IEG Policy is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


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.

Set Alert for Articles By Peter Rixon

Latest From Peter Rixon

German supermarket introduces method of production labelling

German supermarket chain, Lidl, has introduced a new labelling system that gives consumers a quick way of assessing how high the standards are in the production of its' fresh meat range.


Germany European Food Law

Scotland aims to halve childhood obesity by 2030 with action on junk food marketing

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced plans to halve obesity by 2030 in a strategy that will include tackling junk food promotions.

Europe United Kingdom

Advert claiming milk linked to cancer is banned

An advertisement that appeared on buses in the UK promoting the vegan diet has been banned because it implied that drinking milk was linked to cancer.

Europe United Kingdom

EFSA issues opinion on codeine/morphine content of poppy seeds

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued an updated risk assessment on opium alkaloids in poppy seeds, confirming that the established safe level for both codeine and morphine is 10 μg/kg of body weight.

Europe EFSA

New swathe of scientific experts take up challenge of giving Europe food advice

A new group of scientific experts, selected from 1,000 candidates, will be taking on the challenging role of advising on the work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) from July.

Europe EFSA

WHO releases guidelines on eliminating trans fats from food supply

The UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) has released guidelines on how to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply.

International WHO
See All