Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 13 November 2016

In this week's edition »

New food crime regulator proposed: Following an internal review of its National Food Crime Unit, the Food Standards Agency is proposing to its Board that it should operate at arms-length from FSA and have direct enforcement powers. The Chartered Institute has also published guidance for businesses in tackling food fraud. View »

Product recall and withdrawal systems under scrutiny: Consumer Minister Margot James has reported attending the first meeting of an independent working group set up to identify improvements to practices around product recalls and safety, which she has challenged to report by end of 2016. View »

Online sellers warned over price fixing: The Competition and Markets Authority has published a case study of a recent investigation, guidance for business and a general update on its enforcement activities. View »

Retailer rapped over irresponsible marketing of availability of goods on credit: The ASA has upheld a complaint about Temple Retail in respect of lack of prominence given to the interest rate in advertising. View »

Impact assessments for alcohol licensing and late night levy changes published: The Home Office has published impact assessments under the Police and Crime Bill. The British Beer and Pubs Association has criticised Liverpool City Councils over its late night levy proposal. 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.