Section 1 :

 The main facts of the joined cases C-158/04 and
C-159/041
are related to the marketing of the baking products  which are made by using the frozen  “bake-off”  bread method . This technique is different from
the production of bread as it only needs a rapid thawing and then the food can
be re-heated or baked . The Greek legislation set out the conditions on how
bakeries and bread shops  should operate2
and what requirements are necessary for obtaining a licence .

 

 

1
Joined Cases C-158 & 159/04, Alfa Vita
Vassilopoulos, 2006 ECR I-8135.

 

2
Law No 726/1997(FEK A’316)