German and EU Food Law

Crisis Line (24h)

Food law
+49 40 35610-112

  • Advice on all kind of foodstuffs, i.a.:
    Bakery goods, beer mix drinks, chocolate, coffee, convenience food, dietary food, fish, food supplements, fruit, fruit juice, functional food, honey, ice cream, jams, meat, milk products, mineral water, novel food, soft drinks, sugar, soups, spirits, sweets, tea, vegetable, wine
  • Advice on all kind of ingredients, i.a.:
    Additives, aminoacids, colours, enzymes, flavours, minerals, plant extracts, preservatives, sugar substitutes, sweeteners, trace elements, vitamins
  • Advice on product development – examination of recipes
  • Advice on the demarcation of foodstuffs and drugs
  • Examination and optimisation of package labelling
  • Advice on advertising (particularly "health claims") and marketing measures of all kinds
  • Protection and defence of indications of geographical origin
  • Applications for exemptions and general exemptions
  • Expert opinions on the marketability of foodstuffs and additives
  • Representation towards public authorities and public prosecutors in cases of complaints
  • Lobbying towards associations, ministries and international organisations
  • All kinds of unfair competition litigations (particularly interim injunctions) concerning foodstuffs (cf. unfair competition law)
  • Advice on food marketing on the boundary to unfair competition law and trademark law
  • Advice on food hygiene, particularly in cases of pollution / contamination
  • Advice and representation in product liability cases
  • Crisis management