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Can I sue a restaurant for serving me meat in vegetarian dish?

An essential component of your contract with them is that they will provide you with food free of animal stuff (the exact nature of "vegan approved" may be up for debate, but actual meat should not be ...
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Can I sue a restaurant for serving me meat in vegetarian dish?

The goal of civil proceedings is to make the injured party whole. Your damages amount to the cost of the meal that you ordered. You have no other demonstrable, concrete damages. If you were, for ...
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What is the motivation for legally forcing sellers to determine the minimum price of food by multiplying it by 1.1?

The law against revente à perte (resale at a loss) is an anti-dumping law intended to prevent predatory pricing. As explained in the Wikipedia article for the case of Keck and Mithouard: The aim of ...
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Legal basis of statement by British Food Standards Agency that companies may label as "sunflower oil" what is not sunflower oil?

What statutory or prerogative authority is the FSA exercising when it allows such false labelling? As other answers have noted, they have executive discretion to "turn a blind eye" to what ...
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What is the motivation for legally forcing sellers to determine the minimum price of food by multiplying it by 1.1?

This is actually not that unusual. In many places, a retailer will sell some products as a "loss leader" to get people in the store to then, hopefully, buy other products where they can make ...
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Legal basis of statement by British Food Standards Agency that companies may label as "sunflower oil" what is not sunflower oil?

Executive discretion In common law jurisdictions the executive has the prerogative to enforce or not enforce particular laws. The courts will not interfere provided that prerogative is executed for ...
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What is the motivation for legally forcing sellers to determine the minimum price of food by multiplying it by 1.1?

Note that as the food seller in your example you do have additional costs on top of the 1€ for the food item. You need to pay your employees (or yourself) and presumably also need some space where the ...
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Is it legal to sell expired food in the United States?

The rules are apparently set state by state. In Georgia, it is illegal to sell these items past their printed expiration dates: Milk Refrigerated Milk Products Eggs Infant Formula Fresh shellfish (...
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Is it legal to sell expired food in the United States?

The website for Cleveland Clinic presents some useful information: You’ll see dates on many perishable foods such as meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products. But you might be surprised to learn that ...
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How can German supermarkets get away with not following the EU regulations, which have been established long ago?

You are referring to article 9 of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 which contains: Article 9 List of mandatory particulars In accordance with Articles 10 to 35 and subject to the exceptions contained in ...
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How can a restaurant, Old Homestead Steakhouse, continue their false claims of selling Kobe beef?

It isn't obvious that one must be certified to advertise your product as "Kobe Beef" in the United States. The designation "Kobe Beef", in theory, is supposed to operate a lot like a trademark, but it ...
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What law that took effect in roughly the last year changed nutritional information requirements for restaurants and cafes?

The piece of legislation is the Calorie Labelling (Out of Home Sector) (England) Regulations 2021. It came into force on 6 April 2022. There is no mention in it of contamination due to allergens.
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Is it legal to sell Christmas themed products that taste of liqueur but have no clear/apparent indication of any alcoholic contents on the label?

ABV labelling is only required where it is above 1.2% Presumably, the amount of liqueur used doesn’t bring the alcohol content to that level.
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Can an employer deduct PPE from pay?

australia The Person Controlling the Business or Undertaking (PCBU) is required to provide and is not permitted to charge for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) A PCBU is a term that includes but is ...
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Can an employer deduct PPE from pay?

germany Arbeitsschutzgesetz - § 3 Grundpflichten des Arbeitgebers: Der Arbeitgeber ist verpflichtet, die erforderlichen Maßnahmen des Arbeitsschutzes unter Berücksichtigung der Umstände zu treffen, ...
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Is it legal to deny employee reimbursements for meat?

I don't know of any federal law that is violated. US labor law is generally favorable to employers, compared to many other countries, and gives employers a lot of freedom in setting policies and ...
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Legal basis of statement by British Food Standards Agency that companies may label as "sunflower oil" what is not sunflower oil?

What statutory or prerogative authority is the FSA exercising when it allows such false labelling? The Food Standards Act; 1,2 grants the Agency the right to act in the public interest to protect ...
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If a restaurant is booked and upon arrival it is communicated that the kitchen is closed, are potential damages entitled to be claimed?

In general, "making a reservation" does not create a contract, except when it is obvious that you have a contractual agreement. That would be the case with an airline reservation, and one ...
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(US) San Francisco: worst that can happen if you enter a shop and start eating?

You would probably be arrested and prosecuted for a misdemeanor offense called "shoplifting," punishable by up to 6 months in county jail. The assumption of the question that you would not ...
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Can the FD&C conflict with the CFR?

The primary source of law is the various laws passed by Congress known as the FD&C Act and which is codified in the relevant part at 21 USC 352(e)(1)(A)(iii), which says the established name of ...
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Can the FD&C conflict with the CFR?

Neither law has precedence - manufacturers have to obey both. The FD&C says that they don't need to list ingredients which are trade secrets; the CFR says they must. If they list the trade ...
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How does trader joes copy everything?

A "similar brand", even a "knock off", does not infringe trademark protection (which is the issue here, not copyright) as long as reasonable consumers or purchasers will not be confused or mislead ...
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Is dog meat illegal in USA?

There appear to be no explicit federal laws against the practice. Each state has its own laws and many would depend on the individual interpretation of the genera "Humane Treatment of Animals" ...
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Do the designs of cakes fall under intellectual property law (e.g. copyright) in the USA?

Aspects of a cake's design can be protected by copyright. But, there are a few hurdles. First, the design needs to be original. That is, it has to be an exercise of a modicum of creativity. (Feist ...
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Sell food products on Amazon in Germany as a side job

A very good starting point is the webpage of the IHK Munich ("The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) for Munich and Upper Bavaria") for people who want to import food as a business. It ...
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Are there de minimis exceptions to "food waste" for trash collection?

De minimis only applies when you are actually dealing with the law, that is, someone ends up in court. I am unaware of any jurisdiction which makes it a crime to "mishandle" food waste. ...
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What rights would a healthy individual have if she ate spoiled food sold by a supermarket?

Assuming that it could be established that the food was in fact spoiled when sold, there is probably a valid claim for the purchase price of the food. Given that no medical effects have been ...
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If a restaurant is booked and upon arrival it is communicated that the kitchen is closed, are potential damages entitled to be claimed?

germany You booked the table from 7:30 to 9 in a Restaurant. In Germany, if you were not there by usually 15 minutes after the reserved slot started, your reservation is canceled. Some restaurants ...
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