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When you eat out, it can be really difficult to complain. But if the food or service isn’t up to scratch you can and really should. The following posts will help you with asserting your legal rights.

How to complain food – restaurants/hotels, fast food & shops a version of the article I wrote for Reader’s Digest.

How to complain about fast food

Tasty solutions for food delivery troubles all you need to know about complaining about your delivery of fast food, wrong orders, cold or late.

Template for fast food delivery refunds a ready made letter/email to complain to your fast food supplier.

How to complain in restaurants

The ultimate guide to complaining when eating out all your rights when eating out.

How to get the cream (without being a clot!) a story about complaining in a cafe

 

How to complain in restaurants discussed on Jeremy Vine on Radio 2

How to complain in hotels

What to do when ripped off by a hotel all areas of complaining about a hotel

Where there’s blame there’s a claim (even when there isn’t?) complaining about food abroad and a warning about not doing it honestly

Rip Off Britain 10/05/2017 How to complain about hotels

How to complain about food bought from supermarkets

Don’t gobble rancid Tesco turkey. Know your rights December 2017 saw Tesco selling rancid turkeys. This article gives your rights when you have bought food for a special occasion.

All you need to know about product recalls Details about what happens with product recalls

Insect Found in Tesco Rice Named Philip After CEO story of complaining and gaining redress when I found a live insect in rice bought from Tesco

burnt pizza How to complain about food anywhere

Further help with complaining effectively to gain refunds, redress and Results!

 

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101 Habits of an Effective Complainer to help you become more skilled and assertive when making complaints

 

 

 

 

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World Consumer Rights Day 15th March 2015

Did you know? No, nor did I ’til recently and if it was news to me then hey there aren’t going to be many more people that know. How much press coverage is it getting? Not much? So far that I’ve seen not any, unless anyone would like to tell me differently?

Update – Which? sent a press release regarding healthy food in line with this year’s theme and the story was covered in the Daily Mail, Mirror and the Times but WCRD gets only a passing mention in the articles.

Background So where did this day come from? On 15 March 1962, President John F Kennedy gave an address to the US congress in which he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights. He was the first world leader to do so, and the consumer movement now marks 15 March every year as a means of raising global awareness about consumer rights. Hard to believe that a politician would be interested and support consumer rights huh? Yep, especially when you consider that this year the theme is healthy, affordable diets.

Healthy affordable diets Well let’s start with 1962 and John F Kennedy promoting consumer rights, internationally. Fast forward to 20teen years and the use of foodbanks (you may recall I challenged Iain Duncan Smith on these and he didn’t even know there was one in his own constituency). The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (2013) GBD 2010 says that poor diets contribute to more than 11 million deaths annually and are now the number one global risk factor for death. Premature illness and disability from diet-related diseases impoverishes families, hurts productivity and bankrupts health systems.

To be fair, The Consumer Council in Northen Ireland is promoting the day  and is undertaking a survey to consumers’ thoughts on the affordability of a healthy, balanced diet. The results from this snapshot survey will inform research we’re undertaking in partnership with Food Standards Agency, Safefood, Ulster University and Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice. But can you find anything in England, Scotland or Wales? If so please can you comment below so that  can put in the link! In the meantime government agencies and the media can be shown up as wanting to do little help in this area!

Changes needed Reducing salt consumption Reducing sugar consumption  Nutrition labelling on pre-packaged foods  Healthy food in schools

What we can do Well given my ongoing relationship with Tesco perhaps I shall keep on about this to them as well!

For more information on WCRD and the theme please go to Consumers International

Consumer Rights generally A recent survey showed that fewer than 45% of people in the UK use their consumer rights. Only 7% said that they know their legal rights well  and use them regularly. 5% know the basics of the Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994 and Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982.  But there are of course many other laws protecting consumers, including EU laws of which very people are aware.

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and of course if you need help in asserting your legal rights there are many tips here for complaining effectively and the up to date book on complaining effectively to always gain redress providing you with information, laws, advice, tips and templates can be found here.