Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 6 September 2015

Confusion over previous price comparison rules

In a judgment against Charles Tyrwhitt, an online advert compared the price of an item with a previous price that had applied for a period of six weeks, three months before the advert was published.

Sugar and healthy eating in the spotlight

The launch of a petition by Jamie Oliver for a duty on sugary drinks attracting over 70,000 signatures so far has drawn a response from the Food and Drink Federation.

The NHS Chief Executive has also launched a major campaign to improve the health of NHS workers, one pillar of which includes a commitment to revisit procurement standards for staff and patient food.

Action Salt have published an article citing research linking excess salt consumption to obesity.

Which publish guide to Consumer Rights

Which have published information for consumers about their new rights under the Consumer Rights Act from 1 October.

Update on Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in Wales

The Food Standards Agency has published a report to the Welsh Government on operation of the scheme. 94% of premises are achieving scores of 3* or higher,  366 written warnings and 85 fixed penalty notices have been issued for failure to display ratings.

Click here to view this week's full update»

Sign up for regular e-alerts from us»

Food & Retail Archive»

This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.

Sign up now

Click the link below to sign up for regular e-alerts from us

Click here

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.