Jack Monroe to sue MP after he says ‘she makes fortune from the poor’ – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2022 in defamation, food, news, parliament, political parties by tracey

‘Jack Monroe has instructed libel lawyers after the Tory MP Lee Anderson alleged the writer and food blogger was profiteering from the poor.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2022

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Lawyer who injected food with his blood in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco was insane, jury finds – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2022 in assault, criminal damage, food, mental health, news by tracey

‘A lawyer who injected food with his blood at a series of supermarkets in a £500,000 rampage has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2022

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Kellogg’s launches legal challenge against new Government food rules – The Independent

Posted April 27th, 2022 in advertising, food, government departments, health, news by sally

‘Kellogg’s is mounting a legal challenge against new Government rules that would stop some of the company’s cereals being prominently displayed in food stores.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2022

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Colin the Caterpillar cake row crumbles – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in copyright, food, intellectual property, news by sally

‘Marks & Spencer and Aldi have reached a settlement in a copyright row over caterpillar cakes.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2022

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Oatly ads banned by UK watchdog over ‘misleading’ green claims – The Guardian

‘The UK advertising watchdog has banned a high-profile marketing campaign by Swedish alt-milk brand Oatly after ruling its green claims were misleading.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2022

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Gay marriage-cake case declared inadmissible by Strasbourg Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Lee v. the United Kingdom (application no. 18860/19). The European Court of Human Rights has, by a majority, declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th January 2022

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Waste is only waste if we waste it* – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 10th, 2022 in bills, environmental protection, food, local government, news, waste by tracey

‘Michael Mousdale examines the measures in relation to waste enforcement and regulation set out in Part 3 of the Environment Act 2021 and assesses their impact on local authorities.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th January 2022

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‘Gay cake’ row: man loses seven-year battle against Belfast bakery – The Guardian

‘ECHR says Gareth Lee’s case against bakery that refused to make cake with ‘support gay marriage’ message is inadmissible.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2022

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Ashers ‘gay cake’ case: European court rules case inadmissible – BBC News

‘A gay rights activist has lost a seven-year discrimination dispute over a cake order as the European Court of Human Rights ruled his case inadmissible.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2022

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New Judgment: R (on the application of Association of Independent Meat Suppliers and another) v Food Standards Agency [2021] UKSC 54 – UKSC Blog

Posted December 9th, 2021 in appeals, EC law, food, food hygiene, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed this appeal concerned the operation of the European Union (“EU”) system for the inspection of meat products to ensure that proper health and safety standards are maintained. The facts of the case arose at a time when, pursuant to the Brexit transition arrangements, EU law was applicable. In 2019, the Supreme Court made a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) on this issue, and the CJEU has now delivered its judgment. The Supreme Court now determines this appeal based on that judgment.’

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UKSC Blog, 8th December 2021

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Court puts squeeze on orange juice cartel damages claims – OUT-LAW.com

‘A Brazilian company accused of being involved in an illegal cartel will not have to face mass damages claims in the UK after the High Court in London ruled that it does not have jurisdiction to consider the case.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th November 2021

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New Judgment: Kabab-Ji SAL (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait) [2021] UKSC 48 – UKSC Blog

Posted October 28th, 2021 in appeals, arbitration, company law, food, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Appellant, a Lebanese company, entered into a Franchise Development Agreement with a Kuwaiti company, granting a licence to operate its restaurant franchise in Kuwait for ten years. In 2005, the company became a subsidiary of the Respondent. A dispute arose under the FDA and linked Franchise Agreements, which was referred to arbitration.’

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UKSC Blog, 27th October 2021

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Pret allergy death: Parents welcome Natasha’s allergy law – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2021 in allergies, bereavement, families, food, health & safety, inquests, labelling, news by tracey

‘The parents of a teenager who died after an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette have welcomed the introduction of a UK law in her name.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2021

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London butcher hit with £40k fine for selling poor quality chicken, following successful prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 21st, 2021 in fines, food, health & safety, local government, news by sally

‘A warrant is out for the arrest of a butcher after prosecutors at Barking and Dagenham Council secured a conviction over the attempted sale of poor-quality chicken to customers.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th September 2021

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Council bans ice cream van from street following chime complaints – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 23rd, 2021 in codes of practice, food, licensing, local government, news, noise, nuisance by tracey

‘An ice-cream van operator has been banned from operating on an East Suffolk Council street over a complaint that one of its vehicles sounded its chimes for too long.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th August 2021

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Welsh Gower salt marsh lamb given protected status under new post-Brexit regime – The Independent

Posted August 11th, 2021 in brexit, EC law, food, news by tracey

‘Welsh Gower salt marsh lamb has become the first food product to receive protected status under a new post-Brexit regime.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2021

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Oatly loses trademark battle against Glebe Farm over oat milk – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2021 in copyright, food, intellectual property, news by tracey

‘A family-run farm has won a legal battle against the multimillion-pound makers of plant milk, Oatly, which accused it of trademark infringement.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2021

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UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023 – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2021 in advertising, children, food, health, media, news by sally

‘The government is poised to announce a ban on junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023, as Boris Johnson looks to deliver on his pledge to tackle the UK’s growing obesity crisis.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2021

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Baby and mother win right to access Healthy Start food scheme – The Guardian

‘A one-year-old baby and her mother have won a high court challenge granting her the right to access a healthy food and vitamins scheme from which she was previously barred. Thousands of babies and toddlers similarly denied access to the scheme will now be able to benefit from it.’

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2021

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Food brands challenge deforestation rules in UK environment bill – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2021 in bills, environmental protection, fines, food, international trade, news, trees by sally

‘Trade associations representing leading food suppliers have questioned the need for new regulations to protect forests overseas, which will come before parliament in the environment bill on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2021

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