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          Retail, Food and Hospitality Regulatory Update

          Date: 18 June 2017

          Date: 18/06/2017

          18 June 2017

          In this week's edition

          European court rules against use of dairy terms on plant products: The European Court of Justice has rules that dairy terms such as butter, milk, cream may not be used on products derived solely from plant material. View

          Food Standards Agency commits to private assurance: The FSA Board is to consider a detailed paper updating it on progress on an initiative named ‘Regulating our Future’. The initiative aims to develop ways to recognise private assurance schemes operating in the catering sector as official controls, including issue of food hygiene ratings. The FSA Chair Heather Hancock has spoken on the need for modernisation and a good relationship with business. View

          ASA ruling endorses CTSI pricing practices guidelines: The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled in a case involving DSG Retail that where a ‘Was/Now’ comparison is made with a previous price, the claim cannot be made for longer than the higher price applied - making reference to one of the principles in the new CTSI guidelines. View

          Brexit Developments

          DEXEU set out UK opening position on negotiations: Ahead of Monday’s formal opening of Article 50 BREXIT negotiations, David Davis the UK Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the EU has set out the UK opening position. He has also published backgrounds on the negotiators, process and timetable for Monday’s meetings with the EU Commission. View

          The main business organisations publish joint statement: The CBI, BCC, EEF, FSB and IOD have jointly published a statement on the Brexit outcomes they would like to see. View

          Scottish and Welsh Governments call for inclusion in negotiations: The First Ministers of the Regional Governments have written to the PM and Brexit Secretary to set out their visions for the Brexit negotiations. View

          EU refence laboratory changes decided following triggering of Article 50: A report of a meeting of the EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, food and feed on 16 May includes apparent reference to decisions to consolidate reference laboratory activity in the light of Brexit. View

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