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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update 20 January

21 January 2019
Retail, Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 20 January. Obesity, UK air quality, and Bingo. 

Important Updates

Obesity in the spotlight: 

  • Matt Hancock, Secretary of State and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has delivered a major policy speech to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity setting out the Government approach to addressing obesity.
  • The Food and Drink Federation has described the Government consultation on restricting promotion of less healthy foods as ‘muddled and wrong headed and criticised timing having regard to Brexit. 
  • Food pressure group Sustain has highlighted a report of the Eat- Lancet Commission suggesting a diet to safeguard public health and the planet including no more than 14g of meat per day. 
  • EU Consumer group BEUC has criticised the EU Commission for failure to implement nutritional profiling as set out in the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation 1924/2006. 

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UK Air Quality Strategy launched: Secretaries of State Gove and Hancock at DEFRA and DHSC have published a new air quality strategy focusing on the reduction of particulate matter in the atmosphere.  Domestic burning and ammonia emissions from Agriculture are targeted as key focus areas for action. View >

Bingo – not as straightforward as it might appear: The Gambling Commission has published guidance around the legal constraints on operation of Bingo. View >


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