Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 7 May 2017

In this week's edition:

Advertising complaints upheld by ASA: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint in respect of Santander, for failure to show the annual percentage rate of interest in credit advertising View > It has also upheld  a complaint in respect of a Soda Stream claim as to the number of plastic bottles saved by its use.  View >

Consultation on air quality published: DEFRA has published a consultation on an air quality plan – Closing Date 15 June. View >  View > British Heart Foundation >  DEFRA has also published a policy paper on clean air zones and clean air framework for England.View >

Avian flu confirmed in Lancashire: DEFRA have confirmed diagnosis of bird flu in a small domestic poultry flock in Lancashire. View >

Business manifestos published: A number of business organisations have published their manifesto asks for the June 8 general election: 
BRC > BBPA > BCC > CBI > FSB > FSB (Wales) > FDF >

Phenol limit for toys: EU Directive 2017/774 has set total and migration limits for phenol in toys. View >

London Food Board: Sustain has announced that it has been invited to join a new independent advisory group being set up by the Mayor of London. View > Sustain has also welcomed sign up by Lambeth and Tower Hamlets to a ‘Local Government declaration on sugar reduction and healthy food’. View >  

Brexit Developments

Parliamentary report on food, farming and Brexit: The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has published a detailed report. View > Sustain >

EU announces steps to improve the single market: EU Dg Growth has announced three initiatives to improve the single market:

  • Single point of contact in member states with information in two languages.
  • Single market information tool to enable Commission to request information directly from businesses.
  • Promotion of the SOLVIT centre information and assistance mechanism. 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.