The European Parliament has rejected prohibiting vegetable products from having the same names as meat products, such as hamburgers. But member states can regulate this issue at the national level. For the European Union of Livestock and Meat Industries (UECBV), although “the harmonized protection of the EU provided for meat names” would have been better, however, they see positive the decision to regulate it at the national level.
For this reason, the UECBV encourages its members to seek fair recognition of meat appellations at the national level. “For the European livestock sector, this is not a fight against, but a call for legitimate recognition and respect for their products and the work of millions of European farmers and workers in the European livestock and meat sector, keeping rural areas alive while they provide quality meat products “, assures the UECBV.