Tesco accused of misleading viewers over animal welfare – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2011 in advertising, animals, communicating false information, food, news, ombudsmen by tracey

“The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned Tesco from re-broadcasting a television advert that appeared to show pigs roaming freely in a field following complaints by viewers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Who, What, Why: Is it legal to eat wild birds? – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2011 in birds, environmental protection, food, news by sally

“A pub has stopped selling wild bird on its menu – in the form of rook salad – on police advice. So what is the legality of such dishes?”

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BBC News, 23rd August 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

ASA says Cadbury was not racist when it compared Campbell to chocolate bar – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2011 in advertising, complaints, food, news, racism by sally

“A Cadbury’s advertising campaign which compared Naomi Campbell to a bar of chocolate was not racist, the industry’s watchdog has ruled.”

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The Independent, 21st June 2011

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Gloucestershire Old Spots breeders win trademark case – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2011 in animals, food, news, trade marks by tracey

“Breeders of Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs have won a trademark battle against a meat marketing company over the name of one of its products.”

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BBC News, 9th June 2011

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Stowe school porter cleared of poisoning soup – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2011 in food, news, poisoning by sally

“A kitchen porter at a public school in Buckinghamshire has been cleared of pouring drain cleaner into pupils’ soup.”

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BBC News, 6th April 2011

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Finanzamt Burgdorf v Bog; CinemaxX Entertainment GmbH & Co KG v Finanzamt; Hamburg-Barmbek-Uhlenhorst; Lohmeyer v Finanzamt Minden; Fleischerei Nier GmbH & Co KG v Finanzamt Detmold – WLR Daily

Posted March 17th, 2011 in EC law, food, law reports, sale of goods, VAT by sally

Finanzamt Burgdorf v Bog; CinemaxX Entertainment GmbH & Co KG v Finanzamt; Hamburg-Barmbek-Uhlenhorst; Lohmeyer v Finanzamt Minden; Fleischerei Nier GmbH & Co KG v Finanzamt Detmold (Joined Cases C‑497/09, C‑499/09, C‑501/09 and C‑502/09); [2011] WLR (D) 87

“The supply of food or meals freshly prepared for immediate consumption from snack stalls or mobile snack bars or in cinema foyers was a supply of goods within the meaning of article 5 of Council Directive 77/388/EEC, as amended by Council Directive 92/111/EEC, if a qualitative examination of the entire transaction showed that the elements of supply of services preceding and accompanying the supply of the food were not predominant.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Clampdown on migrant chefs could force takeaways to shut up shop – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2011 in food, migrant workers, news, recruitment by sally

“The future of those traditional staples of British cuisine, Indian and Chinese takeaways, have been thrown into doubt by new Home Office restrictions on the overseas recruitment of skilled migrants. The immigration minister, Damian Green, has decided to halt the recruitment from overseas of migrant chefs from outside Europe to work in any establishment that provides a takeaway service.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2011

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Cornish pasty wins protected status from European commission – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2011 in food, news, protected geographical indication by sally

“The Cornish pasty has become a protected food following a long campaign to prevent it being copied by imitators.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2011

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Sainsbury’s taken to court over excess packaging – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2010 in consumer protection, food, news, waste by sally

“Sainsbury’s is to be taken to court for using too much packaging, the first time that a major retailer has been prosecuted under obscure environmental laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2010

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Compass sues NHS trust for £2.3m in row over out-of-date ketchup – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 3rd, 2010 in contracts, fines, food, hospitals, news, penalties by sally

“Compass has filed a £2.3m lawsuit against an NHS trust amid claims the catering group faced ‘grossly exaggerated’ penalties for minor contract failures including holding a fire door open with a spoon and supplying out-of-date tomato ketchup.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd September 2010

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Food Standards Agency to be abolished by health secretary – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2010 in food, food hygiene, government departments, news, quangos, standards by sally

“The Food Standards Agency is to be abolished by Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, it emerged last night, after the watchdog fought a running battle with industry over the introduction of colour-coded ‘traffic light’ warnings for groceries, TV dinners and snacks.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2010

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‘Healthy’ school wins battle against local takeaway – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2010 in food, health, local government, news, planning, school children by sally

“A school with a ‘healthy eating’ policy has won its High Court battle to prevent a fast food takeaway being set up nearby.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2010

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OFT drops Tesco price-fixing claims – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2010 in fines, food, news, price fixing by sally

“The competition watchdog has said it is dropping some allegations of price fixing against Tesco as part of a dairy investigation that has seen rival firms handed fines of around £70 million.”

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The Guardian, 30th April 2010

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Fish fraud in Cotswolds lands chippy with fine – BBC News

Posted April 23rd, 2010 in consumer protection, fines, food, news by sally

“A fish and chip shop owner has been fined after his business passed a cheaper fish off as cod.”

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BBC News, 22nd April 2010

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Hunger-striker to sue over claims that he ate Big Macs – The Independent

Posted March 24th, 2010 in defamation, demonstrations, food, news by sally

“A hunger striker who held a 23-day fast in Parliament Square last year in protest at the Sri Lanka’s offensive against the Tamil Tigers is suing two newspapers over claims that he secretly ate burgers during his vigil.”

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The Independent, 24th March 2010

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Woman jailed for killing lover with poison curry – The Independent

Posted February 11th, 2010 in food, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A jealous woman who killed her former lover by lacing his curry with an ancient poison has been convicted of murder.”

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The Independent, 11th February 2010

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Bhamra v Dubb – WLR Daily

Posted January 29th, 2010 in allergies, duty of care, food, law reports, negligence, Sikhism by sally

Bhamra v Dubb [2010] EWCA Civ 13; [2010] WLR (D) 10

“A caterer, who had supplied a dish for guests at a Sikh wedding knowing that the recipe could sometimes contain egg, a food prohibited by the Sikh religion, owed a duty of care to a guest who was allergic to eggs and subsequently died after eating the dish served. Such a conclusion was justified on the basis of well established principles of proximity, and after invoking CPR r 52.11(4) to enable the Court of Appeal to draw such inferences as were justified on the evidence where the judge below had not made a critical finding of fact.”

WLR Daily, 28th January 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

£415,000 damages over egg allergy death – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2010 in allergies, damages, food, negligence, news, Sikhism by sally

“A caterer who supplied a dessert containing eggs at a Sikh wedding must pay £415,000 damages to the widow of a man who died from an allergic reaction, the Court of Appeal ruled today.”

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The Independent, 20th January 2010

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Man sentenced for poisoning curry with slug pellets – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2010 in food, news, poisoning, sentencing by sally

“A man from Manchester who tried to poison his neighbours by lacing a curry with slug pellets has been given a suspended prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 12th January 2010

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Heinz baby product ad banned over misleading claims – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2010 in advertising, food, news by sally

“A TV ad campaign for Heinz baby products that made misleading claims about their health benefits has been banned by the advertising  watchdog.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk