VIGAN, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Late last year, The Adobo Chronicles broke the story about a famous vegan DJ in California who sued a local food market for product mislabeling. She thought the Vigan longganisa (pork sausage) she bought was vegan.
After arriving in Vigan following a 6-hour drive from Baguio City, our Adobo Chronicles crew went right to work to investigate our earlier report about the longganisa.
We can now confirm with 100% certainty that Vigan longganisa indeed is not vegan. The famous Filipino sausage is packed with pork.
Our crew had it for breakfast this morning at the Cabugao Beach Resort, just a few miles north of Vigan City and we absolutely loved it. Of course, none of us was vegan.
So if you are vegan, avoid buying Vigan longganisa from your local supermarket. You have now been forewarned.
Los Angeles, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – A famous DJ in California is suing the maker of a popular Filipino pork sausage, known as longganisa, for package mislabeling that led her to eat meat. DJ Miki Taka is a practising vegan (does not eat meat and dairy).
The product in question is a frozen package of Vigan longganisa sold at 99 Ranch Supermarket.
Earlier, Ms. Taka posted the following comment on her Instagram account:
Vigan is, in fact, a city in Ilocos Sur province in Northern Philippines. Vigan longganisa is a popular delicacy in this historic city that has been designated a United Nations (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre.
Ms. Taka mistakenly assumed that the package label contained a typographical error and that she was buying a vegan sausage.
She is suing 99 Ranch Market for a undisclosed amount, citing emotional and physical distress and violation of her sacred lifestyle.