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December 13, 2019 - Supermarket Perimeter

US: Arkansas plant-based labeling law blocked

US: Arkansas plant-based labeling law blocked
Plant-based sausage made by TofurkyCredit: Tofurky

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — A federal court blocked the state of Arkansas from enforcing its meat labeling law against The Tofurky Co.

The law makes it illegal for plant-based meat companies to use “meat” or other meat-derived terms like “burger” or “sausage” to describe their products. The law includes products with modifiers such as “plant-based,” “vegan” or “veggie.” Violations could carry fines as high as $1,000 per label.

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