The accuracy of our list is important to us both because we offer it as a resource for others and because we rely on it ourselves as consumers. We are working diligently to keep the list updated and to reflect new information as it becomes available.
Due to the findings in the Sheffield report and a new U.S. Department of Labor report, we are making changes to our chocolate list. You may have already noticed that the app looks a bit different since we made these updates. We added a new category, removed an unnecessary category, and made it possible to post directly from the app to social media. Read about the report, what we’ve learned, and how we are managing it in lauren’s latest Appetite for Justice blog.
We have long said that veganism does not necessarily equate to cruelty free. F.E.P. is the only vegan food justice organization putting time into researching and informing people about the gross labor injustices pervasive in the chocolate industry. We stand with you in wanting to support companies making vegan chocolates that do not come from the worst forms of child labor or slavery. We’ll keep working on this and will help you stay informed!