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Supermarkets Retract ‘Vegan’ Products For They Actually Contain Milk

by | March 27, 2019

If you happen not to bother the product safety notices, think it over again. Major supermarket brands like Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Lidl, and Morrisons have recalled a list of their vegan products on sale. A full refund is being initiated upon return of the product at any nearby branch. But why is this? Read on to know more.

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Supermarkets Retract ‘Vegan’ Products For They Actually Contain Milk

Not trying to be cheeky, but yes, it is better to look out for the product safety information (here you return the product) before you nibble on it (and then feel sorry). They might contain ingredients you would like not to consume. In a recent such happening, big-bros of supermarkets like Morrisons and Sainsbury’s (among others) have requested return (and full refund too) of a number of products that were put on sale for a variety of reasons and have apologized for the inconveniences caused, the Gloucestershire Live stated. These products have been found unsafe for consumption with them being potential for health-related issues.

For example, the FDA (Food Safety Association) has mentioned products which fail to explicitly mention the ingredients used like nuts, milk, and glutens. This can be potentially harmful to people with gluten and lactose intolerance. Dragging the matter further to worries, few products have even been identified to hide the presence of milk and unjustly label them as vegan products; a breaching of trust reported Totally Vegan Buzz. If this is not enough for you, one product has even been reportedly stated to may contain pieces of glass. Now this calls for some serious caution!

Check, if you have them in your shelves

Here, we’ve identified some of the major supermarkets trying to recall unsafe products. And if you happen to have any one of them, you better return, than be sorry.

Sainsbury’s

1.    Sainsbury’s recall their Mango Sorbet of quantity 500ml carrying a best-before date of November 2019.

Reason- it may contain traces of milk but not mentioned in the label; a possible risk for lactose intolerant and unwanted for vegans.

Morrisons

1.    Morrisons recalls their Chinese Takeaway Chicken Curry and Sweet & Sour Chicken (package size- 1245 grams/ used before March 4, 2019, March 5, 2019, and March 6, 2019, only).

2.    Chinese Takeaway Chicken in Black Bean Sauce and Sweet & Sour Chicken ( package size- 1245g/ use before March 4, 2019, March 5, 2019, and March 6, 2019, only)

Reason- the products may contain traces of milk but not mentioned in the label; a possible risk for Lactose intolerant and unwanted for vegans.

Waitrose

1.    Waitrose recalls their product Graze Sea Salt & Vinegar Veg Crunchers of packaging size- 26g, having a batch number- 426938, 426559, 427156, and with best-before dates of June 20, June 28 and July 2, 2019.

Reason- because the product is incorrectly referred fit for vegan despite containing milk.

Lidl

1.    Lidl recalls their Kania Sea Salt Ceramic Grinders of packaging size 110g packs having batch codes: 9032AA, 9032BAM 9032CA, 9032CB, 9033AB and 9033AC and best before date- 2024.

2.    The recall also affects the Kania Black Peppercorns Ceramic Grinders of packaging size 50g packs having Batch code- 02/2024 and best before dates of 2014.

Reason- the products may contain small pieces of glass, and it poses a safety risk.

3.    Sondey Orange Jaffa Cakes of product size of 300g with best before the date of January 1, 2019, February 1, 2019, March 1, 2019, April 1, 2019, May 1, 2019, June 1, 2019, July 1, 2019, and August 1, 2019.

4.    Sondey Jaffa Minis (Orange Assortment) of product size -125g pack with best before dates of July 1, 2019, August 1, 2019, and November 1, 2019.

Reason- the products may contain milk and therefore be potentially harmful to lactose intolerants and vegans.

Addressing the error and doing the needful by calling the products back, these supermarkets have apologized for the inconveniences caused. Be you a vegan or a gluten or lactose intolerant, the right to information is mandatory. Did you purchase any of above-listed ‘vegan’ products, lately? Let us know in the comment sections below.


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Debayan Paul

Digital Writer | West Bengal, India | [email protected]

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