Reading Time: < 1 minute The wrap is part of Sainsbury's selection of preprepared food (Photo: Facebook)
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21-year-old
Isobel Lentaigne has been left shaken after finding what appeared to be duck in a
Houmous & Falaffel wrap from grocery giant Sainsbury’s.

Activist

A long-term
vegan, Lentaigne had been taking part in an Anonymous for the Voiceless animal
rights demonstration in Bristol when she started eating the wrap.

However, she
did not notice the offending substance until she was at the pub later that day.

‘Shocked’

Lentaigne
told Bristol Post: “Everyone said it was meat. I think it’s hoisin, based on
the smell. I have been vegan for four and a half years and I am shocked.”

She added: “I
have eaten meat and the very thought of meat makes me sick. I don’t see it as
meat – I see it as part of an animal that has suffered, and I have now got
those parts inside of me.”

Investigation

The wrap was
clearly marked ‘vegan’ despite what could be found inside – and Sainsbury’s has
been unable to explain the incident as yet.

A spokesperson
for the company said
: “We’re investigating with our supplier and would like to
offer our apologies to Isobel.”

Further
measures

The event
has left Lentaigne uneasy about future purchases – saying that vegans and
vegetarians should be allowed to inspect premade food prior to purchase.

She added: “It’s
certainly made me re-evaluate doing my shopping at supermarkets – especially if
I’m buying sandwiches!”

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....