European Parliament rejects ban on ‘veggie burgers’

23 October 2020

On Friday 23 October, the European Parliament plenary session rejected AM165 to the Agricultural products’ list within the Common Market Organisation file of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Such an amendment would have prohibited plant-based food products from using meat-derived names (such as ‘veggie burger’, ‘vegan sausage’).

The Parliament however supported such a ban for dairy products (AM171). The Council’s reading of the Parliament’s amendments during the trialogues will determine whether this ban is kept in the final version of the new CAP.