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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 14 October

15 October 2018
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 14 October: Test purchasing activity on knives; Review of meat processing plants completed

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

Test purchasing activity on knives: The Local Government Association in reporting several under age test purchase failures on-line and in shops has called for businesses to fund test purchasing activities. View >  


Review of meat processing plants completed: The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland have concluded their review of meat cutting plants with recommendations that there should be:

  • greater involvement of industry to produce clearer guidance to meet the needs of food businesses
  • increased focus on skills and capabilities across industry
  • greater data transparency and sharing across industry and with the regulators
  • more effective use of data by regulatory authorities and improved regulatory coordination and consistency
  • a trial of the feasibility of using a single organisation to deliver all official controls in a geographic location. View >

PM takes action on ethnicity at work: The Prime Minister has launched a ‘Race at work charter’ and also a consultation on ethnicity pay reporting – Closes 9th January. View >

Upcoming DWF events: 

Future of Food and Drink in Northern Ireland: Join DWF plus key note speakers from the Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association and Staffline Group Ireland to discuss some of the biggest trends impacting growth, including Brexit's impact on labour supply and trade routes with the south: Belfast, 18 October 18. Find out more >

How to make your business viable during Brexit transition: An event geared towards European businesses operating within the UK's food & drink industry in conjunction with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK: Manchester, 24 October 2018. Find out more >

Food Brexit Conference: Catch DWF's Dominic Watkins and Hilary Ross speaking at this conference providing the food & beverage industry with a platform to share strategy, insight and knowledge, to deal with the challenges of Britain’s exit from the EU: London, 1 November 2018. Find out more >

Leisure Expert Panel's 4th Annual Conference: An annual conference for the UK's leading experts within the lthe sector. DWF's Dominic Watkins is discussing safety issues within the industry. Find out more >

Employment Law Update Webinar: The webinar will provide an overview of recent and forthcoming employment law changes, including a legislation update and a summary of the key cases before the courts and tribunals. Find out more >

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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.

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