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Necessary Changes In Legislation To Define Food Products Suitable For Vegetarians And Vegans


Feb 10, 2022

Over the past decade, the demand and supply of foods that do not contain ingredients of animal origin have been steadily increasing. At the same time, several legislative initiatives related to labeling have been adopted, aiming at clearer definitions of food labeling. However, these changes do not include a clearer definition of "vegetarian" or "vegan" product, which represents a loophole in the legislation. The purpose of this study is to discuss some aspects of the current legislation and standards at international level related to the precise definition of foods "suitable for vegetarians and vegans".

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