Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 24 July 2016

In this week's edition

Kellogg’s Special K ASA ruling: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint that the use of the terms ‘Full of Goodness’ and ‘Nutritious’ in online and TV advertising for Special K constituted generic health claims, which are required to be accompanied by a specific EU authorised health claim to comply with the advertising codes, notwithstanding that  the advertisement had been cleared by ‘Clearcast’. View >

Right to compensation for leave untaken: The European Court of Justice has ruled that employees handing in their notice are entitled to compensation in respect of annual leave they are unable to take before their leaving date. View >

Sentencing: The Environment Agency has highlighted a seven year jail term imposed in respect of electrical good recycling fraud. The Competition and Markets Authority has given details of a £160k penalty imposed in respect of an online price fixing cartel. The Sentencing Council say new guidelines in respect of guilty plea tariff reductions are unlikely before April 2017. View >

Fraudulent information doesn’t invalidate insurance claim: In a shipping case The Supreme Court has ruled that even if false information is given to support a claim, if it is not material to the actual liability the claim remains validView >


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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.