Gabrielle recently asked if Smuckers Low Sugar Strawberry Preserves were vegan. She was also so kind as to include an ingredient list in her question:
Ingredients: STRAWBERRIES, SUGAR, WATER*, FRUIT PECTIN, CITRIC ACID,
LOCUST BEAN GUM*, POTASSIUM SORBATE ADDED AS A PRESERVATIVE, CALCIUM
CHLORIDE*, RED 40*. *INGREDIENTS NOT IN REGULAR PRESERVES.
Answer: Yes this product appears to be vegan. Many have claimed in the past that Red 40 was a suspect ingredient, but information I have found as of late is that Red 40 is synthetically processed and not made from carmine.