Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 28 August 2016

In this week's edition

CMO advice on low risk alcohol consumption: Following consultation advice by the four national Chief Medical Officers, advice has been published. The Portman group has criticised the guidance for inclusion of the statement that there is no safe level of consumption. View » 

Call for rethink on ‘junk food’ advertising: The Scottish Government has called on the UK Government to either reconsider its position on further advertising controls under its childhood obesity plan or to devolve the relevant powers. View »

Call to ban microbead technology: Greenpeace is calling for a complete ban on the use of microbead technology and has referred to actions in the United States and a report of the UK Environmental Audit Committee in support. View »

Gambling advertising code strengthened: The Association of British Bookmakers has announced moves to strengthen the TV advertising provisions of the IGRG responsible gambling code. 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.