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October 23, 2020 - DW

European Parliament votes to allow veggie sausages

European Parliament votes to allow veggie sausages
Vegan plant-based burgerCredit: Impossible Foods

The European Parliament has voted down a motion that would have banned meatless food products from having names associated with meat.

But nondairy foods must now avoid referring to milk or cheese in their descriptions. The European Parliament on Friday voted to allow producers of meatless foodstuffs to continue calling them "sausages" and "burgers" if they desire, rejecting a proposal to have such trade practices banned.

The motion had proposed that "names ... currently used for meat products and meat preparations shall be reserved exclusively for products containing meat," using the examples of steak, sausage, escalope, burger and hamburger.

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