Legal NewsBITE: Food and Drink Quarterly

    View Author June 2022

    Welcome to Legal newsBITE: Food and Drink Quarterly, put together by our UK food and drink team. Articles this quarter include:

    • Delay to New Rules in England Restricting Promotion and Advertisement of High Fat, Salt and Sugar (HFSS) Products (But No Delay in Relation to Placement Provisions)
    • Czech Food and Drink Federation Launches New Database for Reformulation Efforts
    • UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) Adds Fully Refined Corn (Maize) Oil to Previously Issued Advice to Consumers Regarding Sunflower Oil Shortages
    • Blockchain for Exports – Italy Launches Tech Initiative to Tackle Counterfeiting and Fake Italian-sounding Products
    • European Commission Consults on the Revision of Food Waste Rules
    • European Commission Consults on a Sustainable Food Systems Initiative
    • End of the Five Star Burnt Lasagne? UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Plans to Tackle Fake Online Reviews
    • UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Publishes Top Tips to Businesses Advertising Free Trials
    • Crackdown on Gambling Ads Featuring Sports Stars: New UK Advertising Rules
    • FSA Plans New UK Food Safety Network to Tackle £9 Billion Food Poisoning Challenge
    • UK FSA Makes Final Call to Businesses to Submit Evidence for the Cannabidiol (CBD) List
    • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Seeks Comments on Phthalates in Food Contact Materials (FCMs)
    • European Commission Publishes Evaluation of Food Contacts Materials Regulation
    • New German Legislation Requiring Mandatory Supply Chain Due Diligence for Human Rights Violations and Environmental Breaches

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