About the American Vegetarian Association:
The American Vegetarian Association (AVA) was created to promote the interests and concerns of individuals and organizations involved in the preservation, propagation, and distribution of vegetarian ideas and products. The primary goal of the AVA is to provide a widely recognized certification program which will enable vegetarian-minded people to make accurate food choices, being certain they can be confident in their selection, and that of the manufacturer's claims.
Why choose AVA Certified Products?
The AVA CERTIFIED logo clearly shows products are VEGETARIAN (may have eggs or dairy), or VEGAN (no animal by-products). Any alteration of the certified ingredient claim must be submitted to the AVA immediately. The AVA is trusted to maintain the absolute integrity of it's certification program, and to unfailingly assure the general public of it's members' highest ethical standards.