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Greggs vegan sausage rolls are being hit by supply chain issues, the baker has said.

The Newcastle-based bakery chain said yesterday that "temporary interruptions" to supplies across the UK included vegan sausage rolls.

There were none at the Bury St Edmunds store on Abbeygate Street today with an assistant confirming supply issues were the cause and they were not aware when a stock would arrive.

There were meat but no vegan rolls at Greggs in Bury St Edmunds today due to supply issues. Picture by Chris Morris.
There were meat but no vegan rolls at Greggs in Bury St Edmunds today due to supply issues. Picture by Chris Morris.

There were some however at the second store at Cornhill.

The bakery chain has acknowledged that it was is not immune to the nationwide supply issues problems getting goods to shelves.

But Greggs boss Roger Whiteside declared last month that "the sausage roll is safe".

A spokesman told Reuters News Agency yesterday, however: "Some shops may not have them or may not have them throughout the day. It varies."

They added Greggs was working hard to minimise disruption and offered a broad range of other snacks.

The vegan sausage roll, which has a Quorn filling, was launched in 2019.

It has become a popular flagship product replacing tradition meat offerings.

Supply chain disruption has being taking its toll across the economy due to both the impact of both Covid-19 and Brexit.

It has led to a shortages of lorry drivers as well as workers in meat processing factories.

There has also been reduced availability of some products in supermarkets such as Morrisons to fashion retailers including Primark, as well as chicken shortages at Nando's.

Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside warned last month that the bakery was 'not immune' to supply chain and staffing pressures.

The bakery chain told customers on Twitter that it was also experiencing supply issues with sweeteners and sugar, and sausage and bean melts.

It is also due to launch a Vegan Festive Bake on the November 22.

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