ProVeg welcomes suspension of French Decree banning “meaty” names for plant-based foods

28 July 2022

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ProVeg International today welcomes the suspension of the French Decree that was intended to come into effect in October 2022 and ban “meaty” names for plant-based products. The French Conseil d’Etat, France’s highest court, has expressed serious doubt about its legality and deems it unjustified in terms of providing consumer information.

“We are delighted to hear that the French Conseil d’Etat has decided to suspend the decree prohibiting names for plant-based products,” Jasmijn de Boo, Vice President of ProVeg International, said. 

“Plant-based foods are part of the solution to tackling the climate crisis and any regulation should actively support their sale and marketing not hamper it,” she said. 


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About ProVeg International

ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal-based products with plant-based and cultured alternatives.

ProVeg works with international decision-making bodies, governments, food producers, investors, the media, and the general public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and the planet.

ProVeg has permanent-observer status with the UNFCCC, is accredited for UNEA, and has received the United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award.