Meat-containing products should still be able to carry the “veggie label”, said the chairman of the agricultural committee, Norbert Lins, the “Tagesspiegel” (Wednesday edition). The veggie burger or the veggie bratwurst could stay after that.
“Pure meat products” such as steaks or fillets, on the other hand, should no longer be allowed to be called “veggie fillets”. "We want to create clarity for the consumer here, while at the same time not slowing down the market for veggie products," says Lins. Parliament will vote this week on whether names such as veggie burger, schnitzel or sausage can deceive consumers and should be banned. A year ago, Parliament's Agriculture Committee voted in favor of a ban. The Greens consider such discussions to be “nonsense”. And further: "That would make Parliament look ridiculous", warned the agricultural expert of the Greens in the European Parliament, Martin Häusling, the "Tagesspiegel". Designations containing meat should continue to be used as long as they are clearly provided with the adjective “vegetable, vegetarian, meat-free” or something similar, according to the European Green Party.