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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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County council steps up 'legal high' warnings after recent deaths

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Staffordshire County Council is stepping up warning about so-called legal highs, after lab tests revealed certain types can contain potentially lethal chemicals. The county council's Trading Standards team have been cracking down on premises selling new psychoactive substances (NPS), also known as 'legal highs.'
Date:
Tuesday 14th July 2015

Counterfeit cosmetics pose danger to health

Description
Lead, mercury and even arsenic has been discovered in counterfeit cosmetics tested by Staffordshire County Council. Testing on a variety of fake make up found ingredients that could at best irritate the skin and at worst, cause serious damage to the body.
Date:
Tuesday 26th May 2015

Legal Highs - New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

Description
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.
Date:
Wednesday 29th April 2015

Kids ready meals twice the price but not half the salt

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A single 'healthy' kid's meal can contain half of a child's daily salt allowance, an investigation has found.
Date:
Wednesday 25th March 2015

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