Showing posts with label legal definition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label legal definition. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

World Vegan Day Petition to UK Prime Minister

Petition to: create a legal definition of the words Vegan and Vegetarian.

Please sign this World Vegan Day petition and forward to your friends.

The UK Govt confirms - "There is no single definition in law for the use of the terms 'vegetarian' and 'vegan' either at UK or European level, and any labelling of food or drink products as 'vegetarian' or 'vegan' is voluntary. However, consumers are protected by general legal provisions outlawing false or misleading labelling in UK legislation. The Food Safety Act 1990 (as amended), the Trade Descriptions Act 1968, and Article 16 of European Union Regulation 178/2002/EC must be complied with if such labelling is used."

Many Thanks for signing

World Vegan Day Petition

See also Legal Definition of Vegan