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Major company BOCA has confirmed that the majority of its products are now vegan, Plant Based News can reveal.

The news follows a campaign by vegan advocacy group Compassion Over Killing, which has been working to persuade BOCA to ditch dairy. Nearly 50,000 people have signed COK’s petition urging BOCA’s parent company, Kraft Heinz, to ditch dairy and several celebs and elite athletes have supported its campaign.

In recent months, the company has eliminated all but four items with dairy, making eight of BOCA’s 12 products completely vegan.

Moving towards vegan

COK first reached out to BOCA Foods almost a decade ago, persuading the company to stop using eggs in all of its products, which it says ‘impacted the lives of millions of caged laying hens’.

“We’re thrilled that BOCA is actively responding to the sizzling demand for vegan foods voiced by thousands of Compassion Over Killing supporters as well as consumers nationwide, by ditching cruel and unhealthy dairy from its products,” Laura Cascada, COK’s Director of Corporate Outreach, told Plant Based News. “And we hope to see a fully vegan product line soon.”

“At BOCA, we understand there are consumers who follow a vegan lifestyle or who otherwise avoid dairy,” added BOCA Brand Manager Eric Palmer. “The majority of BOCA’s products are now vegan, and we’ll continue to explore opportunities to expand those vegan offerings.”

Since COK launched its ditch dairy campaign in February this year, BOCA has been introducing new vegan items such as falafel and the first all-vegan turkey burger.

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Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.