Dispute over nutritional information: Dr. Oetker conceded defeat before the ECJ

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LUXEMBOURG (dpa-AFX) – According to a judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), nutritional information on the front of food packaging may not refer to special types of preparation. Information of this kind did not allow a comparison with the corresponding foods from other manufacturers, according to a judgment published on Thursday.

They could also confuse consumers if the values ​​per 100 grams of the product at the time of sale were indicated elsewhere on the packaging (Case C-388/20). The background to the ECJ ruling is a legal dispute between the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (vzbv) and the food company Dr. Oetker.


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