Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 3 July 2016

In this week's edition:

Government prepares for Brexit: The Cabinet Office has announced the appointment of Oliver Robbins to lead a cross department team of senior civil servants to coordinate the Government response. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has announced its intention to lead on business engagement. View »

Listeria guidance published: The Food Standards Agency has published guidance for health and social care providers on listeria control. View »

ASA rules Aldi price claims misleading: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint by Morrisons re Aldi advertising which claims the supermarket is cheaper based on branded item to branded item prices excluding own label. View »

Consultation on effectiveness of EU controls: The EU Commission has issued a consultation on the effectiveness of EU product safety controls – Closing date 31 October: View »

New EU anti-counterfeiting tool: EU DG Trade has announced the launch of a new EU tool ‘ACRIS’ aimed to assist in tackling counterfeiting. View »

Management of Crown Estate in Scotland: The Scottish Government has launched a consultation – Closing date 26 August. View »

Gender stereotyping call for evidence by ASA: The Advertising Standards Authority has issued a call for evidence to gather views on prevalence and tackling of gender stereotyping in marketing and advertising. 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.