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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update W/E 12th April

15 April 2020
Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update W/E 12th April. COVID-19 information.

Important Updates

COVID-19 information: 

Information published this week includes the following:

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published details of requirements that have been relaxed. View >
The British Beer and Pub Association have welcomed a protocol from HMRC on the destruction of beer in pub cellars. View >
The Local Government Association has published licensing guidance for Local Authorities. View >
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate has relaxed rules to permit distribution of veterinary medicines from temporary premises. View >
The Welsh Government is urging the population to use a Covid-19 symptoms tracker app. View >
The Office for National Statistics is analysing Google data to assess the effectiveness of social distancing measures. View > 
HMRC confirms approach to insolvency during the coronavirus pandemic. View >

‘Deemed unsafe’ ruled irrebuttable by High Court in respect of food beyond its use by date: In ruling on an application made by Jonathan Kirk on behalf of Tesco PLC in a prosecution for out of code food brought by Birmingham City Council the High Court has found that both as a matter of ordinary language, and by reference to the purpose of the EU Regulations, the correct meaning of the words in issue in article 24 of the Food Information Regulation is that food passed its use by date is unsafe for the purposes of article 14 of the Food Safety Regulation. View > 

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