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Oklahoma Sued Over Plant-Based Food Large Disclaimer Law

Sept. 16, 2020, 3:48 PM

Plant-based food maker Upton’s Naturals Co. wants to keep labeling its vegan “ch’eesy bacon mac,” “vegan hot dog,” and other fare without risking punishment, and without a disclaimer as big as the product name.

An Oklahoma law that will require these foods to disclose their plant-based origins in type the same size and prominence as their product names unconstitutionally infringes their free speech rights, Upton’s and the Plant Based Foods Association say Wednesday in a suit in Oklahoma federal court.

Upton’s and the trade group’s manufacturer-members already identify their meat-substitute foods as plant-based, the suit in the U.S. District Court...

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