Trading Standards

Trading Standards

Staffordshire County Council Trading Standards are responsible for enforcing a wide range of legislation relating to the supply and distribution of goods and services.

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New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - Legal Highs

New psychoactive substances (NPS), more commonly known as 'legal highs', are emerging as a threat in the UK and worldwide. NPS are not currently controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA) although they do mimic the effects of controlled substances.
Tuesday 20th January 2015

Stay safe during festive season and avoid counterfeit alcohol

People are being urged to stay safe during the festive season and avoid potentially dangerous counterfeit alcohol.Staffordshire County Council has been carrying out an ongoing operation to stamp out counterfeit alcohol sales and has received £15,000 from the Proceeds of Crime Act and funding from the Food Standards Agency in recognition of its work. The operation has seen 21 prosecutions and licence reviews. The largest fine handed out was £10,000.
Monday 5th January 2015

Avoid pitfalls of counterfeit goods in 2015

People are being reminded to remain vigilant about counterfeit goods sales in 2015 following the seizure of 200,000 illicit items in Staffordshire over the last year. Counterfeit items harm the economy and can harm people. The majority of goods seized in 2014 were illicit tobacco products, although others included counterfeit electrical goods, clothes and cosmetics.
Monday 5th January 2015

Dangerous vehicles taken off sale during national Road Safety Week

Three dangerous vehicles from sales forecourts in Stafford were taken off sale by trading standards officers during a national Road Safety Week testing operation. Working with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and Staffordshire Police, the county council's trading standards team inspected 15 used cars from motor traders in the town.
Wednesday 17th December 2014


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