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Beer Growlers and Quantities

15 September

In “Beer Growlers – Opportunity for pub patrons during the pandemic, of just another restricted measure?” George Spence-Jones considers the use of beer “Growlers”, or take away containers, and the quantities of beer or cider that can be lawfully sold in them. This is particularly relevant in light of the ongoing pandemic.


New Law Journal Article on Use By Dates

03 September

In this article, first published in the New Law Journal on 14 August 2020, Fred Philpott and Slim Dinsdale consider the position of food which is past its use by date but is nevertheless safe in light of the recent decision in R on the Application of Tesco Stores Ltd v Birmingham City Council [2020] […]


Food Labelling (and Information): the New Regime

05 December

This article discusses the main changes provided for in the EU Food Information Regulation (No 1169/2011) (‘the FIR’) and the Food Information Regulations 2014 (‘the FI Regulations 2014’).


Food Labelling: on the Cusp of Change

29 August

A review of the current, very prescriptive, regime and the imminent changes once the EU Food Information Regulation comes into force.


New food law blog

03 April

Claire Andrews introduces a new food law blog, “Food Law Conversations”, to which she invites those interested in food law to contribute. The website can be found at  


Use-by dates: A summary of Torfaen CBC v Douglas Willis Ltd

27 February

1. On 31st July 2013 the Supreme Court allowed the appeal of Torfaen Trading Standards (Torfaen) in a case concerning the criminal offence of selling food after the expiry of a ‘use by’ date, under regulation 44(1)(d) of the Food Labelling Regulations 1996. 2. The Supreme Court reversed the Divisional Court’s finding that it was […]