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Australian seafood industry commends Senate inquiry into faux-meat labelling

Seafood
Australia
Published Aug 4, 2021

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It’s just not cricket: Australian seafood industry commends Senate inquiry into faux-meat labelling. Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), the national peak-body representing the Australian seafood industry, has commended the Commonwealth Senate Inquiry into the labelling of alternative protein products, and highlighted the need to protect the definition of seafood. “This inquiry is vital for the animal-based protein industries to protect our name, definitions, brands and integrity systems,” SIA CEO Veronica Papacosta said. “We must protect the definition of seafood, and ensure it is only applied to true, aquatic seafood species.

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It’s just not cricket: Australian seafood industry commends Senate inquiry into faux-meat labelling. Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), the national peak-body representing the Australian seafood industry, has commended the Commonwealth Senate Inquiry into the labelling of alternative protein products, and highlighted the need to protect the definition of seafood. “This inquiry is vital for the animal-based protein industries to protect our name, definitions, brands and integrity systems,” SIA CEO Veronica Papacosta said. “We must protect the definition of seafood, and ensure it is only applied to true, aquatic seafood species. “Misleading origin statements and the subsequent mislabelling of synthetic or plant-based products as actual animal-based protein generates confusion amongst customers and consumers, and undermines the Australian seafood industry, along with the dedication and commitment of fishing families and businesses alike. “We firmly believe the sale of products ...
Source: Fish Focus
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