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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update W/E 28th October

28 October 2019
Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update w/e 28 October. Report highlights presence of PFAS residues in food, Decline in EU member state Food controls and Environment Agency Annual report highlights levels of non-compliance.

Important Updates

Report highlights presence of PFAS residues in food: Food pressure group Sustain has highlighted a new report by Chem Trust on threats posed to the environment and human health by a family of over 4,000 highly persistent chemicals: PFAS (Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) which are known as the ‘forever chemicals’.  The special carbon-fluorine structure of PFAS is hard to break down in the natural environment. The chemicals which are found in drinking water and consumer products (e.g. waterproof coats, non-stick pans, greaseproof food packaging, cosmetics etc). have some have evidence of serious toxicity. View >

Decline in EU member state Food controls: A report by European Consumer umbrella organisation BEUC has published a detailed report ‘Keeping food in check - A snapshot of national official food controls – and what this means for consumers’ evidencing a decline in effort expended by member states on food hygiene and food standards checks. View >

Environment Agency Annual report highlights levels of non-compliance: The Annual report for the Environment Agency which calls on businesses to do more to protect the Environment includes a review of business compliance, greenhouse gas emissions, serious pollution incidents and illegal waste activity. The report provides information and statistics about the: emissions to air from regulated businesses, the number of serious pollution incidents and sectors responsible, compliance of businesses with their environmental permits, reduction in costs for regulated businesses and enforcement action taken. View > View > View >

 

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