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Traces of meat are found in Sainsbury and Tesco supermarkets’ vegan ready meals

The number of vegans in the UK has tripled in the past ten years, with more than half a million people now eschewing all animal products: meat, fish, eggs, dairy and honey.

TARIQ TAHIR: ‘The Food Standards Agency has launched an investigation after traces of meat were found in vegetarian and vegan meals sold by two leading supermarkets… Samples were sent to a German government accredited lab laboratory after organisations in the U.K refused to carry out the tests owing to their sensitive nature… Laboratory tests showed traces of pork DNA in Sainsbury’s own brand 380g Meat Free Meatballs which the supermarket says is suitable for vegans and which cost £1.50. The test results also found traces of turkey DNA in Tesco’s Wicked Kitchen 385g BBQ Butternut Mac, which again is labelled as being vegan and sells for £4…

A spokesman for animal rights group Peta, which promotes veganism and previously endorsed Tesco’s Wicked Kitchen range, said: ‘These findings will come as a massive shock to many – including, we suspect, those producing the food… “As the demand for vegan meats skyrockets, we urge manufacturers to improve their line cleaning practices”… The number of vegans in the UK has tripled in the past ten years, with more than half a million people now eschewing all animal products — meat, fish, eggs, dairy and honey’. SOURCE…

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