Food and Hospitality Bites

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In This Issue:

- LANDLORDS AND LICENSED PREMISES

- THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LATE NIGHT LEVY

- THE NEW FOOD INFORMATION REGULATIONS

- “PARNUTS” – NEW RULES FOR FOOD FOR PARTICULAR NUTRITIONAL USES

- THE WORLD CUP – WILL YOU BE ABLE TO SHOW LATE NIGHT GAMES?

- IN BRIEF: LICENSING - Consultation on the abolition of personal licences

- IN BRIEF: LEGISLATION UPDATE:

- The Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013

- The Meat Products (England) Regulations 2014

- The Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2014

- Excerpt from Introduction:

Welcome to this first edition of “Food and Hospitality Bites” a new publication from DLA Piper’s Safety, Health and Environment team aimed at all those with an interest in food safety and regulation and in alcohol and gambling licensing matters.

There are an increasing number of developments in these areas at both a UK and EU level and to provide coverage of these developments we have decided to produce a standalone publication devoted to food and hospitality matters.

In this introductory issue we consider forthcoming changes to food labelling rules and we have been working closely with clients to “future proof” their labels to take account of these new rules which will come into force in December 2014.

We also look at the introduction of the late night levy around the country which continues to spark debate and also at how landlords of licensed premises can protect their investments if a tenant becomes insolvent or otherwise loses their licence to sell alcohol.

Finally, Summer 2014 will see the FIFA World Cup take place in Brazil. There has been much discussion between industry and the Government about whether pubs will be granted a general extension to licensing hours to enable them to open to show England games which, given the time difference, will take place after 11 pm in the UK. As we went to print, the Government confirmed that there will be relaxed licensing hours for England’s games. However licence holders will need to consider licensing arrangements for other world cup games they would like to show.

We hope that you find this publication of some interest and would be happy to discuss any of the issues raised in this issue with you.

Please see full publication below for more information.

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Published In: Art, Entertainment & Sports Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, International Trade Updates, Commercial Real Estate Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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