Hindus and Jains Worry Over "Vegetarian" Foods

January 5, 2004

Source: India-West


On January 5, 2004 India-West reported on the growing concerns among vegetarians that food companies are putting meat in their products without recording the fact on their labels. Although meat must be mentioned on a food label if it appears as a stand-alone ingredient, meat may also appear under a vague listing of "natural flavors." Hindu and Jain vegetarians are particularly worried, and are taking action by writing businesses and relaying information on the internet.