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This is an incredibly annoying thing now. Most all types of products in the states that have some form of cheese in them state 'enzymes' as one of the ingredients in the cheese but they almost never state if these enzymes are from animal or microbial origins. I end up calling or emailing these companies and sometimes I get a good solid answer. Other times, like when I asked Nestle about stouffers frozen meals or asked conagra foods about the patio burrito... they says either we cannot ensure the enzymes don't come from animals since it is up to their supplier or we cannot disclose that information. Seriously this is retarded.

I think it shows the utter disdain and lack of care for vegetarians in the super market consumer market in USA. In Canada they are MUCH more conscious of this and will state things like 'microbial enzymes' or 'rennet' so you can clearly tell the difference.

Anyway I'm looking for good frozen food products and frozen meals like at walmart that are 100% vegetarian. I know about Amy's but I wanted some more variety. Any ideas?

Thanks!
 

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Other times, like when I asked Nestle about stouffers frozen meals or asked conagra foods about the patio burrito... they says either we cannot ensure the enzymes don't come from animals since it is up to their supplier or we cannot disclose that information. Seriously this is retarded.
don't take that as an answer. yes, some of their recipe stuff is proprietary but simply stating if it's from an animal source gives nothing away. you don't want to know the ingredients, just the source. if they say it's up to their supplier ask them to inquire with their supplier and get back to you
 

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Oh, okay, I didn't know what rennet was but I just looked it up right now. So when you go out and the veg*n dish at a restaurant has cheese, how do you know if it has rennet or not, or do people just usually worry about rennet with cheese they buy at home and just avoid it as much as possible when out?
 
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