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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 8 April 2018

08 April 2018
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 8 April: Advertising guidance and rulings from the ASA; Soft drinks sugar levy comes into force

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

Advertising guidance and rulings from the ASA: The Advertising Standards Authority has issued further rulings on price comparisons:

  • Youxiangongsi Ltd: Failure to respond to substantiate previous price claim. View >

The ASA has issued guidance on advertising rules and restrictions around Royal occasions. View >


The ASA has also issued a call for evidence on advertising rules surrounding food and children. View >


Soft drinks sugar levy comes into force: HM Treasury have issued a press release to mark the soft drinks levies coming into force on 6th April. View >
Sustain has criticised the NHS for failure to implement healthy catering standards in a third of hospitals. View >


Home Office issues guidance on poisons and explosives precursors: The Home Office has issued a raft of guidance on all aspects of the supply and sale of licensed poisons and explosives precursors including the following:

  • Guidance for retailers: View >
  • Guidance for pharmacies: View >
  • Guidance for suppliers: View >
  • Guidance on labelling: View >
  • Guidance on refusing sales: View >
  • Leaflet and poster: View >
  • Guidance for the public: View >

Brexit Developments

The Department for International Trade has published three press releases on its activities to promote international trade opportunities:

  • Update following the third round of UK- US Trade and Investment partnership discussions. View >
  • Appointment of trade commissioners for Latin America and Eastern Europe / Central Asia. View >
  • Trade Minister visits to Australia and Taiwan. View >

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