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Better late than never: The European Parliament accepts terms 'vegetarian' and 'vegan'

European V-label Texts adopted in the Plenary Session 16 June 2010/Strasbourg:

" The term ‘vegetarian’ should not be applied to foods that are, or are made from or with the aid of products derived from animals that have died, have been slaughtered, or animals that die as a result of being eaten. The term ‘vegan’ should not be applied to foods that are, or are made from or with the aid of, animals or animal products (including products from living animals). "

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Source: EP - Texts adopted
Author: European V-label

Link: REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the provision of food information to consumers/Amendment 175 Proposal for a regulation Article 35 – paragraph 6 a (new)
Link: The European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is considering a proposal for a regulation on ‘Food Information to Consumers’.
Link: The European V-Label guarantees V-products

Date: 2010-06-17

Other EVANA-articles about this topic:
Mais vale tarde que nunca: O Parlamento Europeu aceitou os termos vegetariano e vegano (pt)

EU: MEPs set out clearer and more consistent food labelling rules (en)


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