Retail Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 17 January 2016

In this week's edition:

EU launches major consumer law review: EU DG Justice has published a roadmap for review of six key consumer law directives including those on unfair commercial practices, price indications, unfair contract terms and sale of goods and associated guarantees. View >

CMA respond on pricing practices: The Competition and Markets Authority have responded to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute consultation on a revised pricing practices guide. View >

EU smarter rules for safer food proposals: DEFRA have issued a policy paper on UK implementation of the EU smarter rules for safer food proposals, setting out likely timescales and confirming that the Food Standards Agency will be taking forward the ‘official controls’ element which includes cost recovery provisions. View >

Food pressure groups continue to call for action: Ahead of publication of the Obesity strategy, the British Heart Foundation has called for a 9.00pm watershed for TV advertising of high fat, salt, sugar foods. 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.