UK to ban all online junk food advertising to tackle obesity – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2020 in advertising, children, consultations, food, government departments, health, internet, news by sally

‘Downing Street has unveiled plans to implement a total ban on online junk food advertising – the toughest digital marketing restrictions in the world – in an attempt to tackle the growing obesity crisis.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2020

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Campaigners hail dramatic government climbdown in battle to protect post-Brexit food standards – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2020 in agriculture, bills, brexit, food, food hygiene, news, ombudsmen, standards by tracey

‘A dramatic government climbdown will protect post-Brexit food quality, delighted campaigners say – after fears that chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef would be allowed in. In another U-turn, Liz Truss has bowed to pressure to give teeth to a new watchdog to prevent trade deals, particularly with the US, watering down food and animal welfare standards.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2020

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Free School Meals and Governmental Responsibility — Dr Kirsteen Shields – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Questions around government responsibility for food systems, churning away during the Brexit debates, long ignored, sometimes derided, are meeting stark realities in the coronavirus pandemic. This week we are back to free school meals (FSM).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd October 2020

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Ilford takeaway fined for serving burger after curfew – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2020 in coronavirus, emergency powers, enforcement, fines, food, news, police by tracey

‘An east London takeaway has been fined £1,000 for serving a burger four minutes after the 10pm curfew.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2020

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Courts cannot critique “uncontroverted” expert reports – Litigation Futures

‘It is not the role of the courts to subject “uncontroverted” expert reports to “the same kind of analysis and critique as if it was evaluating a controverted or contested report”, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 25th August 2020

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Tesco blackmail trial: farmer convicted of spiking baby food – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2020 in blackmail, criminal damage with intent to endanger life, food, news by sally

‘A sheep farmer is facing a “lengthy custodial sentence” after being convicted of planting baby food laced with metal shards in stores as part of a long-running blackmail plot against Tesco.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2020

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Enforcing the Novel Food regime – Part 1: Overview and Rationale – 3PB

‘This short series of bitesize articles will take a deeper look into the enforcement of the Novel Food regime and seek to identify and breakdown the powers made available to those agencies (typically local authorities), who are tasked with securing compliance.’

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3PB, 21st July 2020

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UK set to bring in strict new junk food rules including pre-9pm ad ban – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2020 in advertising, coronavirus, food, health, news by sally

‘The government is set to implement strict rules on how junk food is advertised and sold in the UK, with restrictions such as a ban on online adverts and TV commercials before the 9pm television watershed.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2020

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Novel foods regulation: Getting your product to the UK market – 3PB

Posted June 18th, 2020 in consumer protection, EC law, food, news, regulations by sally

‘Foods that fall within the definition of “novel food” must have market authorisation before they can be legally marketed in the UK. This article examines what novel foods are and the authorisation process to allow novel food products to reach the UK market. This article touches upon, but does not address at length, the process in respect of “traditional foods from third countries”.’

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3PB, 5th June 2020

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Coronavirus: Court action threatened over school meal vouchers – BBC News

‘Campaigners have threatened to bring legal action against the government for not providing free school meal vouchers during the summer.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2020

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London borough defends legal challenge to level of support provided to family with child in need and older sibling – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 15th, 2020 in benefits, children, families, food, local government, news by sally

‘The London Borough of Bexley was entitled to decide not to pay to feed the older brother of a child in need who lived in the same home.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th May 2020

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A whopper? Watchdog bans ads for Burger King ‘vegan-suitable’ Rebel – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen, veganism by sally

‘An ad campaign for Burger King’s first plant-based burger has been banned by the advertising watchdog for implying it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, when it is not.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2020

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Divisional Court rejects Tesco judicial review challenge over criminal offences and food offered for sale after ‘use by’ date – Local Government Lawyer

‘Supermarket giant Tesco has lost a judicial review challenge over whether it was a criminal offence for a shop to offer food for sale, or otherwise place it on the market, after its labelled “use by” date.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th April 2020

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Katie Price, Lauren Goodger and Georgia Harrison Instagram posts banned – BBC News

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in advertising, food, health, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A trio of influencers have had Instagram posts touting diet products banned by the UK’s ad regulator.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2019

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Deliveroo TV advert banned for being misleading – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2019 in advertising, communicating false information, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A TV ad for Deliveroo has been banned for suggesting the food delivery firm could deliver anywhere in the UK.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2019

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Advert claiming chocolate bar reverses aging banned by watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 21st, 2019 in advertising, complaints, cosmetic surgery, food, health, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An advert claiming a chocolate bar slowed the ageing process and helped people heal from plastic surgery has been banned by the watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2019

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Courts to get anti-knife crime powers with Asbo-style orders for children as young as 12 – The Independent

‘Courts will be given extra powers to impose rules and curfews on anyone aged 12 or over who may be carrying a knife, the Home Office has announced. The Asbo-style powers, called knife crime prevention orders (KCPOs), are civil orders that can be imposed on people who the courts believe pose a threat to the public through the use of a bladed weapon. The powers will be introduced as part of the Offensive Weapons Act, which is attempting to tackle knife crime and serious violence.’

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The Independent, 18th August 2019

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Squirrel-eating men at Soho vegan food stall fined – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in fines, food, harassment, news, public order, veganism by sally

‘Two men who ate dead squirrels outside a vegan food stall in protest against veganism have been convicted of public order offences and fined.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

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Aldi censured over misleading advert suggesting shoppers could save 45% by switching from Tesco – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2019 in advertising, consumer protection, food, news by tracey

‘Tesco has succeeded in having Aldi censured over an advert that misled customers about the potential savings to be had by switching to the cut-price competitor.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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Pret allergy death: Parents ‘delighted’ by ‘Natasha’s law’ plan – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2019 in allergies, bills, consumer protection, food, news by sally

‘A law protecting allergy sufferers will be introduced following the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2019

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