Food, Nutrition and Cosmetics in Europe

European Union Regulatory Group

Key Contacts

Experience

  • Represented a German industry association before the European Court of Justice in obtaining a judgment annulling certain EU packaging requirements.
  • Represented a leading manufacturer of medical devices in multi-year proceedings at the EU and national levels, resisting the imposition of a ban on the use of certain materials in these devices. We developed a strategy for this proceeding, assembled a team of medical device consultants and scientific experts, and developed and coordinated the implementation of a program of regulatory advocacy supported by a comprehensive, factual, evidence-based record on every aspect of the issue.
  • Advised a leading spices and herbs producer on various regulatory issues relating to PPP residues in spices and herbs in the European Union.
  • Assisted the Philippine carrageenan industry and the Philippine government in reversing a change in the EU standards for this food additive that would have shut it out of the market.
  • Advised a leading household products manufacturer on compliance with the Dangerous Preparations and Cosmetics Directives.
  • Advised a US client on various novel food authorization procedures.
  • Advised a leading consumer products manufacturer on the legality of the EU Health Claims Regulation.
  • Advised a leading integrated meat processor on dealing with an animal health crisis, including development of a strategy to reintroduce imports of meat products from disease-free regions.