Category: Plant-based

France: Restriction on the use of meat names on labels for plant-based foods (alternative meats) ~Current situation of plant-based foods in the EU~

Summary France announced revised proposals banning the use of meat names like “steak” and “spare ribs” for plant-based food made in the country on September 4, 2023 as it seeks to avoid “misleading claims” of some meat alternatives. The ban of the use of meat names will be applied to 21 meat names. However, over… more »

Draft guidance for appropriate labeling of plant-based milk alternatives issued (U.S.)

Note: This article is related to a foreign regulation (United States of America). For more articles regarding Japanese regulations please refer to our newsletter page. On February 22, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the draft guidance to ensure appropriate labeling of plant-based milk alternatives (PBMA) sold as substitutes for milk and… more »

“Japanese Agricultural Standards for Textured Soy Protein Products” established (Japan)~Notes on the labeling of plant-based foods~

On February 24, 2022, Japanese Agricultural Standards (hereinafter referred to as “JAS”) for Textured Soy Protein Products were established. On the same day, it was added to the JAS list on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and we would like to summarize the outline and key points for labeling below.… more »