Food law

Brexit: the implications for food law

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Following the vote to leave the EU, there has been considerable speculation as to which EU laws will continue to apply once the UK has actually left the EU. This article considers the implications for food legislation. More …

The end of PARNUTS and changes to the "gluten free" rules

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On 20 July 2016, Directive 2009/39/EC on food for particular nutritional uses (PARNUTS) is repealed and replaced by a new regime under Regulation (EU) 609/2013 on food for specific groups (FSG). I have already written about the implications of this change for sports foods. This article examines the framework of the new regime. More …

Change in status for sports foods on the horizon

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Changes are imminent to the regulation of food marketed for use by people engaged in sport. More …

VAT and hot food: The Subway saga continues

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The VAT treatment of food has always been a complex and confusing area, and many Subway franchisees now feel that it is also unfairly inconsistent. More …

Allergy, intolerance and the labelling of "gluten free" foods

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People with food allergies have to be extremely careful about what they eat. Food labelling is very important to these people because the consequences of eating the food they are allergic to could be very serious. More …