certainly not least, we have the importance of clear labelling. You need to make sure that any product you look at, whether it is one that you are considering buying or one that you have made to sell yourself, has a clear label that lists all of the ingredients.
Clear labelling is one of the safest ways to tell whether or not you can trust a product. In addition to listing all of the ingredients present, it should also have any other allergens bolded, as this makes it easier for those who might be sensitive to some ingredients to avoid it. Labelling is simple and easy to do, and yet you would be surprised at the number of businesses who don’t fully label their own goods.
If you want to sell a vegan product, you need to do everything in your power to prove that it is actually vegan. You cannot risk giving something to someone who might actually have an allergy to an animal product, instead of just choosing to follow a plant-based lifestyle.
Take the time to properly prepare and label whatever vegan food you are creating in your company.