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New laws about food for the new year (2013)?

ipsedixit Dec 26, 2012 06:44 PM

How about a list of new laws for the upcoming year regarding food, restaurants, etc. in your state, city, county, etc., or country.

  1. ttoommyy Dec 27, 2012 06:30 AM

    Menus with prices posted by law in the windows of ALL restaurants, like they do in Italy.

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    1. re: ttoommyy
      ipsedixit Dec 27, 2012 08:58 AM

      What jurisdiction passed this law?

      1. re: ipsedixit
        ttoommyy Dec 27, 2012 09:37 AM

        I wrote this before you answered Harters up above. I thought you were asking about "ones we'd like to see introduced" as Harters had asked up above. Nevermind.

        1. re: ttoommyy
          ipsedixit Dec 27, 2012 09:47 AM

          My fault.

          English was, and is, my second language.

    2. c
      cresyd Dec 27, 2012 04:15 AM

      In Israel there have been all sorts of issues regarding how kashrut certificats are determined. The latest wrinkle being that food stores/restaurants would have their kosher certificat revoked if they had Christmas trees in them.

      1. k
        KrumTx Dec 27, 2012 03:54 AM

        No smoking in restaurants. We must be the last place on the planet for this one.

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        1. re: KrumTx
          ttoommyy Dec 27, 2012 06:42 AM

          Are you in Texas (as I am assuming from your name)? If so, I guess I won't be visiting Texas any time soon. I had no idea.

          1. re: KrumTx
            ipsedixit Dec 27, 2012 08:56 AM

            Where are you? And what does the law say?

          2. h
            Harters Dec 27, 2012 02:23 AM

            Do you mean ones that are being introduced - or ones we'd like to see introduced?

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            1. re: Harters
              ipsedixit Dec 27, 2012 08:55 AM

              The former.

              1. re: ipsedixit
                Harters Dec 27, 2012 09:27 AM

                In that case, as far as I can see there's no new legislation about to be introduced which is going to affect me. That said, the Food Standards Agency is currently undertaking consultations about a range of issues which, presumably, may well result in future legislation. The main areas appear to be about:

                - labelling country of origin and provenance information on fresh & frozen meat

                - label declarations where added water to meat and fisheries products exceed 5%

                - label declaration of date of freezing meat

                - there are also ongoing consultations over how nutrition information is presented on labels.

                1. re: Harters
                  ipsedixit Dec 27, 2012 09:28 AM

                  Interesting. I presume this is in the UK, right?

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    Harters Dec 27, 2012 10:15 AM

                    Yes. Although oddly, there only seems to be consultations underway in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (food safety being the responsibility of the three regional legislatures). Can't see anything about England - perhaps it's already concluded and is awaiting legislation

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