Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF 2391, the Iowa Meat Integrity Bill, into law. The bill protects against the misbranding of meat and egg alternatives. It also prohibits supplemental nutritional programs and schools from buying any misbranded protein.

Starting July 1, lab-grown or plant/insect-based protein must include qualifiers such as meatless, fake or imitation to be sold in Iowa. The law restricts the sale of food products misbranded as egg or meat products.

The law requires the Department of Inspections, Appeals and Licensing to inspect a food processing plant or grocery store for compliance based on a credible complaint that food products are misbranded as meat. The Attorney General or county attorney in the county where the food product is being offered is given the authority to issue a stop order or embargo.

Read more about the Iowa Meat Integrity Legislation here.