|Opis:||Central issue of the thesis evinces the legal protection of consumers in the internal market of the European Union. Due to the free movement of foodstuffs it is in accordance with fair information practice (Article 7 of the Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011) to be entitled to safe and wholesome foodstuffs. Particular problems have been analyzed from the perspective of the Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumer, which, due to innovations introduced by itself, reinforces the situation of three stakeholders: the legislator, the consumer and the food business operator. First part through the concept of safe food introduces the development of European food law from the 90s until today, which forms the foundation for the analsys of the situation of the Republic Slovenia after joining the EU, its policies in this field and legal ground.
Second part of the thesis is dedicated exclusively to the presentation of Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011, the elaboration and interpretation of the innovations, introduced for the consumer and the explanation, what exactly have we gained with the implementation of the new regulation, which integrates and upgrades all the previous ones.
Last part of the thesis, which focuses on the legal protection of European consumers,wraps the discussion into a integral whole. Article 169 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union allocates the consumer policy autonomous character, which exposes as key following principles: right to safety, right to information and freedom of choice. I analyzed legal standing and authority media, which have to be approached by slovenian consumers in the case of abuse of the provisions. Additionally, significant section of the third part is the importance of health claims and nutrient content claims, which often affect the consumer at the time of purchase. Thesis is supplemented by researches of the Ministry of Health, the Institute for Sanitary Engineering and the European Comission, summarizing consumer's awareness and his opionion on GMOs (Genetic Modified Organisms) in the period between 2007-2010.|