I agree with that, I hesitate to purchase notes that don't have the EPQ or PPQ designation.
I just got this response from BCS:
Planchet Removed" means someone has removed one of the little green dots embedded within the paper known as "planchets". These are security devices on notes, but they are removable. When one has been removed, I make mention of it.
I hope that answered your question.
So they will but that designation even if one dot is removed.