22 December 2010

PETA announces its choice for ‘Company of the Year’

Each year animal rights organization PETA chooses one company to receive a Company of the Year Proggy Award (proggy meaning progress); the recipients are always innovative, animal-friendly companies, people or products and this year's winner is a company that has had amazing success since its creation in 2007. And that lucky winner is... (drum roll please) Daiya Foods Inc!

“Daiya is satisfying North America’s growing demand for vegan options in the most delicious ways possible,” says PETA president, Ingrid E. Newkirk. “With Daiya’s tasty vegan cheese, one more excuse for eating cruelly produced dairy food has bitten the dust.”

The melty, stretchy shreds are available in mozzarella or cheddar alternatives and are available in retail stores as well as being used by restaurants and convenience food companies. Daiya is dairy, soy and gluten free in addition to being free from many common allergens such as peanuts and tree nuts. Best of all though, the products are completely vegan, so you can tuck it into your favorite cheesy recipes knowing that no animals were harmed to please your taste buds!

Daiya will receive a framed certificate, and the opportunity to use the Proggy logo on its products.
Congratulations Daiya!

For more information on Daiya, please visit their website.
For more information on PETA, please click here.

Bev Hahler | @redhotvegan
Bev, a vegetarian since she was 14 years old, became more interested in veganism several years ago after studying Agro-business as part of an Ecology degree. She has a gorgeous daughter in second grade who has been a vegetarian her whole life (lucky girl). Follow Bev on her blog and Facebook.

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