Wednesday, 15 November 2023 14:25

Not so vegan

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: New research has revealed that over a third of food products labelled as vegan in the UK contain animal ingredients, raising concerns about potential dangers for individuals with severe allergies.

A recent investigation conducted by Hampshire and Kent Scientific Services found that, out of 61 products labelled as vegan, 39% (24 products) contained traces of egg or dairy.

These included 13 dairy alternatives and 48 meat alternatives.

Shockingly, 90% of the analysed products were deemed “unsatisfactory” due to the presence of dairy traces or inaccuracies in their labelling and nutritional information.

The range of items tested included vegan versions of chocolate truffles, pizza, burgers, muffins, and wraps.

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