Food containing Rapeseed Oil

The tables below list foods available within the UK which do, don't or may contain Rapeseed Oil. The information is taken from the ingredients as listed on the products' labels.

A cursory search of the Internet will show many people reporting various allergic or other reactions to eating products which contain Rapeseed Oil. I myself develop symptoms similar to those brought on by hayfever (runny and stuffy nose etc). Others report reactions far far worse.

There is a website in the US (www.cantola.com) which lists food available there which contain or are free from Rapeseed Oil (or Canola Oil as it is known in North America). There did not appear to be anything similar for the UK so I decided to set up this page.

A note on Vegetable Oil(s): New EU food labelling laws mean that from mid December 2014, food manufacturers are supposed to list all types of oil. Previous to this date, oils such as Rapeseed could be listed under the generic term of Vegetable Oil (if refined) or Vegetable Oils (if unrefined). Until such a time that food manufacturers change their labels and all old stock has been sold or withdrawn, as consumers it would be wise to consider that there may be Rapeseed oil within Vegetable Oil(s) listed as ingredients. The tables below, therefore, list those foods which have only listed Vegetable Oil or Vegetables Oils as ingredients. If the ingredients list Vegetable Fat(s), I have treated this as Oil(s).

A note on E442: E442 is used in chocolate and cocoa-bearing products as a stabiliser and emulsifier and can often be sourced from rapeseed oil.

Disclaimer: The lists below are by no means complete. The ingredients within products change all the time, so the onus is on the consumer to check the labels, even for products we buy on a regular basis. If you have details of any products not listed here or you can update the information listed, please do email me at rapeseed1 (at) andyperkins.org.uk. It would be helpful if you could send photos of the packaging and the ingredients list.

Database started 26th December 2014. List last updated: February 2015, 13.15pm

Baked Beans
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Asda Baked Beans Reduced Sugar and Salt;
Asda Organic Baked Beans;
Branston Baked Beans (410g);
Heinz Beanz;
Heinz Beanz Reduced Sugar and Salt;
Weight Watchers (by Heinz) Baked Beans
Asda Baked Beans (410g)
Biscuits
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Asda Custard Creams;
Asda Milk Chocolate Oatie Crumbles;
Fox's Rocky Caramel;
Fox's Rocky Chocolate;
McVitie's Penguin Original;
Twix Fingers
Jacob's Club MintMcVitie's Gold
Bread and Bread Mixes
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Hovis Seed Sensations Soft Granary Batch;
Hovis White Bread Mix (495g);
Schneider Brot Organic Rye Bread with Sunflower Seeds
Allinson Wholemeal Batch Baked Loaf (400g);
Asda Extra Special Sliced White Farmhouse Batch;
Asda Extra Special Sliced White Oaty Farmhouse Batch;
Asda Extra Special Sliced Wholemeal Farmhouse Batch;
Asda Supersoft White Thick Sliced;
Asda Supersoft Wholemeal Thick Sliced;
Brace's Classic Wholemeal;
Brace's Medium White;
Brace's Thick White;
Burgen Soya and Linseed;
Genius Gluten Free Soft Brown Sandwich Loaf;
Genius Gluten Free Soft White Sandwich Loaf;
Hovis Best of Both;
Hovis Granary Bread Mix (495g);
Hovis Granary Original;
Hovis Granary Wholemeal;
Hovis Seed Sensation Original;
Hovis Seed Sensation Wholemeal;
Kingsmill Medium Soft White;
New York Bakery Company 8 Cinnamon and Raisin Mini Bagels;
New York Bakery Company 8 Plain Mini Bagels;
Warburtons Seeded Batch;
Warburtons Toastie Thick Sliced White;
Warburtons Wholemeal (400g)
Cakes
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Co-op Cornflake Cluster BitesAsda Flapjack Mini Bites (26);
Asda Tea Cake Mini Bites (16)
Crisps and Crispy-type snacks
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Jacob's Oddities Saty and Vinegar;
Pringles Sour Cream and Onion (190g);
Walkers Sensations Mexican Smoked Chilli Coated Peanuts
Jacob's Cheeselets (280g)Burton's Fish 'n' Chips Salt and Vinegar;
Penn State Classic American Pretzels (Sour Cream and Chive);
Walkers Crinkles Sour Cream and Onion;
Walkers Monster Munch
Fish (tinned)
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Princes Mackerel Fillets in Sunflower OilPrinces Mackerel Fillets in Curry Sauce
Gravy
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Bisto Gravy Granules (170g)Bisto Best Beef Gravy Granules (350g);
Bisto Best Chicken Gravy Granules (200g)
Ice Cream
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Asda Loaded Banana Split (480ml);
Ben and Jerry's Baked Alaska (500ml);
Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough (500ml);
Ben and Jerry's Minter Wonderland (500ml);
Ben and Jerry's Phish Food (500ml);
Irn Bru (as lolly - 100ml);
Walls Cream of Cornish Vanilla (1000ml)
Walls Soft Scoop Vanilla (1800ml)Ben and Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup (500ml)
Margarine
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Asda Sunflower Spread (500g)Pure Sunflower Margarine (500g)
Mayonnaise
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Maille MayonnaiseAsda Light Mayonnaise;
Asda Lighter Mayonnaise;
Asda Mayonnaise;
Fussels Mayonnaise Classic;
Fussels Mayonnaise Mint;
Heinz Light Mayonnaise;
Heinz Mayonnaise;
Hellmans Light Mayonnaise;
Hellmans Lighter than Light Mayonnaise;
Hellmans Real Mayonnaise;
Mercers of Yorkshire Classic Fussels Mayonnaise Classic
Pizza
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Napolina Pizza Topping (sauce)Asda Stonebaked Pep-Me-Up (519g);
Asda Stuffed Crust American BBQ (515g);
Asda Stuffed Crust Cheese Feast (480g);
Asda Thin Stonebaked Fajita Chicken 10inch (330g);
Asda Tomato and Basil Pizza Topper (sauce)
Soup
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Heinz Lentil;
Heinz Minestrone;
Heinz Potato and Leek
Campbells Cream of Celery;
Heinz Carrot and Corriander;
Heinz Cream of Chicken;
Heinz Cream of Tomato;
Heinz Pea and Ham;
Heinz Vegetable
Sweets and Chocolate
No rapeseed oil Vegetable Oil (unspecified) Vegetable Oils (unspecified) Contains rapeseed oil Contains E442
Celebrations;
Yorkie Original
Haribo;
Rowntree's Randoms
Yorkie Raisin and BiscuitCadbury's Crunchie Rocks;
Cadburys Milk Oreo (41g);
Cadbury's Twirl Bites

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