Ian Thomas has returned to practice at the Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC at 6 Pump Court, Temple, London (www.6pumpcourt.co.uk) . Ian now advises and represents businesses in court in respect of Irish and English regulatory law matters. In England he can take instructions directly from businesses and individuals as he is registered under the Bar’s Public Access scheme. […]
During 2013, 143 food law enforcement notices were served by the Irish regulators. This represents a 31% increase on the number of notices served in 2012. At 7May 2014, the authorities had already served 35 enforcement notices on Irish food businesses (28 closure orders and 7 prohibition orders). This year four prosecutions have come to […]
What businesses can and should say about their foods is a hot topic with the introduction of the Provision of Food Information to Consumers Regulation due to come into effect in December 2014. The overarching requirement for the labelling, presentation and advertising of food and, under the new Regulation, the provision of food information, is […]
Ian Thomas has been asked to give a presentation at a CPD conference for solicitors which will take place in Dublin on Wednesday, 6th November 2013. Full details about the presentation will be made available shortly.
The Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association of Ireland (HSLAI) is holding its Conference on Wednesday, 25th September 2013 at the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin. Further details can be found on the HSLAI website at http://www.hslai.com/. Ian Thomas is Secretary of the HSLAI.
Ian Thomas will be speaking at the conference, ‘Horsegate – The Fallout From This Incident’ which takes place in Oxfordshire on 22nd October 2013. At the conference which has been organised by the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) Ian will present on the subject of ‘Learning Lessons from Horsemeat and Other Food Crises: […]
Ian Thomas has been invited to give a presentation at the Food Safety Professionals Association Conference taking place in Limerick on 19th September 2013. Ian will be speaking about the role of a food safety professional, how to challenge enforcement actions and appearing in court – how to impress as a witness.
The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has recently published the latest edition of the Consumer Protection List. The List which is published at regularly intervals sets out the enforcement action that NCA officials have taken during a specified period of time. The current List, covering the period between January and June 2013, records that during that […]
Allergy Awareness Week will run from 9th to 15th Spetember 2013. For this year’s event, which takes place with the support of ‘safefood’, Allergy N I and Anaphylaxis Ireland have planned a number of events to raise awareness of issues relating to food allergy and food intolerance. During the week there will be an ‘Allergic […]
During August 2013 seventeen enforcement orders were served on food business operators by environmental health officers. This is one more than were served in July. Professor Alan Reilly, Chief Executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has again expressed his disappointment at the high number of enforcement actions and said “The legal onus is […]