Tech & Science EU lets the "Veggie Burger" live on - No more "Cheese Substitute"

21:20  23 october  2020
21:20  23 october  2020 Source:   de.reuters.com

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Brussels (Reuters) - The "Veggie Burger" and the "Tofu Schnitzel" remain: The EU Parliament on Friday spoke out in favor of restaurants and retailers can continue to refer to meat substitutes as burgers, steaks or sausages.

A vegetarian burger is pictured in a restaurant in Brussels © Reuters / FRANCOIS LENOIR A vegetarian burger is pictured in a restaurant in Brussels

A majority of parliamentarians had rejected a corresponding amendment. Agricultural associations had campaigned for a ban on such names for meat alternatives. This misleads consumers. "To celebrate the day, I'm going to have a vegan burger," said Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland after the vote.

On the other hand, parliamentarians are calling for more restrictions on plant-based alternatives to dairy products. Designations such as "milk alternative" or "cheese substitute" should no longer be permitted for foods that do not contain animal milk, declared the EU Parliament. The EU already banned descriptions such as "soy milk" and "vegan cheese" three years ago.

Elena Walden, policy manager at the non-profit Good Food Institute Europe, criticized the decision. EU countries should "clean up this mess and reject confusing and unnecessary restrictions on plant-based dairy products". The rules on product labeling are part of a larger project of EU agricultural policy and are not yet final. The parliamentarians still have to vote on the EU's agricultural policy in the coming years.

Australian staples such as TimTams, Milo and VB are foreign-owned .
Iconic Australian food and drinks such as Tim Tam (pictured), Milo, Golden Gaytime, Victoria Bitter and XXXX are all owned by foreign companies. Many of Australia's confectionary products and ice creams are owned by multinational companies in Europe and the US. Australian beers are still brewed on home ground but are owned by Japanese breweries like Asahi and Kirin, or Belgian firm Anheuser-Busch InBev. © Provided by Daily Mail Milo (pictured) is owned by Swiss multinational conglomerate Nestlé, which is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland.

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