BRCGS has announced the launch of its plant-based standard which focuses on validating the claims brands use for their products.

The new standard aims to provide certainty for consumers by regulating the claims made by brands that produce plant-based products.

BRCGS is a global regulatory body that provide standards for food safety, packaging, storage and distribution, consumer products, agents and brokers, retail, and gluten free products.

The Plant-Based Global Standard is based on a management system approach and provides a framework to assist manufacturers in the production of plant-based food. It includes an operational criterion to be in place in order to ensure plant-based products are free of material of animal origin.

BRCGS has also introduced a plant-based global standard on pack trademark that will aim to help consumers make informed choices quickly and easily.

The plant-based global standard applies only to the control of animal inputs in plant-based products, in the manufacture, processing and packaging. The standard will oversee processed foods, both own brand and customer branded, ingredients for use by food service companies, catering companies, and food manufacturers, pet foods and natural health products.