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Kansas governor signs fake meat bill

12 May 2022

The law comes into effect 1 July

Kansas state governor Laura Kelly signed into law House Substitute for SB 261, also known as the fake meat labelling bill, according to a press release from the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA). The KLA-supported bill already had been passed by both the House and Senate.

As of 1 July, the new law will require producers of alternative meat products that use meat terms to include a disclaimer indicating the product does not contain meat on the label in a prominent and conspicuous font size in close proximity to the meat term. Disclaimers can include vegetarian, vegan, meatless, meat-free, plant-based or other terms approved by the Kansas secretary of agriculture as appropriate. Without such disclaimers, the product will be considered misbranded.


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