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Federal Government pushes to stop plant-based products labelled as 'meat' or 'milk'

Plant-based products labelled "meat" or "milk" will have to be rebranded if the Federal Government is successful in lobbying for a change of food standards.

Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie will today ask a food regulation forum to back her bid to have Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) review terminology and crack down on imitation and so-called fake foods.

Senator McKenzie said products labelled meat and milk should only come from animals, like honey has to be a pure product from bees.

"I want consumers to have confidence that when they buy honey, it's honey — when they buy meat, it's beef from an animal and when they buy milk, it is actually produced by a dairy cow," she said.

 

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(ABC NEWS 11/10/18)