Our team has a longstanding presence in the specialized press and has authored hundreds of scholarly articles, news stories and commentaries of food regulations during the last 15 years. You can ask us for the article you are seeking if you do not find the text below. 

Sebastián Romero Melchor

 “The European Court of Justice Declares that Regulation No 1924/2006 Applies to Health Claims Directed at Health Professionals: the Verband Sozialer Wettbewerb eV Judgment (Case C-15/19), European Food and Feed Law Review, Volume 11 (2016), Issue 6, pages 508 – 516; joint article with Silvia Bañares Vilella and Luis González Vaqué.

“Now what, Doc? Regulation 1924/2006 Applies to Communications to Health Professionals (Case C-19/15)”, European Food and Feed Law Review, Volume 11 (2016), Issue 5, pages 415 – 423.

“Novel foods under review: A new opportunity for food innovation in the EU?”, eFoodLab International 1/2015, joint article with Sara Aparicio Hill.

"Transitional measures and the definition of ‘placing on the market’ under New Food Rules in the EU" in  in Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics (FDA) Newsletter Alerts (K&L Gates website), January 20, 2014, joint Article with Izabela Tańska

“Recent Autocontrol Decisions in the Field of Food Advertising”, forthcoming publication in European Food and Feed Law Review, joint article with Sara Aparicio.

 “Inflexibility Guidance? The Case Against Brand-specific Claims”, European Food and Feed Law Review 4/2014: pp. 241-246, joint article with Lara Skoblikov.

“Competition Enforcers Focus on the Food Sector”, joint article with by Scott S. Megregian and Jennifer P.M. Marsh in Antitrust, Competition and Trade Regulation Alert( K&L Gates website), July 16, 2014

 “EU Food Information to Consumers (FIC) law changes: Impact on food supplement players”, nutraingredients.com, joint article with Izabela Tanska, July 11, 2014

“The Food Safety Agency and the Consumer Institute Merge”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 3, 2014, p. 200.

“New Rules on Complementary Standards for Spirit Drinks Adopted”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 3, 2014, p. 199.

“How food colours are currently differentiated from colouring foods and how the EU legislative review might change this”, joint article with Mr. Alessandro di Mario in Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech - vol 25(3) May/June 2014

“EU consumers’ right of withdrawal: new conditions to apply for distance selling and off‒premises contracts”, in Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics (FDA) Newsletter Alerts (K&L Gates website), June 13, 2014

“Preparing for FIC (I): New rules for foods (including food supplements) offered for sale in catalogues, on-line shops”, in Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics (FDA) Newsletter Alerts (K&L Gates website), May 2, 2014, joint Article with Izabela Tańska

“Company names can be made public where food is unfit for human consumption but not injurious tohealth, EU Court rules”, in Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics (FDA) Alert (K&L Gates website), April 17, 2013

“A Yankee in King Arthur's Court (or EFSA from a lawyer’s perspective)”, chapter in New Directions in EU Food Law and Policy: Ten years of European Food Safety Authority, Ashgate Publishing. Joint article with Mr. Luis González Vaqué (forthcoming publication)

 “Blanket Ban on Animal Testing on Cosmetics Enters into Force” in Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics (FDA) Alert (K&L Gates website), March 12, 2013

“Partial Repeal of the Royal Decreeon Quality Standards for Yogurt”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 3, 2013, p. 212.

“New EU Guidance on Health Claims”, in Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics (FDA) Alert (K&L Gates website), February 14, 2013

“Consideraciones tempestivas: el destino de los probióticos en Europa” chapter in UE: Sociología y Derecho Alimentarios”, Estudios Jurídicos en Honor de Luis González Vaqué, Thomson Reuters Aranzadi Publishing, January 2013

“EU Completes Move to Positive List System for Health Claims Made on Foods”, Global Government Solutions 2013, K&L Gates publication, October 2012

“Health Claim’ Definition to Be Interpreted Widely, EU Court Rules”, in Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics (FDA) Alert (K&L Gates website), September 10, 2012

“The Microban Judgment”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 6, 2012, p. 312-321. Joint article with Mr. Luis González Vaqué

 “Legal Natural Labelling”, The World of Food Ingredients, April/May 2012, p. 34

“Timely Mediations: The fate of probiotics in Europe”, Food-Lab International, February 2012

“Things you wanted to know about selling innovative foods in the EU market (but you were afraid to ask)”, Food Chemical News Volume: 53, Issue: 37, November 25 2011

“Maintains cholesterol Claim Illegal, Autocontrol”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 6, 2011, p. 364-365.

“Contains “[other substance”] requires a positive EFSA opinion, AESAN”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 3, 2011, p. 201-202.

“Etiquetado de los productos alimenticios: ¿será posible salir del atolladero gracias al artículo 10(3) del Reglamento nº 1924/2006 sobre declaraciones relativas a la salud generales?”, Revista Aranzadi Unión Europea, 2011 nº 4, p. 19-28. Joint article with Ms. Liesbeth Timmermans

“Targeting Health Care”, The World of Food Ingredients for the Practising Food Technologist, April/May 2011, p.42-44. Joint article with Ms. Liesbeth Timmermans

“«But what is it, Doc?»” – Health Care Professionals under Regulation 1924/2006, European Food and Feed Law Review, nº 5, 2010, p. 270-280. Joint article with Ms. Liesbeth Timmermans

“High Noon: The Italians try to play solo the Health Claims game”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 2, 2010, p. 95-101. Joint article with Mr. Luis González Vaqué

“Article 10(3) of Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 – The Road to Salvation?”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 1, 2010, p. 22-27. Joint article with Ms. Liesbeth Timmermans

 “New food supplements rules enter into force”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 6, 2009, p. 441-442

“Natural claim found illegal”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 6, 2009, p. 442

“Spain proposes bans on the promotion of food addressed at children”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 6, 2009, p. 442-443

Chapters on Belgium and Spain in Functional Food. A synopsis of the legal framework in the European Union and selected other countries, edited by Food Lawyers Network Worldwide, Norderstedt, 2009

“«It’s the Dosage, stupid»: The ECJ clarifies the Border between Medicines and Botanical Food Supplements”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 3, 2009, p. 185-191. Joint article with Ms. Liesbeth Timmermans

“Conditions for «energy-reduced» required when a «light» Claim is based on Energy Reduction”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 2, 2009, p. 151-153. Joint article with Ms. Patricia M. Carmona Botana

“Spain modifies Food Supplements- Regime to cope with European Rules”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 2, 2009, p. 150-151. Joint article with Ms. Patricia M. Carmona Botana

“Complementos alimenticios: Algunas reflexiones sobre el Asunto C-88/07 Comisión contra España”, Revista de Derecho Alimentario nº 43, 2009, p. 25-34. Joint article with Ms. Patricia M. Carmona Botana

“Ginseng in Tablets is a Medicinal Product, Spanish Court rules”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 4, 2008, p. 277-278. Joint article with Ms. Patricia M. Carmona Botana

“Wine Labelling: Future Perspectives”, European Food and Feed Law Review nº 1, 2008, p. 25-29. Joint article with Mr. Luis González Vaqué

“ECJ condemns Germany for classifying a garlic supplement as a medicinal product”, EU Food Law nº 326 December 2007

“Advocate General criticises German government's classification of a garlic preparation as medicinal product” EU Food Law nº 320 October 2007

“Commission refers Spain to the EJC over herbal supplements”, EU Food Law nº 296 March 2007

“Publicidad y etiquetado de los productos alimenticios: el Reglamento nº 1924/2006 relativo a las declaraciones nutricionales y de propiedades saludables”, Derecho de los negocios, nº 200 (2007), p. 19-30

“Food retailers can be liable for incorrect labeling, ECJ says”, EU Food Law nº 288, February 2007

“Las plantas y la denuncia ante la UE”, Correo Farmacéutico, January 2007

“Al rescate”, Diario Expansión, June 20, 2006

“Commission increases pressure on Spain over herbal ingredients”, EU Food Law nº 254, May 2006

“Forthcoming Food Law Developments For Pizza & Pasta Manufacturers”, Pizza Pasta & Italian Food magazine, nº 16, November 2006, p. 36-38

"La aplicación del Derecho comunitario por los Tribunales españoles: la lengua que puede (o debe) utilizarse en el etiquetado”, Revista de Derecho Alimentario, Vol. 1, nº 7, December 2005, p. 18-24

“Régimen legal de la publicidad de alimentos”, joint article with Mr. José Massaguer, Boletín de Autocontrol de la Publicidad, nº 94, February 2005 (p. 25-38) and nº 95, March 2005 (p. 14-22)

“La sentencia “Red Bull” de 5 de febrero de 2004: ¿un cambio de orientación jurisprudencial sobre la necesidad de incluir cláusulas de reconocimiento mutuo en las normativas de los Estados miembros”, Comunidad Europea Aranzadi nº 11, 2004, p. 13-22

"La sentencia 'Artegodan' del Tribunal de Primera Instancia: el principio de precaución de nuevo en cuestión”, Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea, 223 January/February 2003, p. 42-58

“La aplicación del principio de precaución en el ámbito de la seguridad de los productos: de la prevención a los riesgos de desarrollo”, Comunidad Europea Aranzadi nº 1, 2003, p. 19-29

“Evaluación y gestión de los riesgos en el ámbito de la protección de la salud: ¿de la ciencia a la política?”, Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea, nº 218 March/April 2002, p. 103-116

"Derecho comunitario: objetivo legislar mejor”, Comunidad Europea Aranzadi nº 3, 2002, p. 5-15

“Medidas que cabe esperar de la comunidad europea para reducir la contaminación por dioxinas en la cadena alimentaria”, Revista de Derecho vLex (2002)

“Publicidad del tabaco: Propuesta de la Comisión para sustituir la Directiva 98/43/CE, anulada por el Tribunal de Justicia de las Comunidades Europeas”, Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea, 215 September/October 2001, p. 90-104

“EU Presents New Strategy for Chemicals”, Inside Laboratory Management May/June 2001

“Rules of Origin in the WTO and the EU”, International Law Practicum (NYSBA), nº1, Vol. 14, Spring 2001, p. 38-47, joint article with Ms. Edurne Navarro Varona

“La futura Agencia europea para los alimentos: ¿un organismo sin autoridad?”, Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea, 212 March/April 2001, p. 113-124

“EU Validates Two PCR Methods for the Identification and Determination of GMOs in Food and Food Ingredients”, Inside Laboratory Management, March/April 2001

“El TJCE acepta el embotellado obligatorio en la zona de producción para los vinos de Rioja: la Sentencia ‘Delhaize II’”, Comunidad Europea Aranzadi n º 4, 2001, p. 31-41

“La enfermedad de las vacas locas y su repercusión en la normativa comunitaria: análisis y prospectivas”, Revista de Derecho vLex (2001), joint article with Mr. Ramón Trillo Marquina

“Nuevo régimen comunitario relativo a la seguridad de los productos: análisis de la propuesta de la Comisión Europea para modificar la directiva 92/59/CEE”, Revista de Derecho vLex (2001), joint article with Ms. Gloria González Fuster

“La sentencia "Lancaster": ¿un lifting de la noción de consumidor normalmente informado en la jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Justicia de las Comunidades Europeas?”, Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea, 209 September/October 2000, p. 59-72

“El Reglamento (CE) nº 2679/98 para situaciones de emergencia: ¿un instrumento útil a fin de asegurar la libre circulación de mercancías?”, Comunidad Europea Aranzadi nº 4, 2000, p. 33-42

“La sentencia “Colim” de TJCE: ¿malas noticias para el nacionalismo lingüístico?”, Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea, 203 October/November 1999, p. 74-82

“Commission seeks ECJ action against Denmark oven can ban”, World Food Regulation Review nº 6 June 1999, p. 20

“Application of the Precautionary principle in Food Law”, World Food Regulation Review, nº 11 April 1999, p. 20

“Barriers to trade: EC pursues infringement proceedings against France, Germany and Greece”, World Food Regulation Review nº 9 February 1999, p. 19

“Naturaleza y efectos de la inclusión de cláusulas de reconocimiento mutuo en la legislación de los estados miembros”, Comunidad Europea Aranzadi nº 4, 1999, p. 31-38

“Aplicación de la responsabilidad por productos defectuosos al sector agroalimentario: ¿el fin de la excepción agraria?”, Revista Alimentaria nº 305, 1999, p. 233-240

“Jurisprudencia del TJCE en materia de consumo: junio a septiembre de 1998”, Estudios sobre consumo,  Madrid, November 1998

“Las cláusulas de reconocimiento mutuo en el ámbito del mercado único”, Derecho de los negocios nº 77, 1997, p 10-22, joint article with Mr. Luis González Vaqué

“El principio de transparencia en el Mercado Interior: La Decisión 3052/95 sobre las medidas que constituyen excepciones a la libre circulación de mercancías”, Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea, 114 June 1996, p. 5-14, joint article with Mr. Luis González Vaqué

Lara Skoblikov

"Inflexibility Guidance? The Case Against Brand-specific Claims”, European Food and Feed Law Review 4/2014: pp. 241-246, joint article with Sebastián Romero Melchor

JORIS GEELEN

"Project BELFRIT - Harmonizing the Use of Plants in Food Supplements in the European Union: Belgium, France and Italy – A first Step”, European Food and Feed Law Review 3/2013: pp. 187-196, joint article with Guillaume Cousyn, Stefania Dalfrà, Bruno Scarpa, Robert Anton, Mauro Serafini and Luc Delmulle