I live in Portugal. Here are some supermarket chains such as "Continente", "Pingo Doce" etc. They sell their own brand foods and also other brands' foods. For instance: Continente sells vegetable salads, vegetable sandwich, vegetable soups etc. They do NOT have "suitable for vegetarians" label. Their ingredient lists don't seem to have any animal-derived or Haram ingredients. But I have a concern. Do I need to know, whether there is any cross-contact (or cross-contamination) between vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods in the Continente food factories? What usually happens in these kind of factories? Please help....
Bismillah Hir Rahmaan Nir Raheem
As Salaamu 3laykum,
I hope you are doing well. Its very important to make sure your food is not contaminated. I would ask the company itself as to how they package their foods. But in my opinion if they are packaging vegetable foods or using a conveyor belt then they would not have meats mixed with that. But you can always call them to find out.
Have a nice day!