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RPC Bites #16

10 September 2020. Published by Ciara Cullen, Partner and Ben Mark, Partner

Welcome to RPC Bites. Our aim in the next 2 minutes is to provide you with a flavour of some key legal, regulatory and commercial developments in the Food & Drink sector over the last fortnight… with the occasional bit of industry gossip thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!

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Public Health England publishes voluntary guidelines on calorie reduction

On 7 September 2020, Public Health England (PHE) issued a press release encouraging the food industry to reduce excessive calories in food by as much as 20%, by 2024. Read more

Trouble brewing for Carlsberg and Marston's?

In Issue 9 of RPC Bites, we reported that pub group Marston's and Carlsberg's UK arm had announced a £780M deal that would see their respective brewing arms combine to create the new 'Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company' (CMBC). Read more

Champagne Superno-no

In August of each year, a 'Champagne Committee' of growers and producers meets to agree an annual maximum authorised yield of grapes per hectare. Read more

Waitrose to go it alone as Ocado pairs up with M&S

To many consumers, Waitrose and Ocado have become synonymous but on 1 September 2020, the longstanding 18-year partnership officially ended. Read more

FSA launches "Here to Help" guidance for food businesses

On 13 August 2020, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) launched a new campaign entitled 'Here to Help'. Read more