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Trading standards news

Postal worker’s counterfeit DVD scheme ‘Frozen’ following jail sentence

Published on 3 November 2016

Southwark Council

A local Post Office manager has been jailed for 25 months after being convicted of selling over 7,000 counterfeit DVDs including Disney favourite, Frozen.

Dawn raid on illegal tobacco factories

Illegal tobacco

Published on 23 March 2016

Counterfeit rolling tobacco with a street value in excess of £30,000 was seized by Southwark Council in two dawn raids last week.

Sniffing out illegal tobacco

Tobacco dogs

Published on 8 December 2015

Residents and shoppers in Southwark had the chance to meet the specially trained dogs that are helping the council detect illegal tobacco in the area.

Boroughs step up efforts to keep illegal tobacco out of their communities

Counterfeit Cigarettes

Published on 11 August 2015

A new campaign to highlight the dangers of illegal tobacco has been launched this week by the South East London Illegal Tobacco Network.

Trader sentenced over 82,000 counterfeit tobacco haul

Counterfeit Cigarettes

Published on 31 July 2015

A trader who was caught selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco in East Street Market has been sentenced to a maximum of 12 months (suspended for two years).

Phoney birthday candles are in fact fireworks

Firework candles

Published on 12 November 2012

Southwark Council's trading standards team have unearthed potentially dangerous fireworks being sold as birthday candles.

Inspectors find Southwark's first fake Olympic souvenirs

Counterfeit Olympic badges

Published on 27 March 2012

Fake lighters and badges sporting the Olympic rings and London 2012 branding have been confiscated by Southwark Council trading standards officers.

Six month tobacco sales ban given to shop for persistent cigarette sales to children

The shop in East Dulwich which has the tobacco ban

Published on 22 December 2011

Dulwich Supermarket given ‘Restricted Premises Order’ after multiple offences of selling tobacco to under age customers.

Don’t cheat shoppers this Christmas warns Southwark Council, as they remind traders of confiscation powers

Published on 15 December 2011

Dodgy phone chargers, fake alcohol, bootleg bags - all products that traders should definitely not contemplate selling this Christmas, according to Southwark Council’s Trading Standards team.

Council gears up for Olympic year surge in food outlets with far reaching food safety plan

Published on 20 October 2011

Council to clamp down on highest risk food traders in the borough.

Fast food owner fined £6,000 after cockroach found in takeaway spare ribs

Published on 5 August 2011

The manager of a chicken shop in Peckham was given a sizeable fine by magistrates after a customer discovered a dead cockroach inside her takeaway spare ribs and chips.

Beko and LEC fridges recalled due to fire safety warning

Published on 5 July 2011

London Fire Brigade and Trading Standards have advised about the product recall of some models of Beko and LEC Fridge Freezers.

Court orders trader to pay back £45,000 following council investigation

Published on 28 February 2011

A woman who sold counterfeit goods and committed mortgage fraud in Southwark has been ordered to pay back £45,440.95 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Fake Louis Vuitton shoes, Rolex watches and Versace clothing land Peckham trader in court

Published on 21 January 2011

The proprietor of a clothes shop in Peckham has received a 12 month suspended prison sentence for selling more than 500 fake items, including Gucci belts, Louis Vuitton shoes, and Rolex watches.

Penalties for selling illegal skin lighteners costs company more than £7,000

Published on 12 July 2010

Southwark Council’s trading standards team have had more success in their long running campaign against businesses in the borough selling illegal and dangerous skin lightening creams.

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