Food

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (hereinafter ‘NVWA’) supervises companies that manufacture, import, and market products. It seems obvious that the products that are being sold should be safe to use. In practice, however, this often proves to be a difficult issue. When is a product considered unsafe? Who decides this and what happens if NVWA’s assessment of the matter differs from that of the company itself?

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Internationally, our practice is part of the Food Lawyers Network and the Greenlane network of firms specialised in international trade and customs law. This allows us to assist our clients quickly and effectively when needed, both in other EU member states and beyond.

The multidisciplinary food team at Ploum combines specialists in areas ranging from international trade, litigation, banking and finance, and insurance to corporate, labour and administrative law as well as IP, IT and privacy. The firm is well regarded for its ‘unique expertise in food related issues and Food Safety Authority cases’, as well as its experience in compliance issues surrounding the import and manufacture of food and animal feed and regulatory compliance of other products. Practice head Marijn van Tuijl ‘has all the answers and is a superb food lawyer, working in close synergy with the transport and customs team.’ - Legal 500 EMEA 2022

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