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Food Laws in Germany

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Act Concerning Trade with Food, Tobacco Products, Cosmetics and Other Commodities.The aim of this Law is to protect consumers. It deals with the production, packing and marketing of food.

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Section 1: Definitions of Terms

Section 2: Trade with Food

Section 3: Trade with Tobacco Products

Section 4: Trade with Cosmetics

Section 5: Trade with Other Commodities

Section 6: General Regulations

Section 7: Supervision and Food Monitoring

Subsection A: Supervision, Implementation of Community Law

Subsection B: Food Monitoring

Section 8: Reference Laboratory

Section 9: Imports and Exports

Section 10: Criminal and Administrative Offences

Subsection A: Contraventions of German Law

Subsection B: Contraventions of European Law




Section 2: Trade with Food

8 of LMBG - Prohibitions for Protection of Human Health

9 of LMBG - Authorizations to Protect Human Health

10 of LMBG - Authorization for Hygiene Regulations

11 of LMBG - Prohibitions of Additives

12 of LMBG - Authorizations for Additives

13 of LMBG - Prohibition of Radiation and Authorization Power

14 of LMBG - Pesticides or Other Products

15 of LMBG - Substances Having a Pharmacological Effect

16 of LMBG - Labelling

17 of LMBG - Prohibitions for Protection of Consumers against Deception

18 of LMBG - Prohibition of Health Claims

19 of LMBG - Authorization for Protection of Consumers against Deception

19 a of LMBG - Further Authorisations Relating to Health Protection in Trade with Food

Section 3: Trade with Tobacco Products

20 of LMBG - Prohibition of Use and Authorization Power

21 of LMBG - Authorizations

22 of LMBG - Prohibitions of Advertising

23 of LMBG - Use of Regulations

Section 4: Trade with Cosmetics

24 of LMBG - Prohibitions for Protection of Human Health

25 of LMBG

26 of LMBG - Authorizations to Protect Human Health

26a of LMBG - Further Authorizations Relating to Health Protection in Trade with Cosmetics

27 of LMBG - Prohibitions for Protection of Consumers against Deception

28 of LMBG

29 of LMBG - Authorizations for Protection of Consumers against Deception and on the Implementation of European Community Law

Section 5: Trade with Other Commodities

30 of LMBG - Prohibitions for Protection of Human Health

31 of LMBG - Transfer of Substances to Food

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32 of LMBG - Authorisations

Section 6: General Regulations

33 of LMBG - German Food Code

34 of LMBG - German Food Code Commission

35 of LMBG - Official Collection of Investigation Procedures

36 of LMBG - Emergency Powers for Crisis Periods

37 of LMBG - Authorization of Exceptions

38 of LMBG - Legal Regulations in Urgent Cases

38a of LMBG - Legal Regulations Relating to the Harmonisation of European Community Law

39 of LMBG - Hearing of Experts

Section 7: Supervision and Food Monitoring

Subsection A: Supervision, Implementation of European Community Law

40 of LMBG - Responsibility for Supervision

40 a of LMBG - Notification Obligations of Food Producers

41 of LMBG - Supervision

41a of LMBG - Measures in Producers, Cattle Trading Companies or Transport Firms

41 b of LMBG - Authorizations Relating to the Implementation of Directive No. 96/23/EG

42 of LMBG - Sampling

43 of LMBG - Toleration and Cooperation Obligations

43a of LMBG - Foreign Trade

43b of LMBG - Arbitration Proceedings

44 of LMBG - Authorizations

45 of LMBG - Enactment of Administrative Regulations

46 of LMBG - State Legal Regulations

46a of LMBG - Fees

46b of LMBG - Directly Valid European Community Law

Subsection B: Food Monitoring

46c of LMBG - Definition of Terms

46d of LMBG - Implementation of Food Monitoring

46e of LMBG - Enactment of Administrative Regulations

Section 8: Reference Laboratory

46f of LMBG - National and European Community Reference Laboratory

Section 9: Imports and Exports

47 of LMBG - Import Bans

47a of LMBG - Products from Other Member States or Other Contracting States to the Treaty on the European Economic Area

47b of LMBG - Temporary Import Bans

48 of LMBG - Cooperation of Customs Offices

49 of LMBG - Authorizations

50 of LMBG - Exports

Section 10: Criminal and Administrative Offences

Subsection A: Contraventions of German Law

51 of LMBG - Criminal Offences

52 of LMBG - Criminal Offences

53 of LMBG - Administrative Offences

54 of LMBG - Administrative Offences

55 of LMBG - Collection

Subsection B: Contraventions of European Community Law

56 of LMBG - Criminal Offences

57 of LMBG - Criminal Offences

58 of LMBG - Administrative Offences

59 of LMBG - Administrative Offences

60 of LMBG - Authorizations

61 of LMBG - Collection

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