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The trade magazine: Fair play on the market




Category: Industry
16.07.2019 by Max Pohl

Chamber of Agriculture President Josef Moosbrugger calls for EU-wide binding rules on the labeling of industrially processed meat, milk or cheese imitations.

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" For a fair play on the food market, we quickly demand legal rules for naming imitations As due to technical-industrial progress, the imitations of the original are becoming increasingly similar and thus the misleading increasingly likely, the original and imitation must be clearly recognizable, "emphasized Chamber of Agriculture President Josef Moosbrugger in the event LK plain text. So there should be no allusions to existing terms in the designation of imitations, such as "soy milk", "vegetarian meatloaf" or "vegan sausage". The example of dairy products shows how this could be done: butter must be made from 1

00% cream, ie from an animal raw material, and must not contain any vegetable ingredients, otherwise the product must be labeled differently according to EU market regulations.

There should be no "golden plating", ie no stricter regulations than in other EU countries, in the area of ​​animal welfare. "We want to offer 'more' animal welfare to the consumer through our own voluntary market segments, as the successful example shows eggs with 'organic', 'free range' and 'soil farming'," says Moosbrugger. Such an offer to consumers could be organized either through state criteria, such as eggs, or under controlled programs, such as the Animal Welfare module in the AMA Label. "The consumer can thus be completely safe when shopping: the statutory animal welfare is fully guaranteed, voluntary higher standards, he also finds on the shelf," concluded the LK-President.


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