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Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update 5 August

06 August 2018
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 5 August: 'From price' ruled misleading; Alcohol advertising complaints not upheld; Major report on packaging waste

In this week's edition:

Important Updates

‘From price’ ruled misleading: The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that Eurostar was wrong to claim London to Paris prices ‘from £29’ as a significant proportion of the tickets were not available at the advertised lowest price in line with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute pricing code. View >


Alcohol advertising complaints not upheld: The ASA has rejected complaints about TV advertising for Corona and a leaflet for night time alcohol delivery service ‘Drink On’ on the basis that they did not promote irresponsible practices or excessive consumption. View >


Major report on packaging waste recovery system published: The National Audit Office has published a report at the request of the Environmental Audit Committee on the impact of the producer responsibility for packaging waste recovery regime that has been operating in the UK since 1999. The conclusions are that the regime whilst increasing recovery rates hasn’t fully delivered required outcomes. View >

Brexit Developments


EU Chief Negotiator publishes an ‘Op-ed’: Michel Barnier has written a brief update on the current position with regard to negotiation of the withdrawal agreement and discussions with regard to future partnership. Michel highlighted that protection of geographical indications with regard to food has yet to be agreed. The Scottish Government has commented on the need to agree recognition and ongoing protection of Scottish Food names.  View >

The UK Government has published updated specifications for several EU protected food names: View >

EU trade defence measures: The EU Directorate General for Trade has published its annual report on the operation of EU Trade defence measures: View >


The Department for Internal Trade has reported on talks with Australia and also with Japan including membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). View > 


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