Finnebrogue wins major UK vegan award

Northern Ireland’s Finnebrogue Artisan has been named the Best Bacon in the PETA UK Food Awards, a leading UK showcase for vegan products.

The organisers highlighted the company’s Naked Without the Oink! Plant Based Bacon Rashers as proof that “no pig flesh is needed to make crispy, delicious bacon”. The bacon, produced at Finnebrogue’s £25 million for the production of plant-based foods, is now available from supermarkets or in Costa Coffee’s unique Vegan Bac’n Bap!

Finnebrogue Artisan, based in a state-of-the-art production complex outside Downpatrick, is part of Lynn’s Country Foods formed by the late Denis Lynn in 1985. It employs over 1,000 people in the town. The Finnebrogue Naked bacon is produced without nitrites or other chemicals.

PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation is a UK-based charity dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. The awards support this strategic focus.

PETA said: “Consumers are waking up to the benefits of vegan eating – to improve their own health, protect the planet, and spare the other animals we share it with a life of suffering and a horrifying death. Nowadays, it’s hard to walk down the street without seeing an advert or chalkboard proudly showcasing the word “vegan”.

Now in its ninth year, PETA’s Vegan Food Awards highlight some of the “most delicious and exciting new vegan offerings in the last 12 months”.

PETA continues: “Like humans, other animals are capable of suffering and have interests in leading their own lives; therefore, they are not ours to use – for experimentation, food, clothing, entertainment or any other reason. PETA and our affiliates around the world educate policymakers and the public about cruelty to animals and promote an understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect.

PETA works through public education, research, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement and protest campaigns. PETA believes in non-violence and does not advocate or support actions in which anyone, human or non-human, is harmed. PETA is a charitable organisation that works to educate the public about the horrors of cruelty to animals through peaceful means.

Finnebrogue has also become a UK leader in sausages especially pork for supermarkets such as Marks and Spencer. It has developed innovative food in association with the prestigious food retailer.


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