Vegetable Proteins

​Codex Committee on Vegetable Proteins (Host Government – Canada)

This committee has adjourned until further notice as it has completed its main tasks, however, it may be called to meet again if required.

The committee was responsible for elaborating definitions and world-wide standards for vegetable proteins deriving from members of the plant kingdom as they came into use for human consumption. It also elaborated guidelines on the use of vegetable protein products in the food supply system and looked at other issues such as nutritional requirements, safety and labelling.

Existing Codex Standards

Standards relating to vegetable proteins* that have been endorsed and adopted into the international food code include:

  • Vegetable Protein Products
  • Utilisation of Vegetable Protein Products (VPP) in Foods

* This is an indicative list only. For a full list of standards approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, please consult its Official List of Standards.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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