Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 23 April 2017

In this week's edition:

NHS set less than 10% target for sugary drinks: NHS England has set a target with its main suppliers to reduce sugary drink sales to 10% or less of total drink sales within twelve months or face further action. View > View > Sustain has also encouraged Government to proceed with implementation of the Sugar Levy when considering the Finance Bill on Tuesday. View >

e-certification system for organic exports to EU: EU Dg Agriculture has announced the phasing in of an electronic certification and traceability system for organic imports from third countries. View >

Misdescription of takeaway fish: DNA testing by the Marine Stewardship Council has identified incorrect species declaration by takeaway outlets. View > View >

Consultation on minimum wage rates: The Low Pay Commission has issued a consultation on the impact of recent minimum wage increases and impact of projected increases and also on rates for 21-24 year olds. Closing date 7 July. View >

Changes to anti-money laundering rules: Companies House has highlighted a number of detailed changes to anti-money laundering rules coming into force shortly. View >

New guidance on country of origin marking: DEFRA have published detailed guidance on origin labelling requirements for meat, fish and seafood products. View >

EU Regulation 2017/699: Sets harmonised EU calculation methodology for electrical equipment placed on market and waste electrical equipment recovery. View >

Brexit developments

International export hub: Dr Liam Fox has used St Georges day to make a speech and launch of a new 'integrated export hub' by the Department for International Trade. View >

Retail sector calls for a fair Brexit for consumers: The British Retail Consortium has published a report on tariffs, including a roadmap for the new Government. View >

Directors guide for navigating Brexit: The Institute of Directors has published detailed guidance and set up a helpline for its members. View >

Consultation on legal changes on sanctions: The Treasury is consulting on UK rules to replace provisions in the European Communities Act 1972 which underpin the imposition of sanctions, believing that these can’t wait for inclusion in the Great Repeal Bill. 
Closing date 23 June. View >

DEXEU publish updated structure chart: 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.