Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 25 Sept 2016

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Complaint upheld re paid for celebrity blog reference by ASA: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint re Alpro, where a celebrity had referred to a product in his blog without making clear that it was paid for advertising. View »

£300k fine for incorrect fireworks storage: The Chartered Trading Standards Institute has reported a substantial fine imposed on a discount retailer in respect of breaches of storage regulations in the run up to Bonfire night 2015. View »

Seriousness of antimicrobial resistance emphasised: The EU Health Commissioner delivered a speech to the United Nations, and the Chief Scientific advisor to the Food Standards Agency has published a detailed paper on antimicrobial resistance and actions to tackle the issue in the food sector. View »

Ireland publishes National Obesity Policy and Action Plan: Food Standards Agency Ireland has published the Irish Government policy and action plan to tackle obesity over the period 2016- 2025. View »

Scottish Government consult on Caseins and Caseinates: The Scottish Government has issued a consultation with a closing date of 23 October. View »

EU authorise genetically modified maize varieties: EU decision 2016/1685 has authorised placing on the market a number of varieties of genetically modified maize. View »

Information on Regulatory Delivery published: The Regulatory Delivery Directorate within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a raft of detail as to its activities, key projects, guidance for national and local regulators and background papers which have informed policy development. View »

EU report on border interceptions of counterfeit goods: The EU Commission has published a report covering the 28 member state customs authorities seizure of counterfeit product in 2015. 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.