On each tin of Lacroix oxtail soup, manufacturer Continental Foods tells consumers it is "created from exquisite ingredients, seasoned by Lacroix master chefs.”
But it doesn’t explain why the master chefs forgot to add any oxtail to the oxtail soup. The soup contains 6% beef – which itself is listed as containing beef, starch and salt.
Responding to the nomination, Continental Foods told Foodwatch the soup is made with defatted beef without tendons.
“For quality reasons, no oxtail is used because oxtail is often cartilaginous and tendon-crossed meat. Only the additional designation, like ‘original oxtail’ or ‘classic oxtail’ soup, requires the use of oxtail,” the manufacturer said.