The increasingly complex and wide range of both UK and EU regulatory issues in the food and drink sector pose a real challenge for companies operating in the sector. Regulatory compliance is therefore a key issue for food and drink manufacturers and their suppliers, importers, exporters and retailers in particular.
How we can help
Our expertise in advising on regulatory issues means that we are able to help guide our clients through the maze of regulations to ensure that products can be effectively developed, manufactured, distributed, marketed and sold. If regulatory investigations arise our clients have the comfort of knowing that our experience includes the full range of handling investigations, including incident management, regulatory enforcement action and defending prosecutions.
Our extensive experience encompasses advising on advertising, data protection, health and safety, bribery, waste management, environmental compliance, food safety and hygiene, food information and labelling, GSCOP and competition issues, product liability, recalls and withdrawals, trading standards and transport. In working with our clients we engage with the Food Standards Agency and other regulatory bodies, our clients' insurers and PR advisers, to efficiently manage incidents and potential adverse publicity so as to minimise the risk of damage to our clients' businesses and their reputation.
When regulatory issues arise across geographical boundaries, we work with our selected best friend law firms outside the UK to streamline and coordinate action on an international level to ensure a consistent and aligned approach.