Fans of Pringles lick lips over court ruling – Reuters

Posted July 4th, 2008 in food, news, VAT by sally

“Fans of Pringles are savouring a court ruling that the snack is not a potato crisp.”

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Reuters, 4th July 2008

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Food poison alert after fraudsters steal trader’s identity to place £2m orders – The Times

Posted June 30th, 2008 in food, fraud, news by sally

“A national food poisoning alert linked to meat and fish products has been issued after a fraud of least £2million, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 30th June 2008

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MPs debate junk food advert ban – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2008 in advertising, children, food, news by sally

“MPs are to debate a bill calling for a ban on advertising junk food and drinks to children.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2008

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Wrong bottles cost winemaker £30,000 – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in consumer protection, EC law, food, news by sally

“An award-winning winemaker whose wares are sold at the royal palaces is facing a £30,000 bill after European bureaucrats ruled that he was using the wrong-shaped bottles.”

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The Times, 25th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Waitrose in row over meat-labelling – ‘mongrel meat’ labelled as rare native breed of pig – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in consumer protection, food, news by sally

“Supermarket meat that is labelled as coming from a rare native breed is little more than ‘mongrel meat’, say breeders who have complained to trading standards officers.”

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The Times, 24th March 2008

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Wordsworth’s village bakers fight over their gingerbread – The Observer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in food, news, trade marks by sally

“The tranquil village of Grasmere has long drawn visitors seeking out the serene Lakeland setting that inspired William Wordsworth. But the peace of this small community has been shattered as a battle rages over its most famous commodity, Grasmere Gingerbread.”

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The Observer, 23rd March 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Mother’s anger at son’s E.coli death – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2008 in food, health & safety, news by sally

“The mother of a five-year-old boy who died during an E.coli outbreak has told an inquiry of the anger she felt towards the butcher who supplied the contaminated meat.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina (The Infant and Dietetic Foods Association Ltd) v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Posted March 4th, 2008 in advertising, EC law, food, labelling, law reports by sally

Regina (The Infant and Dietetic Foods Association Ltd) v Secretary of State for Health; WLR (D) 68

“The reference to ‘products’ in art 18 of the Commission Directive 2006/141/EC on Infant Formulae and Follow-on Formulae was not limited to the compositional elements of the formulae but also covered packaging and labelling, with the result that the prohibition on trade in products which did not comply with the Directive was to have effect from 31 December 2009.”

WLR Daily, 3rd March 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Families hit by E coli outbreak may bring case against butcher – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2008 in environmental health, food, news by sally

“Families of children who became ill during an outbreak of E coli that affected 150 people, mainly children, and claimed the life of one boy could take legal action against the butcher blamed for the crisis, a public inquiry heard yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2008

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Cadbury faces ‘unlimited’ fine in outbreak case – The Times

Posted July 16th, 2007 in consumer protection, food, negligence, news by sally

“Cadbury Schweppes will attempt this morning to temper a potential million-pound fine set to be levied upon the drinks and confectionery group as the case against the company for causing a national outbreak of salmonella reaches its conclusion.”

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The Times, 16th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Cadbury to face court over salmonella in chocolate – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2007 in food, health & safety, news by sally

“Confectionery giant Cadbury is to be prosecuted for producing and selling ‘unsafe’ chocolate contaminated with salmonella and unfit for human consumption last year, it was confirmed yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 24th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk