Superior Court Overturns Conviction of Vegan Cheese Company for Labeling Issues

Rawsome Raw Vegan Inc., a vegan cheese company, successfully appealed a 2021 conviction that found them guilty of violating food labeling laws by describing their cashew-based products as “cheese.” The Quebec Superior Court overturned the conviction, finding that the labeling laws only applied to dairy-based cheeses. Rawsome Raw Vegan Inc. is still proceeding with a Charter challenge against the labeling laws alongside Animal Justice, which was granted intervenor status in August 2022.