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        From the sourcing of foods to the way they are labelled and marketed, the pace of change in the food industry has never been so fast.

        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.

        Understanding the Food Information Regulations - Food Labels

        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.

        Take a look at our interactive label

        Meet our team

        Dominic Watkins

        • Partner // Head of Food Group

        Hilary Ross

        • Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality // Executive Partner (London)

        Nils Wolfgang Bings, LL.M. IP (GWU)

        • Partner // Head of Food Law and Regulatory Compliance FMCGs (Germany)

        Kirsty Rogers

        • Partner // Executive Partner (Manchester) & Head of Client Development
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