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Urban Kitchen’s Soups Receive Vegetarian Society Approval

by Urban Kitchen Foods
20th September 2017

Urban Kitchen is sparking a revolution in the soup industry. We have created delicious microwaveable soup pots, which you can now find in some of the largest supermarkets in the country. Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose are already stocking our soups, and you should watch this space to find out about more stockists in the near future.

We take great pride in the fact that every one of our soups is made using seasonal ingredients. Our chefs have crafted some superb recipes, which we know you’re going to enjoy from the very first mouthful.

Better yet, each Urban Kitchen soup is suitable for vegetarians. In fact, they all carry the Seal of Approval from the Vegetarian Society. Let’s take a closer look at what that actually means.

Who Are the Vegetarian Society?

The Vegetarian Society is a non-profit organisation that has been supporting vegetarians, both new and old, for over 150 years. In fact, they’re the oldest society that focuses exclusively on vegetarians in the entire world. They provide all of the information and support that people need to begin, and maintain, their vegetarian lifestyles.

Founded in 1847, the Vegetarian Society has adapted with the times. They maintain a cookery school, which teaches vegetarians how to make great meals, plus they have a website that contains recipes and advice from its ever-growing community.

This history lends the organisations word a certain level of gravitas, which it puts to good use with its Seal of Approval. Receiving the Vegetarian Society’s Seal of Approval proves that you have gone above and beyond in creating a type of food that suits the needs of vegetarians. Let’s take a look at the seal in more detail.

What Criteria Must You Meet to Get The Seal?

Achieving the Vegetarian Society’s Seal of Approval is no easy task. Whatever meals you create must meet all of the following five criteria:

  1. Be completely free of any flesh that comes from the body of an animal, which includes shellfish, fowls, fish, or any other kind of meat. It goes further, too. The food cannot contain any products or ingredients that are derived from the slaughter of animals. This means no bone stock, or animal fats either.
  2. The food must not contain any genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which typically leads to any foods carrying the society’s seal also being organic.
  3. If eggs are used in the production of the food, they must come from free-range fowl. You cannot get the seal if you use eggs from captive animals.
  4. Your product cannot have been tested on any animals before it was released to the public. This is a particularly important criteria for the cosmetics industry, in which animal testing is rife.
  5. The production process must be overseen with due diligence, which ensures that no non-vegetarian products have a chance of contaminating the product. This usually results in the use of self-contained manufacturing facilities.

The Final Word

As you can see, receiving the Seal of Approval from the Vegetarian Society is a major honour that highlights our commitment to providing cruelty-free foods. Urban Kitchen are delighted to join the 15,000 organisations that currently carry the seal.

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