Facebook posts by Gin Society ruled to be ‘Commercial Communications’: The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a series of Facebook posts by the Scottish Gin Society highlighting the properties of gin including one comparing gin to the energy content of a banana are ‘commercial communications’ and thus fall within the ambit of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation and the advertising code restrictions on the promotion of alcohol. View >
Gambling Commission continue push on standards: The Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on tighter age verification requirements for Gambling Operators – Closes 27th November. View >
The Gambling Commission has highlighted the requirements for operators to meet the requirements of the ASA/ CAP advertising codes. View > The Gambling Commission has also published a ‘Health report’ on gambling related harm. View >
Results of survey of antimicrobial resistance in pork mince and chicken published: The Food Standards Agency has published the detailed results of sampling fresh pork mince and fresh and frozen chicken at retail level for antimicrobial resistance. View >
Food Standards Agency consult on retention of EU food law: The Food Standards Agency (whose remit covers England and Wales) has issued a consultation on future risk management and risk assessment functions post Brexit to replace roles performed by EFSA and the European Commission – Closing date 14th October. View >
DEXEU Secretary of State delivers statement to parliament on state of Brexit negotiations: Dominic Raab delivered a detailed statement to parliament on 4th September on the state of negotiations including contingency preparedness for a no deal scenario. View >
DIT launch new trade task force: Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade has launched a new trade task force with the aim of giving UK businesses a competitive advantage in overseas markets. View >
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