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.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 11 March: Target of 20% calorie reduction in Children's food; First Government backed Code of practice on product recalls
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 4 March: £0.50 to be set as minimum price per unit of alcohol in Scotland; Food hygiene review of meat processing plants
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 25 Feb: Latest ASA rulings; Trade bodies to bring actions on unfair supply chain practices
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 18 Feb: Response to review of Grocery Code Adjudicator published; Latest ASA rulings
EU issues notification to stakeholders on implications of Brexit for food law.
This week's regulatory round up for the retail, food and hospitality sectors.
New technology is transforming the food supply chain from farm to fork. Our research with over 100 c-suite professionals at food manufacturing businesses found that 77% will increase their tech budget by 2020. In this article we explore just a few of the technologies disrupting the sector and some of their legal implications.