Definitions of vegetarian and vegan
"Vegetarian" and "vegan" are dietary classifications. Vegetarians abstain from consuming meat, poultry, and seafood, but they may still consume animal by-products like dairy and eggs. In contrast, vegans follow a more restrictive diet, excluding all animal-derived products, including dairy, eggs, and honey. Both dietary choices are often motivated by ethical, environmental, or health concerns and are subject to various food labeling and regulation standards to ensure accurate product labeling for consumers seeking these options.