Meatless products can still be called burgers or sausages

Meatless products can still be called burgers or sausages according to EU law.

A debate has been raging in the food community about the use of the term “Burger” when used in conjunction with meat-free varieties. Well, fear no more, the issue has been settled.

The EU Parliament has ruled that plant-based patties can still be labelled as burgers.

The ruling sees all plant-based meat substitute products being able to be labelled the same as their meat filled counterparts, this includes “burgers” and “sausages”.

The vote took place as part of a wider discussion on agricultural products and specified that the products such as veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages can be labelled as such in both restaurants and shops.

Groups including Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will welcome the move as they argue that banning the use of the terms for non-meat based products would harm the promotion of a shift to more plant based living which is believed to be necessary to curb the increasing global climate crisis.

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