Plant-Based Meat Labeling Law on Hold in Arkansas

Last week, Reuters writer Barbara Grzincic reported that, “A federal judge in Arkansas has temporarily blocked the state from enforcing a labeling law that bars the use of terms like ‘burgers,’ ‘sausage’ and ‘steak’ on plant-based foods, finding that a vegetarian-food producer is likely to prevail on its claim that the law is an impermissible restraint on its First Amendment rights.

“U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker in Little Rock granted a preliminary injunction on Wednesday in favor of the Tofurky Company, represented by attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Good Food Institute.”

Recall that several States that have large cattle production industries have recently attempted to curtail the labelling of meat substitutes, click here and here for more details.

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