Retail Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 1 January 2017

In this week's edition:

Judicial review of product recall actions: Which? has launched a judicial review of advice issued by Peterborough Council to Whirlpool re the implementation of corrective actions to reduce the potential fire risk from a number of models of tumble dryer. View »

Consultation on microbead ban: DEFRA have launched a consultation on a ban on use of microbead technology in cosmetic and personal care products - closing date 28 February. View »

Consultation on drone technology: The Department for Transport has issued a consultation on future use of drone technology – Closing date 15 March. View »

Competition and Markets enforcement investigation launched: The Competition and Markets Authority has launched an inquiry into compliance by the online secondary ticketing markets to disclose information required by law to customers. View »

Home Office voluntary knife crime initiative: The Home Office has issued a press release naming Aldi, Co-op, Boots UK and B&Q as the latest businesses to sign up to its voluntary knife crime initiative. View »

Fibre broadband rollout: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has issued a consultation on the merits of using public funds to support local rollout of fibre broadband - Closing date 31 January. 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.