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Food Law

The food industry is one of the largest and most important industries in Norway. The industry is subject to a very strict set of rules, regulating all stages of the value chain from producers to consumers, such as product contents and ingredients with respect to health, safety and quality, and also on the information given and presentation of the products. Food law is mainly EU/EEA related, and under constant legislative development and expansion.

Arntzen de Besche is at all times updated on international and national regulations. Thus, we are able to offer tailored and up to date advice on any food law related issues.

Arntzen de Besche has extensive experience with clients from all stages of the value chain, and our clients comprise some of the largest producers and suppliers i Norway. Our client portfolio is diverse, and our experience covers all the different sectors of the food industry. We also represent clients before the food and/or consumer authorities, such as the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, the Norwegian Consumer Ombudsman and the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

Arntzen de Besche has a strong, multidisciplinary team, with high level of expertise in legal areas adjacent to food law, such as marketing and advertising, competition, public procurement, general EU/EEA law, administrative, tax and contract law. We also have an international network to make use of if required.

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