Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 18 Sept 2016

In this week's edition »

Food alert for action issued: Food Standards Scotland has taken the rare step of issuing a ‘food alert for action’ to secure removal of all Errington Cheese Ltd products from the marketplace, following the recent E.Coli outbreak investigation and child fatality associated with unpasteurised cheese. View »

Need to tackle antimicrobial resistance in the spotlight: The UN Food and Agriculture organisation has published an action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance and the United Nations General Council is to meet to discuss the problem. The Department of Health has published an update on its five-year action plan and associated background information. View »

UK only Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations to be revised: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy has issued a consultation on modernising the UK domestic product safety regulations which survived EU harmonisation - Closing date 11 November. View »

Prompt payment of small suppliers: BEIS Small Business Minister Margot James has written to signatories to the voluntary Prompt Payment Code setting out Government actions to promote prompt payment. View »

Clear bill of health for colour titanium oxide: EFSA has concluded its review of food colours by publishing its risk assessment for titanium oxide. 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.