Germany enacts a new (fictitious) law, German Food Standard Act 2021

1) Germany enacts a new (fictitious) law, German Food Standard Act 2021. Accordingly, products containing chocolate cannot be sold under the name “Chocolate” if they contain plant fats other than cocoa butter. Otherwise the product has to be labelled as chocolate substitute. The French chocolate producer Chocolat (C) produces a chocolate bar which is popular with French consumers. This chocolate bar contains small amounts of palm oil.
C would like to import his product into Germany under the name chocolate. However, the German authorities tell C that according to the German Food Standard Act 2021, he is not allowed to sell his product under the name “chocolate”.
Disappointed about the German law, C decides to transport his chocolate bars to Italy, crossing Germany and Austria. In Austria, C’s lorries are stopped by environmental protestors who are peacefully holding a lawful demonstration against environmental pollution of Austria’s countryside. This causes a delay of 30 hours. As a result, C suffers damage of Euro 10,000.
Can you advise C on his rights under EU law?

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