Paweł Borek has gained expertise in diverse organisations, including public administration experiences which enhances our effectiveness in relations with public authorities. After completing his work at Polish administrative system appeal body, Paweł Borek has worked with leading law firms in northern Poland and international corporations. Notwithstanding conducting of an own legal practise, he was the head of the legal department in the Implix / GetResponse group almost for a decade and the head of the legal department of Vemma Europe, an Irish law company that sold dietary supplements in the MLM system, for over 6 years. While performing duties within the companies’, he led co-created business models compliant with European law, as well as its notification in many European markets.
Paweł Borek the sole Polish member of the Food Lawyers Network Worldwide. To find out more please click here.
Tomasz Babiński specializes in issues related to the law of new technologies, intellectual property and brand protection, personal data and tax law matters – in particular in the VAT and company income tax (CIT) – including transfer pricing and double taxation avoidance in multinational structures.
Owing to hitherto expertise in renowned law firms and international consulting companies and developed qualifications Tomasz Babiński not only recommends practical business solutions but also combines legal and economic issues and presents possible tax effects of planned activities by entrepreneurs, often securing them with binding, individual tax interpretations.
His professional interests focus on food&foodtech and IT enterprises that may impact the environment and lifestyle.
Last week the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection published a report on pet food control carried out by the Trade Inspection. A total of 478 batches of pet food were inspected, up to 90 batches of products. In addition, samples were taken from 80 batches of products – dog and cat food and were sent to laboratory tests. Irregularities were found in 22 of them, or 27.5%. For example:
- no poultry in canned food “beef with chicken ‘at the declared, among others composition: 45% beef, 15% chicken, found while the presence of pork;
- lower protein content in canned food (by 10,0% declaration, and 5,2%);
- no beef in canned “beef” at declared, among others Composition: 70% beef (lungs, meat, liver, kidneys), 28,8% beef broth, the presence of pork was found;
- lower fat content in canned food (by the 6,5% declaration, and it was 4,1%)
The report of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection immediately associated me with the presentation Tackling Food Fraud — Science in the Service of Protecting Authenticity and Attesting Originof Giorgio Rusconi FLN member, during the conference INNOVATIVE FOOD hosted by EESC and FLN the subject of falsification of food, which I had the pleasure to see at the conference. The question whether the irregularities were the result of deliberates action or simply resulted from inaccuracies and errors of producers. I also remembered the situation with which I met personally. The product was a fish in a chanterelle sauce, (let’s skip the name of a well known producer), but there was no trace of the chanterelle in the product. The entire report can be found under the link.
On July 9, 2019, Paweł Borek participated in the conference organized by the Food Lawyers Network together with European Economic and Social Committee.
The subject of the conference Unblocking innovation — Shaping ‘Food 2030’ — Envisaging ‘Food 2050’. You can find more info regarding this event here.
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