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Express confuses ‘fact finding’ with ‘new regulation’

BARMY EU ‘COLDER FRIDGES’ ORDER WILL COST US £100M BRITAIN faces a £100million bill because a bizarre new EU regulation will order supermarkets to turn down the temperature on their refrigerators. Eurocrats are demanding that stores’ cold storage areas are chilled by a further three degrees to “improve” food safety. But the order to reset thermostats in stock rooms, warehouses, and delivery vans to 2C (36F) has angered retailers and MPs. They say it will cost up to £100million to implement and increase energy consumption without making food any safer. As usual, there are no new regulations, only a fact finding exercise which, according to the EU Commission was prompted […]

Northern and Shell withdraw from self regulation

Northern and Shell, the publishers of the Daily Express and other Desmond publications, have withdrawn (or been excluded, depending on who’s talking) from the system of self regulation run by the Press Complaints Commission (PCC). The statement from the PCC states… The Press Complaints Commission has today responded to the news that Northern & Shell is withdrawing its subscription to the Press Standards Board of Finance (PressBof) and, accordingly, its financial support for the system of press self-regulation. To preserve its independence, the PCC does not involve itself directly in obtaining funding from publishers. However, a refusal to support the self-regulatory system financially means that a 7newspaper publisher effectively withdraws […]