Tesco commits to labelling vegan products

Thursday 3rd August 2017
Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to introduce vegan labelling across its own-brand product range, the second major retailer to do so in just six months.

Tesco commits to labelling vegan products

Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to introduce vegan labelling across its own-brand product range, the second major retailer to do so in just six months. The news comes in the wake of Animal Aid's Mark It Vegan campaign, which calls on major supermarkets to introduce clear labelling on all vegan own-brand products.
Tesco has created a new in-house vegan logo that will feature on own-brand products that are free from animal-derived ingredients. The new label is expected to start appearing in-store in the near future and will be rolled out over the next two years as existing stock and packaging is replaced.
In December 2016, rival supermarket Asda announced that it would be introducing vegan labelling on all appropriate products in its own-brand range, starting with 18 items and adding others as packaging is refreshed. Before this, only Sainsbury's and the Co-operative routinely labelled vegan products.
Animal Aid's vegan campaign manager, Ben Martin, says: 'This is fantastic news and another sign that big businesses are taking the needs of the UK's half a million vegans seriously. Tesco has already introduced a range of specialist egg- and dairy-free products in recent years, but this new measure will mean that vegans will be able to easily identify the many Tesco products that are animal-free by accident, rather than design. This will make shopping much easier, especially for new vegans.'

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