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Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update 20 October

21 October 2019
Retail, Food, and Hospitality Regulatory Update w/e 28 October. Report highlights presence of PFAS residues in food, Decline in EU member state Food controls and Environment Agency Annual report highlights levels of non-compliance.

Important Updates

Environmental focus to Queens speech: The Queen has set out the Government's intended legislative programme. View >  View >  View >

Comment: Scottish Government >  Friends of the Earth >  British Retail Consortium >  Food and Drink Federation >

The Queen's speech includes an intention to bring forward an Environment Bill. View >

Pressure groups appear less than impressed. Greenpeace >  Chartered Institute of Environmental Health >  Friends of the Earth >  Local Government Association >

DEFRA has published details of the Environment Bill and other actions it proposes to take to address Climate Change. View >   View >

The Prime Minister has announced that he is to chair a Cabinet Committee on Climate change. View > Comment: Friends of the Earth >

Minimum alcohol pricing in Wales from 2nd March: 
The Welsh Assembly Government has laid Regulations to set a minimum price per unit of alcohol of 50p from 2nd March 2020. View >

The Welsh Government has also introduced a long-term strategy to tackle obesity in Wales ‘Healthy weight – Health Wales’.  View >   Association of Convenience Stores >

20-25p charge for single trip drinks cups in Scotland in prospect: 
The Scottish Government has announced its intention to bring forward a circular economy Bill and indicated that this will include proposals to introduce, subject to consultation, a 20-25p charge per single trip drinks cup sold in Scotland. View >

Ocado Retail Ltd designated under the Groceries supplier code:
 The Competition and Markets Authority has made Ocado subject to the Grocery Supplier Code and jurisdiction of the Grocery Code Adjudicator. View >


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