France bans use of terms like ‘steak’ and ‘sausage’ to describe vegetarian products

France is about to enact a ban on the use of terms like steak and sausage when describing plant-based animal protein alternatives.

France will become the first European Union country to ban the use of words associated with meat protein from being applied to plant-based food, following an official decree published on Thursday.

The ban, which was originally agreed-to in 2020, will go into effect in October, according to Reuters and German public broadcaster, DW.

“It will not be possible to use sector-specific terminology traditionally associated with meat and fish to designate products that do not belong to the animal

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