Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 30 August 2015

BIS pricing practices guidelines ignored by ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint regarding a previous price comparison by DSG Retail Ltd on the basis that, whilst the higher price had been established in-line with the guide, no evidence was presented as to the prevailing market price at the time of the offer.

Raw burgers acceptable after all?

The Food Standards Agency Board is to consider a proposal to move away from its opposition of the sale of raw burgers, to a risk based decision model.

Last chance to comment on EU rules for online purchases

EU DG Justice has highlighted that its consultation on new EU contract rules for online transactions closes on 3 September.

Scottish Government justify minimum pricing

The Scottish Health Minister has sought to justify minimum pricing as a means to reduce total alcohol consumption in Scotland, following publication of figures showing consumption levels to be static.

ASA uphold CMA online game complaints

The ASA has upheld complaints made by the Competition and Markets Authority regarding the presence of in-app purchases in two online games.

Consultation on code of practice for letting agents

The Scottish Government is consulting on a statutory code of practice for private letting agents – Closing date 15 November.

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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.