Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 17 April 2016

In this week's edition:

Judicial review of Prime Authority Determination: Primary Authority advice issued to Greggs by Newcastle City Council and confirmed by the first ‘Determination’ of the Better Regulation Delivery Office has been overruled by a High Court judge. The judgment remains to be published but leave to appeal has been granted. View »

‘All natural ingredients’ complaint rejected by ASA: The Advertising Standards Authority has rejected a complaint about a new ham product from Kerry Foods which does not contain nitrites. View »

Last opportunity to comment on novel foods application process: The European Food Safety Authority has briefed stakeholders ahead of the 21 April closing date for its consultation. The consultation looks at detailed rules applying to the centralised EU novel foods application process from 1 January 2018. View »

Public Health strategy published: Public Health England has published detailed strategy proposals for ‘Better Outcomes by 2020’ including action on alcohol, childhood obesity and sugar. View »

Criticism of Mars Food's healthy eating ambition: Food pressure group Sustain has criticised plans published by Mars Food for reformulation and ‘occasional use’ labelling as inadequate. View »

National gambling harm reduction strategy launched: The Gambling Commission has published a strategy for tackling gambling-related harm over the next five years. View »

Campaign to ban ‘microbead technology: Greenpeace has launched a campaign to ban the use of microbeads in personal care products. View »

Concerns over Police and Crime Bill: The Association of Convenience Stores has raised concerns that the Bill might remove parliamentary scrutiny from licensing guideline changes. 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.