Okla. Sued Over Plant-Based Food Labeling Law

Law360 (September 16, 2020, 6:36 PM EDT) -- A vegan food company on Wednesday hit the state of Oklahoma with a suit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of a recent law that requires plant-based food companies to include a disclaimer if they use a meat term, such as "burger," to describe their products.

Upton's Naturals Co. and industry group Plant Based Foods Association said a law requiring plant-based food companies to include large disclaimers on labels that their products aren't made of meat violates the First Amendment. The law was passed earlier this year following lobbying from the meat industry and will take effect Nov. 1, according to...

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