Vegan Trademark - Hong KONg Vegan Society

About

Hong Kong Vegan Society has been working with vegan organisation worldwide, and locally, promoting vegan movement. We have received numerous requests over the years - and now the vegan trend is blooming, we have launched the vegan trademark in Hong Kong, to serve all entities which are providing vegan related services and products.

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Register

  

Register your product with the Vegan Trademark in Hong Kong with confidence, and to increase your product sales. With the trademark, the society will make sure everyone knows about it.

Even if you also produce or sell non‐vegan products, you can still register your vegan products with us. 

Once registered, you benefit from the society using the logo on your packaging, marketing materials and online media. Customers will see at a glance that your business produces quality, ethical products.  For more information:  info@vegan.hk

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Standard of Trademark

  

HKVS Trademark is the authentic international vegan standard. The products must pass the following criteria in order to be eligible for registration. We have a dedicated and experienced team to check each individual product application against the criteria, and query any potential inclusion of animal ingredients, including those not present in the final product. Working with manufacturers, audits for products at high-risk of cross contamination with animal ingredients are carried out to give vegan consumers further reassurance. We renew the registration of each product annually to ensure information is accurate and up to date.

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Animals

‘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.

Animal ingredients

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.

Animal testing

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 company or on its behalf, or by parties over whom the company has effective control.

Genetically Modified Organisms

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.

Kitchen and hygiene standards

Dishes that are to be labelled vegan must be prepared separately from non-vegan dishes. As a minimum surfaces and utensils must be thoroughly washed prior to being used for vegan cooking. We strongly recommend that a separate set of utensils be procured for this purpose. Be aware of the risk of cross-contamination from non-vegan sources in your kitchen, and take all reasonable practical steps to eliminate this.