Section 1 :
The main facts of the joined cases C-158/04 and
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 .
Joined Cases C-158 & 159/04, Alfa Vita
Vassilopoulos, 2006 ECR I-8135.
Law No 726/1997(FEK A’316)