New York Assembly Bill 507 would prohibit the use of the term “milk” on any products that do not contain dairy.
New York Considers Restricting the Term “Milk”
Upton’s and PBFA to Appeal Denial of Preliminary Injunction for Oklahoma Law
Upton’s Naturals Co. and the Plant Based Foods Association have said that they will appeal to the Tenth Circuit an order by a federal judge refusing to grant a preliminary injunction to block the enforcement of an Oklahoma law that bars plant-based foods being labeled with terms often used to refer to meat products, such as “burger.”
Groups File Complaint with FTC Against Cargill for Deceptive Labeling of Turkey Brands
Richman Law Group, on behalf of Animal Equality, Family Farm Action Alliance, Venceremos, Mighty Earth, Organic Consumers Association, and Socially Responsible Agricultural Project has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that Cargill uses misleading marketing campaigns to suggest that two of its brands involve higher animal welfare standards, better treatment of workers, and more sustainable environmental practices than they actually do
Plant-Based Meat Labeling Rules
An article by Shareefah Taylor in the University of Massachusetts Law Review examines the contradictions between state and federal regulations for plant-based meat alternatives.
Texas Bill Would Restrict Labeling of Cellular Agriculture
Texas House Bill 316 would ban labeling or advertising any products that are plant-based or produced by cellular agriculture as “meat,” “beef,” “chicken,” “pork,” or other common variations.
Texas Considers Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling for Meat
Texas House Bill 261 would require that any beef and pork products displayed for sale include a label stating the products’ country of origin.
GFI and ALDF Challenge Louisiana Labeling Law
The Good Food Institute and the Animal Legal Defense Fund have filed suit under the First Amendment challenging a Louisiana law that imposes fines for alternative protein products labels with terms usually associated with meat, such as “burger” or “sausage.”
FDA Seeks Input on Cultured Seafood Products
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking input on the labeling of food containing cultured seafood cells. The agency is accepting comments until March 8, 2021.
New Report on Labeling of Plant-Based Foods
A new report from the World Resources Institute analyzes the kind of language to use and to avoid in order to make plant-based foods appealing to more consumers.
Upton’s and PBFA Challenge Oklahoma Labeling Law
Upton’s Naturals and the Plant Based Foods Association have filed suit against the state of Oklahoma, bringing a First Amendment challenge to the state’s law that requires disclaimers on plant-based products that use a term normally associated with conventional meat.