Burges Salmon LLP updates

Brexit, chemicals and REACH: five issues to consider now
Burges Salmon LLP
  • Product Regulation & Liability
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2018

The chemical and manufacturing industries are still waiting for clear post-Brexit plans for UK chemicals regulation, with exit from the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation a particular concern. The potential for significant business disruption if the United Kingdom and the European Union fail to reach a pragmatic solution on the future of the United Kingdom's participation in REACH poses a number of issues.

Russell Hume: another meat processor falls foul of food safety regulation
Burges Salmon LLP
  • Product Regulation & Liability
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2018

The Food Standards Agency recently announced that it has stopped products leaving sites run by Russell Hume, a major meat and poultry processing business, following "instances of serious non-compliance with food hygiene regulations". It has also required Russell Hume to withdraw existing products from the market. Incidents such as these raise a number of questions for food businesses and consumers about the safety and provenance of the food that they are buying.

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