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Chile prohibits using the term meat in products that are not of animal origin

Published May 27, 2024

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Chile has passed a law defining meat as the muscular tissue of slaughtered animals, excluding certain organs. The law also bans the use of meat names to describe food products that are predominantly of plant origin, unless they clearly indicate their plant source. The law will be enforced starting November 18, 2025.
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Through this law, the Government of Chile establishes the scope of the term meat and prohibits classifying as meat a product that is not of animal origin. Specifically, the text specifies that “the names associated with products of animal origin, such as 'hamburger', 'chorizo', 'sausage', 'cecina' or others, cannot be used to describe, promote or market food products that contain a greater proportion of matter of plant origin than meat, unless they expressly, visibly and unequivocally indicate that they are of plant origin. The regulations also define the concept of meat “as the edible part of the muscles of slaughter animals such as cattle, sheep, pigs and other species suitable for human consumption.” It also specifies that meat includes all the soft tissues that surround the skeleton, except for the supporting muscles of the hyoid apparatus and the ...
Source: Agromeat
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