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No veggie “sausage”, soy “steaks”&Co. in the French future

At the End of April, French delegates decided that vegetarian and vegan products may no longer contain –meaty– name supplements. This leads to confusion of consumers in the marketing of these products.

Here are some examples of terms that may no longer be used in France like this:

vegetarian sausages

meatless bacon

cashew cheese

soy milk

Also in Germany soy milk must be called soy drink.

Manufacturers who do not comply with this new regulation must expect fines of up to 300,000 euros.

French delegate Jean-Baptiste Moreau, a farmer himself, proposed this new scheme to better inform consumers about their food. He wrote on Twitter:

âžIt is important to take action against false statements: Our products must be correctly marked: the terms #cheese or #steak are reserved for products of animal origin!âœ

The control procedure has not yet been completed. An implementing regulation is to draw up and publish a list of designations which may no longer be used in the future.

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