Event

Where’s the Beef? The Changing Landscape of Meat Labeling Laws

July 15, 2019

We are pleased to announce that FDA partner Robert G. Hibbert will be speaking at a session during the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) annual meeting in New Orleans. Bob will address the SLC Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.

From the Impossible™ Burger to lab-grown meat, engineered and plant-based products are growing in popularity across the country. In 2018, sales of plant-based meat substitutes increased to $1.5 billion, up 22% from the previous year. With this trend comes a host of labeling issues. In recent years, several SLC states have introduced legislation to prohibit the labeling of animal cultures, plants, and insects as meat. This session explores future trends in meat production and regulation.