You may have noticed that we’ve been a little quiet lately. Perhaps too quiet… We were absent from Neat Market on Sunday, and we haven’t been filling orders or taking new clients. We’re not avoiding you – trust us. Here’s what happened:
The legal and regulatory framework surrounding small, craft producers of vegan goods was only somewhat known to us as we embarked upon this adventure. Piece by piece, we were adding in the protections necessary to keep the company running and keep our products safe for all of you to enjoy. But we didn’t work fast enough. Our seitan was confiscated by the Health Department as part of an embargo. This is why you haven’t seen our stuff at Marquis Pizza or the Vegan Van recently. It’s also why we’ve gone dark as of late. We wanted to be able to tell the whole story and have solid answers for you all at once.
After working closely with numerous agencies and filing loads of applications, we’ve gotten the “You can sell to humans again – your products aren’t likely to kill them.” certification from Denver and the State. In the end, it was a matter of us not following the rules properly and DEFINITELY NOT a matter of making dangerous wheat treats. This is good news! We’ve got to change around our labeling a bit to get in compliance, but other than that we’re a straight-up real company, yo.
Expect some sweeping changes to our product line, packaging, and penetration into the Denver community. You’ve stuck with us this long – help us explode into the next era of wheat meat-fueled glory and conquest. We look forward to feeding you.
- The Denver Seitan Dudes
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