The Sattvik Council of India (SCI) launched the world’s first vegetarian food safety and quality scheme in Delhi.
The council will offer four types of certifications: Sattvik Sattvam, Sattvik Vegetarian, Sattvik Vegan and Sattvik Jain.
The Council said, “It came up with an ideology to take initiative and create a Food Safety, Environment especially for the vegetarian’s consumers of India and global markets by creating SOPs in all applicable areas potential for guaranteeing 100% Vegetarian environment and further transforming Sattvik Certification into education and training of the personnel for establishing a robust food safety and quality system.”
It added, “We at the SCI always visualize the potential and importance of quality certification, specialized for the vegetarian societies of the world & aims at meeting the consumers’ expectations by providing ‘safe food supply’, capable enough to meet the basic quality and safety standards and requirements referring to food hygiene, labeling and certification, use of food additives, limits for pesticide residues, etc.”
Abhishek Biswas, the founder of the Sattvik Council of India, thought of the idea in 2008 with the aim of ensuring vegetarian food consumers get assurance about the quality of products they are consuming.
Elaborating its certification exercise, the council said Sattvik certification is “a modern day furnish food safety regulation and Quality Management System to the vegetarian consumers, which is developed on sound scientific and hard core Vedic ancient principles to protect consumers from risks of food borne illness and death.”