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Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards shortlisted for ‘best’ service

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service has been shortlisted for the 2020 LGC Awards in the ‘Best Service Delivery Model’ category. The award recognises local authorities which have pioneered … Continue reading

Devon supermarkets successful in voluntary ban on energy drinks for under 16s

A voluntary ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 16-year olds in Devon supermarkets has been found to be successful following a recent exercise. The ‘mystery shopper’ exercise … Continue reading

Newton Abbot Market signs the ‘fake-free’ charter

Newton Abbot Market is committed to fake-free trading and has signed the Real Deal National Markets Charter with Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service. By signing the charter, the … Continue reading

Warning after retailers sell knives to teens without asking for ID

Traders are being reminded by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service that they are playing a lottery with their livelihoods by not asking for ID when selling age-restricted goods … Continue reading

Multi-agency investigation into trading of endangered species

Thirty macaque skulls were seized from a property in South Devon following a search by officers from Devon and Cornwall Police, supported by partners including trading standards. On Tuesday 13 … Continue reading

Devon and Somerset restaurants “meating expectations”

Residents and visitors to the Westcountry can be assured that restaurants and gastro-pubs are accurately describing the geographical provenance of their locally sourced meats. Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards … Continue reading

Majority of Exeter retailers visited comply with under 18s knife sale laws

Issued on behalf of the Exeter Community Safety Partnership, Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service and Devon and Cornwall Police. Shops and retailers in Exeter were visited by police … Continue reading

Company boss admits misleading customers

The director of a North Devon company which specialised in cleaning and repairing wax jackets, has been told to pay almost £4,500 in fines, costs and compensation for misleading consumers. … Continue reading

Shop has licence to sell alcohol revoked following evidence from trading standards

An off licence in Torquay has had its premises licence to sell alcohol revoked because it was not fulfilling one of its licensing objectives, the prevention of crime and disorder. … Continue reading

Reminder to businesses to check identity of “official” callers

Staff from official bodies, like the police, fire service, or local councils, who have to visit businesses as part of their jobs, are provided with identification material, like photo cards … Continue reading