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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update 9 June

12 June 2019
Retail, Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 9 June: Secret Santa campaign, gluten labelling, and fire safety regime. 

Important Updates

ASA rejects complaint re Modelez "Secret Santa" advertising campaign
The ASA has rejected a complaint re targeting children re Mondelez ‘Secret Santa’ advertising campaign. View >

Advertising rulings on pricing claims: 
The ASA has upheld a complaint against Wickes for claiming bulk purchase reductions when five or more kitchen units are bought on the basis that the vast majority of consumers would in any case buy more than five units to build a kitchen. View > 
The ASA has also upheld a complaint re Kiddies Kingdom for advertising a price match plus 15% refund claim with a condition imposed that the price match would not apply if it resulted in sales below cost. View >

Industry guidance issued on gluten labelling: 
In a move welcomed by the Food Standards Agency, the Food and Drink Federation has published detailed guidance with the support of the Gluten Free Industry Association (GFIA), Coeliac UK, Anaphylaxis Campaign and the British Retail Consortium (BRC). View >

Consultations launched on plans to reform building fire safety regime: 
The Home Office and Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government have issued consultations on changes proposed to improve the fire safety of buildings following the Hackitt review findings – the closing date for responses to both consultations is 31st July. View >  View > 
Local Government Association >  View >


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Junior Lawyer Training Series - Retail, Food, and Hospitality

DWF are offering a unique opportunity for junior in-house lawyers in the retail, food and hospitality sectors to learn and network at our new legal issues and softer skills training series. 
Wednesday 26 June, DWF London. Register here >


Scottish Breakfast and Business Interruption Seminars

Book now for our breakfast seminar to hear about how you can use the law to protect your business against 'business interruptions'.

Wednesday 19 June, DWF Edinburgh

Thursday 20 June, DWF Glasgow

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