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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update 7 April

09 April 2019
Retail, Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 7 April. Sodium & Chloride, violence against shop workers, and food safety & hygiene offences.

Important Updates

Sodium and Chloride in the spotlight: The European Food Safety Authority has issued consultations following research which is also published on dietary reference values for sodium and chloride – responses by 22nd May.View >View >  A Lancet analysis of diet related health covering 195 countries 1990-2017 has identified cardiovascular disease as by far the most prevalent food related cause of death attributing 3 million deaths to excessive salt intake. View >

Home Office issue call for evidence following pledge to tackle violence against shop workers: The British Retail Consortium and Association of Convenience Stores have both welcomed a call by the Home Office for evidence around incidents of violence involving shop workers – responses by 28th June. View >

Impact of sentencing guidelines for health and safety and food safety and hygiene offences revealed: The Sentencing Council has published an impact assessment based on median levels of tariff before and after the guidelines came into effect in 2016.  Median tariff levels for SME’s have moved from around 15k – 48k, for medium sized businesses 20k-100k and for larger businesses 25k-350k for health and safety offences with a less pronounced upward trend for food related matters. Prosecution numbers have increased but not substantially.  The review did not look at levels of compliance or compliance behaviour. View >

Warning over requirement for prompt payment of suppliers issued: The Cabinet Office has written to 10,000 government suppliers to warn that if they do not pay their suppliers in line with government guidelines (contracts over £5m per annum, must be able to show they are paying 95% of invoices within 60 days) they will not be awarded new contracts. View >

 

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Will consumers spend in 2019?

To determine how likely consumers are to spend money in 2019, we interviewed 10,000 consumers globally from 10 key retail markets to find out how much disposable income they have. Read more >

 

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