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I was recently appalled to discover that Planters' uses gelatin in their roasted peanuts. I am more dismayed because I found this after eating several handfuls. I have been vegetarian for 13 years (vegan for 10) and check most products' labels thoroughly, but never would have thought to check peanuts. I have contacted Planters' and they were completely unsympathetic and took no action. I want to spread the word that vegeatarians should boycott Planters and deluge them with emails about removing gelatin from their vegetable products. Any help you can give in spreading this information would be appreciated. Also, if you have any information, I was wondering how to start a lawsuit against Planters' like the one that sued McDonald's to reimburse the unwary vegetarians and get them to stop using gelatin. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or information at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
 

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Was it listed on the ingredients?<br><br><br><br>
The thing about the McDonald's lawsuit, was that they denied the use of "animal" flavoring, and basically lied by calling the fries vegetarian, when they were not.<br><br><br><br>
If the gelatin is listed in the ingredients, then it seems the most you can do is write them a letter or call them and say that you used always buy their product, but are taking your business elsewhere because of their use of animal products in their nuts.<br><br><br><br>
And then never buy those products again.
 

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I have bought plantars peanuts on occasion ( when i dont have time to get to TJ's)........and i did not see gelatin on the ingredient list.
 

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You can't sue them....they did nothing wrong. They listed their ingredients, never said it was vegetarian. Everything was done right. They owe you nothing.<br><br><br><br>
Yes it sucks, but it's not their fault.
 

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Nothing sacred??.<br><br><br><br>
I picked up a packet of jelly babies to read label and they had pig fat in them!! for gods sake!!.
 

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That sucks, not that I eat those peanuts, but my parents do. So that's good to know when I visit. The only thing is that for a lawsuit, there's nothing to do if they label it in their ingredients, which they do...<br><br><br><br>
As for McDonald's, I think that was the beef flavoring on the fries, was it not? Anyways, here's the info for <a href="http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nutrition.categories.ingredients.index.html#1" target="_blank">McD's fries</a>. A ridiculous long ingredients for fried potatoes, so I wouldn't eat them but...
 

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Near Christmas this past year I had bought a jar of Planters sunflower seeds, I was halfway through the jar when I looked on the ingredients list to discover there was gelatin in them.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/veryangry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":grr:">
 

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yeah, I think it's just the ones in the jar (not sure tho). Ever since I first discovered the gelatin thing, I refuse to buy anything from Planter's.<br><br><br><br>
But yeah, it's on the ingredient list, very clearly. You have no legal recourse.
 

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I have a can of Planters Mixed Nuts (with peanuts) and a can of Cashews. Neither of them have gelatin listed on the ingredients. Outside of the nuts themselves, the only other stuff in both is Salt, Peanut and/or Cottonseed Oil.<br><br><br><br>
This led me to search, and sure enough it would appear that their Dry Roasted Peanuts indeed have gelatin listed as an igredient.<br><br><a href="http://www.kraftfoods.com/main.aspx?s=product&m=product/Product_display&Site=1&Product=2900007325" target="_blank">http://www.kraftfoods.com/main.aspx?...uct=2900007325</a><br><br><br><br>
I am surprised. Just goes to show you have to look at the label on everything.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>evan_fabiani</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
wait a tick. what is this about mcdonalds using animal flavoring. is this at all mcdonalds? do they still do tthis?</div>
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ef...several years ago, McD's admitted to using "beef extract" as a flavoring in their fries, in the US. They were sued by some groups representing vegetarians/followers of Halal.<br><br><br><br>
Currently, the formula varies from country to country. In the US, the fries are still beefy, whereas in the UK, they are vegetarian. I'm not sure about Canada. All in all, though, I wouldn't believe a thing they say, as just last year, they were again sued for failing to disclose that the fries contained wheat and milk. McD's first admitted this, then denied it, then sorta admitted it again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:"><br><br><br><br>
It's like that old saying about politicians:<br><br><br><br>
"How do you know when they're lying?" "When their lips are moving."
 

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Theyre veggie in the uk? Good to know if im starving and stuck in a really crap service station! Hah at the food list, the only thing thats what it says it is is tomatoes.<br><br><br><br>
why the hell would anyone put gelatin in peanuts? i dont see the use for it
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>nataliex1122</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
What? I have dry roasted Planters peanuts and gelatin isn't lsted as one of the ingredients.</div>
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I think the salted, lightly salted, and unsalted versions all have different ingredient labels, from what I remember.
 

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Seems there are 46 different products listed for Planters Peanuts.<br><br><a href="http://www.kraftfoods.com/MAIN.ASPX?S=PRODUCT&M=PRODUCT/PRODUCT_RESULTS&SITEID=1&CATALOGTYPE=2&SEARCHTEXT=PEANUTS&PageNo=1" target="_blank">http://www.kraftfoods.com/MAIN.ASPX?...ANUTS&PageNo=1</a><br><br><br><br>
I started looking at each one and quickly got tired of that. I did look at several of the Dry Roasted and noticed that the Honey and Dry Raosted, Dry Roasted Unsalted, and Dry Roasted Lightly Salted did not have gelatin, while the ones labled simply Dry Roasted did have gelatin.<br><br><br><br>
Weird. I guess the gelatin must be used to hold all that salt on.
 

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Well, there may be no law suit here, because the ingredients are listed, but the original poster's point about emailing them and boycotting their products still stands. Everyone here should email Planters and let them know how disappointed we are in their decision to use gelatin in their products. If they get enough of those letters, maybe they'll eventually decide to do something about it.<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Also, if you have any information, I was wondering how to start a lawsuit against Planters' like the one that sued McDonald's to reimburse the unwary vegetarians and get them to stop using gelatin.</div>
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Why a lawsuit? "Gelatin" is listed in the ingredients, which makes it not a vegetable product. No deception has taken place here. It'd be frivolous.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Well, there may be no law suit here, because the ingredients are listed, but the original poster's point about emailing them and boycotting their products still stands. Everyone here should email Planters and let them know how disappointed we are in their decision to use gelatin in their products. If they get enough of those letters, maybe they'll eventually decide to do something about it.<br><br><br><br>
--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:"></div>
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Hmm. I remember reading this once, but because it's so counter intuitive, I always forget. I just bought and ate a bag of these. I should look on the package in my car.<br><br><br><br>
ETA- no, the ones in the bag don't have it. So weird. I'm going to warn my parents to read labels before they buy nuts to have around the house for me.
 

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Just logged on to Planters web site to send them a message about this. Their FAQ section actually mentions the gelatin and why they use it:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Q. What is the difference between oil, dry and honey-roasted nuts?<br><br><br><br>
A. <b>Oil-Roasted</b> nuts are deep-fried in oil at about 315 degrees Fahrenheit.<br><br><b>Dry roasting</b> is done in high-temperature ovens without oils. Planters dry- roasted peanuts are coated with a spice mixture that enhances their natural flavor. Gelatin is used to help the spices adhere to the nuts.<br><br><b>Honey-Roasted</b> nuts can be either oil roasted or dry roasted. Both are coated with a honey mixture after processing.<br></div>
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--Fromper<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 
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