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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Arla, UK's largest dairy has said any non-tariff barriers to trade and labour shortages will make it more difficult to import dairy products from Europe after Brexit, and could lead to shortages of certain foods.
Ferrero has come under scrutiny for a range of social media posts that promoted its chocolate spread, Nutella. However, the company has not been found to have breached rules related to the advertising of foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) to children.
The UK’s largest dairy, Arla, has said any non-tariff barriers to trade and labour shortages will make it more difficult to import dairy products from Europe after Brexit, and could lead to shortages of certain foods.
An ambitious study by German scientists to analyse the health effects of contaminants in food on the general population will source experience from Korea where so-called “Total Diet Studies” (TDS) have been carried out since 2000.
The 41st meeting of the UN’s Codex Alimentarius Commission this month set new limits for methylmercury found in fish and a naturally occurring contaminant found in chocolate. It also agreed to undertake new work on simplified nutrition labelling.
The food and farming industries have welcomed the content of the UK Government’s Brexit White Paper, which sets out plans for a UK-EU free trade area abiding by a “common rulebook” and without a hard border with Northern Ireland.