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Peter Rixon


Peter Rixon heads up the European Food Law channel on IEG Policy.

As well as covering issues such as changes to the labelling of food, legal debates on food technology, rulings on advertising and developments in nutrition strategy, Peter also focuses on broader questions such as how stakeholders are tackling the obesity epidemic, habitat destruction, socio-ethical sourcing, food-related illness and demands for more localized production.

Peter also hosts webinars and meetings on food-related issues.

Before joining Informa in 2000, Peter worked on UK newspapers covering environmental, health, crime and political issues. Since then he has covered pharmaceuticals, medical technology, clinical trials, political lobbying, animal pharmaceuticals, and GM food in Europe. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the EU Food Law publication in 2010.

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Research into salt content of snack sparks call for compulsory front-of-pack nutrition labelling

New research which analysed 555 savoury picnic “finger foods” available from retailers, such as olives and pasties, revealed high levels of salt in one in four of the products.

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US farm lobby defends agricultural practices in discussion about UK trade deal

The head of the American Farm Bureau Federation has defended controversial agricultural practices in the US amid concerns that the UK might have to adopt them to secure a trade deal post-Brexit.

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France leader in seeking EU protected status for foods

France currently has 42 applications to protect its regional foods, leading the pack ahead of Spain, which has 29 applications and Italy with 27, according to a food box company.

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Scotland cracks down further on sales of energy drinks to under-16s

Leisure centres, libraries and museums in Scotland are among the publicly-owned institutions where staff are no longer allowed to sell caffeinated energy drinks to people under the age of 16 due to concern about the negative health effects from over consumption.

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EU approves betaine as a novel food ingredient for sports foods

The European Commission has announced that it has approved DuPont Nutrition Biosciences’ application for betaine to be used as a novel food ingredient in sports nutrition.

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Cyprus to impose higher fines on producers exceeding pesticide MRLs

The government of Cyprus is to introduce tougher legislation to ensure that fewer food products are found to exceed the EU’s maximum residue limits (MRLs) for pesticides.

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