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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 28 May 2017

In this week's edition:

ASA ban on sexualisation of under 18’s: The Advertising Standards Authority has highlighted amendments to the Code of Advertising Practice in force from January 2018 banning the sexualisation of under 18’s.  View >

ASA rulings: Advertising Standards Authority rulings this week have included a case upheld against DSG Retail > for non-availability of advertised goods, for Halfords > for failing to mention that a headlamp fitting charge applied and for herdress.co.uk > for advertising prices excluding duty and VAT. 

Campaign to reduce sugar consumption launched: Jamie Oliver has jointly launched a campaign ‘Sugar Smart’ with food pressure group Sustain to focus on sugar content of foods.  View >

Preparations in case of bluetongue disease reaching UK: DEFRA has published information and guidance for farmers having regard to the ongoing outbreak in Northern France. View > View > View > View >

Foreign Exchange Global Code published: The Financial Conduct Authority has set out its expectations following publication of the global code. View >

Lower bisphenol A migration limit set for toys: The EU has published a Directive requiring member states to mandate enforcement of a 0.04mg/l limit by 26 November 2018. View >

Consultation on park homes sale commission levels: The Welsh Government has launched a consultation as to whether the current 10% maximum commission level on sales should be changed. View >

EU technical regulations:

  • Sets rules for the extrapolation of MRL’s for veterinary medicines between species. 2017/880 > 
  • Use of Phosphate additives (E338-E452) in certain Czech meat products. 2017/871 > 
  • Authorising 6-phytase as a feed additive for pigs and poultry. 2017/896 > 
  • Authorising L-tryptophan as a feed additive. 2017/873 > 
  • Authorising butane, isobutane and propane (E343-344) as propellants for food colours. 2017/874 >

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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.