Skip to content
  • «
  • 1
  • »

The search returned 2 results.

The Relevance of the New EU Supply Chain Requirements for Combating Food Fraud journal article

Sonja Schulz, Stephan Schäfer

European Food and Feed Law Review, Volume 19 (2024), Issue 3, Page 104 - 109

The authors describe the influence of current European legislation on supply chains, particularly with a focus on environmental and social standards, as an (unintended) side effect on food fraud. The increased transparency requirements for supply chains mean that information is obtained and disclosed, making it more difficult for fraudsters to deceive their customers about product characteristics. The information obtained and collated by companies in the supply chain will also make it easier for authorities, and possibly also for NGOs, to uncover cases of food fraud. For buyers and authorities, a lack of information is the greatest challenge with regard to food fraud. If the upstream supplier, the origin of the raw materials and various other product aspects are or can be known, it will be easier to recognise food fraud - and the buyer will also be legally responsible more often if a counterfeit product or counterfeit ingredient is purchased.


Labelling Exemptions for Carry-Over Additives and Processing Aids: The Requirement of No Technological Effect on the Final Product journal article

Sonja Schulz

European Food and Feed Law Review, Volume 16 (2021), Issue 6, Page 484 - 491

Carry-over additives and processing aids are exempted from the mandatory listing as ingredients. In both cases, this exemption requires that the respective substance has no (more) technological effect on the final product. The interpretation of this element of European law shows that such a technological effect is only to be understood as the (lasting) active effect on the final food which is marketed to the consumer. The mere fact that one can tell from the qualities of the final product that a substance with a technological effect has been used is not sufficient. This can in particular be deduced from the decision of the Union legislator itself in the area of organic food. There, the use of certain additives as processing aids has expressly been authorised although (or precisely because) their use leads to a change in the final food. The aforementioned interpretation of the requirement of no technological effect on the final product is in line with the case law of the European Court of Justice.

  • «
  • 1
  • »

Current Issue

Issue 3 / 2024