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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 13 May

14 May 2018
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 13 May: Saturated fats should make up no more than 10% of calorie intakes; Consultation on London Food Strategy launched

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

Saturated fats should make up no more than 10% of calorie intakes: This is one of the key recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition in a report which has been issued for consultation by Public Health England.  Consultation ends 3rd July. View >


Consultation on London Food Strategy launched: The London Mayor has issued a detailed consultation on various aspects of food quality and nutrition including a proposal to ban the advertising of food high in fat, salt or sugar on London Underground and buses. 
Consultation ends 5th July. 
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Advertising rulings on price comparisons: The Advertising Standards Authority has issued rulings as following this week:

  • Charles Tyrwhitt: Complaint re claimed reduction from previous prices rejected as price histories produced.
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  • Thomas Cook: Complaint upheld re price reduction claimed from initial holiday launch price because no sales at initial price. View >
  • Argos: Complaint upheld re lack of stock availability at advertised price. View >

Brexit Developments

Cabinet Office urge Scottish Government to back withdrawal Bill on repatriation of powers to maintain internal UK common market: View >


Trade Remedies Authority: The Department for International Trade has published further information about the new body including that it will be based in Reading. View >


UK Parliament EU Select Committee: Has published a report on the impact of Brexit on food prices and availability. View > 

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