Peanut curry death: Mohammed Zaman fails in appeal bid – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in allergies, appeals, food, negligence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A restaurant owner who was jailed after a customer died from an allergic reaction to a curry has failed in a bid to have his conviction overturned.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2017

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Two men jailed in UK for horsemeat conspiracy – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2017 in conspiracy, food, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for their roles in a conspiracy to pass off 30 tonnes of horsemeat as beef – a plot “motivated by greed” that was one part of the wide-ranging horsemeat scandal that came to light in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2017

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Businessman guilty of mixing horsemeat with beef – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2017 in conspiracy, food, fraud, horses, news by tracey

‘A businessman has been found guilty of being part of a £200,000 conspiracy to pass off horsemeat as beef, much of which went on to enter the food chain.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2017

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Mere association of Nestlé shape mark with Kit Kat brand ‘fatal’ to claims of acquired distinctiveness, rules court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 24th, 2017 in appeals, EC law, food, intellectual property, news, trade marks by sally

‘Kit Kat manufacturer Nestlé has had its bid to trade mark the shape of its four-fingered chocolate bar rejected by the Court of Appeal in London in a ruling which could impact on similar applications to trade mark shapes deemed not to be inherently distinctive.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd May 2017

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Nestlé foiled by Cadbury as it loses bid to trademark KitKat bar – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, food, intellectual property, news, trade marks by tracey

‘KitKat-maker Nestlé has been foiled again, after a UK Court of Appeal ruled that the consumer goods giant cannot trademark the shape of its popular four-fingered chocolate bar.’

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The Independent, 17th may 2017

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Just Eat faces competition inquiry over Hungryhouse takeover – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2017 in competition, food, internet, news, takeovers by sally

‘Just Eat’s proposed takeover of Hungryhouse is facing an in-depth investigation by the competition watchdog over fears restaurants could end up with a worse deal.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2017

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Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger banned from junk food adverts in new crackdown – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2016 in advertising, children, codes of practice, food, news by tracey

‘Social media sites have been ordered to block junk food adverts aimed at children under a new crackdown which also bans cartoon characters like Ronald McDonald and Tony Tiger from all promotional material of unhealthy food.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2016

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MoJ told to comply with jailed drug baron’s kosher food FoI demands – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 30th, 2016 in food, freedom of information, Judaism, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons by tracey

‘A man jailed for 25 years for his role in a drug-smuggling plot has scored a victory over the Ministry of Justice, which has been told it failed to carry out ‘reasonable research’ about imports of kosher food into prisons.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th September 2016

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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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