Certified Ketogenic Requirements

As a baseline requirement, Certified Ketogenic products will contain no sugar, no grains (Barley, Rice, Bulgur, Kamut, Oats, Spelt, Teff, Wheat, Wheat Berries, Triticale, Corn, Hominy, Rye, Sorghum, Amaranth, Quinoa, or Buckwheat), no soy, and no high-glycemic carbohydrates. With very few exceptions, like avocado or olive, Certified Ketogenic products will contain no vegetable oils.

In addition, those products licensed as Certified Ketogenic will contain no artificial coloring (FD&C Blue No.1, FD&C Blue No. 2, FD&C Green No. 3, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 5, FD&C Yellow No. 6, coloring derived from coal, tar, or petroleum), no artificial preservatives (BHA and BHT, TBHQ, Propionic Acid and Propionates, Sodium Ethyl Para Hydroxybenzonate, Hexamine, Tetramine, Citric Acid e330, Potassium Ferrocyanide), no artificial sweeteners* (Aspartame, Potassium Acesulphame, Cyclamates, Acesulfame Potassium, Neotame), and no artificial flavor enhancers (Glutamates, Guanylates, Inosinates).

Products labeled as Ketogenic Friendly may contain peanuts, pistachios, or cashews.

The following lists a sample of the permitted food for Certified Ketogenic certifications:

  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Seafood
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Nut oils
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Tallow
  • Lard
  • Ghee
  • Nut flours
  • Stevia
  • Erythritol
  • Xylitol
  • Non-root vegetables
  • Teas and Coffee
  • Spices
  • Dark Chocolate (70% or higher)
  • Fermented foods
  • Broths
  • Gelatin
  • Collagen
  • Egg White
  • Guar Gum
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Sunflower Lecithin
  • Egg-Derived Lecithin
  • Vanillin
  • Limonene
  • Castoreum
  • Carmine
  • Stearic acid

The Certified Ketogenic Label is a certification mark, and its use is only permitted by those who have entered into a contractual agreement with Certified Ketogenic (Ketovangelist, LLC.).

The Certified Ketogenic, Ketogenic Approved, and Ketogenic Friendly labels were designed to establish an easily identifiable method to indicate that a product has met the requirements of the Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle. Certified Ketogenic requirements may be amended periodically based on current research.

The Certified Ketogenic, Ketogenic Approved, and Ketogenic Friendly labels are allowed to be used on packaging, promotional materials, point of purchase materials, websites, sales literature, banners, company stationery, and other advertising materials.

Producers must have a contractual agreement with Certified Ketogenic to use the Certified Ketogenic, Ketogenic Approved, and Ketogenic Friendly labels.

Use of the Certified Ketogenic, Ketogenic Approved, and Ketogenic Friendly labels must comply with the guidelines as outlined herein. If a company wishes to present the logos in a manner other than as described herein, Certified Ketogenic (Ketovangelist, LLC.) must approve the request and give permission in writing.

Producers may display the Certified Ketogenic, Ketogenic Approved, and Ketogenic Friendly labels only on products that have been approved and certified by Certified Ketogenic (Ketovangelist, LLC.).

If an entire product line has been reviewed and certified by Certified Ketogenic, producers may display the Certified Ketogenic, Ketogenic Approved, and Ketogenic Friendly labels on their entire website. If an entire product line has not been certified, the Certified Ketogenic, Ketogenic Approved, and Ketogenic Friendly labels may appear on a page containing certified products only.

Certified Ketogenic retains the right to inspect the applicant’s products to verify that all requirements are met.

Use of Certified Ketogenic, Ketogenic Approved, and Ketogenic Friendly labels for any product which does not meet each of the Certified Ketogenic requirements, has not been audited, or has not been given explicit permission is strictly prohibited.

Certified Ketogenic labels must be upright, complete, clearly visible, and at least 1/2" diameter.

*Stevia, erythritol, and xylitol are natural sweeteners, and not considered, by Certified Ketogenic as artificial.

If you have any further questions regarding the requirements, please contact us.