Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 27 March 2016

In this week's edition:

Salt in the spotlight: Public Health England has published National Diet and Nutrition Survey Data showing that salt consumption remains well above the Government target. This has prompted criticism of ‘responsibility deals’ from Action Salt and suggestions from the Food and Drink Federation as to where Government should look to achieve further progress. View »

Return of test purchasing: The Home Secretary has launched a ‘modern crime prevention strategy’ one element of which is to reduce access to knives through retail. The strategy highlights agreement to a series of further actions by seven major retailers – to be monitored by ‘test purchasing’. View »

Assessment of food crime in the UK: The National Food Crime Unit of the Food Standards Agency has published a detailed base line assessment of the UK’s Food crime risks by commodity. View »

Call for marketing ban: The childrens' food campaign group of charities has called for a ban of marketing associations between sugary foods and films aimed at young people. View »

Licensing hours relaxed for Queens 90th birthday: Licensed premises normally closing at 11.00pm will be able to stay open to 1.00am on 11 and 12 June. 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.