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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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream adverts removed after they were placed on billboards too close to primary school – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, food, health, news, school children by tracey

‘Ben & Jerry’s ice cream adverts have been removed after they were placed on billboards within 100m of a primary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2019

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Junk food adverts from McDonald’s, M&S and Asda banned for targeting children online – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2019 in advertising, children, food, health, internet, news, ombudsmen, statistics by tracey

‘Junk food adverts from McDonald’s, Marks & Spencer and Asda have been banned after they were discovered on children’s websites and YouTube channels.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2019

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Takeaway boss has two-year manslaughter sentence overturned after death of schoolgirl with nut allergy – Daily Telegraph

‘A takeaway boss found guilty of the manslaughter of a schoolgirl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal containing peanut proteins has won an appeal against his conviction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2019

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Food outlets ‘should list all ingredients’ says food agency – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2019 in allergies, food, health & safety, labelling, news, pilot schemes by tracey

‘Food outlets should list all ingredients in order to protect customers with allergies, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has proposed. The FSA has recommended ministers adopt strict new rules, which include highlighting the 14 major allergens.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2019

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Sainsbury’s-Asda merger blocked by regulator – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2019 in competition, consumer protection, food, mergers, news by tracey

‘The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda has been blocked by the UK’s competition watchdog over fears it would raise prices for consumers.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2019

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Give local authorities extra powers to curb junk food ads – report – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2019 in advertising, children, enforcement, food, health, local government, London, news by sally

‘Local authorities should be given greater powers to make it easier for them to impose restrictions on junk food advertising in their areas, a report has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2019

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Dorset man found guilty of illegally selling clams to high-end restaurant suppliers – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2019 in fisheries, food, health & safety, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A shellfish gatherer from Dorset has narrowly escaped being jailed after being caught illegally selling clams to wholesalers who supply high-end restaurants.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2019

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Brexit food stockpiling loan ad banned – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2019 in advertising, brexit, complaints, food, news by sally

‘A financial services company has been ordered not to reuse an advert in which it tried to persuade people to take out a loan, in case they wanted to stockpile food because of Brexit.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2019

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Eloise Parry death: Diet pill dealer appealing against sentence – BBC News

Posted February 18th, 2019 in appeals, food, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man found guilty of manslaughter for selling toxic slimming pills that killed a student is set to appeal against his sentence.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2019

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UK consulting on overhaul of allergen labelling laws – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 29th, 2019 in allergies, consultations, consumer protection, food, labelling, news by sally

‘The UK government has announced a consultation into the rules governing allergen information on food which is prepacked and ready to eat.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th January 2019

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Tougher food labelling proposed to prevent allergy deaths – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2019 in allergies, consultations, consumer protection, food, labelling, news by tracey

‘The Government has set out new proposals to toughen food labelling laws and protect the two million food allergy suffers across the country. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a consultation into food labelling laws focusing on overhauling the labelling of pre-prepared foods such as sandwiches and salads which are made, packaged and sold in the same stores.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2019

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New rules spell out when doctors can let patients with brain damage die – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2018 in codes of practice, doctors, food, medical ethics, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Guidance on when to withdraw food and water welcomed by many families. But some fear the ethical implications.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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Ep. 57: Mass starvation as a weapon of war – Law Pod UK

Posted December 11th, 2018 in food, human rights, international law, news, war, war crimes by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to 1 Crown Office Row’s Catriona Murdoch about the ways in which international law may be used to prevent it.’

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Law Pod UK, 10th December 2018

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Junk food ad ban on London transport to take effect in February – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2018 in advertising, budgets, food, London, news, obesity, statistics, transport by sally

‘Junk food adverts will be banned on London Underground, train, tram and bus services from February under plans announced by London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2018

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UK ban on Kellogg’s Coco Pops children’s TV advert overturned – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2018 in advertising, appeals, children, complaints, food, news, obesity, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Kellogg’s, the maker of Coco Pops, has beaten a junk food advert ban after lobbying to overturn a decision by the UK’s advertising regulator, in a move that has outraged obesity campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2018

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Takeaway bosses jailed for death of teenage nut allergy sufferer – Daily Telegraph

‘Two takeaway bosses have been jailed over the manslaughter of a 15-year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2018

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Fears over pre-teens being exposed to inappropriate adverts online, as regulators step up controls – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2018 in advertising, alcohol abuse, children, food, gambling, health, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Pre-teens are being targeted with adverts for inappropriate alcohol and gambling, the chief executive of the advertising regulator has warned, as he called on social media firms to do more to protect children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2018

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Megan Lee: Pair guilty of girl’s takeaway allergy death – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2018 in allergies, food, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘Two men have been found guilty of the manslaughter of a 15-year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction to a takeaway meal.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2018

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Partial relief from sanction for claimant who submitted partial budget – Litigation Futures

‘A claimant who submitted a budget that did not include figures for trial preparation or trial has won relief from a decision that limited the entire budget to court fees only – but only for those parts of the budget that were completed.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th October 2018

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