European Union Law

This is a tough one. Brussels law-making can feel remote and challenging to comprehend, but if you really want to get to grips with food law, you really must have a basic understanding of how EU law is formulated, made and implemented. The seemingly impenetrable nature of the bureaucracy can be confusing to the uninitiated and the terminology employed does not help at all. It is, however, straightforward once you can cope with the jargon.

The Introduction and section on EU Institutions provide an overview of the framework. Regulations and Directives explains the difference between the principal legislative instruments employed - regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations and opinions.

Finally, in The Court of Justice of the EU, there is an overview of how the Court is structured, the types of proceedings that may be brought and how appeals are considered.