The Food & Drink Industry is one of Norway’s largest industries, and it is subject to strict regulations in order to contribute to food safety and food security as well as a high consumer protection. The food law is in all material aspects EU/EEA related – and is constantly changing. Kvale follows the legislative development close and the firm has a substantial knowledge within food i law. The firm assists large Norwegian and Foreign Companies in all questions related to the food law. Kvale has as the only Norwegian law firm joined Food Lawyers Network, and contributes as a regular correspondent in the periodical European Food & Feed Law Review.

Our advice includes:

  • Classification of food, food supplement and pharmaceuticals
  • Evaluation of marketing and labelling of food, such as compliance checks and evaluation of health and nutrition statements and other assertions
  • Draft and follow up on applications for enrichment of food and food for special nutritional purposes
  • Evaluation of regulating demands and approval in connection with production, processing, storage, import/export and distribution
  • Negotiations and formulating of contracts, such as import, outsourced production, distribution, agency and sale
  • Novel food
  • Withdrawal of goods
  • Complaint cases and other contact with the authorities
  • Evaluation of the principles on mutual approval by import of goods with origin in the EU/EEA