Our specialist team works with the food sector throughout the supply chain - from farm to fork, across the EU and beyond - supporting new entrants as well as household names.
We are always at the centre of the major issues. Our relationships with regulators and key influencers ensure we deliver bigger picture solutions.– Hilary Ross
Offering a full range of legal services to the food sector, our legal team includes many lawyers who have been seconded to leading food businesses. This gives us the unique insight of understanding the issues that really matter, allowing us to focus on protecting your brand.
We are trusted advisors, whether it is from guiding corporate deals to grow your portfolio or dealing with regulatory challenges such as those faced by Iceland during the Horsemeat Scandal. When clients want to launch new products in the EU they turn to us to support them with advice on managing their brand across all member states. From our in-house GSCOP experts to making the most of the opportunities of e-com, we have the experience throughout your supply chain to support you and turn your challenges into opportunity.
We are always at the centre of the major issues. Our relationships with regulators and key influencers ensure we deliver bigger picture solutions. During the horsemeat scandal we supported clients appearing at Parliamentary Select Committees and dealing with regulators - working with them to investigate and enhance the legal strength of their supply chain. We were even asked contribute to the Elliott Review, commissioned by the Government.
Whatever your needs, you can rely on us to direct you clearly. We anticipate, understand and challenge the legal framework whilst staying focused on business growth and your commercial needs.
EU law requires food manufacturers and food service businesses to ensure their products and menus are labelled with specific information with regards to nutrition, composition, advertising claims and more.
DWF has produced interactive labels showing the key areas to consider to remain compliant. As always the devil is in the detail of the Regulations, they need to be reviewed fully to determine how the specifications impact your product.
Understanding the Food Information Regulations.
Scroll down to understand how the Food Information Regulations affect your business to help combat it.
Whilst there are challenges ahead, the opportunity to influence the shape of the future is greater than ever.
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 13 May:
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 6 May: Advertising regulator rejects complaint over previous price claim; Digital proof of age card system launched; ; Review of farm regulation and inspections
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 29 April: Argos told item not free if price inflated; Ambitious plastic reduction plan launched
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 Match 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 22 April: UK Government moves to ban on plastic stirrers, straws and cotton buds; Presence of additives rules out 'natural' claim
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 15 April: Advertising rulings on making price comparisons; Green paper published on modernising consumer markets
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 8 April: Advertising guidance and rulings from the ASA; Soft drinks sugar levy comes into force