Monday, November 14, 2005

Guinness criticized by vegan group - Drinks Business Review

The Vegan Society has given the market-leading stout producer Guinness its inaugural Vegan Raspberry Award for using products and ingredients that do not comply with its vegan standards over those that do.

Guinness's production techniques make use of Isinglass – a type of gelatin made from the bladders of fish – to remove yeast from the stout. Yet vegan-friendly companies such as Samuel Smiths and Pitfield Brewery have shown that fish-free vegan stout is possible.

The society hopes the award will encourage Guinness to change its ways.

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