Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 15 June 2015

Call for transformational change in food industry

Justin King has spoken at the 50th meeting of the Food Ethics Council, at which a report containing reflections on the food industry from a number of senior opinion formers was published ‘Food: All things considered’.

ASA rulings

The ASA has partly upheld a detailed complaint from the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority regarding promotion of e-cigarettes on the ‘Hubbly Bubbly’ web site. Another example of official agencies referring matters for which they are responsible to ASA.

Labelling guidance

DEFRA has published guidance to compositional and labelling requirements for foods where supplementary requirements to FIR apply.

Friends of the Earth defend position on GM food and feed

Following media criticism of the anti-GM campaign, Friends of the Earth have published a detailed statement of its position including links to key research and documents on which it relies.

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Hilary Ross

Executive Partner (London) - Head of Retail, Food & Hospitality

Recognised by The Lawyer as one of the UK’s Top 100 lawyers, I advise clients on compliance and challenges across the EU in relation to products, systems and safety.