Food Law Corner

The CERHA HEMPEL Food Law Corner provides an insight into current legal developments and the latest case-law in the food and beverage industry. Our attorneys regularly advise clients on the regulatory requirements in connection with food information, health and nutrition claims, advertising & marketing, novel foods, the introduction of food supplements on the market and much more. We represent our clients in administrative proceedings, cases under the Unfair Competition Act, and trademark protection including PDO and PGI.

March 2022

Amendment of the Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act

The Food Safety and Consumer Protection Act and the Health and Food Security Act were both amended by Federal Law Gazette I 256/2021. Some of the new provisions entered into force on 1 January 2022, whereas others took effect on 22 February 2022.

Supposed competitor is not a “Käpt‘n Iglo“ lookalike

Following a legal dispute that lasted many years between fish finger manufacturer Iglo and its competitor Appel Feinkost, Iglo has suffered yet another setback.