Confectionery firm turns vegan to avoid Brexit checks

FOLLOWING Brexit, confectioner Pecan Deluxe Candy soon discovered that British operations were plagued by costly new red tape on exports of animal-derived products. Its solution? Go vegan.  

The US-owned firm — which provides food brands with sweet confection like cake toppings and cookie dough — scrapped butter and eggs in favour of plant-based alternatives that require no checks at the EU border.