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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update: 07 January 2018

08 January 2018
This week's regulatory round up for the retail, food and hospitality sectors.

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

  • Publicity campaign targets children’s snacking: Public Health England has launched a campaign to try to reduce children’s snack consumption to two snacks of 100 calories per day. The NHS is also to ban sale of sugary drinks in NHS premises from 1st July as contracts come up for renewal. View >

  • ASA rulings published this week:
    Pfizer Healthcare:
    Collagen and vitamin C drink for variation to wording of EU authorised health claim. View >
    Snapchat lens advert for Captain Morgan rum for child appeal and targeting of under 18’s. View >
    Regarding inadequate substantiation of quality comparison of crumpets vs Marks & Spencer. View >
    Regarding availability of goods at the price advertised. View >

  • EU novel foods rules change: EU DG Health has highlighted introduction of new authorisation rules for novel foods and processes and establishment of a new community register. View > 

Brexit Developments

  • Future direction of UK international trade policy: The Department for International Trade has set out the Government response to its recent White Paper on future UK Trade policy which received over 8,000 responses. View >

  • Members of new EU group on trade agreements named: EU DG Trade has published the names of the 28 members of a negotiation group it has set up to advice on trade agreements. View >

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This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.