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Retail Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 21 October

22 October 2018
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 21 October: Test purchasing activity on knives; Review of meat processing plants completed

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

Reminder on Modern Slavery Act reporting: The Home Office has announced its intention to write to the Chief Executives of 17,000 businesses reminding them of the need to include a statement of the steps that their businesses are taking to avoid modern slavery in their businesses and supply chains.  The letter threatens name and shame and enforcement action in respect of non-compliance. View >


Security code for manufacturers of consumer internet of things: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has published a voluntary code of practice for manufacturers on internet security and guidance for consumers. View > 

 

Prices from which reductions claimed ruled not the usual prices: The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against Laura Ashley on the basis that higher prices had not applied for sufficient time between offers to be considered ‘usual prices’ from which reductions could be claimed. View > 

 

 

Upcoming DWF events: 

How to make your business viable during Brexit transition: An event geared towards European businesses operating within the UK's food & drink industry in conjunction with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK: Manchester, 24 October 2018. Find out more >

Food Brexit Conference: Catch DWF's Dominic Watkins and Hilary Ross speaking at this conference providing the food & beverage industry with a platform to share strategy, insight and knowledge, to deal with the challenges of Britain’s exit from the EU: London, 1 November 2018. Find out more >

Leisure Expert Panel's 4th Annual Conference: An annual conference for the UK's leading experts within the lthe sector. DWF's Dominic Watkins is discussing safety issues within the industry: London, 13 November 2018. Find out more >

Food Matters Live: A conference dedicated to creating cross-sector connections focused on the future of food, drink and sustainable nutrition: London, 20-22 November, 2018. Find out more >

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