Greggs Adds Vegan Key To Paper Bags To Avoid Food Mix-Ups

'Vegans being served non-vegan food can be devastating'
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Gregg's vegan sausage roll

Note the pastry pattern on Greggs' vegan sausage roll (Photo: Supplied)

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."