Greggs is working to minimise the impact of supply chain difficulties amid reports of shortages of its Vegan Sausage Roll.

The latest issues come as the company’s Q3 trading update reveal that availability of products and ingredients has been by lorry driver shortages. The bakery chain has also identified staff shortages as a problem.

“Like others, we’re seeing temporary interruptions which are affecting the supply for some of our products,” a Greggs spokesperson said.

“Our stock levels will vary from day to day but we are working hard to minimise any impact on the availability of our products.”

In September, Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside admitted supply chain problems were keeping him up at night.

“Sleep is a thing of the past. There’s never been a time like it,” he told a food trade show.

“Hopefully, it will settle down as the market rebalances but what we’re learning from restarting a giant economy is that we’re all in just-in-time supply chains of one form or another, no matter where we are.”

The Vegan Sausage Roll has been a popular product for Greggs since its launch in 2019. The high street chain has rolled out similar products since then, including the Vegan Steak Bake, the Vegan Sausage, Bean and Cheez Melt and the Vegan Festive Bake last month.