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Nuts for Cheese to use fairtrade ingredients in products

June 18, 2020, London, Ont. – Nuts For Cheese, an established leader in Canada’s natural product and vegan cheese categories, has joined the growing fairtrade movement, sourcing key ingredients like cashews, coconut oil, coconut milk, turmeric and black peppercorns from the global south to produce the world’s first Fairtrade Certified vegan cheese.

The fairtrade process of certification means a product was fairly grown, traded and is physically traceable, allowing producers, workers and their families to live with dignity.

The independent certification supports farmers and workers through fair practices with a focus on the environment, economy and social justice.

“In Canada, it’s easy to take basic human rights for granted,” says founder and chief executive officer Margaret Coons, a certified vegan chef. “One of our core values is conducting business with integrity. We appreciate how ethically conscious our consumer base is and we truly believe in making a difference through business.”

Nuts For Cheese produces organic, 100-per-cent dairy-free and plant-based cheese in six flavours.

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