Government agrees to set up Food Crime Unit following Elliott Review – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 8th, 2014 in consumer protection, food, fraud, health & safety, news, quality assurance by sally

‘A new Food Crime Unit is to be set up after the Government accepted all of the recommendations of the Elliott report on food integrity and assurance of food supply networks.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th September 2014

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Horsemeat scandal: food safety expert warns issues have not been addressed – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2014 in environmental health, food, inquiries, news by tracey

‘Chris Elliott led an inquiry into last year’s saga and says problems remain with proper control of UK food supply chain.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2014

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New hospital food rules introduced – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in food, health, hospitals, news by tracey

‘Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new measures being announced by the health secretary.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2014

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Supreme Court calls time on Greek yoghurt food fight – The Lawyer

Posted July 31st, 2014 in appeals, costs, food, injunctions, intellectual property, news, Supreme Court by michael

‘The Supreme Court has sided with the makers of Total yoghurt, Fage, in refusing US rival Chobani permission to appeal the definition of Greek yoghurt.’

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The Lawyer, 30th July 2014

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Judges use Great British Bake Off-style test to rule on £2.8m Snowball case – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2014 in food, news, VAT by sally

‘Two judges taste a range of snacks ‘in moderation’ at tax tribunal hearing and decide that Snowballs are cakes and thus VAT zero-rated.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th June 2014

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Glucosamine: is it a medicine or not a medicine? Blue Bio v Secretary of State for Health – Technology Law Update

Posted June 20th, 2014 in EC law, food, medicines, news by tracey

‘Medicines are tightly regulated – for good reason. But what about those products occupying the grey area around obviously medicinal products: food supplements, sports nutrition, herbal and homeopathic remedies, for example? When should these borderline products receive the same scrutiny and control?.’

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Technology Law Update, 20th June 2014

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Hertfordshire placenta smoothies firm ban over ‘health risk’ – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2014 in food, health, human tissue, news by sally

‘A company cannot process raw placentas for new mothers to eat, after a judge ruled it posed a “health risk”.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2014

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Spoiling the Broth – NearlyLegal

‘Blake and others v LB Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC 1027 (Admin) is a judicial review challenge to the local authority’s decision to terminate a licence held by Christian Kitchen (the 3rd Claimant) to operate its soup kitchen out of the Mission Grove Car Park, Walthamstow, London, E17.’

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NearlyLegal, 13th April 2014

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Termination of licence to operate soup kitchen was unlawful: High Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 8th, 2014 in charities, food, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a local authority’s decision to terminate a charity’s licence to operate a ‘soup kitchen’ at one of the council’s car parks was unlawful.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th April 2014

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Ministers to axe ‘bureaucratic’ rules on school dinners – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2014 in food, health, news, school children by tracey

‘ Strict guidelines regulating the amount of sugar in school dinners have been scrapped just as health experts raise alarm over the deteriorating standard of people’s daily diet. The Government said nutritional guidance – setting out the levels of vitamins and minerals in lunches – would be axed because the rules are too complicated.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2014

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Boy fed nine litres of goat milk a day cannot stay with his mother, court rules – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2014 in care orders, children, food, mental health, news, parental responsibility by tracey

‘A boy who was fed nine litres of goat’s milk a day for six months will not be allowed to live with his mother, a senior family court judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 6th March 2014

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Food for thought: is an unauthorised photo of your restaurant meal an IP breach? – Legal Week

Posted February 19th, 2014 in consent, food, intellectual property, internet, misrepresentation, news, photography by sally

‘I do it. My friends do it. And I suspect that you’ve occasionally done it. It is what is colloquially referred to as ‘food porn’ – the salivating over restaurant menus online in preparation for a meal and then, depending on your social media connectedness, the Instagram shot of what you are about to devour.

One would think the broadcasting of delicious delicacies by diners would be welcomed by chefs and restaurateurs as free advertising of their wares. Not so. France TV Info reports that Gilles Goujon, who operates a three-starred restaurant called L’Auberge du vieux Puits in the south of France declares that such activities are not only poor etiquette (fair enough) but, when his dishes appear online, it takes away “a little bit of my intellectual property”. The BBC reports that another chef in La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil in the north of France has also inserted a ‘no camera’ provision on his menus.’

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Legal Week, 18th February 2014

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Prosecutors drop case against men caught taking food from Iceland bins – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2014 in food, news, prosecutions, public interest, theft, trespass by sally

‘Three men caught taking discarded food from bins outside an Iceland store will not now be prosecuted after an explosion of criticism over the decision to bring charges against them, including from the company’s chief executive.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2014

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Three charged with stealing food from skip behind Iceland supermarket – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2014 in burglary, Crown Prosecution Service, food, news, public interest, vagrancy, waste by sally

‘Crown Prosecution Service claims there is “significant public interest” in prosecuting men arrested for taking discarded food.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2014

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Baby dies of rickets from vegetarian mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2014 in child cruelty, Christianity, food, guilty pleas, health, homicide, news by sally

‘Couple told they could face jail after admitting manslaughter of their son Ndingeko, who died from rickets after his parents insisted on strict eating regime as part of their religion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2014

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Wensleydale cheese granted protected status – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2013 in food, news, protected geographical indication by tracey

‘Only cheese produced in the Yorkshire Dales will in future be allowed to use the name Yorkshire Wensleydale. The European Commission has awarded the cheese Protected Geographical Indication status (PGI).’

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BBC News, 20th December 2013

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Update – exclusions; LA interventions; missing education; and there’s no such thing as a free lunch… – Education Law Blog

‘This post picks up on two recent education cases, the Ofsted report on children missing education and funding arrangements for free school meals.’

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Education Law Blog, 9th December 2013

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Sweet shop owner fined £400 for selling 30p Asda chocolate as £3 Wonka bars – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2013 in consumer protection, costs, counterfeiting, fines, food, news, trade marks by sally

“A sweet shop owner has been fined after he sold 30p Asda Smart Price chocolate bars as ‘Wonka’ bars worth £3.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2013

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Should we have an enforceable right to food? – Professor Geraldine van Bueren Q.C. – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 21st, 2013 in enforcement, food, human rights, news, statutory duty by sally

“Nearly eight hundred years ago, in 1216 English law first recognized a right to food. Yet between April and September this year over 350,000 people received three days’ emergency food from the Trussell Trust food banks, triple the numbers helped in the same period last year.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th October 2013

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Muslim prisoners sue over contaminated halal pies – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2013 in compensation, food, human rights, Islam, news, prisons, religious discrimination by sally

“Nearly 200 Muslim prisoners are suing the Government after being served halal food contaminated with pork, claiming their human rights were breached.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2013

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