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maikeru
Apr 25th, 2008, 05:59 PM
All over the place they are, not good when I want to check something.

Products:


Allied Bakeries (http://veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=447528#post 447528) [VF]
Allinson, Burgen, Country Maid, Dayofresh, Kingsmill, Pennysave, Sunblest.
Blue Dragon (http://veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=445373#post445373) [VF]
Cadbury (http://nutrition.cadbury.co.uk/epages/Store.storefront/?ObjectID=3730&ViewAction=DietarySearch&ViewObjectID=3730&dietary=3850) [SITE]
Bassett, Cadbury, Halls, Trebor, Trident.
Cauldron (http://www.cauldronfoods.co.uk/CMSPage.aspx?ssbid=1251&pfilter=vegan) [SITE]
Does not seem to be a complete list, see also Cumin's VF post (http://www.veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=343301#post343301).
Heinz (http://veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=442868#post442868) [VF]
Aunt Bessie, Heinz, Ross, Weight Watchers.
Kallo (http://www.kallofoods.com/health.asp) [SITE]
Free To Enjoy, Kallo, Whole Earth
Kelloggs (http://www.kelloggs.co.uk/products/) [SITE]
You need to click the vegan link as the results cannot be linked.
Marks & Spencer (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/02/00/00/01/02/53/75/102537582.pdf) [PDF]
McCain (http://www.mccain.co.uk/why-its-all-good/allergens/vegetarians-vegans/) [SITE]
Jus-Rol (http://www.jusrol.co.uk/jusrol.htm) [SITE]
Premier Foods (http://www.premierfoodsfoodservice.co.uk/BrandsProducts/tabid/522/Default.aspx) [SITE]
Ambrosia, Angle Delight, Atora, Batchelors, Birds, Bisto, Branston, Cadbury, Coffee Compliment, Crosse & Blackwell, Dufrais, Frank Cooper's, Gales, Hartley's Haywoods, Homepride, Loyd Grossman, Marvel, McDougalls, Paxo, Quorn, Robertsons, Saxa, Sharwoods, Smash, St Nicholas, SunPat.
You need to select individual products, but it does show whether they are vegan on the product page
Swizzels Matlow (https://www.lovehearts.com/swz_allergies.asp) [SITE]
Unilever (http://veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=445879#post445879) [VF]
Bertolli, Coleman, Hellmann's, Jif, Knorr, Lipton, Marmite, PG Tips, Pot Noodle, Scottish Blend, Stork.
Walkers (http://veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=442522#post442522) [VF]
Doritos, Smiths, Walkers.


Eating out:


Starbucks (http://veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=442874#post 442874) [VF]
Wagamama (http://www.wagamama.com/food_dietary.php) [SITE]
JD Wetherspoon (http://www.rfbrookes.co.uk/Web/FoodFacts/FoodFacts.nsf/OptionDisplay?OpenForm) [SITE]
You need to perform the search manually as the results cannot be linked.


Much better. Any other links I should know about, and that still work unlike the others I used to know?

Michael.

bryzee86
Apr 25th, 2008, 06:15 PM
thanks for that, mikeybaby.

pixeequeen
Apr 25th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Legend!

Marrers
Apr 26th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Nice one!

RedWellies
Apr 26th, 2008, 07:36 PM
You should go into partnership with Risker. And Cumin.

RebeccaDye
Apr 26th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Great, thanks!

Janet
Apr 27th, 2008, 12:05 AM
Thanks so much I'm sat here with a packet of swizzle and matlock Fizzers from a party bag thatI now know for sure arn't vegan.

maikeru
Apr 27th, 2008, 12:26 AM
Thanks so much I'm sat here with a packet of swizzle and matlock Fizzers from a party bag thatI now know for sure arn't vegan.

I would put them aside for now and wait as they might be!

We were all a bit confused over how some of their vegetarian products could be egg and dairy free, not contain honey, yet not be vegan. So I emailed them earlier this month and their reply was:


Further to your enquiry, we can advise you that when the information sheet was compiled the suitability of Love Hearts for a vegetarian diet had just been confirmed (ie the ingredients contained modified starch in place of gelatine). At this time, however, their suitability for a vegan diet had not been tested and qualified.

We are awaiting a new product information sheet, and will forward this to you once compiled.

Not sure what sort of testing they would need to do, but hopefully when they do update the information it might be good news, as going by the ingredients it seems they might just be erring on the side of caution.

Michael.

Janet
Apr 27th, 2008, 10:40 AM
ooo, hope yet!

Risker
Apr 27th, 2008, 11:03 AM
Nice one Maikeru!

I think I probably do have some more stuff you can add, I'll have to get back to you later on it though. I was thinking a while back that what would be a good idea would be a wiki for vegan products or maybe something like GARS (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=108514) for VB forums.

Pob
Apr 28th, 2008, 09:04 AM
Great post Maikeru :)

Not sure how accurate the Premier Foods one is as they list Sharwood's Honey & Ginger sauce as vegan. I haven't seen the ingredients list, but I presume it contains honey.

Cumin
Apr 28th, 2008, 05:42 PM
--short post--
FYI: Somerfield are now doing a list again (paper only - will post if asked).

--long post (if you're interested)--
I phone Somerfield the other day, and it seems they are doing a vegan list again (they stopped last year). They popped one in the post and it looks very promising. Lots of nice things on there like bourbon biscuits, frozen bhajis, apple strudel etc.
However - I went to the store today to check out the accuracy and soon identified a couple of items which are on the list, but which have not been vegan for about 1 yr. Notably - chilled Bhajis and samosas. Everything else I could check, did indeed seem to be OK, but I was concerned so I called them and pointed this out.
Apparently, they've just had all their lists re-done, and promised to look into the errors. They also said they were reviewing labelling, and were planning on putting the info back on their website too. I think that if enough of us hassle them for a list, and nag them about the errors, it may push them to do something useful to improve matters.

maikeru
Apr 28th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Not sure how accurate the Premier Foods one is as they list Sharwood's Honey & Ginger sauce as vegan. I haven't seen the ingredients list, but I presume it contains honey.

Not good.

Going by the Sharwood's web site - which has its own vegetarian/allergen list but ignores indicating vegan suitability - they do not even sell a honey & ginger sauce any more so it makes you wonder how up to date their site is.

Will have to contact them and see what they say.

Michael.

alisont
Apr 28th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Thank you for that very useful, will have a good look later on.

Asda have stopped a lot of their veggie meals including their vegetable chilli and rice meal that was vegan, I asked in store today and was told we are stopping foods that dont sell as well including quorn meals - replacing with weight watchers ready meals that are full of rubbish and nothing is vegan!

They have at this branch stopped tofu too.

I shall when time email head office about this, I dont shop in Asda but on occasions i have gone in for tofu/soya yog/milk etc and its not available at the mo at my more local branch:mad:

VeganDaze
Apr 28th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Yay, thanks Michael - very glad to have the M&S list for wine :D

Risker
Apr 29th, 2008, 09:53 AM
--short post--
FYI: Somerfield are now doing a list again (paper only - will post if asked).


Thanks for that, dropped them an email and now have one coming in the post.

Cumin
Apr 29th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Here's some links for your top post Maikeru.

It's not a list, but Loyd Grossman have comprehensive product info on their site (http://www.loydgrossmansauces.co.uk/loydgrossmansauces/products/products_home.cfm).

Pataks will also email a list if asked. TCS@pataksfoods.co.uk

Suma do an excellent comprehensive listing in their catalogue of many brands (e.g. Kallo, Bions, Nairns)and their Vegan-ness. Not just food-stuffs either. I recommend getting an updated list by email from them too. Although many are labelled on the product as vegan, having a list all together is useful if you need to put in a special order with your local stockist. Just write to sales@suma.coop. If enough of us ask, maybe they will put it on their website.

Nestle do have a list on their site (http://www.nestle.co.uk/Nutrition/DietaryAvoidanceLists/AvoidanceLists.htm), which has become very short of late. It used to contain a lot of brands, but I think they have restructured and many are not present any more. I know many vegans avoid buying their stuff, but I still find it useful to know, in-case someone offers me something.

Mr Flibble
Apr 30th, 2008, 02:18 PM
This is a recreation of the previous post that was lost in the server move....


Yay, thanks Michael - very glad to have the M&S list for wine :D

Not wanting to be the bearer of bad news, but I'd be quite suprised if the list wasn't created by a new recruit checking labels for the word milk or eggs......

Whilst the new list doesn't seem to be as much of a complete work of fiction as the previous attempts (run a search on this forum for examples), unless M&S are now pioneering the use of fake meat one still must question the accuracy of some of the items, including (at a quick glance):

Chicken Jalfrezi
Chicken Tikka Masala
Coriander Chicken
Lamb Madras
Lamb Rogan Josh

I'd be extremely surprised if many of their household products listed are vegan (such as dishwasher liquid, toilet cleaner etc).

As for their wine list, whilst it's good that they don't seem to be sticking to the line of "all our vegetarian wine is vegan" statement I'd be impressed if half of those listed are in fact vegan. So much so that I'll donate 20 to the UK registered AR friendly charity of choice of the first person to prove (including a statement from M&S of their exact production method and products used) that both the ports listed are vegan.

VeganDaze
Apr 30th, 2008, 02:34 PM
This is a recreation of the previous post that was lost in the server move....

Whilst the new list doesn't seem to be as much of a complete work of fiction as the previous attempts (run a search on this forum for examples), unless M&S are now pioneering the use of fake meat one still must question the accuracy of some of the items, including (at a quick glance):

Chicken Jalfrezi
Chicken Tikka Masala
Coriander Chicken
Lamb Madras
Lamb Rogan Josh
.

I think these things might be the names of cooking sauces? As they are in the groceries section, not ready-meals.

Risker
Apr 30th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Scanned in the somerfield list they sent me - http://www.imageshack.us/?pickup=80117343295761

Get your own hardcopy of it by asking here - http://www.somerfield.co.uk/contactus/index.asp

Mr Flibble
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:49 PM
I think these things might be the names of cooking sauces? As they are in the groceries section, not ready-meals.

I nipped in to the one round the corner on the way home from work. They do indeed have curry sauces (mostly containing milk) by the name of Jalfrezi and Tikka Masala, however not prefixed by the name of a dead animal. The items they do sell matching the names in the list are in the chiller section and as suspected not using meat substitutes.

I live in hope that the people who are in charge of deciding whether the word 'vegan' appears on products or not aren't the same as those who produce lists such as M&S's.

VeganDaze
Apr 30th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Crikey, what kind of wally wrote that list???

I always read the ingredients anyway, but it's so annoying when it comes to booze and they don't list the ingredients! Lots of wines say 'vegetarian' in M&S but is impossible to know if it's safe - I emailed them to no response :(

bryzee86
Apr 30th, 2008, 10:18 PM
has anyone contacted M&S to give them a verbal spanking?

Mr Flibble
Apr 30th, 2008, 10:22 PM
Yes, both Cherry and I have emailed them about their previous lists (which were even worse than the latest). I threatened to boycott them for a year over it (and did, probably for a bit longer). I don't think I got a reply but I seem to remember Cherry did (I think her email was a bit more polite).

http://www.veganforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6305

VeganDaze
Apr 30th, 2008, 10:25 PM
I will email them now. Maybe if lots of us do they will stop being hopeless. I have emailed them before with specific ideas before, about how to make things more vegan/allergy friendly and they haven't changed a thing. Like why TF would you put butter in a houmous sandwich? Unnecessary and anti-vegan/lactose intolerant!