Tuesday, April 20, 2021

European Parliament votes against ‘veggie burger ban’

The European Parliament has voted to reflect the ‘veggie burger ban’, which would have restricted plant-based products from using terms typically associated with meat products, such as ‘burger’ and ‘sausage’.

However, the European Parliament has voted to ban descriptive terms such as ‘yoghurt-style’ and ‘cheese alternative’ on plant-based dairy products.

This follows earlier bans on the use of terms such as ‘almond milk’ and ‘vegan cheese’ on products in the EU.

“Although we welcome the European Parliament’s vote against the introduction of naming restrictions on plant-based alternatives to meat, where common sense has prevailed, we deeply regret its vote in favour of far-reaching and entirely unnecessary restrictions on the descriptions of plant-based dairy products,” said Jasmijn de Boo, Vice President of ProVeg International.

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