Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 5 June 2016

In this week's edition:

40% less price comparison rejected by ASA: The ASA has upheld a complaint by Bathstore following TV advertising by Victoria Plum claiming its prices were up to 40% cheaper on grounds of lack of substantiation. View »

US salt reduction push: The US Food and Drugs Administration has published voluntary salt reduction targets for 150 food categories for consultation aiming for an average daily consumption of only 2.3g. View »

Supply chain due diligence framework published: The Ethical Trading Initiative has published detailed guidance on steps it believes businesses should be taking to avoid human rights breaches in their supply chains. View »

Fair trading and product safety in the spotlight: The National Audit Office has launched a study on systems in place to tackle scams, product safety, fraud and illegal trading with the aim of reporting in the autumn. View »

Call for Entrepreneurs Test for new regulation: The All Party Parliamentary Group for small retail shops has called for the introduction of an entrepreneurial impact assessment test for all new regulation and simpler guidance. View »

Free vitamins for all pregnant women in Scotland: The Scottish Government has announced a package of measures to support the health of pregnant women including free vitamin provision. View »

China export ban lifted: EU DG Agriculture has welcomed lifting by China of a ban on the import of beef and ovine genetic material. 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.