‘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

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Food warning follows prosecution – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2009 in care homes, fines, food, health & safety, news by sally

“Trading standards officers are warning of the effects of out-of-date food on vulnerable people. Torfaen council’s comments follow its prosecution of the owners of the Regency House private nursing home at Parkes Lane, Pontypool.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2009

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Extradition battle over ‘onion risk’ – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2009 in allergies, extradition, food, human rights, news, prisons by sally

“A man attempted to avoid extradition today because his human rights could be breached by being fed ‘potentially life threatening’ red onions in an Irish jail.”

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The Independent, 9th July 2009

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Pringles too much like potato crisps to escape VAT, appeal court rules – The Times

Posted May 21st, 2009 in food, news, VAT by sally

“The taxman took a multimillion-pound bite out of Pringles today after winning a VAT legal battle.”

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The Times, 20th May 2009

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Urine spray man gets nine years – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2009 in contamination, food, news, sentencing by sally

“A chemist who contaminated food and wine in Gloucestershire supermarkets with his own urine and faeces has been sent to prison for nine years.”

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BBC News, 14th April 2009

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Regina (Sovio Wines Ltd) v Food Standards Agency and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted April 9th, 2009 in food, judicial review, law reports by sally

Regina (Sovio Wines Ltd) v Food Standards Agency and Another

Queen’s Bench

“A grape product could be made subject to a movement control notice preventing its distribution if it had been labelled as wine but had been produced using an alcohol reduction technology that was not approved by the European Union.”

The Times, 9th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Food watchdog failed to prevent deadly E coli outbreak, says inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2009 in environmental health, food, news by sally

“Hygiene watchdogs failed to deal with long-standing, repetitive failures at an abattoir behind the second-worst E coli outbreak in Britain, according to today’s report into the incident, which killed a five-year-old boy, put 31 people in hospital, struck 44 schools and involved 157 people.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2009

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Wine firm’s high court bid fails – BBC News

Posted March 3rd, 2009 in food, news by sally

“A Hampshire winemaker has failed in a High Court claim that the Food Standards Agency was ‘heavy-handed’  in banning its new low-alcohol ‘wine’.”

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BBC News, 2nd March 2009

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Low-alcohol wine manufacturer fights ban – The Times

Posted February 10th, 2009 in alcohol abuse, EC law, food, news by sally

“The food standards watchdog was accused yesterday of a ‘heavy handed abuse of power’ in banning a new low-alcohol wine in the face of Government policy urging people to drink sensibly.”

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The Times, 10th February 2009

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Marks & Spencer tastes victory in tax tussle over teacake – The Times

Posted February 5th, 2009 in food, news, VAT by sally

“A storm over a teacake is finally over after Marks & Spencer yesterday won a 13-year legal battle about whether its popular chocolate-covered treats should be deemed a cake or a biscuit.”

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The Times, 5th February 2009

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Reprieve for curvy cucumbers and crooked carrots as EU bends rules – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2008 in EC law, food, news by sally

“Knobbly fruit and amusingly shaped vegetables, the staple diet of local newspapers, caption competitions and That’s Life!, are set to return to the shops in a reprieve from strict European Union laws. The regulations covering the size and shape of 26 types of fruit and vegetable are expected to be abolished today by EU agriculture officials in a move that should make food cheaper and more fun.”

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The Times, 12th November 2008

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Caterer prepared kebabs as corpse lay nearby – The Independent

Posted October 14th, 2008 in environmental health, food, news by sally

“A catering company boss prepared kebabs just feet away from a dead man lying on a sofa, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 14th October 2008

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