Criminal & Administrative Offences Law
There is hardly any other area of law that is regulated in such detail and where violations are sanctioned so intensively by fine and criminal provisions as in food law. Almost every food law regulation is legally secured by corresponding facts as criminal and administrative offences. The administrative authorities, such as the local food inspection authorities or the weights and measures offices, are responsible for administrative offence proceedings. The public prosecutor’s offices conduct criminal investigations with the assistance of the police. Due to the density of detail and the fast-moving nature of food law, it is not completely impossible for even the most diligent food business operator to come into contact with administrative offence or criminal law in the course of activities.