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May 07, 2019 - ABC News (AU)

'Vegan tuna' a 'slap in the face' for seafood producers, industry says

'Vegan tuna' a 'slap in the face' for seafood producers, industry says
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The marketing tactics being used to sell a soy-based "vegan tuna", a product which has a similar name and packaging to the real thing, has upset the Australian seafood industry.

Seafood Industry Australia chief executive Jane Lovell said fish-free substitutes were a "slap in the face" for the industry, which had worked hard to establish a solid reputation.

The criticism comes as plant-based products continue grow in popularity, but industry groups want greater clarity about whether vegan products should be allowed to be marketed using terms such as "meat" and "milk".

Read more at ABC News (AU)


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