Baby formula milk investigated over high prices – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2024 in children, competition, consumer protection, food, news by tracey

‘The UK infant formula market is under investigation after regulators said parents could be saving £500 in their baby’s first year.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2024

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UK High Court dismisses Thatchers cider ‘copycat’ claims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 6th, 2024 in consumer protection, food, news, trade marks by tracey

‘A recent decision by the High Court in London may diminish the confidence of firms looking to invoke registered trade mark rights in cases of lookalike products, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th February 2024

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Judge defines Monster Munch in bizarre ruling on Walkers’ poppadoms – The Independent

Posted January 22nd, 2024 in appeals, food, news, taxation, VAT by tracey

‘A judge has ruled that Walkers’ poppadoms are crisps rather than the popular Indian food, as the company lost at a tax tribunal.’

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The Independent, 21st January 2024

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Tiger Tiger: West End nightclub fined for caustic soda shot error – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2023 in fines, food, health & safety, news by sally

‘A West End nightclub has been fined for accidentally serving caustic soda with tequila shots rather than salt, Westminster City Council has said.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2023

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Is refusal of food indicative of lack of capacity? – Local Government Lawyer

‘Ella Pudney discusses a recent Court of Protection case on the determination of capacity for the refusal of food in prison.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2023

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Judge lets anorexic woman choose death – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 6th, 2023 in Court of Protection, families, food, medical treatment, mental health, news by michael

‘A 24-year-old woman with anorexia has been allowed to choose to die by a judge despite “lacking capacity to take decisions concerning her medical treatment”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2023

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Factory worker who contaminated food destined for Nando’s jailed – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2023 in contamination, food, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A factory worker who put plastic bags, rubber gloves and ring pulls in food destined for Nando’s has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2023

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Episode 11: Interview with Rachel O’Connor – Insect protein for animal feed – 39 Essex Chambers

Posted October 4th, 2023 in animals, food, news, podcasts by sally

‘Whilst there has been a shift in the UK to less meat and dairy consumption, globally the amount consumed is only likely to increase. A significant proportion of animal feed is soya, which is imported from South America. Rachel O’Connor explains why using insect protein as animal feed makes sense from a land use, climate change, biodiversity and food system perspective. She sets out the regulatory framework for animal feed in the UK; and the legal barriers to the wider adoption of insects as an important source of protein.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 20th September 2023

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Transport for London bans ‘unhealthy’ artisan cheese advert – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2023 in advertising, food, health, London, news, transport by tracey

‘An advert featuring an artisan cheese has been banned on London’s transport network as it has been deemed too unhealthy.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2023

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UK regulator clarifies ‘may contain’ food allergen labelling requirements – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 11th, 2023 in codes of practice, food, labelling, news by tracey

‘The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has updated its guidance on food allergen labelling and information requirements, providing important clarifications over the use of the so-called “may contain” label by food producers and retailers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th September 2023

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Suella Braverman broke law by denying asylum seekers £3 a week, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2023 in asylum, children, food, government departments, news, pregnancy by sally

‘The home secretary acted unlawfully in failing to provide basic support to asylum seekers, including young children and pregnant women, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2023

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Protein drinks should carry warning after boy died, says coroner – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2023 in children, coroners, food, health, health & safety, labelling, news by sally

‘Health warnings should be added to protein drinks after a boy died from a rare genetic disease triggered by drinking one, a senior coroner says.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2023

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FSA proposals aim to drive improvements in UK food safety and hygiene – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 22nd, 2023 in consultations, food, food hygiene, health & safety, news by tracey

‘A recent consultation published by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) puts risk management practices, food safety culture and sustained compliance at the centre of its proposals for a modernised food hygiene delivery model.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th June 2023

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Percy Pigs: M&S reaches agreement with sweet company in dispute – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2023 in food, intellectual property, news, trade marks by tracey

‘Marks & Spencer said it has reached an “amicable resolution” with a confectionery company in a row over the Percy Pigs sweets.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2023

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Greggs challenges ban on 5am chicken goujons – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 17th, 2023 in appeals, food, licensing, news by sally

‘A court appeal by Greggs will see the bakery chain challenge a London council’s decision to refuse it a licence to sell hot food 24 hours a day.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th May 2023

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Collecting ‘gourmet’ eggs from black-headed gulls should be banned, says RSPB – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2023 in birds, food, licensing, news by tracey

‘Conservationists say government must stop licensing “unsustainable” harvest of eggs from amber-listed birds.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2023

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Judgment reserved in dispute over when honey is “raw honey” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 26th, 2023 in appeals, EC law, food, judgments, labelling, local government, news by sally

‘Judgment has been reserved in an appeal over a London borough’s service of an improvement notice under the Food Information Regulations 2014, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th April 2023

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Huel adverts banned in UK for claiming shakes could help cut food bills – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2023 in advertising, complaints, food, health, news, standards by sally

‘Huel adverts that claimed its meal replacement shakes could help consumers save money during the cost of living crisis have been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled they were misleading and irresponsible.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2023

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Kaylea Titford’s father found guilty of killing her by letting her become obese – The Guardian

‘A man has been found guilty of killing his disabled daughter by allowing her to become fatally obese and die in squalor.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2023

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Kaylea Titford: Mother admits manslaughter of obese daughter – BBC News

‘A mother has admitted the manslaughter of her teenage daughter after letting her become morbidly obese.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2022

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