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#1 Old 11-16-2004, 11:16 AM
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just looked on the quorn website, and reandomly checked out the cottage pie, it said meat free, but not suitable for vegetarians. does that mean it contains animal fat or something?



i always thought quorn was vegetarian.



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#2 Old 11-16-2004, 03:07 PM
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does that mean it contains animal fat or something?

yes, of course they don't want to go into details because when you tell someone it comes from an animal, it's not meat and it's not eggs or milk either they tend to go



probably gelatin, but i don't know exactly what product you're referring to

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Do they have the ingredients listed? If you can post them someone here can look them over and let you know.

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It usually has eggs in Quorn. As far as I know it's veggie...



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ETA just checked site. Yes it's all veggie.. look
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just looked on the quorn website, and reandomly checked out the cottage pie, it said meat free, but not suitable for vegetarians. does that mean it contains animal fat or something?



i always thought quorn was vegetarian.



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If it says meat free, but not suitable for vegetarians, then that means it's got something that a vegetarian would not want to eat. It shouldn't matter what the offending ingredient is, if they say it's not suitable then it's not suitable. Take their word on this.



The site has a vegetarian society award listed on it but again, if the product says that it's not suitable for vegetarians, I would believe them and simply not purchase the product at all.



I also wonder about a product line that can't even supply an ingredient list online. That says "dodgy" to me right there.



eta: the US site lists ingredients, the UK site does not.
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If it says meat free, but not suitable for vegetarians, then that means it's got something that a vegetarian would not want to eat. It shouldn't matter what the offending ingredient is, if they say it's not suitable then it's not suitable. Take their word on this.



The site has a vegetarian society award listed on it but again, if the product says that it's not suitable for vegetarians, I would believe them and simply not purchase the product at all..

i thought spun meant that it does not say "suitable for vegetarians" rather than that it says "not suitable for vegetarians." now i'm confused.
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If it says meat free, but not suitable for vegetarians, then that means it's got something that a vegetarian would not want to eat.



Not necessarily. The BK Veggie is vegetarian (and I believe vegan without mayo) but it says it's not suitable for vegetarians. I think we've decided it's to avoid being sued.

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In the UK it's definitely veggie, however some of the quorn products still haven't received the coveted Vegetarian Society approval logo since the eggs in SOME of the products are not free range. Otherwise, they're fine for vegetarians.
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i thought spun meant that it does not say "suitable for vegetarians" rather than that it says "not suitable for vegetarians." now i'm confused.



Oh I think you're right. I was thinking spun meant is specifically said "not suitable for vegetarians", which was odd since they claim all of their products are suitable for vegetarians.



But I found a picture of it on their website: http://www.quorn.co.uk/products/viewDetails.php?id=29

and it looks suitable for vegetarians even though it doesn't specifically say those words on the box.
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Mmmm. I had the cottage pie for tea the other night, scrummy.
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