Scotland’s three main banks last night demanded an urgent investigation after the company that produces polymer £5 notes for use north of the border admitted that they contained “minute traces” of animal fat.
Clydesdale Bank, Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland had been told early this week that the £5 notes were vegan-friendly. However, De La Rue, which makes the notes, said that more detailed analysis had revealed animal derivative equivalent to a maximum of 0.003 per cent per banknote.
30 parts per million.
Roughly speaking and around and about your vegan kale stew at the hippy cafe is going to be 30 ppm skin flakes from the cook. More if they’re the regular hippy psoriasis from not washing enough.