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Journal Cover EFFL - European Food and Feed Law Review
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     ISSN (Print) 1862-2720
     Published by Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft Homepage  [12 journals]
  • USA: FDA Developments: Food Code 2013 and Proposed Trans Fat Determination
    • Abstract: 268 Reports EFFL 4 2014
      USA
      FDA Developments: Food Code 2013 and Proposed Trans Fat
      Determination
      Margaret Rosso Grossman*
      I. Food Code 2013 and Food Code
      Reference System
      Since 1993, the US Food and Drug Administration
      has published a Food Code, now updated every four
      years. In November 2013, the FDA issued the latest
      edition of its Food Code.1 The Food Code is designed
      to assist “food control jurisdictions at all levels of government
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:28:35 +010
       
  • Switzerland: Will Switzerland Back Down? The “Cassis de Dijon
           Principle” and Foodstuffs
    • Abstract: 266 Reports EFFL 4 2014
      Switzerland
      Will Switzerland Back Down? The “Cassis de Dijon Principle” and
      Foodstuffs
      Eva-Maria Strobel and Alexander Eichhof*
      With the implementation of the revised Swiss Federal
      Act on Technical Barriers to Trade (Bundesgesetz
      über die technischen Handelshemmnisse, herein referred
      to as the “TBT”) on 1 July 2010, Switzerland unilaterally
      applied the so-called “Cassis de Dijon Principle”.
      This principle, bas
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:27:06 +010
       
  • The Netherlands: Food Safety: Dutch Government is Taking it Seriously
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Reports 265
      The Netherlands
      Food Safety: Dutch Government is Taking it Seriously
      Ebba Hoogenraad and Dorothée de Rooy*
      I. Meat Industry on Government Watch
      In the previous issue we wrote about the Dutch government’s
      intention to tighten oversight of the meat
      industry in reaction to the recentmeat scandals. The
      government has followed through on its objective
      and has issued a formal response to the Dutch Safety
      Board report of 26 Ma
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:25:19 +010
       
  • Germany: Does the Consumer Have to Read the Ingredients List?
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Reports 263
      Germany
      Does the Consumer Have to Read the Ingredients List?
      CJEU Asked to Join the “Raspberry-Vanilla Adventure” by Federal Court of Appeal
      Moritz Hagenmeyer
      Food packaging displaying pictures of fruits are increasingly troubling German courts. The
      crucial question is usually: Does the depicted fruit have to be an ingredient or is it sufficient
      that it represents or suggests the taste of the food? After all, how else could a markete
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:24:08 +010
       
  • Czech Republic: A New Strategy of EU Producers: Marketing Foodstuffs as
           Cosmetics and/or ...
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Reports 261
      Czech Republic
      A New Strategy of EU Producers: Marketing Foodstuffs as Cosmetics
      and/or Medical Devices
      Nicole Grmelová and Jan Vavrečka*
      The regulation of both the contents and advertisement
      of food in the EuropeanUnion has become very
      strict which has lead some food producers to introduce
      “novel solutions”, such as circumventing EU
      food law by applying regimes aimed at cosmetics
      and/or medical devices. The legal re
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:22:34 +010
       
  • Bulgaria: The Sofia City Administrative Court Drew a Line Between the
           “Dairy Products” and ...
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Reports 259
      Bulgaria
      The Sofia City Administrative Court Drew a Line Between the “Dairy
      Products” and the “Analogues”
      Elena Todorova
      On 15April 2014 the Sofia CityAdministrative Court,
      acting as a court of last instance, finally ruled that
      there is a difference between the so-called "analogue
      cheese" and a product that combines cheese and other
      ingredients of non-milk origin and/or vegetable
      fats1.
      With the decision the c
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:20:15 +010
       
  • European Union: The EU African Swine Fever Crisis and its Impact on
           International Trade
    • Abstract: 254 Reports EFFL 4 2014
      Reports
      European Union
      The EU African Swine Fever Crisis and its Impact on International
      Trade
      Francesco Montanari and Cesare Varallo*
      I. Introduction
      African Swine Fever (hereinafter ‘ASF’) is a highly infectious
      animal disease that, although bearing no risk
      for humans, is extremely harmful to pigs and wild
      boars. Normally, it triggers symptoms such as loss of
      appetite, high fever, haemorrhages in the skin and
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:18:45 +010
       
  • Monsterbacke – A Judgment of only Historical Significance?
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Case Report 247
      Case Report
      Monsterbacke – A Judgment of only Historical Significance?
      Andreas Natterer*
      Case C-609/12, Ehrmann AG ./. Zentrale zur Bekämpfung lauteren Wettbewerbs e.V.
      I. Introduction
      On 10 April 2014, the Court of Justice of the European
      Union (CJEU) ruled on a question referred to it
      by the German Bundesgerichtshof regarding the applicability
      of Article 10 (2) of Regulation (EC)
      1924/2006. The ultimate (and only)
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:16:31 +010
       
  • Inflexibility Guidance? The Case Against Brand-specific Claims
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Recent Judgments on the Health Claims Regulation 233
      Recent Judgments on the Health Claims
      Regulation
      A Journey through the Colourful World of Health Claims Made on
      Food Stopping at Luxembourg and Karlsruhe
      Leonie Evans 1
      Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on food has now been
      in effect for seven years and has been the subject of several court decisions. These cases fill
      this complex and much discussed piece of EU
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:14:00 +010
       
  • Recent Judgments on the Health Claims Regulation
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Recent Judgments on the Health Claims Regulation 233
      Recent Judgments on the Health Claims
      Regulation
      A Journey through the Colourful World of Health Claims Made on
      Food Stopping at Luxembourg and Karlsruhe
      Leonie Evans 1
      Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on food has now been
      in effect for seven years and has been the subject of several court decisions. These cases fill
      this complex and much discussed piece of EU
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:12:17 +010
       
  • The Cloning of Animals for Farming Purposes in the EU: From Ethics to
           Agri-food Law
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 The Cloning of Animals for Farming Purposes in the EU 223
      The Cloning of Animals for Farming Purposes
      in the EU: From Ethics to Agri-food Law
      Luis González Vaqué*
      « L’homme n’est pas le seul animal qui
      pense. Mais il est le seul à penser qu’il
      n’est pas un animal. »
      Cécile Lestienne
      I. Introduction
      At the end of 2013 the European Commission adopted
      a “Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament
      and of The
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:10:12 +010
       
  • Administrative Sanctions in the Management of Food Safety
    • Abstract: 216 Administrative Sanctions in the Management of Food Safety EFFL 4 2014
      Administrative Sanctions in the Management
      of Food Safety
      Małgorzata Korzycka and Pawel Wojciechowski*
      The term “sanction” can have various meanings and
      contexts in legal theory1. On the one hand, sanctions
      are seen as specific elements of a legal text or legal
      norm that lay down the repercussions for certain actions
      by the perpetrator (formal, normative meaning)
      2. On the
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:08:40 +010
       
  • Editorial
    • Abstract: EFFL 4 2014 Editorial 215
      Editorial
      This summer’s issue provides you with entertaining material to read at your leisure. Enjoy
      the lecture on the beach, the mountains or wherever you spend this most pleasant
      time of the year. The authors worked hard for your amusement. Even if some of the titles
      suggest a certain grade of seriousness, it is especially important to exercise your
      brain in this fancy summertime. It is common knowledge, even if this is not authorized
      PubDate: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:06:21 +010
       
  • Norway: Surveys on Claims and Labelling
    • Abstract: EFFL 3 2014 Reports 201
      Norway
      Surveys on Claims and Labelling
      Marie Vaale-Hallberg
      If you have clients operating in Norway, please be
      aware that the Norwegian Food Safety Authority
      (NFSA) has for the first time decided to conduct a
      survey to verify compliance with Regulation
      1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on
      foods. The emphasis is placed on everyday food, both
      pre-packed and non pre-packed, and NFSA will visit
      importers and s
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:26:18 +010
       
  • Spain: The Food Safety Agency and the Consumer Institute Merge
    • Abstract: 200 Reports EFFL 3 2014
      The Food Safety Agency and the Consumer Institute Merge
      Sebastián Romero Melchor and Sara Aparicio Hill
      The National Consumer Institute and the Spanish
      Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition have been
      merged into anewautonomous body called the Spanish
      Agency for Consumers, Food Safety and Nutrition
      by Royal Decree 19/20141 (hereinafter, the “RoyalDecree”).
      Prior to theRoyalDecree, these two agencies
      operated completely indep
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:24:37 +010
       
  • Spain: New Rules on Complementary Standards for Spirit Drinks Adopted
    • Abstract: EFFL 3 2014 Reports 199
      Spain
      New Rules on Complementary Standards for Spirit Drinks Adopted
      Sebastián Romero Melchor and Sara Aparicio Hill
      On March 27, 2014 Royal Decree 164/2014 of March
      14, establishing complementary standards on the
      production, description, presentation and labelling
      of certain spirit drinks1 (the “Royal Decree”) entered
      into force. The Royal Decree provides a single legislative
      framework that applies to the national territo
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:22:23 +010
       
  • Italy: Economic Operators Change Nutritional Claims on Salt upon the
           Italian Antitrust ...
    • Abstract: 198 Reports EFFL 3 2014
      Economic Operators Change Nutritional Claims on Salt upon the
      Italian Antitrust Authority’s Request
      Barbara Klaus and Michele Gherardini
      The ItalianAntitrustAuthority recently approved, on
      5 March 2014, the changes made by 13 economic operators
      to some indications present on the labelling
      of their products. As amatter of fact, following some
      consumer complaints as well as controls carried out
      by theAntitrustAuthority, it has
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:21:17 +010
       
  • Italy: The Italian Ministry of Health Adopts a Decree that Introduces a
           New, Common Positive ...
    • Abstract: 196 Reports EFFL 3 2014
      Italy
      The Italian Ministry of Health Adopts a Decree that Introduces a
      New, Common Positive List for the Use of Botanicals in Food
      Supplements
      Barbara Klaus and Michele Gherardini
      On 27 March 2014, the Italian Ministry of Health
      adopted aDecree,which amended theMinisterialDecree
      of 9 July 2012, regarding the use of botanicals in
      food supplements. The adoption of this new Decree
      is the first result of the joint work carried
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:19:14 +010
       
  • Germany: Federal Court of Appeal Bans “Praebiotik + Probiotik”
           as an Illegal Health Claim
    • Abstract: EFFL 3 2014 Reports 193
      Germany
      Federal Court of Appeal Bans “Praebiotik + Probiotik” as an Illegal
      Health Claim
      Moritz Hagenmeyer
      The trade mark “Praebiotik® + Probiotik®” is a health claim. This may sound incredible,
      but has thus been decided by the German Federal Court of Appeal in its most recent food
      law judgement of 26.2.2014 (I ZR 178/12). The ruling continues the line of curious decisions
      expanding the advertising bans of Claims Regulatio
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:17:50 +010
       
  • France: Mad Cow Crisis: The French Court is Reaching the End of the Case
    • Abstract: 192 Reports EFFL 3 2014
      France
      Mad Cow Crisis: The French Court is Reaching the End of the Case
      Emily Amat and Lise Rihouey-Robini*
      After a 17-year investigation into the mad cow crisis,
      the French Court has nearly concluded the case. Although
      this information was made public only in
      mid-April 2014, it was on 19 November 2013 that the
      Paris prosecutor's office requested a general dismissal
      of the case, after the judges asked its opinion.
      Now, the
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:16:16 +010
       
 
 
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