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High street bakery Greggs has started using paper bags with a ‘vegan key’ on the back, according to Vegan Food UK.

Vegan Food UK is an online organization sharing vegan food news, reviews, vlogs, and more. It operates across multiple social media platforms, with a Facebook group, Facebook page, YouTube channel, and Instagram account.

Sharing a picture of a bag on Instagram, the group said: “Maybe this is in response to a number of people being served the non-vegan steak bakes – hopefully, it works!”

Vegan bags

The images show the bag says ‘enjoy our vegan-friendly range’ on the front.

On the back, there are small pictures of the different pastry patterns featured on the vegan sausage rolls and steak bakes.

The vegan versions have a slightly more elaborate pattern cut into the pastry than the meat version.

‘Taking measures’

Vegan Food UK co-founder Liam Day told Plant Based News that sharing the vegan key on the bags is a positive step forward.

“Vegans being served non-vegan food can be devastating,” he said, “so we are really pleased to see Greggs taking measures to make sure this doesn’t happen. But of course, more can always be done.”

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.