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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 12 August

15 August 2018
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 12 August: The Office for Product Safety and Standards within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a detailed strategy as to how it is to deploy the additional £12.5m per annum allocated to build central capacity to improve the UK non-food consumer product safety regime between 2018 and 2020.

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

UK Consumer Product Safety strategy published: The Office for Product Safety and Standards within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a detailed strategy as to how it is to deploy the additional £12.5m per annum allocated to build central capacity to improve the UK non-food consumer product safety regime between 2018 and 2020. The strategy is supplemented by publication of delivery, immediate actions, strategic research and incident management plans.. View >

Advertising rulings on the promotion of High Fat, Salt and Sugar foods: The Home Office 

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled on two complaints concerning whether the advertising codes have been breached on the basis that the likely audience is under 16:

  • KFC display of a poster within 100m of a primary school entrance – case upheld
  • McDonalds – display of an advertisement on a bus ticket – complaint rejected

The ASA has also ruled that an advertisement for Granola Coco pops (which is not a high, fat, salt, sugar food) featuring the cartoon Coco Monkey character breaches the codes due to linkage to the standard product even though the main brand is itself in the process of reformulation.
Food pressure group Sustain has commented on these rulings. View >

Advertising complaint upheld for Sports Direct over basic errors: The ASA has upheld a complaint where a struck through price was in fact a recommended retail price rather than the previous price at which the goods were sold and also that the advertisement failed to make clear that the advertised price applied to on line sales only View >


Brexit Developments

 

UK Pre EU Exit strategy on trade negotiations: The Department for International Trade has published an updated strategy as to its approach to trade discussions ahead of Brexit View >

Important decisions necessary on the future of food law:The British Retail Consortium has highlighted that there are a number of important questions as to the future operation of food law in the UK and that discussions so far have largely focussed on ongoing membership of the European Food Safety Authority EFSA. View >

 

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