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Pig fat is used in Amul ice cream.

Amul ice creams are 100% vegetarian and do not contain pig fat. Its E-471 emulsifier is made from plant oils.

A social media post with the caption "Don't use Amul ice creams; it contains pig fat" has gone viral. The post claims that one of its ingredients, E-471, is manufactured from pig fat. However, the claim is false. Amul clarified that its products are 100% vegetarian and do not contain any animal-based ingredients.

Amul is an Indian dairy company based in Gujarat with over 400+ milk and milk products. The company's Managing Director issued a statement saying the E-471 emulsifier used in the manufacture of ice cream is plant-based and all other ingredients used like colors, stabilizers, emulsifiers, additives, and cheese enzymes are also 100% vegetarian.

The company posted a document that stated that both the supplier and manufacturer of Amul ice cream are certified as halal by the Jamaat Ulama Halal Foundation. Furthermore, Amul uses the emulsifier E-471 manufactured strictly from plant oils only, which is indicated by the vegetarian logo on any ice-cream pack as mandated by the FSSAI, India's food regulator. They procure the food additives from reputed national and international manufacturers, who provide the specific certification of vegetarian origin.

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