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I don't think there is simple way to test if something contains meat. If you are not sure about something, then just don't eat it. That's the simplest thing I can do.
Most people can smell out something contains meat after going vegetarians for sometimes. I think that's the simplest way to test if something contains meat.
if you hesitate the food is vegetarian or not, then please just don't eat it. I think that's the simplest thing I can suggest now.
They make a scanner that you can scan on barcodes when you're in the grocery store, to see if the product is vegetarian, non vegetarian or vegan :)
If you've been a vegan/vegetarian for a long time, your body has stopped producing pepsin, the enzyme used to digest meat's proteins. So, vegetarians/vegans can't even eat flesh without getting severe stomach pains. It's always good to be cautious, but I think it is most likely fine if it's been 6 months or more since last eating meat.
I'm sorry it was meat :(
As for the pain thing, it probably varies between people. After about a month as a vegetarian I had a veggie burger which my father fried in a pan along with meat burgers, thus having it soak up fats from the meat... I was ill for a few hours with nasty stomach pain afterwards. It surprised me that I reacted so soon though.
Dude that absolutely sucks that your parents lied to you. Do they not support your vegetarian diet? What was their reaction when you switched?