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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 29 July

31 July 2018
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 29 July: 'As much as' ruled unauthorised nutrition claim; Changes proposed to UK food health and identification marks

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

‘As much as’ ruled unauthorised nutrition claim: The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled in investigating a complaint involving Heinz that an implied claim that Heinz Beans contained a similar level of nutrients to other products was a nutrition claim which was not authorised for use under Annex 1 of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation. View >
The ASA has also published a briefing note in respect on judgments made on online advertising. View >


Changes proposed to UK food health and identification marks: The Food Standards Agency has launched a consultation on removing the EU prefix from health marks following Brexit including on the potential transition period for domestic supply – Closing date 27th August. View >


10-11 year old obesity levels reach record high: Public Health England has published research indicating that one in three year six children are overweight or obese. PHE has linked the findings to the Governments Childhood obesity strategy and its role to oversee industry commitments to cut 20% of sugar from everyday products by 2020, and 20% of calories by 2024. View >

Brexit Developments


DEXEU publish white paper on implementation of EU withdrawal agreement in UK law: View >


Statements made following conclusion of latest round of Brexit negotiations: 
EU Chief Negotiator, Michel Barnier. View >
DEXEU Secretary of State, Dominic Raab  View >
Comment by EU parliament Brexit steering group. View >


Trade developments: EU DG Trade has published an updated on negotiations with Indonesia, China and New Zealand. View >
EU statement following discussions between Claude Juncker and President Trump. View >
Dr Liam Fox Secretary of State, delivers speech on free trade. View >



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