Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 21 February 2016

In this week's edition:

EU online dispute resolution platform launched: EU Dg Justice announced launch of the multilingual online dispute resolution platform provided for by EU Regulation 524/2013 this week. View the DWF guide on what this means for you and how to comply »

Product recall review and response published: The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has responded to an independent report on ‘product recall’ by Lynn Faulds Wood. View »

Evidence lacking to support ASA price reduction claim: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against Discount Sofas 4U in respect of a claimed RRP and extension of offer end dates. View »

Application requirements for novel and traditional foods: The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a consultation on processes and information requirements to support applications for market approval – closing date 21 April. View »

Consultation on enzyme exposure: EFSA has launched a consultation on assessment of enzyme exposure through food consumption – closing date 31 March. View »

Consultation on fast track planning process: The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a consultation on introducing a competitive element between councils on steps leading up to planning decisions, to increase speed and reduce costs to business – closing date 15 April. 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.