A small Brewery has been referred to as out by a Hindu activist group for inappropriate labelling that featured the ‘Om’ image on beer packaging… A spiritual Hindu group that launched motion in opposition to labelling utilized by a small brewery has been informed that the agency will not use the spiritual image.Rajan Zed, President of the Common Society of Hinduism has objected to the usage of the phrase ‘Om’. The phrase is utilized in Hindu prayers, and is supposed to suggest peace.Shane Swindells, the Head Brewer and proprietor of the agency acknowledged that the agency didn’t intend offence, and had contacted the Hindu Council UK over the usage of the phrase Govinda. He was informed that the council has not qualms over this use.Mr Swindells e-mailed Mr Zed to apologise, however mentioned he has not had a response.He mentioned: “We have now not got down to offend anybody. I’ve obtained numerous Hindu shoppers and have spoken to Hindus for recommendation. We are going to take away Om from our labels.“We’re a tiny little firm in Congleton and have been brewing for six years. We make the very best product we are able to – we aren’t out to offend anybody.”He went on to say that the agency had solely acquired ‘this one criticism’, however will nonetheless act.Mr Zed, President of Common Society of Hinduism, primarily based in Nevada, has now thanked The Cheshire Brewhouse for understanding the considerations of Hindu neighborhood. He mentioned: “Symbols of any religion, bigger or smaller, shouldn’t be mishandled.” This comes lower than two months after a Scottish brewery Tempest Brewing Co apologised for the usage of Hindu deity imagery.The Scottish brewery, Tempest Brewing Co apologised for utilizing the imagery on beer packaging. Mr Zed additionally led the protest in opposition to this, explaining how the Hindu deities are sacred to Hindus and have been meant for temples and never for bottles of beer. In an e-mail response, the founding father of Tempest, Gavin Meiklejohn wrote: “We wish to supply our apologies to your self and the broader Hindu neighborhood… we are going to take away all written references to Ganesha from our advertising and marketing of this beer and can look to alter the paintings earlier than its subsequent launch.”