Vegetarian and Vegan

Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest vegetarian and vegan news from around the UK and Ireland.

The Real Foodists start-up enters UK market

Start-up The Real Foodists has introduced its innovative plant-based Yo’ridge range into the UK, after securing a $2.5 million investment.

Delamere Dairy launches new drinks brand

Dairy alternative and free from company Delamere Dairy has launched a new brand of nut-based drinks.

Chocolate trumps cheese, says Veganuary

Forget cheese, says the Veganuary campaign: a recent survey confirms that the item vegans miss the most is milk chocolate.

Almost one in ten Tel Avivians identify as vegan or vegetarian

A new survey commissioned by Tel Aviv Global & Tourism reveals 4% of Tel Aviv residents identify as vegan and 4.5% as vegetarian.

LillyPuds unwraps a vegan Christmas treat

Artisan pudding maker, LillyPuds, has created a new Vegan Christmas Pudding, developed in response to the growing demand for vegan-friendly alternatives.

Clive’s completes vegan transition

Veggie pie-maker Clive’s has announced that after updating one last recipe, its entire offer is now fully plant-based, and that it is also moving premises.

Spare Snacks adds to range

Spare Snacks – which turns wonky fruit and veg into healthy snacks – has rebranded its Pure range and added a new Seasoned line.

New Veggie Cakes from Kallø

Kallø has ‘taken the rice out of the rice cake’ for its latest plant-based creation, protein-packed Veggie Cakes made from peas and lentils.

Rude Health in rude row

Rude Health has found itself at the centre of a rude row following a controversial blog posted by co-founder and brand director Camilla Barnard.

Veganuary to launch ‘milestone’ TV ad

As part of The Big Give, non-profit Veganuary has launched a Crowdfunding effort to get its first TV ad on air, aiming to raise £40,000 in one week.

Why the plant-based sector is pandemic-proof

As the year draws to an end, ProVeg International has published its meat-free moments of 2020, calling the plant-based sector pandemic-proof.

Epicure stirs up world-inspired pestos

Epicure has introduced a five-strong range of innovative pestos into the food retail space.

‘100% beef-free’ claim for plant-based Whopper was misleading, ASA rules

Claims made by Burger King that its plant-based Rebel Whopper product is '100% beef-free' were misleading, the ASA ruled this week.

Free-from soups from Free and Easy

Free and Easy has launched a range of Soil Association-certified organic soups, free from the 14 most common allergens, including wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts...

Vegan tuna is the catch of the day from Loma Linda

American sustainable plant-based protein brand Loma Linda is launching its innovative plant-based seafood alternative, Tuno, at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April.

OGGS eggs on plant-based bakers

OGGS has launched Aquafaba, the UK’s first patented plant-based egg alternative designed as a practical store cupboard staple.

Love Cocoa pairs avocado with chocolate

Love Cocoa has created what it claims is Europe’s first ever vegan avocado chocolate bar.

B12 warning ahead of Veganuary

Experts warn that vegans must ensure there is enough vitamin B12 in their diets and the health risks resulting from B12 deficiencies are 'not a myth'. 

Europe’s largest plant-based meat factory to open in Lincolnshire

Plant & Bean, developer of plant-based food products, is to open Europe’s largest plant-based meat factory at a site in Boston, Lincolnshire.

Rude Health gets spicy

Rude Health has introduced its new Ginger and Turmeric Granola, described as combining earthy turmeric with zingy ginger in what is the brand’s first ‘swavoury’ cereal.