The link to our website from the recent weekly highlights publication appears to be incorrect. The website URL should be http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/events/prosafeemars.cfm The published address is missing the last three characters cfm after the full stop which is why it is not working.
7 Nov 2011
Thousands of pounds worth of fake goods were seized by Trading Standards Officers from Nottinghamshire County Council during an anti-counterfeiting operation at a Sunday market . More than 3,400 items including music CDs, music MP3s, computer games and computer software were confiscated during the raid at Thoresby Market, near Ollerton on 23 October. Items included copies of the Wii Zumba game and Adobe Photoshop CS5 software which were being sold at a fraction of their retail value. CDs containing copies of the...
3 Nov 2011
West Yorkshire Trading Standards, Environmental Health and the Health Protection Agency ran a week long project to assess whether sun beds shops are allowing children under the age of 18 to use UV sun beds in October.Since April this year it has been illegal for sun bed businesses to offer UV sun beds to children under the age of 18. Businesses failing to comply with this could face fines of up to £20,000. The legislation has been developed by the...
3 Nov 2011
The Common Approach to Competency for regulators has been launched, providing a unique set of agreed core skills for regulators to use, supported by web based resources for personal development planning. The World Class Coalition, comprising representatives from the CIEH, TSI, Institute of Licensing, Local Government Group, Health and Safety Executive, Food Standards Agency, National Measurement Office, Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, and Association of Port Health Authorities, amongst others, has issued a statement of support for the ground...
1 Nov 2011
The Food Standards Agency is contacting relevant groups about important changes to the approvals process for establishments that require approval under EU food or feed hygiene legislation.A High Court judgment and Judicial Review established that premises that have changed food business operator since January 2006, and those that do so in future, require a new approval in order to operate. The ruling applies to all approved establishments, such as slaughterhouses, fish processing establishments and game handling establishments, whether or not...
25 Oct 2011
The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has welcomed the news that Citizens Advice has chosen its preferred supplier to run the consumer helpline currently provided by Consumer Direct.The new Citizens Advice consumer helpline, which starts in April 2012, will be delivered by Agilisys. The announcement was made after a rigorous procurement process.The news is accompanied by a reassurance that the service will continue to work closely with trading standards throughout the country and that if consumers need more in-depth support or intervention, they...
14 Oct 2011
TSI response (PDF 186KB). TSI believes that implementation of the Directive in the UK has been adequate (the word used in the questionnaire) and, in a wide-ranging response, raises a number of issues which it would like to see addressed in a revision of the Directive.
14 Oct 2011
TSI response (PDF 109KB). TSI confines its comments to the proposed abolition of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (AJTC). TSI believes that, during a period of rapid change to the public sector and to the bodies in that sector, the interests of the public need to be safeguarded and the abolition of the AJTC would not be in these interests.
7 Oct 2011
TSI response (PDF 117KB).
7 Oct 2011
Trading Standards Institute supports consumer warning to beware of unfair doorstep sales practices in mobility aids sector The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has welcomed a market study from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), warning consumers about traders who use unfair sales practices to sell mobility aids such as scooters, stair lifts and adjustable beds to the elderly and disabled in their home. It also concludes that people may be paying too much.During the course of the study, published last week...
6 Oct 2011