Law Govering Food, Feed, Cosmetics and Consumer Goods
Food, feed, cosmetics and consumer goods (e.g. toys and tobacco products) are governed by strict regulatory requirements under German, European and international law, which are subject to constant amendments.
In addition to a profound knowledge of the industry, particular expertise is necessary in this environment in order to meet the individual requirements of raw materials suppliers, manufacturers, importers, wholesale, retail and online dealers as well as the hospitality industry.
Our advice covers all legal issues arising in connection with the development, manufacture and marketing of the relevant products. We develop leading-edge solutions which take into account the individual interests of our clients.
This includes, in particular, the clarification of industry-specific and product-related questions, verification of the marketability, labelling and advertising of food and feed products, cosmetics as well as of consumer goods, the particularities of distance sales, the preparation and optimization of HACCP, hygiene and quality management concepts, advice and guidance throughout permit procedures, food compliance, measures to reduce liability risks, crisis management (e.g. returns and recalls including avoiding undesired media exposure), representation in disputes under competition law, in relation to supervisory authorities, public prosecution authorities and certification offices, as well as representation of interests out of court, in relations with ministries and international organizations.
Our advisory services are completed by further training measures and in-house training as well as cooperation as required with external, independent laboratories.