Horsemeat scandal: Three men face trial over conspiring to sell contaminated meat as beef – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2016 in conspiracy, consumer protection, food, fraud, news by sally

‘Three men have appeared in court over allegations they passed horsemeat off as beef.’

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The Independent, 27th September 2016

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Childhood obesity: UK’s ‘inexcusable’ strategy is wasted opportunity, say experts – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2016 in advertising, children, food, health, news, taxation by tracey

‘Medical experts and campaigners have criticised the government’s childhood obesity strategy as weak and embarrassing, and accused policymakers of throwing away the best chance to tackle the culture of unhealthy eating that is crippling the NHS. The government’s measures, centred on the sugar tax announced by George Osborne in March, rely on voluntary action by the food and drink industry and are shorn of any restrictions on junk food marketing and advertising.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2016

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Court finds UK gangmaster liable for modern slavery victims – The Guardian

‘A British company has been found liable for the first time for victims of modern slavery in a landmark high court judgment.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2016

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Odd laws you may unknowingly break – BBC News

‘An 800-year-old dress code banning women from taking off their hats may finally be overturned later in Norfolk. But what other old-fashioned, or just plain strange, rules are in place around England?’

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BBC News, 31st May 2016

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Birds Eye ad gets banned for exaggerating size of portions – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2016 in advertising, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The advertising watchdog has censured Birds Eye for running a TV campaign that exaggerated the size of its ready meals which the company argued was necessary to “bring life to the ingredients”.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2016

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‘Take allergies seriously or face jail’ says CPS after curry house owner convicted of manslaughter – Daily Telegraph

‘Food businesses have been warned by the CPS to take allergies seriously or face jail, after a restaurateur was imprisoned for six years for killing a customer by selling him a curry.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2016

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Government planning to repeal animal welfare codes – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2016 in agriculture, animal cruelty, codes of practice, food, news, regulations, repeals by sally

‘Conservative ministers are planning to repeal an array of official guidance on animal welfare standards, starting with a move to put the code on chicken-farming into the hands of the poultry industry.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2016

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Advertising Standards Authority moves to ban junk food adverts from online children’s programmes – The Independent

‘Advertisements for junk food on online children’s programmes are set to be banned under new guidelines, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 13th March 2016

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New offences and sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Two further significant provisions of the Serious Crime Act 2015 have been brought into force. First, on 10 November 2015, section 79 created section 40CB of the Prison Act 1952, which provides for an offence of throwing any article or substance into a prison without authorisation.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd February 2016

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Allow Huntington’s disease sufferer to die, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2016 in consent, food, health, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A man in his 30s who is in the advanced stages of Huntington’s disease and repeatedly pulls out a feeding tube attached to his stomach should be allowed to die, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2016

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Regulatory offenders could face lower fine discounts if they wait to plead guilty, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘Companies which face prosecution for health and safety, environmental and other regulatory breaches would have to plead guilty at an earlier stage or risk higher fines under new proposals put forward by the Sentencing Council, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th February 2016

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Rulings rejecting taxi and chocolate bar shapes as trade marks reflect intentions of trade mark law, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 26th, 2016 in food, intellectual property, news, taxis, trade marks by sally

‘The strict circumstances in which shapes can benefit from trade mark protection have been reinforced by two new rulings issued by the High Court in London, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd January 2016

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Nestlé loses high court battle to trademark shape of KitKat – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2016 in appeals, food, news, trade marks by sally

‘Nestlé has failed in its attempt to trademark the shape of KitKat in the UK, opening the door for rivals to launch copycat products.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2016

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Rebecca Kandare death: Parents jailed for malnourished baby killing – BBC News

‘The parents of a dying baby girl, who failed to seek urgent medical care for her because of their religious beliefs, have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2015

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Iceland bread advert banned for making baking seem too simple – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2015 in advertising, codes of practice, food, news by sally

‘An Iceland video about its range of bread has been banned for oversimplifying the baking process and the number of ingredients.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2015

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Business that makes square pies given legal warning by rival – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2015 in food, intellectual property, news, trade marks by sally

‘A company which makes square-shaped pies has been told it cannot call them “square” by a rival pie maker.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2015

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Khyber Pass kebab shop fined over human faeces contamination – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2015 in compensation, fines, food, food hygiene, health & safety, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘The owners of a kebab shop which sold food contaminated with human faeces have been ordered to pay compensation to customers who became ill. A rare strain of E. coli – only the second outbreak of its kind in Europe – was found at The Khyber Pass in Nottingham in June 2014. In August, owners Mohammad Abdul Basit and Amjad Bhatti pleaded guilty to breaching food hygiene regulations.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2015

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Bramley apple pie filling wins protected status from European commission – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2015 in EC law, food, news by sally

‘In a nod to British baking that could warm the hearts of even the most eurosceptic person, the tangy taste of a Bramley apple pie filling has officially been awarded protected status by the European commission.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2015

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Nestle faces setback in KitKat trademark battle – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2015 in EC law, food, news, trade marks by sally

‘Confectionery giant Nestle’s attempt to trademark the shape of its four-finger KitKat bar in the UK does not comply with European law, a senior European Court lawyer has said.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2015

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Who, What, Why: Can the KitKat shape be a trademark? – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2015 in food, intellectual property, news, trade marks by sally

‘Confectionery giant Nestle is attempting to turn the shape of the KitKat bar into a trademark. But is this possible, asks Justin Parkinson.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2015

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