Violators Face up to a Year in Prison in New Missouri Law Regulating Usage of the Word “Meat”

A new law that is now in effect in Missouri seeks to regulate the usage of the word “meat.”

The law was created in response to several companies usage of the word when describing either soy-based patties or lab-grown meat. The state law forbids “misrepresenting a product as meat that is not derived from harvested production livestock or poultry.” Violators may be fined $1,000 and imprisoned for a year.

A similar law has been under debate at the federal level, with meat producers strongly arguing in favor of the regulation.

Source: It’s not ‘meat’ in Missouri unless comes from an animal

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