Legal NewsBITE: Food & Drink Quarterly

March 2023
Region: Europe

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

  • European Commission Carries Out Dawn Raids in the Energy Drinks Sector
  • Food Sector Stress and Distress: Inflation Challenges
  • Scottish Deposit Return Scheme: Is August 2023 Implementation Likely?
  • German Supply Chain Act on Corporate Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains Comes Into Effect
  • Retained EU Law Bill: Health and Safety Coalition Calls on UK Government to Scrap Deadlines
  • Use of the Term “Probiotic” to Describe Foods in France
  • Proposal for UK Food Standards Agency to be Granted Additional Search and Seizure Powers for Assets Under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Court in Germany Rules on Net Quantity in Multipacks of Candy or Confectionery
  • UK Health and Safety Fines: Machine Guarding and Vehicle Segregation Issues
  • UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Announces Crackdown on Greenwashing in the Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Sector and EU Publishes Draft Green Claims Directive
  • DEFRA Publishes UK Government Response to Consultation on Proposed Ban of Single-use Plastics, Including Food Containers – Ban Proposed From October 2023
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Publishes Proposed Restriction of “Forever Chemicals”
  • UK’s Genetic Technology Bill Presented to FSA Board Meeting
  • EU Agrees to 10th Package of Sanctions Against Russia

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