Joanna Krakowiak: articles by this author

E-labels on foods

Consumers and producers alike complain that labels on food products are hard to understand. Could the solution for crowding in too much information be an electronic label where data of interest to the consumer could be checked using a smartphone app?

New trends in food law

An interview with Prof. Małgorzata Korzycka of the Department of Agricultural Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw on barriers to free movement of goods on the EU food market, and the growing role of private food law.

Additional information about foods: A benefit for the consumer or a threat to competitors?

Apart from information about food products required by law, food producers may include optional information on labels concerning the characteristics of the product. Typically not much additional information is provided, because after inclusion of the mandatory data there’s not much room left on the label. This makes selection and verification of this additional information particularly important. Well-chosen additional information can help sell the product, but poorly chosen information can generate serious legal problems.

Upcoming (r)evolution in school shops – what can food producers offer children in Polish schools?

After more than two years of discussions, the Food Safety and Nutrition Amendment Act concerning children’s nutrition at schools was enacted on 28 November 2014. The new law, which comes into force on 1 September 2015, aims to eliminate unhealthy food from school shops and prohibit the promotion of unhealthy foods within educational institutions.

New rules for access to clinical reports

The European Medicines Agency has adopted a policy of proactive publication of reports from clinical trials. The rule of transparency of clinical results is to be implemented starting 1 January 2015, and the first publications should coincide with entry into force of the EU’s new Clinical Trials Regulation, scheduled for 28 May 2016. What will the new rules mean in practice?

An educated consumer is a huge asset for any firm

An interview with Katarzyna Wójcicka, chair of the Expert Council of the Polish Council for Supplements and Nutritional Foods (KRSiO), and Joanna Krakowiak, chair of the Ethics Committee of KRSiO and legal adviser in the Life Science and Regulatory Practice of Wardyński & Partners.