Monday, 22 January 2007

Food labelling

I was having a pot noodle last night claiming to be chicken but was labelled as suitable for vegans so obviously didn't contain any. I was wondering how they were able to claim it was chicken when it contained none, when soya milks are no longer allowed to label as being milk because it doesn't come from an animal?

Does anyone have any views on eating products such as that one, which is making the manufacturers think you like the chicken taste, when really I just bought it because it was convient and it was suitable for vegans? My view is that buying vegan foods is encouraging them to make them even if they are really intended for an animal eating consumer.

Its pretty cold today. If you fancy something warming when you get in from work, on Recipes for Vegans there are some nice warming soups such as Carrot and Corriander Soup, Cauliflower 'cheese' Soup, Chinese Style Soup, Leek and Potato Soup, Miso Noodle Soup, Pumpkin Soup, Spicy Parsnip Soup, Tasty Vegetable Soup or for something more filling try our warming winter stew (pictured below) or a courgette and tomato jacket potato.


Anonymous said...

Meat replacements are ideal when there are vegan and meat eaters living together.

Anonymous said...

Vegan family have an interesting comment about food labelling on their vegan chocolate page :

UK mainstream vegan chocs
It is worth noting that Cadbury's and others state their vegan products are suitable for ethical vegans but there is always a small chance of cross contamination with any company that also makes milk chocolate so they don't officially declare any products dairy free. Views among vegans are diverse - some feel it is good to buy the vegan products of non-vegan companies and encourage them in that direction (there is also the view that this attitude promotes veganism to a wider public). Some are extremely purist and won't eat out in case of cross contamination - like the vegan shopper we list products that are vegan in ingredient - the rest is up to you!