Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 19 June 2016

In this week's edition:

ASA rules on unauthorised health claims: The ASA has upheld a complaint against online advertising for ‘Juice Garden’ regarding use of a range of non EU Authorised Health claims for various products such as ‘cancer deterrent’. View »

Foodborne Illness Strategy Consultation: Food Standards Scotland has launched a consultation on its draft strategy 2016-21. Closing date for responses to the 12 questions posed is 23 August.  View »

Classification, labelling and packaging of dangerous substances: EU DG Growth highlights new rules in force 4 July that must be implemented by 18 February 2018.  View »

Gambling Commission impose £800K penalty: The Gambling Commission has imposed a civil penalty on Betfred in respect of alleged failings in their Anti-Money Laundering and Social Responsibility policies.  View »

Agreement reached on official controls package?: Eurocommerce has reported EU agreement on the official controls dossier, including to set up an EU food fraud centre and not to proceed with requiring member states to implement mandatory cost recovery from business for official controls.  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.