VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN ON THE EUROPEAN LEGISLATIVE AGENDA / by Nikolaas Tilkin-Franssens

The European Commission has announced that it will initiate the process for the adoption of a regulatory framework for vegetarian and vegan food. the Decision follows from a citizens initiative and will consider the mandatory labelling of foods as respectively non-vegetarian, vegetarian, or vegan. The anticipated proposal will also involve the establishment of definitions on the terms ‘vegetarian’ and ‘vegan’.

Commission Decision (EU) 2018/1701 of 7 November 2018 on the proposed citizens' initiative entitled ‘Mandatory food labelling Non-Vegetarian/Vegetarian/Vegan’- link