Potato company boss faces jail over Sainsbury’s scam – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2012 in bribery, food, fraud, news by tracey

“A former potato firm director has been told he faces a significant jail term for his role in a bribery scam with a buyer at Sainsbury’s.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2012

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Stilton seeks right to use its own name for its cheese – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2012 in food, news, protected designations of origin by tracey

“The village of Stilton is kicking up a stink for the right to use its own name for the cheese it produces.”

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DailyTelegraph, 18th April 2012

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Sainsbury’s ‘feed your family for £50’ ads banned – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2012 in advertising, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen by sally

“Sainsbury’s £10m ‘feed your family for £50’ advertising campaign has been banned because its meal plans failed to provide enough calories and cost more than advertised.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2012

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Frisdranken Industrie Winters BV v Red Bull GmbH – WLR Daily

Posted February 3rd, 2012 in EC law, food, law reports, trade marks by sally

Frisdranken Industrie Winters BV v Red Bull GmbH (Case C-119/10); [2012] WLR (D) 20

“A service provider who, under an order from and on the instructions of another person, filled packaging which was supplied to it by the other person who, in advance, affixed to it a sign which was identical with, or similar to, a sign protected as a trade mark did not itself make use of the sign that was liable to be prohibited under that provision.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Levi Roots wins legal battle over Reggae Reggae sauce recipe – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2011 in copyright, food, news by sally

“A cafe owner who claimed that he created the recipe for a sauce popularised by a reggae singer who appeared on the BBC television show Dragons’ Den has lost a high court battle.”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2011

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Lucozade is a drink not a ‘functional food’ court rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2011 in food, news, VAT by tracey

“The energy drink Lucozade has lost a bizarre legal attempt to prove it is a ‘functional food’ rather than a ‘beverage’, in a ruling which means it will still be eligible for VAT.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2011

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Levi Roots ‘took Reggae Reggae sauce recipe from friend’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 9th, 2011 in food, inventions, media, news by tracey

“Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Levi Roots is being sued for more than £300,000 by a pal who claims he is the real inventor of the Reggae Reggae sauce, a court heard today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2011

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Mother found guilty of force-feeding baby to death – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2011 in child cruelty, food, homicide, news by tracey

“A nurse who killed her baby daughter by force-feeding her using a method she claimed was common in her native Ghana is facing jail following a three-week trial.”

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The Guardian, 12th October 2011

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Victory for Somerset as cider brandy wins protected status – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2011 in food, news, protected geographical indication by tracey

“Historic spirit recognised by European commission after four-year battle and opposition from Spanish brandy makers.”

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The Guardian, 15th September 2011

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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

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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

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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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk