Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 9 October 2016

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Mandatory food hygiene rating display: Following implementation of a food hygiene rating display in Northern Ireland on 7 October, the Food Standards Agency has announced its intention to implement the same requirement in England. View »

New public body for money, debt and pensions advice: HM Treasury have announced that a new body is to be set up to replace and combine the activities of the Money Advisory Service, Pensions Advisory Service and Pensions wise. View »

Shipping container weights: The Regulatory Delivery Directorate within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued guidance on a new requirement for the weight of all containers for shipping by sea be known and declared. View »

Brexit challenges: The Department for exiting the EU has published skeleton arguments in respect of challenges to the Governments legal right to trigger Article 50. In addition, several leading business organizations led by CBI have written an open letter to Government setting out what they believe the approach to Brexit and negotiations should be. View »

Call for separate legal system in Wales: The Counsel General for Wales has called for the country to be a separate jurisdiction with appellate mechanism for devolved laws. View »

Medicinal foods and infant formula: The Department for Health has published guidance on pre market entry notification requirements. View »

Bladed articles and offensive weapons consultation: The Sentencing Council has issued a consultation on draft guidelines around offences of possession and use. View »

Olive oil residue requirements: The European Food Safety Agency has issued opinions on MRL’s for diflufenican and metribuzin in olive oil for processing. 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.