CASE COMMENTS: RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES – NOTICE PERIOD REQUIREMENT – FOOD SECURITY

Sudden termination: The Paris Court of Appeal considers that a buyer is entitled to breach an established commercial relationship without having to grant a notice period when the supplier of food products has delivered products inconsistent with the contractual specifications and with the applicable regulations (Maître Piolet, è. s. / Synergie)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. To what extent can a central purchasing body terminate a food supply contract without notice because of problems with the quality of the products delivered? This is the question answered by the Paris Court of Appeal in its judgment of 10 February 2016. The case pitted Groupe Leclerc's central purchasing group, Lucie, against Société Chiron, a supplier of frozen burgers. This supplier had been listed by Lucie in 2002, after which a supply contract was concluded between the parties on 21 December 2004, defining the specifications that the products had to meet and referring in particular to the code of practice for minced meat. The contract provided for the

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Mary-Claude Mitchell, Sudden termination: The Paris Court of Appeal considers that a buyer is entitled to breach an established commercial relationship without having to grant a notice period when the supplier of food products has delivered products inconsistent with the contractual specifications and with the applicable regulations (Maître Piolet, è. s. / Synergie), 10 February 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79240, pp. 132-133

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