trade description

trade description

an indication, direct or indirect and by whatever means, given of a range of matters relating to goods, such as their quality, size, fitness for purpose, and history. Such have been controlled for some time but comprehensive control began with the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. A false trade description is one that is false to a material degree, and to make such constitutes an offence. A misleading trade description is deemed to be a false trade description. It is a defence to show that the commission of the offence was due to another person and that all reasonable precautions were taken to prevent the offence. The Act protects consumers by utilizing the criminal law in support of the civil law.
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In February we reported how the Birmingham firm was fined pounds 12,000 by magistrates after admitting six trade description offences.
Barkley Maine admitted six trade description offences of "recklessly making statements which were false".
Cordelia Lazarus-Keene, aged 29, of Caludon Road, Stoke, Coventry, 10 charges of applying a false trade description to vehicles, fined pounds 1,750 and ordered to pay compensation of pounds 100.
Foster, former fiance of buxom beauty Samantha Fox, got the maximum sentence after being found guilty of plotting to supply the Deakin Diet with a false trade description.
It''s an idea that capitalises on the current trend, complies with trade description acts and above all, would give punters who have the habit of backing the wrong animals a sense of wicked satisfaction as they tuck into their meaty fare.