food labelling

What’s not prohibited is allowed: freedom of production

Freedom of production and marketing In principle, foodstuffs are not subject to any official approval or authorisation requirements. The same applies to the production or import of food. This principle is however restricted by individual statutory regulations, for example the Novel Food Regulation or the EC Genetic Food Regulation. In addition, there are product-specific regulations […]

Principle of German Food Law

Are you willing to start your business in the food industry? These article will help you prioritize the most important principle of food law. The foodstuff regulation applicable in the Federal Republic of Germany is not only determined by the laws and ordinances of the Federal Government and the German Länder, but also to a […]

Hygiene Regulations: Food´s 2nd Chance

Food Hygiene and Food Distribution: a new case Food Hygiene Regulations must always be taken into consideration. Let’s have a look at this case of German Law (Berlin Administrative Court, decision of 21.10.2021 – VG 14 L 453/21 -)  Food regulations must be complied with by all persons engaged in the distribution of food, regardless […]

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 […]

Food law in Germany an Europe

horak Attorneys at Law advises and represents clients in all legal matters relating to the production or sale of food/cosmetics and consumer goods. In addition to classical national and European food law, this legal practice also includes international food law as well as special matters such as due diligence obligations under food law, reporting obligations […]

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