SS ISO 23662:2024

Definitions and technical criteria for foods and food ingredients suitable for vegetarians or vegans and for labelling and claims


The document specifies the definitions and technical criteria to be fulfilled for foods and food ingredients to be suitable for vegetarians (including ovo-lacto-, ovo- and lacto-vegetarians) or vegans as well as for food labelling and claims.

It is applicable to business-to-business communication (B2B), to the food trade, and to food labelling and claims. The definitions and technical criteria apply only to post-harvest/collecting.

It does not apply to human safety, environmental safety, socio-economic considerations (e.g. fair trade, animal welfare), religious beliefs and the characteristics of packaging materials.




Status Current
Edition 2024
No. of Pages 16
ICS Classification 67.040 Food products in general
Committee Food Standards Committee
Available for Purchase Global
Adoption ISO 23662 : 2021 IDT