Plant-Based MEATS Labeling in The United States

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feds vs states i didnt know this. some tricky buggers out there


Plant-Based Labeling in The United States

Currently, the U.S. has no federal regulation of plant-based food labeling. In short, this means that domestic products and imported goods alike can be labeled as they wish, with no limitations on terms traditionally attributed to the meat and dairy industries, but this only applies at a federal level.

Confusingly, U.S. states can impose their own mandates. As such, regions that rely on the meat and dairy industries have been keen to ban plant-based manufacturers from using ‘meaty’ terminology to promote their goods. Texas provides a clear example of this in practice.

Holding the largest number of cattle in the entire US.., Texas is a meat and dairy-centric state. With this in mind, and as plant-based alternatives began to enjoy searing popularity, back in 2021 the House Bill 316 was given the green light by Texas lawmakers. The bill aimed to prevent meat-free manufacturers from using ‘beef’ and ‘meat’ on their packaging.

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https://plantbasedworldpulse.com/pl...here-consumers-and-companies-currently-stand/
 
feds vs states i didnt know this. some tricky buggers out there


Plant-Based Labeling in The United States

Currently, the U.S. has no federal regulation of plant-based food labeling. In short, this means that domestic products and imported goods alike can be labeled as they wish, with no limitations on terms traditionally attributed to the meat and dairy industries, but this only applies at a federal level.

Confusingly, U.S. states can impose their own mandates. As such, regions that rely on the meat and dairy industries have been keen to ban plant-based manufacturers from using ‘meaty’ terminology to promote their goods. Texas provides a clear example of this in practice.

Holding the largest number of cattle in the entire US.., Texas is a meat and dairy-centric state. With this in mind, and as plant-based alternatives began to enjoy searing popularity, back in 2021 the House Bill 316 was given the green light by Texas lawmakers. The bill aimed to prevent meat-free manufacturers from using ‘beef’ and ‘meat’ on their packaging.

click for rest of article

https://plantbasedworldpulse.com/pl...here-consumers-and-companies-currently-stand/
Fortunately the labels here brag big-time about being 'plant-based' to lure the vegans and greenies into buying their crap. It ain't misleading...

Because us carnivores, (meat-eaters) damsure ain't gonna buy it. :mad:
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On the very few occasions where I have allowed one of these monstrosities to touch my lips, I have found that the ones that pretend to "be just like meat" are universally disgusting. I could tolerate maybe one bite of them, but nothing more. Compare that to the things that do not pretend to be meat - some of those are actually pretty good. We bought some "black bean patties" at Costco. While I agree that those would be a little much to try to eat my themselves, they do good done up in the air frier and then crumbled as an ingredient in a vege salad. Like bacon bits or chopped up ham. And I've found that some turkey burgers taste really good - so long as you don't go into it expecting them to taste like hamburgers. Just stay away from the junk that tries to advertise itself as some kind of "new meat". It isn't.
 
My former friend with benefits, who bought into the whole fake foods thing but was really good looking, made me some beyond-meat meatballs as part of a pasta dish. She was going to prove to me secretly that they tasted just as good and I wouldn't even know the difference. One bite and I nearly gagged. Tasted like old road kill mixed with long expired beans.

She hated watching me eat steak as she chewed on a salad.
 
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