In the last years has been spoken a lot about the complete legalization of CBD for any scope or a just partial legalization for some precise matters. As a matter of fact, CBD can also be seen as an ingredient for all kind of recipes and foodstuffs – but it is safe to use? Is […]
Selling foodstuff online – which laws regulations apply?
Selling foodstuff online – which laws regulations apply? Shopping online. It´s no news to our everydaylife. We all have placed an order at least once: clothes, decos, office material… meat! Yes, you read it right. Meat. This is the case of an interesting German tribunal decision. Let´s have a look at it. 28U 53/19 Tribunal […]
How each packet legally counts: sweet rules
Candy Packages & Indication of number: how each packet legally counts If a package of sweets contains several individual packets, the number of packets must be recognizable to the end consumer. The OVG Rhineland-Palatinate ruled that this is not to be considered a “meaningless” information (Urt. v. 02.11.2021, Az. 6 A 10695/21.OVG). A package of […]
Nutri Scores: no more errors
Food labelling – no more errors Are you planning to label your own product and starting trading it? Have you heard about trend statements? origin and organic labelling? or what about Nutri-Scores? Today we would like to talk to you about this latter. The Nutri-Score provides a quick orientation as to which foods have the […]
Food Safety, Animal and Plants Health: Goals of the European Union
Food Safety, Animal and Plants Health: Goals of the European Union The European Commission declares that they are aiming to assure a high level of food safety and animal & plant health within the EU. This will take place through the help of coherent measures and adequate monitoring. As the https://ec.europa.eu/food/index_de declares: “The implementation of this […]
Does Germany stop the “detox” products trend?
The “Detox” magic word is just advertisement and is not legal! It is always tempting for manufacturers and traders to advertise food with positive effects on the health and psyche of the consumers and the best example of this marketing trick is the “detox” certificate. Unfortunately the “detox” denomination in relation to food and foodstuff […]
Ever used sawdust for baking?
Sawdust as an Ingredient: It really tastes like wood! Karlsruhe Administrative Court (Case No. 3 K 2148/19) No, flour made out of woods is not flour and is no food. Do you all agree? Not everybody however agree with that. A German online seller had the unusual idea to bake cookies with a sort of […]
2020: How coughing in public could become a problem A lot of things have changed in time of a pandemic. The old times, where people where running around without giving enough space, without masks or hand sanitizer are somehow belonging to our old memories. We are in the middle of a pandemic, the way of […]
Corona Pandemic and Company Council Meetings
In times of corona, every action we were actually taking without thinking has become an open question. This is the case of an employer (a German company operating in the field of clinical rehabilitation) and the group works council (in German Konzernbetriebsratsitzung) of its company. The Case: The employer has temporarily prohibited all employees from […]