reports of meat found in two vegetarian-marketed products, plant-based business
woman Heather Mills has offered to take over food production for one vegan
to the Daily Telegraph, trace amounts of meat were found in Sainsbury’s
vegetarian meatballs, as well as Wicked Kitchen brand BBQ Butternut Mac, which
is sold at Tesco.
representative maintains that the chain takes great precautions to avoid
cross-contamination – and that no evidence has been found to confirm the
They said: “Our
initial DNA tests have found no traces of animal DNA in the BBQ butternut
squash product available in stores today.”
plant-based chef, author, vegan, and Wicked Healthy Co-creator Derek Sarno told
PBN the reports are ‘concerning’.
caught wind of the episode, Mills took to Twitter to offer the Sarnos brothers – fellow vegan businesspeople – a helping
She wrote: “Hi
@WickedHealthy @Tesco @sainsburys @chadsarno – If you need help @VBitesfoods
can take over manufacturing at one of our four 100% plant based factories and
prevent this kind of thing from happening…”
Mills is currently
in the process of expanding her own plant-based business, VBites, after
purchasing 6 hectares from PepsiCo to increase production capacity.