Squeaky Bean’s Vegan Smoked Salmon Slices Win PETA Award

Squeaky Bean’s Vegan Smoked Salmon Slices Win PETA Award

Redhill, Surrey – With competition in the vegan food industry at an all-time high, PETA’s 2023 Vegan Food Awards – the 11th annual celebration of delicious new animal-free offerings – is highlighting the dairy-free crème de la crème of plant-based fare.

The winner of Best Vegan Fish is Surrey-based company Squeaky Bean’s Beechwood Smoked Salmon Style Slices. A new addition to Squeaky Bean’s impressive vegan range, the salmon-style slices are pre-cooked and ready to layer on a bagel with dairy-free cream cheese or top fish-friendly sushi. Squeaky Bean also scored a PETA gong in 2022 for its Applewood Smoked Ham Style Slices

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“The demand for vegan food is booming as more people learn about the benefits to their health, the planet, and animals,” says PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “Whether they’re producing hen-friendly ‘eggs’ with runny yolks or 3D-printing steaks, PETA celebrates this year’s winners for paving the way to a vegan future.”

Other winners include Redefine Meat in the Best Vegan Meat category for its 3D-printed flank “steak”, VFC in Best Vegan Chicken for its Chick*n Stompers (corn flake–coated nuggets), Honestly Tasty in Best Vegan Cheese for its sensational blue variety (available from Ocado), and Biscuit Boutique in Best Vegan Luxury Product for its intricately decorated speculoos cookies, which are almost too beautiful to eat! And in response to Harrods head pastry chef Philip Khoury’s recent publication A New Way to Bake, which shows readers how to create elaborate desserts without eggs or dairy, PETA presented him with the Best Vegan Cookbook award. A full list of the winners can be found here.

A recent investigation by Compassion in World Farming revealed salmon on Scottish farms – which account for over 96% of the industry – are suffering on an industry-wide scale, infested with parasites in severely crowded, barren enclosures.

The Scottish Parliament’s environment committee recently concluded that Scotland’s marine ecosystem faces “irrecoverable damage” caused by salmon farming – which pollutes waterways with concentrated waste and spreads sea lice from farmed to wild salmon – if environmental concerns associated with the industry aren’t addressed. Farmers also use chemicals to deal with lice infestations and risk killing the salmon by “shocking” the lice in baths of warm water.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. The group offers a free vegan starter kit. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), TikTok, or Instagram.


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