The vegan food provider has built a site in Germany for the production of its salmon alternative with algae as the base ingredient
Early June saw the only multi-category provider of vegan foods in Europe, Veganz Group, open the doors to its second production site - this time in Neubrandenburg, Germany.
From now on, it will be dedicated to the manufacture of Veganz Salmon Style Slices, a sustainable alternative to fish made from algae - and a segment of the market that Veganz dominates.
The base ingredient for the Veganz Salmon Style Slices is algae and at 2.3 g per 100 g, it actually contains more omega-3 fatty acids than Atlantic salmon
"We are delighted to be able to cover this year's planned production volume of Veganz Salmon Style Slices through this temporary production facility," said Jan Bredack, founder and CEO of Veganz Group. "At very short notice, we have managed to find a solution that means we can meet the growing demand for innovative alternatives to fish by Veganz as part of our in-house production by using our machines that are already installed on site and by employing new members of staff."
The base ingredient for the Veganz Salmon Style Slices is algae and at 2.3 g per 100 g, it actually contains more omega-3 fatty acids than Atlantic salmon.
The alternative to fish is smoked over beech wood to give it its authentic flavour.
In addition, Salmon Style Slices not only protect fish, but also the environment, and they boast the top score of three stars in all four categories rated in the Veganz Sustainability Score. While 100 g of Salmon Style Slices only produce 251 g of CO2 emissions, at 769 g, Atlantic salmon is responsible for three times as much CO2.
For Veganz, the new site in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is already its second own production facility.
2020 saw the opening of the first Veganz-owned cheese factory in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. There, Veganz produces its very own vegan alternative to Camembert, the Veganz Cashewbert. The opening of the Veganz Food Factory is set to take place in 2023 and will ensure the production of sustainable and climate-friendly alternatives to fish, cheese, and meat.