Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 22 May 2016

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Toilets required for takeaways?: This week has seen much media comment on a High Court Decision rejecting a ‘Determination’ by the Better Regulation Delivery Office that Newcastle City Council were correct in advising Greggs that they did not need to provide public toilets if their outlets had up to 10 seats. View »

£300 million avoidable food waste: Is the headline from a report by DEFRA sponsored Waste and Resources Action Plan on tackling food waste in the grocery supply chain. View »

US nutritional labelling changes: The US Food and Drugs Administration has published new food labelling requirements in force from July 2018 for larger businesses and a year later for small businesses. Amongst the changes are a requirement to declare ‘% added sugar’, per portion and per pack information for some foods and removal of requirement to declare % total energy from fat’. View »

McCain Foods fined for safety failings: The company was fined £800,000 with costs of £12,831.51 after an employee nearly lost an arm whilst inspecting the condition of a roller on a piece of equipment, it was later found that a risk assessment failed to recognise that the conveyor did not have the correct guards fitted. View »

Sugar levy included in Queen's Speech: Introduction of legislation to implement a soft drinks industry level to tackle childhood obesity was included in this week’s Queen's Speech producing predictable reactions from industry and food lobby groups. 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.