The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the food industry, just as it has many others. The good news is that food-to-person transmission of the disease does not seem to be a risk. The challenge remains keeping workers safe from airborne and surface transmission. However, the FDA and the USDA have provided guidance and recommendations to food producers to deal with COVID-19, links to which have been provided below. The guidance focuses on stopping the person-to-person spread of the disease. There are also supply chain concerns addressed in the guidance and waivers for some in-person requirements. We will continue to update important federal, state and local laws as they appear.

Read more: Food Law and Safety During COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 18, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the below waiver allowing restaurants to deliver alcoholic beverages accompanied by food purchases to patrons, including beer, wine and mixed drinks. The ability to deliver such beverages is based on a restaurant's pre-existing permit(s). The Governor also directed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to waive certain provisions to allow manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of alcoholic beverages to repurchase or sell back unopened product.

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Changes in provisions relating to Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Trusts etc. engaged in Public Charitable or Research activities.

1. Current Position:

Currently the income of public charitable trusts and not-for-profit organisations, engaged in public charitable activities and registered with Income Tax department under Sections 12A or 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (the Act), is exempt if the same is applied to the objects of the trust or accumulated for doing so. This is subject to certain conditions. Further, if these entities are also registered under Section 80G of the Act then persons making donations to such entities are also eligible for deduction against their taxable income.

Read more: Changes in the Provisions Relating to Not-for-Profit Organisations Proposed in the Finance Bill 2020

Now that the UK has left the EU this presents both challenges and opportunities to domestic and international businesses. From ensuring GDPR comliance, to taking steps to secure finance facilities and reassuring the workforce, we are here to advise on actions that businesses can take to mitigate risk and capitalise on the opportunities that arise.

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It seems like every other morning, unless, your social media platform was overnight filled with defamatory remarks and comments, not being true. Obviously, you are an immediate victim of defamation through the online platform.

Read more: Defamation on Social Media Platform