If a food or beauty product is not clearly labelled get in touch with them and ask questions - make a fuss! Found in alcoholic drinks, fruit pie fillings, jams, many sweets and even cheeses.
Cochineal is made from the female insect found on cacti called Dactylopius Coccus.
Produced commercially from animal and human hair (and feathers).
When produced from animal hair it is almost certain that all L-cysteine is taken from slaughtered animals.
Those in grey boxes are additives, which could be made from either animal or vegetable origins; in which case the grey area additives should be treated with caution.
Some of the grey area additives also give an indicator that they may be unsuitable for vegans.
She is boiled alive or left to "cook" alive through sun exposure.
Cochineal is the result of crushing scales of the insect into a red powder.
This is because it all depends on how the additive has been manufactured in the first place.Through various industrial reselling practices, a majority of glycerine originates as a by-product of soap manufacturing. This indicates that even though glycerine occurs naturally in plants, what ends up in food and soap products mostly originates from animals.E430 Polyoxyethylene (8) stearate (Emulsifier / Stabiliser) E431 Polyoxyethylene (40) stearate (Emulsifier) E432 Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaurate (polysorbate 20 Emulsifier) E433 Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate (polysorbate 80 Emulsifier) E434 Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate (polysorbate 40 Emulsifier) E435 Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate (polysorbate 60 Emulsifier) E436 Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearate (polysorbate 65 Emulsifier)These additives are very unlikely to originate from animals as they are normally derived from various types of fruit.All other E Numbers not listed here are to the best of our knowledge always vegetarian.Red background indicates additives which are always derived from animals.