The Strange Case of the Salted Snack – BBC Law in Action

Posted February 18th, 2015 in food, health & safety, news, parental responsibility, school exclusions by sally

In this week’s Law in Action we tell the cheesy story of the 6-year-old boy excluded from school because of the salted snack in his lunch box. We ask what the law has to say about this – can a child be excluded because of what his or her parents have done?

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BBC Law in Action, 17th February 2015

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Nottinghamshire Police detained child without food or water – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2015 in children, detention, food, mental health, news, police, water, young persons by sally

‘A 16-year-old girl was held in police custody for almost two days without food or water, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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ASA bans advert implying vitamin pills could help women conceive – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, food, health, news, pregnancy, regulations by sally

‘An advert for a vitamin supplement designed for women trying to conceive has been banned after the regulator ruled there was no proof that the product could increase the likelihood of pregnancy.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2015

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Thirsk slaughterhouse ‘attacks’ probed by FSA – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2015 in animal cruelty, food, news, slaughter by tracey

‘One man has been sacked and three others at a North Yorkshire slaughterhouse have had their operating licences suspended after hidden cameras filmed alleged mistreatment of animals.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2015

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Former Royal Navy chef jailed over £1m ‘fake’ sea bass scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2015 in food, forgery, fraud, news, sentencing, trade descriptions by sally

‘Judge brands £1.1 million fraud a ‘scandal’ after it is revealed Michael Redhead sold 400,000 packs of a cheaper oriental perch to Iceland.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2015

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David Beckham’s TV ad for whisky cleared by advertising watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in advertising, alcoholism, charities, children, food, news, regulations, sport by tracey

‘David Beckham’s TV ad for whisky brand Haig Club has been cleared by the UK advertising watchdog, despite complaints that the former footballer’s endorsement promotes drinking among children.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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Pub chef and manager jailed over Christmas dinner that left a diner dead – The Guardian

‘A pub chef and his manager have both been jailed after a Christmas dinner served at their restaurant left a mother dead and dozens of other diners ill with food poisoning.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2015

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Time for a fry-up – patent claims reinterpreted in Jarden v SEB – Technology Law Update

Posted January 9th, 2015 in appeals, food, news, patents by sally

‘In a surprise end-of-year appeal success Jarden has escaped the heat of SEB’s ‘dry fryer’ patent. The apparatus claimed by the patent allows a user to produce crispy chips without needing a pan full of hot fat.’

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Technology Law Update, 8th January 2015

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Grandmother poisons sister’s artichokes in bitter feud – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2014 in costs, criminal damage, families, food, news by sally

‘Gillian Leeden ordered to pay sister Lyndsey Glassett compensation after being found guilty of targeting Jerusalem artichokes with weed killer in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2014

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Food allergy laws enforced in restaurants and takeaways – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2014 in EC law, food, health & safety, news by sally

‘Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2014

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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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