EU rejects plan to rename veggie burgers ‘veggie discs’

Sabrina Barr
A vegetarian burger made from quinoa, chick peas, rolled outs, onions and garlic (Getty Images)
A vegetarian burger made from quinoa, chick peas, rolled outs, onions and garlic (Getty Images)

The European Parliament has voted against the proposed veggie burger ban amendment.

This means that veggie burgers can continue to go by that name in the EU, rather than being referred to as “veggie discs”.

On Friday 23 October, the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development released a statement on Twitter outlining that MEPs had rejected the proposal for only products containing meat to feature “meat-related names”.

The statement added that there would be “no change for plant-based products and names they currently use when being sold” in the EU.

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