Fake reviews and hidden online charges to be banned under new rules – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2024 in bills, competition, consumer protection, internet, labelling, news by sally

‘Fake reviews and unavoidable hidden online charges – which cost consumers £2.2bn a year – are to be banned under new laws to force businesses to be more clear with shoppers.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com

UK regulator clarifies ‘may contain’ food allergen labelling requirements – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 11th, 2023 in codes of practice, food, labelling, news by tracey

‘The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has updated its guidance on food allergen labelling and information requirements, providing important clarifications over the use of the so-called “may contain” label by food producers and retailers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th September 2023

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Protein drinks should carry warning after boy died, says coroner – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2023 in children, coroners, food, health, health & safety, labelling, news by sally

‘Health warnings should be added to protein drinks after a boy died from a rare genetic disease triggered by drinking one, a senior coroner says.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judgment reserved in dispute over when honey is “raw honey” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 26th, 2023 in appeals, EC law, food, judgments, labelling, local government, news by sally

‘Judgment has been reserved in an appeal over a London borough’s service of an improvement notice under the Food Information Regulations 2014, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th April 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Pret allergy death: Parents welcome Natasha’s allergy law – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2021 in allergies, bereavement, families, food, health & safety, inquests, labelling, news by tracey

‘The parents of a teenager who died after an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette have welcomed the introduction of a UK law in her name.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Byron burger death: No damages payout for Owen Carey’s family – BBC News

‘The family of a teenager who died after unwittingly eating food he was allergic to at a Byron Burger restaurant say they do not feel properly compensated.’

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BBC News, 6th May 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pret A Manger cleared of allergy offence after student’s collapse – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2021 in allergies, food, health & safety, labelling, news by sally

‘Pret A Manger has been found not guilty of a food safety offence after a student suffered a severe allergic reaction.’

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BBC News, 4th May 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Divisional Court rejects Tesco judicial review challenge over criminal offences and food offered for sale after ‘use by’ date – Local Government Lawyer

‘Supermarket giant Tesco has lost a judicial review challenge over whether it was a criminal offence for a shop to offer food for sale, or otherwise place it on the market, after its labelled “use by” date.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th April 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Twitter will label and may remove media designed to mislead – The Guardian

‘Twitter will begin to label and in some cases remove doctored or manipulated photos, audio and videos that are designed to mislead people.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Love Island star Olivia Buckland’s fake tan Instagram post banned for breaching advertising rules – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, disclosure, internet, labelling, news by tracey

‘Former Love Island contestant Olivia Buckland has had an Instagram post promoting fake tan banned after failing to identify it as an advertisement.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Food outlets ‘should list all ingredients’ says food agency – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2019 in allergies, food, health & safety, labelling, news, pilot schemes by tracey

‘Food outlets should list all ingredients in order to protect customers with allergies, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has proposed. The FSA has recommended ministers adopt strict new rules, which include highlighting the 14 major allergens.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK consulting on overhaul of allergen labelling laws – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 29th, 2019 in allergies, consultations, consumer protection, food, labelling, news by sally

‘The UK government has announced a consultation into the rules governing allergen information on food which is prepacked and ready to eat.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th January 2019

Source: www.out-law.com

Tougher food labelling proposed to prevent allergy deaths – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2019 in allergies, consultations, consumer protection, food, labelling, news by tracey

‘The Government has set out new proposals to toughen food labelling laws and protect the two million food allergy suffers across the country. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a consultation into food labelling laws focusing on overhauling the labelling of pre-prepared foods such as sandwiches and salads which are made, packaged and sold in the same stores.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Takeaway bosses jailed for death of teenage nut allergy sufferer – Daily Telegraph

‘Two takeaway bosses have been jailed over the manslaughter of a 15-year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pret allergy death: Government to review food labelling law – BBC News

‘The prime minister has called for a review of food labelling laws after a teenager died from an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger sandwich.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pret allergy labelling ‘inadequate’, baguette death inquest finds – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2018 in food, health & safety, inquests, labelling, news by tracey

‘Pret a Manger’s allergy labelling was inadequate, the coroner in the case of a girl who died after eating a baguette from the food chain has said.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2018

Source: www.bbc.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.