Chile – Congress approves debate on draft regulation on the use of the term “meat”

Congressmen approved in general -and without debate- the bill that regulates the categorization of the concept of “meat”. The initiative sought to prohibit cataloging under such denomination an edible product that is not of animal origin.

The original motion was promoted by deputies Harry Jürgensen (IND), Miguel Mellado (RN) and Gastón Von Mühlenbrock (UDI). It was also signed by former deputies Iván Flores, Fernando Meza and Mario Venegas.

The regulation establishes that the term “meat” means the edible part of the muscles of food animals such as cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, goats, camelids and other species fit for human consumption.