After several conversations with environmental health practitioners and, holding a poll in many online vegan groups, I listened and agreed, that yes vegan food businesses really do deserve their own eLearning food safety course! No more unnecessary lessons on the risks of meat, dairy etc just exactly what you need to know to ensure that you are taking all the required precautions and following available guidelines to ensure the food you make, serve and eat is safe.
I for one am very excited about this course. Vegan food is one of the fastest growing markets, with more than 600,000 vegans UK. I felt it was something we should be supporting and will be here to stay.
Just a little more information for you; The Vegan Society released research regarding veganism in the UK, revealing that:
- 51% are happy to see vegan food in shops and restaurants
- 56% of adults in the UK practice vegan buying behaviours
- 19% have cut down on buying meat and are checking cosmetics and toiletries for animal-testing
- 13% actively choose meat-free or dairy-free meals when eating out
So there we have it! The polls have spoken! the course material is approved and good to go!