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Following
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
company.

Contamination

According
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.

One Tesco
representative maintains that the chain takes great precautions to avoid
cross-contamination – and that no evidence has been found to confirm the
publication’s claims.

They said: “Our
initial DNA tests have found no traces of animal DNA in the BBQ butternut
squash product available in stores today.”

Nevertheless,
plant-based chef, author, vegan, and Wicked Healthy Co-creator Derek Sarno told
PBN the reports are ‘concerning’.

Take over

Having
caught wind of the episode, Mills took to Twitter to offer the Sarnos brothers – fellow vegan businesspeople – a helping
hand.

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.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious...