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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‘Gay cake’ row: Supreme Court rules in favour of Ashers – BBC News

‘The Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery have won their appeal in the so-called “gay cake” discrimination case.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2018

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Pret allergy death: Government to review food labelling law – BBC News

‘The prime minister has called for a review of food labelling laws after a teenager died from an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger sandwich.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2018

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Costa Coffee advert banned for criticising avocado breakfasts – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in advertising, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An advert for Costa Coffee has been banned for urging customers to buy a bacon roll rather than avocados.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2018

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Restaurants face ban on taking share of tips – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2018 in employment, food, news, remuneration by sally

‘Restaurants will be legally barred from keeping tips from staff under plans to be announced by Theresa May on Monday.’

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BBC News, 1 October 2018

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Pret allergy labelling ‘inadequate’, baguette death inquest finds – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2018 in food, health & safety, inquests, labelling, news by tracey

‘Pret a Manger’s allergy labelling was inadequate, the coroner in the case of a girl who died after eating a baguette from the food chain has said.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2018

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Websites of Kinder chocolate banned over ads targeting children – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2018 in advertising, children, complaints, food, health, internet, news by sally

‘A series of websites, an app and a YouTube channel promoting Kinder chocolate and toys have been banned in the UK for aiming junk food advertising at children.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2018

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Manslaughter prosecutions of those involved in supplying drugs and legal highs: an analysis – Six Pump Court

Posted August 17th, 2018 in drug abuse, food, homicide, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The case of REBELO concerned a business run by the Defendant (D) which sold the highly toxic chemical DNP as a food supplement which promoted weight loss. On 4th April 2015, a 21 year old woman, called Eloise Aimee Parry (EP) purchased 250mg DNP tablets from him through the internet. She subsequently died on 12th April 2015 as a result of having taken them. She died of DNP toxicity. That was the verdict of HM Coroner and the finding of the jury. D was prosecuted by the Harrow Council within whose area D’s centre of distribution was located. RICHARD BARRACLOUGH QC and GORDON MENZIES were instructed to prosecute as homicide, regulatory and food law specialists.’

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Six Pump Court, 15th August 2018

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Kellogg’s ‘disappointed’ by TV ad ban for ‘healthier’ granola product – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 8th, 2018 in advertising, children, food, media, news by tracey

‘Kellogg’s said it was disappointed by a ruling that banned its TV advert to appear between children’s programmes, despite it being for a “healthier” product. Ads for food giants KFC and Kellogg’s have been banned for promoting junk food to children, one outside a school and the other during a television cartoon programme.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2018

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The Supreme Court ruling on ending life – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 7th, 2018 in food, human rights, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘After the Anthony Bland case in 1993, it became the practice to get the courts to decide whether a patient in a persistent vegetative state could be allowed to die. Following a Supreme Court decision on 30 July 2018 in a land mark case called NHS Trust v Y [2018] UKSC 46, the law in future will allow doctors and families to make the decision to allow a patient to die to withdraw sustenance where they all agree to it, without needing to go to a court.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 2nd August 2018

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Call for a ban on people eating dog meat in the UK – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2018 in dogs, food, news by sally

‘UK law says that you can’t buy or sell dog meat, but if you humanely kill a dog you own, you can eat it.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2018

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Supreme Court considers when court approval is needed to end life-sustaining treatment – Family Law

Posted August 6th, 2018 in food, human rights, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Alex Ruck Keene, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, examines the Supreme Court’s confirmation in An NHS Trust and others v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) [2018] UKSC 46, [2018] All ER (D) 167 (Jul) that it was not mandatory to seek court approval for withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) from a patient suffering from a prolonged disorder of consciousness (PDOC) where the patient’s clinical team and family agreed that continued treatment was not in his best interests.’

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Family Law, 3rd August 2018

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No need for court order for withdrawal of nutrition in case of PVS patients – Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 3rd, 2018 in food, human rights, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘NHS Trust v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and Others, Supreme Court 30 July 2018. The question for the Court was a simple but important one: whether the permission of a court was always required by law before doctors could withdraw feeding from a person in a persistent vegetative state.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd August 2018

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UK judges will no longer have to rule in vegetative state decisions – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2018 in food, human rights, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Judges will no longer need to be consulted when doctors and relatives of patients in a vegetative state agree that life-supporting treatment should be ended.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2018

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Supreme Court to rule on vegetative state case – BBC News

‘The Supreme Court is due to rule on whether it should be easier to withdraw food and liquid to allow people in long-term vegetative states to die.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2018

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Heinz baked beans TV advert banned for second time – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2018 in advertising, food, news by sally

‘A TV advert for Heinz baked beans has been banned for comparing its nutritional value to a protein shake.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2018

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Kit Kat case: Time for a break in trademark row? – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2018 in food, news, trade marks by tracey

‘When is a Kit Kat not a Kit Kat? If it’s a four-fingered wafer covered in chocolate, the Kit Kat people would tell you they own that design. Spare a thought, then, for identical treats like Norway’s Kvikk Lunsj – pronounced “quick lunch” – which has been around for 80 years. Nestlé has tried to trademark the chocolate bar’s three-dimensional shape for more than a decade, which rival Cadbury has fought hard against. The European Court of Justice is due to hand down judgement on Wednesday, which could end Kit Kat’s protected European status and a saga that has proved expensive for both sides.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2018

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