Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 21 August 2016

In this week's edition

Childhood Obesity strategy published: The Government has published its long awaited  ‘Action Plan’to tackle childhood obesity.  The plan focusses, in addition to the previously announced sugar levy for soft drinks, on a 20% reduction in dietary sugar from processed foods by 2020, with first year reduction of 5% to be achieved by a reformulation, portion size reduction or rebalancing of sales to healthier options. Performance is to be measured by Public Health England. View »

Consultation on Soft drinks sugar levy: HM Treasury has published a detailed explanation and consultation on implementation of the soft drinks sugar levy – Closing date 13th October. View »

Scotland’s food strategyFood Standards Scotland has published a 5-year food strategy which goes well beyond the content of the Childhood Obesity plan covering England and Wales. View »

Continuing pressure on Campylobacter reduction: The Food Standards Agency has published the results of Consumer Research claiming a high level of support for continued action to reduce contamination levels in fresh chicken. View »

Mergers and competition considerationsThe Competition and Markets Authority has issued a consultation on assurances given in respect of the Hain takeover of Orchard fruit juices – Closing date 2nd September.  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.