M&S embarrassment as veggie recipe contains chicken

Marks and Spencer has upset thousands of its veggie customers by celebrating National Vegetarian Week with a link to recipes - including chicken.
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Veggie mistake

The high street giant sent out emails praising the joys of the meat-free diet and inviting people to click on the ‘veggie inspiration’ link.

But those who did found it went to meat-based recipes including one for a chicken pasta dish.

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Irate veggies took to Facebook and said the online error showed a “lack of regard” for their diets.

Dawn James, of Halifax, West Yorks, said: “Very excited to receive your email about celebrating National Vegetarian Week.

“Then totally insulted as a vegetarian of 30 plus years that the links went to recipes and items that were meat based.

“Just goes to show how little regard you have for your vegetarian customers.”

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Debbie Worrall Wallace‎, of Motherwell, Scotland, wrote: “Just received an email from you celebrating “national veggie week” and the joys of a vegetarian diet.

“I was delighted until I clicked on the link for “veggie inspiration “ and your first recipe is for chicken courgetti spaghetti!”

However Vicky Barton saw the funny side and wrote: “In an office somewhere, some poor intern is frantically hitting the ‘recall’ button and sobbing.”

M&S said: “It was a mistake by our Web team.

“We’re fully aware of it and other customers have been in touch to let us know. The relevant team are now getting it rectified.”