The Chamber of Deputies approved this Tuesday (29) the proposal that considers artisanal food products of plant origin those in whose manufacturing process predominantly plant-based raw materials are used, providing for the granting of a distinctive seal. The matter goes to the Senate for review.
“The intention of this proposal is to support the market for artisanal food products of plant origin by regulating the criteria for identifying genuine and quality artisanal products, establishing the possibility of also granting these foods the distinction of the Art seal, which is foreseen only for artisanal food products of animal origin”, explained the deputy rapporteur Aline Sleutjes (União Brasil – PR).
The text classifies these products as those that have certain characteristics, such as a manufacturing process with techniques and knowledge mastered by the handlers.
The project establishes that the products must be made with raw materials produced on the property where the processing unit is located or has a specific origin.
The Art Seal is a certificate that ensures that the food product of animal origin has been handcrafted, with a recipe and process that has traditional, regional or cultural characteristics.
The seal allows products such as cheeses, sausages, fish and honey to be freely sold anywhere in the national territory, eliminating bureaucratic obstacles.
* With information from the Chamber Agency