‘Common sense’ to re-label vegan and vegetarian food across European Union

The European Union could be set to force non-meat alternatives to change their food labels.

MEP Éric Andrieu, is responsible for the legislation and has denied any involvement from the meat industry.

He told The Guardian:

“The meat lobby is not involved in this. It has generated a considerable debate among the political groups and a large majority wanted to clarify things.
“Particularly in the light of history, the history we share, you can have a steak or burger, you can’t call it something else.
“We felt that steak should be kept for real steak with meat and come up with a new moniker for all these new products. There is a lot to be done in this front, a lot of creativity will be needed.
“People need to know what they are eating. So people who want to eat less meat know what they are eating – people know what is on their plate.”

The measures will be voted on after the European elections in May.

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