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Vegetarian and Vegan

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

Fresh new lines from Nairn’s

Nairn’s is offering up a new oatcake variety as well as a three-strong range of on-the-go Oat Bars for healthier snacking.

Holy Moly shakes up RTD sector

Aiming to disrupt the RTD category, Holy Moly has created the UK’s first range of cold-pressed Nutshakes made from raw almond milk.

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'. 

Vegan Plenny Pot meals from Jimmy Joy

Plant-based food brand Jimmy Joy has created a range of nutritionally complete Plenny Pot instant savoury meals.

Love Cocoa pairs avocado with chocolate

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

Finnebrogue Artisan comes up with ‘game changing’ plant-based line

Naked brand has been extended with Britain’s first plant-based range to be high in fibre and protein, allergen-free and one of your five-a-day.

M&S vegan range under fire

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is under scrutiny due to its new vegan range, Plant Kitchen, bearing warnings that the products are ‘not suitable for milk or egg allergy sufferers’.

Spanish plant-based meat brand enters UK market

Spanish brand Heura has entered the UK ­- initially into The Vegan Kind and Planet Organic - with its range of plant-based ‘meat’ products.

Court to decide if ‘ethical veganism’ is a belief system

A vegan activist will this week bring a test case to court to have the term 'ethical veganism' recognized as a belief system.

ProVeg Incubator puts call out for plant-based start-ups

The ProVeg Incubator is calling for pioneering food brands to apply for the chance to take part in its tailor-made accelerator programme.

Beech’s Fine Chocolates goes gourmet, launches Easter eggs

Lancashire-based heritage chocolate manufacturer Beech’s Fine Chocolates has launched a new 12-strong Gourmet pack range.

Kallø creates protein-packed Veggie Cakes

Kallø has introduced an innovative new line of Lentil & Pea Veggie Cakes into the healthy, plant-based snacking category.

Veganism set to soar by 327%, survey finds

A survey by the comparison site finder.com predicts that the number of people following a vegan diet in Britain will soar by an astonishing 327% in 2019. 

UK start-up brings authentic Korean kimchi line to market

Roots of Kimchi is a newly launched company producing authentic kimchi using fresh, natural ingredients and traditional family recipes.

2020: a breakthrough year for ‘veganic’ agriculture?

Few vegans have given serious thought to the suggestion that fruit and veg might technically be 'un-vegan', but ‘veganic’ agriculture could change this. 

Getvov.com launches as e-commerce platform with a purpose

Launched ahead of Veganuary, Getvov.com is a new plant-based online marketplace in the UK that combines convenience and sustainability.

Plant-based diets: more than just a 2018 trend

A new study, published under Current Developments in Nutrition shows ‘strong evidence’ that diets rich in plant foods offer the body protection from cardiometabolic disease. 

Moving Mountains ‘bleeding’ burger makes retail debut

Moving Mountains has announced the retail debut of its ‘bleeding’ Burger this month through a partnership with online supermarket Ocado.

Innovative cake line mixes it up

Alternative Foods is proclaiming its Alternative Cakes range a ‘new kind of ethical all-plant treat’ due to its use of the naturally occurring protein aquafaba instead of egg.

Veganuary hits the one million mark

The annual Veganuary campaign is celebrating hitting a major milestone as it passes one million official participants.