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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 11 Sept 2016

In this week's edition »

High levels of antimicrobial resistant bacteria found in supermarket meat: Sustain has highlighted a Cambridge University study which found widespread incidence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in supermarket pork and poultry. View »

Statement following food poisoning fatality: Food Standards Scotland has issued a statement following the death of a child in the Dunsyre unpasteurised cheese food poisoning outbreak. The statement urges vulnerable groups not to consume unpasteurised milk and cheese. View »

Complaint re health claim for botanicals upheld by ASA: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint re claims made by Aspire Drinks Ltd which it claimed were on the EU ‘on hold’ list as it was a botanical product. ASA took the view that the claims were not authorised at national level and made in breach of the advertising codes. View »

Tesco executives prosecuted for fraud: The Serious Fraud Office has announced that three former Tesco executives have been charged with Fraud by Abuse of Position and False Accounting in 2014. View »

Pictorial representation of flavoured foods: The Food and Drink Federation has issued labelling guidance produced jointly with the Flavouring Association and endorsed by the Food Standards Agency. View »

Nanomaterial use authorised: The Government Chemist has highlighted EU authorisation of a nanomaterial form of zinc oxide for use in sun cream preparations. View »

Consumer Rights Act to apply to rail travel: BEIS has announced intention to apply the Consumer Rights Act to supplement existing remedies for rail travel passengers from 1 October 2016. 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.