The Bund für Lebensmittelrecht und Lebensmittelkunde e. V. (BLL) is the leading association of the German food sector. In this role, it represents the food sector throughout the entire production chain, "from farm to fork". Its membership includes some 90 associations, representing the areas of agriculture, food trades, food industry and food sellers; 100 individual members and 300 companies – ranging from midsized firms to international corporations
The BLL's tasks include facilitating the development of German, European and international food laws and actively supporting the relevant scientific fields. It carries out its work on a solid scientific foundation. In addition, the BLL functions as a partner for dialogue with political, administrative and scientific sectors, with consumer organisations and with the media, relative to the areas of food, food production, quality and safety, food laws and consumer protection.
In the BLL, lawyers and scientists work together interdisciplinarily. The BLL reinforces its expertise through cooperation with scientists – in particular, the BLL's Scientific Advisory Board, which advises the BLL in both legal and scientific issues.