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Year: 2020


Free webinars on changes to food labelling laws on offer to businesses

Businesses selling or serving food in catering establishments are invited to attend one of three webinars to help them prepare for changes in food labelling legislation next year. The webinars … Continue reading

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards set to merge with Plymouth

Proposals to create a single Trading Standards service to cover Devon, Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth were approved by Devon County Council’s (DCC) Cabinet this week. (Wednesday 9 September). If agreed … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate issued to Exeter Rugby Club

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Exeter Rugby Club to allow its Premiership season to continue … Continue reading

Parents urged not to use a face mask on their baby

Parents and guardians of babies under three years old are advised not to cover their mouths with facemasks as it could cause breathing difficulties. While there have been no reports … Continue reading

Farmers invited to virtual mental health seminar

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards are holding an online event to promote mental health and wellbeing in the farming community on Friday 31 July. The ongoing Covid-19 crisis and … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate issued for Yeovil Town vs Barnet

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Yeovil Town Football Club to allow its game against Barnet … Continue reading

Amended General Safety Certificate issued for Exeter City vs Colchester United

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is pleased to announce it has issued an Amended General Safety Certificate to Exeter City Football Club to allow its second leg playoff … Continue reading

Residents urged to watch out for coronavirus ‘test and trace’ scam

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is warning residents to be aware of scammers looking to exploit the new NHS Test and Trace service. The Government system, which launched … Continue reading

Toolkit to help businesses reopen launches

A toolkit to help businesses in Devon, Somerset and Torbay to reopen safely has been launched. Better Business For All (BBFA) is a partnership of Devon and Somerset’s local authorities, … Continue reading

Somerset farmer fined for breaching animal ban

A Somerset farmer has been ordered to pay over £10,000 after being found guilty of breaching an order banning him from keeping animals. At Taunton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 26 … Continue reading


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