Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 7 February 2016

In this week's edition:

Sentencing guidelines now in force: Revised sentencing council guidelines which appear certain to drive considerable increase in tariffs for health and safety, food hygiene and food safety offences are now in force for all matters sentenced after 1 February. View »

Sourdough challenge rejected: The Advertising Standards Authority has rejected a complaint by the Sustain sponsored ‘Real Bread Campaign’ concerning use of the term Sourdough by EAT. View »

Consultation on dietary reference values for vitamin B6: EFSA has issued a consultation on a detailed draft opinion on DRV’s for various population groups. Closing date 16 March. View »

200th Signatory for ‘Scottish Business Pledge’: The Scottish Government has highlighted Santander as the latest Scottish Business to sign up to its pledge commitments on fair trading practices including living wage, employee engagement and prompt payment. View »

Commitment to two year post implementation reviews: The Scottish Government is putting forward proposals to implement a mandatory review of legislative changes after two years of their introduction. 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.