Updated August 30, 2019 | Cruelty-free, vegan eggs by California-based food tech company JUST will launch this year in Europe, subject to regulatory approval. Made from mung beans, the JUST Egg is for consumers looking for a healthier, more sustainable way to eat eggs. It cooks and tastes the same as chicken eggs and has roughly the same amount of protein. It's also free from cholesterol, saturated fat, and artificial flavoring. According to Andrew Noyes -- the head of global communications at JUST -- David Wagstaff will be helping the company with its expansion. Wagstaff is the former CEO of Happy Egg, a major free-range chicken egg company. Now, he's helping JUST expand into the UK and Europe."Noyes wrote on Linkedin,\u00a0"David Wagstaff brought one of the UK's largest free-range egg brands to the U.S. and built it into a $40 million business in only a few years." JUST's European expansion is due in part to a collaboration with German poultry player PHW Group. It also teamed up with Eurovo Group -- Europe's leading producer and distributor of packaged, pasteurized, and dried eggs. Changing the Food System for the Better \u201cJUST was founded on the belief that fresh thinking,\u00a0technological and culinary innovation and partnerships\u00a0between startups and established companies could\u00a0change our food system for the better,"\u00a0said\u00a0Josh\u00a0Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of JUST, in a statement.\u00a0"JUST, Eurovo\u00a0and PHW will put that idea into practice and allow us to\u00a0reach countless European consumers." The product is currently available in the United States. When the JUST Egg first hit store shelves in Southern California, it\u00a0outsold chicken eggs. \u201cPHW\u2019s proven\u00a0expertise in distribution and logistics and its sustained\u00a0commitment to alternative sources of protein impressed\u00a0us and we\u2019re excited to work with them,"\u00a0Tetrick continued. \u201cIt\u2019s great news that PHW will be able to offer JUST Egg\u00a0to European consumers \u2013 a product that has exceeded\u00a0all expectations in the United States and is on a par with\u00a0conventional eggs. We will use all of our sales experience\u00a0and market knowledge to ensure that JUST has the best\u00a0possible debut in Europe,\u201d said Peter Wesjohann, CEO of\u00a0the PHW Group. \u201cGiven the demand we\u2019re facing for our products, the biggest challenge we will have is in keeping up with demand when we launch in Europe,\u201d Wagstaff told the Grocer. \u201cWe will be bringing a product to the market that is unique and tastes great, which also has a lower environmental impact than standard eggs. We believe Just Egg can coexist with eggs, appealing to much more than just vegans.\u201d JUST eggs are kind to the planet. The vegan egg's ingredients require less surface and groundwater than conventional chicken eggs and have a lower carbon footprint. That earned it the title of one of TIME's "Smartest Sustainable Products of 2018." JUST also makes egg and dairy-free mayonnaise, ranch dressing, and Caesar sauce. Additionally, the company is working on developing slaughter-free Wagyu beef. JUST's vegan Egg should available in Europe in the fourth quarter of 2019.