In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Pork and turkey found in Sainsbury’s and Tesco vegan meals; IKEA set to launch vegan ice cream in stores next summer; Human trafficking discovered at Ohio egg farm; Labour pledges to ban fur imports into the UK; Beyond Meat sets out to ‘transform the meat section’; Starbucks launch four new vegan options across the UK; Miley Cyrus creates vegan gay pride converse collection; World’s first 24 hour vegan drive-thru plans 10 new locations; Paris Jackson walks out of Dior fashion show in protest of animal abuse; Vegan restaurant ‘By Chloe’ opens second UK location; Veggie Pret set to be launched in Hong Kong.
Tesco and Sainsbury’s have become embroiled in a serious food contamination scandal after some of their vegan and vegetarian food has been found to include meat.
The Food Standards Agency has launched a full investigation after tests found pork DNA was found within Sainsbury’s ‘meat-free’ meatballs.
Global furniture chain IKEA will launch vegan ice cream in its in-store cafes next summer.
In a post on Instagram, the Swedish brand announced the news by saying: “100% plant-based, 100% delicious.
Today we are sharing our ambitions to introduce plant-based ice cream to the IKEA Bistro. The development has started and we aim to bring this alternative to dairy-based soft ice to IKEA Bistros in Summer 2019.”
A new episode of PBS series ‘Frontline’, has discovered that human trafficking and forced labour took place at an Ohio egg farm.
The victims were mainly Guatemalan teenagers, who were promised a chance at a better life.
The Labour Party has announced that it has pledged to ban fur imports into the United Kingdom, following two separate petitions with more than 500,000 signatures.
Labour banned fur farming back in 2000, however, government figures show that the UK imported almost £75 million worth of fur last year alone.
Speaking at the Seeds & Chips conference in Milan, Italy, Beyond Meat executive chairman Seth Goldman vowed to ‘transform the meat section’ of supermarkets across the world.
Earlier this year, Beyond Meat announced they had partnered with a variety of distributors to bring Beyond Meat products to 50 countries across the world, including the whole of Europe, Canada, and Australia.
International coffee chain Starbucks has launched four new vegan options across the UK, including wraps and a chocolate cake.
The new options are available in stores now and include a kale, jalapeno and slaw wrap, a sweet potato and falafel wrap, a mango and lime fruit pot and a raspberry chocolate cake.
Vegan musician Miley Cyrus has collaborated with Converse to create this year’s Converse Pride Collection, which are all vegan and cruelty-free.
This is not the first time that Miley has worked with Converse, earlier this year she debuted her first collection with the shoe brand, which consisted of a 38-piece line with hand-drawn designs.
Canadian fast-food chain Globally Local has announced that it is franchising, allowing them to open new stores across Ontario, as well as Northern America.
The vegan 24 hour drive-thru opened its first location in London, ON, last year, and has since received large amounts of positive feedback.
Paris Jackson has taken to Twitter to explain why she walked out of a Dior fashion show last week, after Dior used horses and whips to emulate a ‘Mexican Rodeo’.
An inside source confirmed that the model and daughter to the late Michael Jackson felt uncomfortable with the how the horses were being treated.
International vegan fast food chain By Chloe has announced that it will be opening its second UK location, which will open on June 12th in Tower Bridge.
By Chloe’s first UK location opened back in 2017, in London’s Covent Garden.
The new restaurant will have room for 42 diners inside, and 20 alfresco diners in outside seating.
After launching three locations in the UK, Pret a Manger will launch a branch of their Veggie Pret in Hong Kong, where plant-based diets are increasing in popularity.
The Hong Kong outlet will be the first overseas branch of Veggie Pret, which Pret a Manger originally trialed in 2016.