A plant-based food producer has actually asked a federal court to briefly stop Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans labeling vegetarian and vegan products as meat and marketing them as such while lawsuits is underway.
Hood River, Oregon-based Tofurky Co. informed courts Wednesday that complying with the law would have a “extreme detrimental impact” due to the fact that of the expense to alter marketing and packaging.
It’s unclear if the law has actually been enforced considering that working 3 weeks earlier. The law’s authors say it’s developed to protect consumers.
Tofurky declares the lawsuit limits commercial speech protected by the First Modification.
A spokesperson says Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating the motion to determine next steps.
The American Civil Liberties Union initially submitted a lawsuit on Tofurky’s behalf challenging the law in July. Similar claims have actually been submitted in Missouri and Mississippi.