Kansas governor signs law requiring disclaimers on veggie burgers, plant-based meat labels


Jason Tidd, Topeka Capital-Journal (KS)

May 5, 2022


Gov. Laura Kelly has signed into law a meat labeling bill pushed by the cattle industry as a way to protect consumers who may be confused by plant-based alternatives.


Kelly approved SB 261 on Thursday after the bill passed unanimously in the House and Senate. The bill signing comes as Kelly is set to proclaim May as beef month.


"I encourage all citizens to support the largest sector of our state's agricultural industry and join in a celebration to promote and celebrate beef in Kansas," Kelly said in the proclamation, which is expected to be officially signed next week at a Manhattan area ranch.


Kansas beef cattle contribute $12.9 billion a year to the state's economy, including $1.7 billion in international exports.


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