[Vancouver, BC,] — VegNews, America’s premier vegetarian lifestyle magazine, announces Daiya Foods as the 2010 Veggie Award Winner for Best Vegan Cheese. With nearly 46,000 readers voting for their favorite veg people, places, and products in 64 categories, this annual survey is the largest of its kind in the
world. The awards showcase the best of vegetarian in categories ranging from soymilk, veggie burger, and restaurant to celebrity, website, and even most
veg-friendly city.

“Daiya Foods is a leader in the vegan industry and continues to develop high-quality veg products. We are pleased to honor your accomplishments with a 2010 Veggie Award,” says VegNews Publisher Joseph Connelly.

Daiya products are a deliciously dairy free alternative that melt, taste and stretch like dairy based cheese. Daiya is free of most of the common food allergens including; gluten, dairy, (casein and lactose), soy (common to many other non-dairy cheese alternatives), egg, peanuts and tree nuts (excluding coconut oil). Daiya products are free of animal products, cholesterol, trans fats, and preservatives.

The VegNews Veggie Awards recognize excellence in the vegetarian industry. VegNews’ readers submit their ballots during the month of August, and winners are announced in the holiday edition of the magazine. The annual celebration of the best that veg living has to offer has become the most popular feature in the publication. The issue will be available November 1 on newsstands everywhere and through the magazine’s website, vegnews.com.

In 2009, Daiya won “Product of the Show” and “Product of the Year” when they launched at National Expo West in Anaheim. The recognition from Vegnews helped jump start an amazing launch in foodservice and the retail marketplace. Daiya appreciates greatly being recognized by their fans and Vegnews again in 2010, it is a great honor. Daiya Foods is always working on new and exciting items, keep an eye on Daiya in 2011.

VegNews, America’s premier vegetarian lifestyle magazine has a readership of 210,000 and is read around the world. Each issue is filled with the latest in vegetarian news, global events, tantalizing recipes, nutrition updates, hot new veg products, must-read books, celebrity buzz, and even vegetarian weddings. The magazine has won dozens of awards since beginning publication in 2000.

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