As Plant-Based Meat and Dairy Picks Up Speed, a Labeling Fight Heads to Court

September 9, 2019 Aliza Abarbanel, Yahoo

Plant-based food companies like Just, Impossible Foods, and Beyond Meat have collectively racked up over $1 billion in funding, according to TechCrunch. But now lawmakers, backed by influential meat and dairy industries, are pushing back on the burgeoning industry by controlling the packaging language they’re allowed to use.

Falsely Labeled Seafood Coming to Forefront in North Carolina

A third of the shrimp marked as harvested from North Carolina waters likely was farm raised in a foreign country with fewer laws and oversight, according to a new study by the University of North Carolina.

Now It’s The Law: Here’s How Shrimp, Crawfish Will Be Labeled In Louisiana

If that shrimp or crawfish is imported, the menu had better say so. It’s now the law for restaurants across the state.

New Bill Would Standardize Food Date Labels Nationwide to Reduce Waste

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) introduced the Food Date Labeling Act (H.R. 3981), a bill to standardize date labels on food in order to help avoid unnecessary waste caused by consumer confusion. A companion bill has been introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

Louisiana Governor Signs Vegan Meat Labeling Bill

June 20, 2019 Associated Press

Vegan bacon, broccoli rice and other veggie foods will need new names to stay on Louisiana’s grocery store shelves next year.