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Government bans use of meat-like terms

South Africa

Jul 05, 2022

South Africa's Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has imposed a ban on "meaty" names for plant-based meat alternatives. The decision came down in the form of a letter addressed to “All processors, importers and retailers of meat analogues."

The Department describes the use of phrases such as “mushroom biltong”, “plant-based meatballs” and “vegan nuggets” as “illicit” because the products do not meet the definition of “processed meat” under the country’s Regulation No.R.1283.


Check the full text of the documents (in English), click on the  Link

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