Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 28 February 2016

In this week's edition:

Raw egg safe to eat? The Food Standards Agency has launched a consultation on changing its recommendation for vulnerable consumers not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs in respect of eggs covered by the Lion mark quality scheme – Closing date 1 May.  View »

Potential legal challenge to Sunday Trading: The Association of Convenience Stores has highlighted a move by the Keep Sunday Special alliance to give notice of their intention to mount a Judicial review of Government actions to devolve Sunday Trading decisions. View »

Consultation on thresholds and reporting of food adulteration: The FSA and Food Standards Scotland have launched a twelve week consultation on principles for setting thresholds and reporting of adulteration incidents. View »

Brexit: Best of both worlds white paper: The Government has published a white paper setting out the results of the EU renegotiation outcome and highlighting a number of better regulation measures including EU global competitiveness, small business and innovation tests, a consultation requirement before proposals are made and an annual review of the burden of EU regulation. View »

Campylobacter results published: The Food Standards Agency has published the latest league table of retailers based on the presence and levels of campylobacter in own label retail fresh chicken. View »

Sugar tax latest: Childhood obesity strategy delayed: Food pressure group Sustain has claimed that publication of the Government Childhood Obesity strategy is to be delayed until summer and has urged the chancellor to introduce a sugar tax claiming research suggests it would be successful. View »

Complaint re Genr8online advertising on eBay upheld: The ASA has upheld a complaint re use of an unauthorised health claim. 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.