Our dedicated Regulatory team acts for a variety of businesses in the food and drinks industry, ranging from national restaurant chains to international drinks manufacturers and distributors.
We provide technical advice in respect of labelling, advertising, nutritional and health claims, and hygiene obligations both in the UK and in mainland Europe.
Sector-specific obligations for alcohol, tobacco and confectionery labelling are particular areas of expertise for our team. We also have niche experience of advising on health and nutritional claims including claims in respect of “super fruit” based drinks and supplements.
We handle investigations brought by regulators, such as the Food Standards Agency and local authorities. Examples of regulatory complaints and investigations we manage for our clients include food labelling contraventions, food hygiene breaches and product contamination.
We also advise on UK and international product recalls, where protection of our client's reputation is key.
Working for some of the UK's major brands and our significant experience of the regulators means we translate EU legislation to a simple, manageable process for our food and drinks clients, providing confidence in clear and compliant labelling.