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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update 28 July

29 July 2019
Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update w/e 28 July: Food measures in health consultation, Environmental Governance Bill, and Labour market enforcement.

Important Updates

Food measures feature strongly in health consultation: The Department for Health and Social Care has published a consultation on advancing health prevention. Proposals include further salt reduction targets to be met by 2023, a ban on sale of energy drinks to under 16s, consulting on colour coded nutritional signposting once the UK leaves the EU – Responses by 14th October. 

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The Chief Medical Officer's annual report has also been published. View >   View >  
The Welsh Government has also issued a consultation on a Welsh Food and Drink action plan with responses by 15th October.  View >

More detail emerges on Environmental Governance Bill: 
DEFRA has issued a policy statement on the proposed content of an Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill. View >  View >

This has coincided with publication of consultation responses on plastics, plastic packaging waste and a deposit return scheme for drinks packaging. View >   View >   View >

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has also published a call for evidence on standards for bio-based and biodegradable plastics – Responses by 14th October.   View >   View >

Labour market enforcement: 
 BEIS has published its strategy for 2019-20. BEIS has also announced its intention to legislate to restrict the use of non-disclosure clauses in employment matters.   View >  View >

SA carcass contamination case referred to European Court of Justice: The Supreme Court has referred a case in which a bull carcass was rejected by a Veterinary Inspector. When a further veterinary inspection judged the carcass satisfactory, the FSA inspector did not apply to the court for forfeit of the carcass and maintained its instruction for disposal as animal by product waste. The European Court is asked to determine whether EU law has been correctly implemented in the UK and applied correctly by FSA. View >


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