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Case Report: The Water-Claim Proceedings: Statement of Claim journal article

Tobias Teufer, Moritz Hagenmeyer, Andreas Hahn

European Food and Feed Law Review, Volume 7 (2012), Issue 1, Page 28 - 52

Four years ago the second and the third authors submitted an application for authorisation of a health claim (in the shape of a disease risk reduction claim) via the German Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety. Their application was recently refused in a Commission Regulation relying on a negative opinion of the European Food Safety Authority. As a means of last resort the applicants have decided to challenge this Regulation and have asked the first author to represent them before the General Court of the European Union. As a measure of transparency, in order to assist the current debate of issues caused by the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation and to give interested parties an opportunity to participate, the authors make a swift convenience translation of the statement of claim dated 13/1/2012 available to the public with this article. The General Court received the pleadings on 16/01/2012 and allocated the case number T-17/12.


Which Path to go? journal article

Carl von Jagow, Tobias Teufer

European Food and Feed Law Review, Volume 2 (2007), Issue 3, Page 10

I. Introduction The basic principle of EU food law has remained unchanged by Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002: Any food operator is free to produce and sell foodstuffs in the EU without prior permission – provided the foodstuffs are safe1. Whether a foodstuff is safe must primarily be judged by the food operators themselves as Art. 17 (1) and Art. 19 (1) Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 clearly point out. However, the European legislator introduces an ev

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