In an article in the Mumbai Mirror today, it is noted that “Yupi Gummi Pizza”, which is labelled with a green dot in a square (indicating purely vegetarian contents) actually contains beef-gelatin and is therefore NOT vegetarian.
“I have been buying this product since a long time for my kids and their Gujarati Jain friends just because its wrapper carries the green symbol. I was surprised to see ‘beef-gelatin’ as one of the ingredients mentioned on the pack in very small letters of this candy freely available at stores in the city…” Dalal told Mumbai Mirror.
This just goes to show you that you can’t trust every label and sticker on food products. Read the ingredients if you have certain things you must avoid. Imagine if a candy said “No Peanuts” and it actually did have peanuts. This could cause death in someone who is allergic to peanuts. Though it probably didn’t cause any deaths, I’m sure the vegetarians that ate this candy are still mighty peeved.