Myprotein White Chocolate and Almond Cookie: not suitable for vegetarians
11th April 2019
It has been brought to our attention that some boxes containing Myprotein White Chocolate and Almond Cookies have been printed with the Vegetarian Society Approved vegetarian trademark. Myprotein White Chocolate and Almond Cookies are not licensed by us because they contain gelatine.
Myprotein White Chocolate and Almond Cookies are sold as individually wrapped units, and the cookies themselves are not labelled as being suitable for vegetarians. It is only the outer boxes, containing 12 cookies each, that have been misprinted. Affected boxes have a Best Before End date of 09-03-20 and a Lot number of 09-01-19.
Myprotein has provided the following statement in response:
“Myprotein is a BRC AA rated manufacturer which prides itself on maintaining the highest industry standards. We take this matter very seriously and have acted immediately by correcting the external packaging of the few effected boxes. An internal investigation was swiftly conducted, the root cause has been identified and corrected. We welcome any of our customers to contact us with any questions on +44 (0) 161 813 1487 or via the contact centre at our website.”
Pukka Potato Cheese and Leek Pie: may contain chicken
1st March 2019
It has been brought to our attention that some Pukka Chicken & Gravy pies have accidentally been packed into Pukka Potato, Cheese and Leek pie cartons.
Pukka Potato Cheese and Leek Pies are licensed to carry the Vegetarian Society Approved vegetarian trademark.
A representative from Pukka told us:
“We have received complaints of Chicken & Gravy filling in products labelled as Potato, Cheese and Leek.
Our initial investigations have shown that it is likely only a small amount of product is affected. We take all complaints like this very seriously and have already conducted a thorough investigation and changed our processes to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”
Potentially affected products have a Use By date of 07 March 2019 and a Batch Code of 9055. (The Batch Code can be found directly under the Use By date.)
Consumers with further questions or concerns about Pukka Potato, Cheese and Leek Pie should contact Pukka directly on 0116 264 4004 or via email@example.com.
Zipvit Saw Palmetto capsules mislabelled as containing gelatin
13th February 2019
Zipvit Saw Palmetto Capsules with Saw Palmetto 500 mg, Pumpkin Seed 250 mg & Zinc became licensed to carry the Vegetarian Society Approved vegan trademark in late 2018 after Zipvit took the very positive step of replacing their gelatin capsules with vegan-friendly capsules instead.
We have been notified that, due to a manufacturing error, a limited number of vegan-friendly Zipvit Saw Palmetto Capsules being sold via Amazon are in mislabelled bottles that include the word “gelatin” in the ingredients list. We have been advised by Zipvit that all non-vegan stock of this product was removed from circulation prior to it being licensed to carry the Vegetarian Society Approved vegan trademark.
Vegetarians and vegans can be assured that Zipvit Saw Palmetto Capsules with Saw Palmetto 500 mg, Pumpkin Seed 250 mg & Zinc with a Best Before Date of 09/2020 or later are entirely suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Anyone with further questions or concerns about this product should contact Zipvit’s customer care line on 0800 0282875.
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