06 December 2011

Vegetarian meat-alternatives company releases first vegan product

Quorn, purveyors of popular vegetarian meat alternatives, has released its first vegan product-- a veggie burger. Until now, all Quorn products contained eggs (and some with milk), excluding vegan consumers.

The decision was made after Compassion Over Killing (COK), a non-profit animal protection organization, worked with Quorn to create a fully vegan-friendly product.

"The team at Quorn Foods in cooperation with Compassion Over Killing is delighted with the results of the work to reduce egg use in our product range," says David Wilson, Quorn's General Manager. "In addition to using 3 million fewer eggs a year, the new launch of the Quorn 'egg-free' vegan burger has been a huge success with our customers."

Quorn's vegan burger will be available in over 1,000 stores across the country.

Erica Meier, COK's executive directer, says, "A growing number of people are choosing egg-free foods as a way to protect animals from needless cruelty on factory farms, and we wholeheartedly applaud Quorn for developing its first vegan product. It's a win-win for animals and consumers."

TDIV also applauds Quorn for their fantastic, compassionate decision.

Julia is a student who has a passion for veganism, animal welfare, and religious studies.

Photo credit: Quorn