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I've seen that on many wrappers of otherwise vegan foods, including luna bars, which I've been told are vegan.<br><br><br><br>
My question is, do vegans typically consume these things though there may be trace amounts of dairy? Or is it "forbidden"?<br><br><br><br>
Just kind of wondering. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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There can also on some products be the mention "may contain traces of nuts".<br><br><br><br>
It is because some products are produced on the same product lines as other foods and because of allergies (lactose or nut allergies mostly), the industries have to point this out in order to cover their butts.<br><br><br><br>
I consider these foods vegan and eat them without qualms although ideally, I would prefer my food not to be made on the same production lines as non-vegan foods. (But I buy very little processed foods so this is rarely a problem for me.)
 

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^^^ What Diana said.<br><br><br><br>
There's a big difference between MAY contain TRACE amounts and definitely contains some amount.<br><br><br><br>
But the bottom line is, it's up to you. In your circumstances as a teen vegan living at home I think you probably have enough obstacles to overcome without having to be that anal about potential trace amounts, yeah? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
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You'll also sometimes see shellfish or wheat listed as possible allergens because of shared equipment. (I just hope none of my food is handled by the same equipment that processes shellfish!) They do clean the equipment thoroughly (far more thoroughly than most people clean anything in their own kitchens), but it's there to protect them from liability if someone is so senstive that even a few molecules of an allergen could make them sick.
 

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I see. I still eat them, anyway. I actually have to buy more processed foods than I would like, just becuase I don't really know any vegan recipes yet, and because my mom doesn't like me cooking that much... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blank.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":|"> I hope that it will change in the future, but for now, I just buy food with the least amount of ingredients possible. (My peanut butter's ingredients: Peanuts, salt.)
 

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Those labels are for ppl with allergies. My baby has serious dairy and soy allergies-it's the protiens btw, not the lactose, that he's allergic to. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy- but I still eat foods with trace amounts. My fiends son, though, could have a deadly reaction to even trace amounts of nuts and other things, so he doesn't eat those.<br><br><br><br>
This is the equivalent of keeping and preparing dairy foods in the same kitchen as vegan foods. There may be traces of milk in your coffee cup, or remnants of animal fats in the frying pan. The only way to avoid any contamination is to keep a vegan kitchen.
 
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