Chile – “Meat” labeling bill advances, seeking to redefine the concept to animal products only

In November 2022 began the discussion in the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies of the Bill that modifies the Sanitary Code, to define the concept of meat and prohibit giving that denomination to products that are not of animal origin.

In this context, this Monday, the final vote will take place in the Chamber and if approved, it will pass to the Senate.

The initiative has been questioned by animal rights organizations, since, according to them, it does not respond to legal needs and does not mention the negative implications of meat production for the environment and human health.

It is worth mentioning that the concept of meat is already established in articles 268 and following of the Food Sanitary Regulation.