It has been brought to my attention that ALL CONTINENTAL PRODUCTS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS. A query was made whether “Continental Cup a Soup” was suitable for vegetarians. An email was received in response to that query. The email confirmed that none of the Continental products are suitable for vegetarians. After contacting Debby from Unilever, she confirmed that all their Continental products have either chicken stock, or beef stock. I then asked why this was not on the label, and the answer I was given was that they are not obliged to put that information on their labels. Below is a copy of the email received from Unilever/Continental:
From: Consumer Relations UANZ <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 18 March 2016 at 12:01 Subject: ABT0663107 – From Continental
Thank you for contacting Unilever with your enquiry regarding Continental products.
I have checked with our Research & Development team regarding which Continental products are suitable for vegetarians.
They have advised that none of the Continental products are suitable for vegetarians as they contain animal derived ingredients.
We do not make any vegetarian claims for any of our products.
Please contact us again should you need further information.
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~ Submitted by Lizy Thiel