Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 15 November 2015

Authoritative guide to use of ‘Free-From’ claims published

The British Retail Consortium and Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have jointly published detailed guidance on the conditions for making ‘Free-From’ claims.

Healthy Catering for Children guides published

Food Standards Scotland and NHS Scotland have published a number of short guides for different types of restaurant and catering establishment, aimed at improving the healthiness of menu options for 2-12 year olds.

Prime Minister sets out UK EU Renegotiation terms

The Prime Minister has set out UK demands in a major policy speech and answered a number of questions from journalists.

Alcohol policies analysed across the UK

The Scottish Government has welcomed a report prepared by Stirling and Sheffield Universities analysing in depth the alcohol policies in place across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Enforcement data identifies enforcement ‘hot spots’

The Food Standards Agency has published its Food Law enforcement report to the EU for 2014/15.

‘Clinically proven to defend against Colds and Flu’ claim complaint upheld

The ASA has upheld a complaint re the above claim for a Boots Nasal spray product

Complaints not upheld against The Abs Gym by ASAI

The advertisers’ post on Facebook referred to the following: “Stop training like your sister and do some real training. Training programs for men. Miniature to Muscular”.

Complaints upheld against Therapie Clinic by ASAI

Advertising for Chai Yi Tea available at Therapie Clinic claimed it could help individuals “Lose up to 10lb in one week; Increase your energy levels; Boost metabolism and Remove harmful toxins…”

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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.