Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 1 November 2015

Statutory guidance on Modern Slavery Act published

The Home Office has published detailed guidance on reporting obligations under the Modern Slavery Act that will apply to annual reports of Companies with a turnover of £36M or more and a reporting date of 31 March 2016 or after.

EU Single Market Strategy launched

EU Dg Growth has launched the Commission’s initiative to make the single market function better.

Pub Code Adjudicator consultation launched

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has launched the first part of a detailed consultation re setting up the Pub Code Adjudicator by May 2016.

New consumer body for Scotland under consideration

A group set up by the Scottish Government on Consumer and Competition Policy has recommended establishment of a Scottish consumer advocacy body ‘Consumer Scotland’ which is now under active consideration.

EU Regulations

  • 2015/1910 > Set maximum residue levels for guazatine.
  • 2015/1940 > Set maximum residue levels for ergot sclerotia in unprocessed cereals.
  • 2015/1933 > Set maximum residue levels for PAH’s in cocoa fibre, banana chips, food supplements, dried herbs and spices.
  • Decision 2015/1918 > Setting up Admin Assistance and Cooperation data sharing system for official food and feed controls.

Q and A on WHO report on ‘Red, Processed Meat and Cancer’

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has issued a detailed Q and A on the International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organisation report.

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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.