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Sara Lewis

Sara Lewis is a Brussels-based freelance journalist who writes for IEG Policy on European food regulatory issues. 

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Labelling foods with exercise needed to burn off the calorie content could cut obesity

Labelling food and drink with the amount and type of exercise needed to burn off the calories in it might be a more effective way of encouraging people to make healthier dietary choices, according to a study published online in the “Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health”.

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ECHA developing guidance on biocide risk to pollinators

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) said on December 11 that it is starting to starting to develop guidance to assess the risk to bees and other arthropod pollinators from the use of biocides.

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EFSA recommends new limit for phthalates in food contact materials

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) December 10 published a long-awaited opinion on phthalates, plasticisers added to plastics to make them flexible and durable, in which it proposes setting a new EU safety limit for four of them when used in food contact materials.

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EFSA raises concerns about Ochratoxin A

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is warning about the risks to health from presence of the mycotoxin, Ochratoxin A (OTA), in food and consulting on a draft scientific opinion including recommendations calling for more data.

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Campaigners write to new Commissioner urging EU titanium dioxide (E171) ban

An eight-strong grouping of non-governmental organisations (NGO) has written a joint letter to new EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides urging her to roll out a French ban on the food additive, titanium dioxide (E171), to the rest of the EU.

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Legal expert says Commission’s one in, one out rule for law-making inapplicable

A European legal affairs expert has warned that the red tape busting one in, one out policy towards new regulation dear to the heart of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, is not applicable under EU law.

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