Spoiling the Broth – NearlyLegal

‘Blake and others v LB Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC 1027 (Admin) is a judicial review challenge to the local authority’s decision to terminate a licence held by Christian Kitchen (the 3rd Claimant) to operate its soup kitchen out of the Mission Grove Car Park, Walthamstow, London, E17.’

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NearlyLegal, 13th April 2014

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Termination of licence to operate soup kitchen was unlawful: High Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 8th, 2014 in charities, food, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a local authority’s decision to terminate a charity’s licence to operate a ‘soup kitchen’ at one of the council’s car parks was unlawful.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th April 2014

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Ministers to axe ‘bureaucratic’ rules on school dinners – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2014 in food, health, news, school children by tracey

‘ Strict guidelines regulating the amount of sugar in school dinners have been scrapped just as health experts raise alarm over the deteriorating standard of people’s daily diet. The Government said nutritional guidance – setting out the levels of vitamins and minerals in lunches – would be axed because the rules are too complicated.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2014

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Boy fed nine litres of goat milk a day cannot stay with his mother, court rules – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2014 in care orders, children, food, mental health, news, parental responsibility by tracey

‘A boy who was fed nine litres of goat’s milk a day for six months will not be allowed to live with his mother, a senior family court judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 6th March 2014

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Food for thought: is an unauthorised photo of your restaurant meal an IP breach? – Legal Week

Posted February 19th, 2014 in consent, food, intellectual property, internet, misrepresentation, news, photography by sally

‘I do it. My friends do it. And I suspect that you’ve occasionally done it. It is what is colloquially referred to as ‘food porn’ – the salivating over restaurant menus online in preparation for a meal and then, depending on your social media connectedness, the Instagram shot of what you are about to devour.

One would think the broadcasting of delicious delicacies by diners would be welcomed by chefs and restaurateurs as free advertising of their wares. Not so. France TV Info reports that Gilles Goujon, who operates a three-starred restaurant called L’Auberge du vieux Puits in the south of France declares that such activities are not only poor etiquette (fair enough) but, when his dishes appear online, it takes away “a little bit of my intellectual property”. The BBC reports that another chef in La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil in the north of France has also inserted a ‘no camera’ provision on his menus.’

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Legal Week, 18th February 2014

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Prosecutors drop case against men caught taking food from Iceland bins – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2014 in food, news, prosecutions, public interest, theft, trespass by sally

‘Three men caught taking discarded food from bins outside an Iceland store will not now be prosecuted after an explosion of criticism over the decision to bring charges against them, including from the company’s chief executive.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2014

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Three charged with stealing food from skip behind Iceland supermarket – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2014 in burglary, Crown Prosecution Service, food, news, public interest, vagrancy, waste by sally

‘Crown Prosecution Service claims there is “significant public interest” in prosecuting men arrested for taking discarded food.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2014

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Baby dies of rickets from vegetarian mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2014 in child cruelty, Christianity, food, guilty pleas, health, homicide, news, vegetarianism by sally

‘Couple told they could face jail after admitting manslaughter of their son Ndingeko, who died from rickets after his parents insisted on strict eating regime as part of their religion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2014

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Wensleydale cheese granted protected status – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2013 in food, news, protected geographical indication by tracey

‘Only cheese produced in the Yorkshire Dales will in future be allowed to use the name Yorkshire Wensleydale. The European Commission has awarded the cheese Protected Geographical Indication status (PGI).’

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BBC News, 20th December 2013

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Update – exclusions; LA interventions; missing education; and there’s no such thing as a free lunch… – Education Law Blog

‘This post picks up on two recent education cases, the Ofsted report on children missing education and funding arrangements for free school meals.’

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Education Law Blog, 9th December 2013

Source: www.education11kbw.com

Sweet shop owner fined £400 for selling 30p Asda chocolate as £3 Wonka bars – The Independent

Posted November 6th, 2013 in consumer protection, costs, counterfeiting, fines, food, news, trade marks by sally

“A sweet shop owner has been fined after he sold 30p Asda Smart Price chocolate bars as ‘Wonka’ bars worth £3.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2013

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Should we have an enforceable right to food? – Professor Geraldine van Bueren Q.C. – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 21st, 2013 in enforcement, food, human rights, news, statutory duty by sally

“Nearly eight hundred years ago, in 1216 English law first recognized a right to food. Yet between April and September this year over 350,000 people received three days’ emergency food from the Trussell Trust food banks, triple the numbers helped in the same period last year.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th October 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Muslim prisoners sue over contaminated halal pies – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 30th, 2013 in compensation, food, human rights, Islam, news, prisons, religious discrimination by sally

“Nearly 200 Muslim prisoners are suing the Government after being served halal food contaminated with pork, claiming their human rights were breached.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2013

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Advertising body drops investigation into Marmite ad – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 22nd, 2013 in advertising, animal cruelty, complaints, food, news by sally

“A Marmite advertising campaign attacked by critics for trivialising the work of animal welfare agencies has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st August 2013

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Green—Swan Pharmaceuticals CR, as v Státni zemědělská a potravinářská inspekce, ústředni inspektorát (Case C-299/12) – WLR Daily

Posted July 23rd, 2013 in advertising, consumer protection, EC law, food, law reports by tracey

Green—Swan Pharmaceuticals CR, as v Státni zemědělská a potravinářská inspekce, ústředni inspektorát: (Case C-299/12) ;  [2013] WLR (D)  292

“In order to be considered a prohibited ‘reduction in disease’ claim within the meaning of article 2(2)(6) of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods (OJ 2006 L404, p 9) as amended, there was no requirement that the claim expressly state that the consumption of a category of food, a food or one of its constituents “significantly” reduced a risk factor in the development of a human disease. Moreover, pursuant to the transitional measures in article 28(2) of the Regulation, a commercial communication appearing on the packaging of a food could constitute a trade mark or brand name thereby attracting the protection afforded by the transitional provisions, provided that it was protected, as a mark or name, by the applicable legislation, that question being for the national court to determine. The benefit of article 28(2) applied only to foods bearing a trade mark or brand name which fell to be considered a nutrition or health claim within the meaning of the Regulation and which, in that form, existed before 1 January 2005.”

WLR Daily, 18th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Coeliac sufferer made ‘violently sick’ at Jamie Oliver restaurant – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 16th, 2013 in allergies, fines, food, news by sally

“Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant chain was fined £8,000 after a woman who told staff three times she was allergic to gluten was served wheat pasta.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2013

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High Court smoothes out Greek yoghurt food fight – The Lawyer

“When is Greek yoghurt legally Greek yoghurt? That was the question put to Mr Justice Briggs in a major IP battle between the makers of Total Greek Yoghurt, Fage UK, and New York-based Chobani.”

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The Lawyer, 3rd April 2013

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FSA to ask consumers how much horsemeat they will accept in their food – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2013 in consumer protection, food, genetic testing, news by sally

“Consumers are to be asked whether they will accept traces of horsemeat in their food if it proves too costly and technically difficult to check thoroughly for levels of contamination under 1%.”

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The Guardian, 5th March 2013

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Legal loophole allows banned mechanical meat in UK sausages – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2013 in consumer protection, EC law, food, news by sally

“The BBC has learned that European meat suppliers are using a loophole in the law to sell a banned low quality material to UK sausage makers.”

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BBC News, 28th February 2013

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FSA orders tests of processed beef after horsemeat is found in Findus lasagne – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2013 in consumer protection, food, news by sally

“The Food Standards Agency has ordered companies to test their processed beef products after analysis of lasagne made by Findus found up to 100% of the meat came from horses.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk