Retail Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 10 January 2016

In this week's edition:

Alcohol guidelines revised: The Department of Health and equivalents in Scotland and Wales have published revised Chief Medical Officer guidelines for the consumption of Alcohol. View > 

Campaign to reduce sugar consumption launched: Public Health England has renewed its campaign aiming to reduce sugar intake by children, highlighting that consumption is currently at three times recommended levels.  View >

Revised maximum residue levels in food: set for the following chemicals: bifenazate, boscalid, cyazofamid, cyromazine, dazomet, dithiocarbamates, fluazifop-P, mepanipyrim, metrafenone, picloram, propamocarb, pyridaben, pyriofenone, sulfoxaflor, tebuconazole, tebufenpyrad and thiram. View >

Responsibility for fire moves to Home Office: Responsibility for fire and rescue Services in England has been transferred from the Department of Communities and Local Government to the Home Office, with the intention that fire and rescue services will fall within the remit of locally elected Police and Crime Commissioners. View >

Consultation outcome on manufacture and sale of tobacco published: The Department of Health has published its response ahead of implementation of regulations on eCigarettes and herbal products to implement EU requirements due in force 20 May 2016. View >

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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.