Category Archives: Trading Standards

New allergy law checks by East Sussex Trading Standards

TRADING standards officers will continue to work with businesses across East Sussex after initial checks found two businesses breaching a new law that protects allergy sufferers.

Natasha’s Law came into effect on October 1 requiring food businesses to list all ingredients and allergens on food pre-packaged for sale on their premises, including cafes, bakeries and sandwich shops.

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Be on your guard against Covid con, businesses warned

BUSINESSES across the county are being warned to be on their guard against scammers after fake Government letters were delivered in Eastbourne and Hailsham.

The hand-delivered letters, claiming to be from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, falsely claim that all businesses must, by law, have Covid-safe air purifiers installed by May 3 to be able to trade. Continue reading