Vegan cafe defies CFIA order to stop using words burger, cheese

By CBC News Ottawa, July 29, 2019

A vegan restaurant owner in Kanata is defying a Canadian Food Inspection Agency order to stop using "cheese" and "burger" to describe items on her menu — a risk she said she's willing to take.

"I'd like to see where it goes in the future, working with some animal justice lawyers," said Melanie Boudens, owner of Grow Your Roots Cafe, on CBC Radio's All In A Day.

Staff from the CFIA visited her business two weeks ago to tell her she had two weeks to drop those references from her menu.

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