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September 03, 2018 - Hong Kong Free Press

Popular Hong Kong attraction Po Lin Monastery apologises after animal DNA found in vegetarian desserts

Popular Hong Kong attraction Po Lin Monastery apologises after animal DNA found in vegetarian desserts

Popular Lantau attraction Po Lin Monastery has issued an apology after a newspaper found that its vegetarian desserts contained animal DNA. 

The discovery was published on Monday by Ming Pao, which commissioned scientists from the City University of Hong Kong to test desserts from various monasteries and vegetarian restaurants. It found that two types of gelatinous desserts sold by Po Lin Monastery contained pig DNA.

GruntVegan: One possibility for the animal DNA in the desserts was the use of gelatin powder, which is not vegan. Agar Agar is a vegan substitute, made from algae.

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