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

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Sara Lewis

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

Set Alert for Articles By Sara Lewis

Latest From Sara Lewis

Kyriakides dismisses titanium dioxide (E 171) safety concerns in letter to MEPs

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has told a cross-party group of MEPs that current use of the controversial food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) does not pose a safety concern, based on advice from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

European Food Law Additives

Key European Parliament committee backs EU-Vietnam free trade agreement

The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee January 21 backed the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Winemakers call on MEPs to back EU-Vietnam Trade Agreement

The European wine industry association (CEEV) called on the European Parliament’s International Trade (INTA) Committee to support the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in a January 21 vote.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

European Commission rules out amending honey origin labelling rules

The Commission does not intend to amend current EU honey labelling rules despite growing pressure from MEPs and some member states to end labels stating, “blend of EU honeys”, “blend of non-EU honeys” or “blend of EU and non-EU honeys”. 

Honey EU

EU to crack down on absorber pads in packaging that shed fibres into food

The Commission wants member states to crack down on absorber pads in food packaging that shed fibres into the meat, fish, fruit and vegetables that they touch, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides made clear in response to a written question from an MEP.

European Food Law Food Policy

Acrylamide concerns limit extension of approved uses for chia seeds

The Commission has refused to extend the list of approved uses for the novel food, chia seeds, to any foods, which require heat treatment at or above 120°C over acrylamide concerns, whilst clearing an extension for other products.

European Food Law Food Policy
See All
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register