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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 9 September

11 September 2018
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 9 September: Facebook posts by Gin Society ruled to be 'Commercial Communications', Gambling Commission continue push on standards, Results of survey of antimicrobial resistance in pork mince and chicken published.

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

Facebook posts by Gin Society ruled to be ‘Commercial Communications’: The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a series of Facebook posts by the Scottish Gin Society highlighting the properties of gin including one comparing gin to the energy content of a banana are ‘commercial communications’ and thus fall within the ambit of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation and the advertising code restrictions on the promotion of alcohol. View >


Gambling Commission continue push on standards: The Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on tighter age verification requirements for Gambling Operators – Closes 27th NovemberView >

The Gambling Commission has highlighted the requirements for operators to meet the requirements of the ASA/ CAP advertising codes. View > The Gambling Commission has also published a ‘Health report’ on gambling related harm. View >


Results of survey of antimicrobial resistance in pork mince and chicken published: The Food Standards Agency has published the detailed results of sampling fresh pork mince and fresh and frozen chicken at retail level for antimicrobial resistance. View >

Brexit Developments


Food Standards Agency consult on retention of EU food law: The Food Standards Agency (whose remit covers England and Wales) has issued a consultation on future risk management and risk assessment functions post Brexit to replace roles performed by EFSA and the European Commission – Closing date 14th October. View >


DEXEU Secretary of State delivers statement to parliament on state of Brexit negotiations: Dominic Raab delivered a detailed statement to parliament on 4th September on the state of negotiations including contingency preparedness for a no deal scenario. View >


DIT launch new trade task force: Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade has launched a new trade task force with the aim of giving UK businesses a competitive advantage in overseas markets. View >

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