IKEA LAUNCH VEGAN PORK CUTLETS IN HONG KONG

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For the long stretch of June, IKEA will offer vegan pork cutlets on its menus in Hong Kong. The OmniPork cutlets are made by Hong Kong-based vegan brand OmniFoods which was established by David Yeung, an eco-business visionary who owns social undertaking Green Monday.

The vegan pork cutlets will be served with a penne pasta dish finished off with cheddar and lobster sauce which can be included at IKEA for HK $46 (USD $5.93).OmniFocus intends to show up on the IKEA menu in Thailand and China. 

Other plant-based alternatives at IKEA Hong Kong—adaptations of which are additionally accessible in different areas—incorporate a meatless form of its Swedish meatballs. They are served close by quinoa, green beans, and tomato stew; a veggie burger on its children’s menu; a vegan frank; and a durian-seasoned oat milk-based serve. 

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IKEA PLANT-BASED MEATBALLS

Adding the new OmniPork vegan cutlets to its Hong Kong areas is essential for IKEA’s sustainability objective of moving its worldwide menus to 50 percent plant-based by 2025. IKEA is progressing its menus to do its part in decreasing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, a huge bit of which it says are delivered by the animal agriculture industry. 

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In 2015, IKEA dispatched the first vegan variant of its mainstream vegan product. They reformulated Swedish meatballs into a meatier “plant ball” in 2020. Accessible on IKEA menus in Europe, Asia, the United States, and different districts. The vegan meatball is made with yellow pea protein, oats, potatoes, onion, and apple and conveys just 4% of the carbon impression delivered by its animal meat-based meatball.

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To make it appealing to clients, IKEA costs the vegan meatballs correspondingly to its animal meat-based counterparts ($5.99 for a grown-up plate at IKEA bistros in the US) and sells sacks of them under the name HUVUDROLL in its basic food item area. 

IKEA FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

“At IKEA, we sell more than one billion meatballs every year. Imagine if we could get some of our many meatball lovers to choose the plant-ball instead,” Sharla Halvorson, Health & Sustainability Manager for IKEA’s global food business, said. “If we were to convert about 20 percent of our meatball sales to plant balls, that would mean around 8 percent reduction of our climate footprint for the food business at IKEA. In order to reduce the climate footprint of the IKEA food business, we need to reduce the number of traditional meatballs that we sell.”

In 2018, IKEA added a vegan hot dog to its European outlets—where it sold 1,000,000 vegan hotdogs in two months. Presently, IKEA extended the vegan hot dog—made with kale, red lentils, carrots, and ginger—to all areas in the US, Canada, and Australia. 

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