China To Assemble Vegetarian Food Body
A Vegetarian Food Industry Association will be set up in China this year to combat the use of animal material in vegetarian products, according to the China Food Culture Research Organisation.
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In China, there are currently no state or industry standards to regulate the production of vegetarian foods. A proposal for a Vegetarian Food Industry Association is called for to regulate the industry, as many Chinese manufacturers label their products “100% vegetarian” or “contains no meat,” despite the lack of official verification.
Asia is viewed as a growth market for alternative and vegetarian foods, including dairy substitutes. Three-fourths (75%) of people in Asia are lactose intolerant.