In R v Thames Water Utilities Ltd  EWCA Crim 960 the Court of Appeal examined what should be done when a corporate offender’s turnover was so large that it fell outside the scale set down in the sentencing guidelines. This was the first environmental case of its kind to come to the Court of […]
Today the Sentencing Council has produced a consultation on new guidelines covering health and safety, corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences. The Sentencing Council’s objective is to ensure consistency and proportionality in sentencing across England and Wales. It is responsible for preparing guidelines which set out a decision-making process which must be followed, where […]
More than 30 countries and key enforcement agencies met on 20 September 2013 in Newport, Wales to discuss the growing issue of fake and substandard food and drink. The international conference focused on ‘fake’ branding of products and foodstuffs not subject to proper public health controls.
David Cameron has called it “extremely disturbing” and asked the Food Standards Authority (FSA) to conduct an urgent investigation into the discovery of horsemeat in supermarket burgers. As part of that investigation, the FSA will consider whether any legal action should be taken.
Corker Binning partner Nicola Finnerty and solicitor Gemma Tombs write in Caterer and Hotelkeeper about food safety legislation and the risks for businesses which don’t comply.