Retail Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 24 January 2016

In this week's edition:

Food Standards Scotland adopts radical food health strategy: The Board of Food Standards Scotland has agreed a radical set of actions aimed at improving diet related health in Scotland, including recommending a sugar tax to the Scottish Government.  View »

Guidelines updated for health claim applications:
The European Food Safety Authority has updated its guidelines for health claim applications including on supporting scientific evidence required. View »

Broadband advertising in the spotlight by ASA:
Following a joint study by ASA and OFCOM, ASA has undertaken to work with Broadband advertisers on guidelines for pricing up until May 2016 in a move welcomed by Citizens Advice. View »

Consultation on noise sensitive development guidance:
CIEH has highlighted guidance by several technical bodies on this topic which closes on 31 March. View »

Enforcement action to protect brands from lookalike packaging in prospect:
BIS Minister Dame Lucy Neville Rolfe has announced a new strategy for the Intellectual Property Office to protect brands, including training in association with the British Brands Group for Trading Standards Officers on ‘case studies’ on lookalike packaging. View »

UK ratifies protocol on ‘forced labour’:
The UK has become one of the first countries in the world to ratify an International Labour Organisation protocol on forced labour, committing the UK to take steps to prevent, protect and also to have laws in place to compensate those affected. 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.