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Wegmans labels their own products very nicely- gluten free, vegan, etc<br>
But I'm curious, there are lots of Wegmans brand products out there that do not have the vegan label that are clearly vegan from the ingredients. Is there a reason for this?
 

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I also wonder about this. I'll buy Wegmans products that appear to be vegan based on the ingredients even if they don't have the Wegmans vegan label, but it makes me wonder why some of their products are labeled and not others. All of their products say you can call 1-800-wegmans ext 5920 if you have any questions, I guess I'm just too lazy to call.
 

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thanks- I never noticed the number, but I think I'm going to call because its definitely weird that most of their vegan products have the "V" there are a bunch that do not.<br>
Even in the ingredient listing they highlight allergy info and bold type anything having to do with eggs or dairy- so the products listed without these ingredients should be vegan right?<br><br>
I will let you know the answer later!
 

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So I spoke with the woman at that number and she looked into it for me. I referenced their "Fall Harvest" cereal- which has vegan ingredients, but no vegan label.<br>
She spent some time looking up about that product, and said that this particular product has all vegan ingredients, but the wholesaler will not support that the ingredients are vegan for legal reasons.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br>
She explained that some manufacturers do not feel that they can 100% guarantee that the product is vegan- maybe through cross contamination or whatnot, so Wegmans cannot put the little "V" on the package - even thought the ingredients are vegan.<br><br>
She further explained that there are some Wegmans products that have not been repackaged yet. They have been doing the "V" and "GF" and other labels for 3 years, and some products have not been repackaged since then. So that is the reason that most of them are not labeled yet.<br><br>
Moral of the story: if it already has a label on it for allergens and "GF" and other things, but no "V" it means that the wholesaler cannot support that the product is vegan. If it has no labeling on it, chances are it has not been repackaged. And then you hope for the best with the ingredients. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br>
She was lovely and helpful on the phone though!
 

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Thanks. I thought it would be something like that. I love Wegmans <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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