Food Production in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Eastwood (W. & J. B.) Ltd v Herrod
    • House of Lords
    • 25 Feb 1970

    In the case of an ordinary farm the agricultural operations are those carried on outside the buildings, and the use of the buildings must be in connection with those operations. They may be so extensive that the only agricultural operations in the market garden are those carried on in those buildings. And even where crops are also grown outside, the use of the glass houses is often not in connection with the agricultural operations on the land outside.

    On the undisputed facts I consider that the answer must be in the negative. The facts relating to the layer houses are as follows. There are 20 of them and they are used to house the breeding stock. The Appellants buy day-old chicks (hens and cockerels).

  • R v Dairy Produce Quota Tribunal for England and Wales, ex parte Caswell and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 17 May 1990

    It follows that, when an application for leave to apply is not made promptly and in any event within three months, the court may refuse leave on the ground of delay unless it considers that there is good reason for extending the period; but, even if it considers that there is such good reason, it may still refuse leave (or, where leave has been granted, substantive relief) if in its opinion the granting of the relief sought would be likely to cause hardship or prejudice (as specified in section 31(6)) or would be detrimental to good administration.

  • Miller (T. A.) Ltd v Minister of Housing and Local Government
    • Court of Appeal
    • 05 Feb 1968

    Most of the evidence here was on oath, but that is no reason why hearsay should not be admitted where it can fairly be regarded as reliable. It only means that the Tribunal must give the other side a fair opportunity of commenting on it and of contradicting it, see Board of Education v. Rice, 1911 Appeal Cases at p. 182: Reg, v. Deputy industrial Injuries Commissioner, Ex parte Moore, 1965, 1 Queen's Bench, p. 490.

  • The King (Lynn) v Gallagher
    • House of Lords
    • 01 Jan 1938

    If on the view of the statute as a whole you find that the substance of the legislation is within the express powers, then it is not invalidated if incidentally it affects matters which are outside the authorised field. The legislation must not under the guise of dealing with one matter in fact encroach upon the forbidden field.

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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Protein Production, Recovery And Processing In Food Manufacture – Leveraging Patent Rights And Information From Patents
    • Mondaq UK
    • April 24, 2017
  • Brexit: Workforce Planning for the Future
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • K&L Gates LLP
    • December 06, 2018
    The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have major implications in the long term for many employers, particularly those in sectors which currently employ large numbers of EU nationals such as hospit...
    ...... employ large numbers of EU nationals such as hospitality, healthcare, food production, retail and construction. . The UK Government has stated its ......
  • UK public ready to pay to avoid hormones in beef and chlorinated chicken
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • November 17, 2020
    A number of UK consumers could be willing to pay more to avoid food made using production methods common in the United States but banned in Europe. Research from the School of Economics at the Univ...
    ...A number of UK consumers could be willing to pay more to avoid food made using production methods common in the United States but banned in ......
  • UK regulators call for nationwide review of meat-cutting plants
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • Marler Clark LLP, PS
    • February 06, 2018
    Great Britain’s food regulators are calling for a nationwide review of all meat-cutting plants after the discovery of serious incidents at production facilities of two major suppliers, 2 Sisters Fo...
    ...Great Britain’s food regulators are calling for a nationwide review of all meat-cutting plants after the discovery of serious incidents at production facilities of two major suppliers, 2 Sisters Food Group and Russell Hume. ......
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