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© Martin Kieffer - Attorney
Kieffer Legal Services
Law Firm
Rochusstraße 217, 53123 Bonn
NRW / Germany

Tel.: +49 228 18060951
Fax: +49 228 18060952

June 2016

Terms and Conditions of Sale and Delivery

Many companies do not use terms and conditions of sale and delivery. This bears risks. Such terms can be publsihed on the company´s website, but they only become integral part of the contract between the supplier and purchaser, if there is a clear refernce to them in the commerical correspondence.

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Labelling of Vegan and Vegetarian Foods Replacing Meat and Milk Derived Products

Vegan and vegetarian products are becoming more and more popular. For that reason we drafted a short checking list how to label them in order to avoid conflicts.

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Deceptive Packagings: Legal Situation

According to a ruling of the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg deceptive packagings can be misleading as they give consumers a false impression regarding their actual contents (Az: 3 U 207 15).

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Germany: Organic Soy Milk may not contain Lithothamnium

On 19 May 2016 the Higher Administrative Court of North-Rhine Westphalia ruled that soy milk may not contain powdered lithothamnium. Natural soy milk contains much less calcium per liter than cow milk. Therefore, often commercial soy milks are fortified with extra calcium. The court was of the opinion that the use of powdered lithothamnium was not in line with the the regulations governing the production of organic foods.

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