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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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Dual origin labelling law takes effect

An EU regulation specifying that the source of the main ingredient in a food must be stated if it differs from the origin labelled on the product itself took effect April 1.

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COVID-19: Keep agri-food products and workers moving across borders worldwide

The Directors General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) are urging governments worldwide to keep agri-food products and workers moving across borders during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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EU to crackdown on mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons in food, especially infant formula

The EU is looking to crack down on the presence of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in food, especially infant formula, following a contamination scandal unveiled by Foodwatch last October.

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EFSA thumbs down to Coffee 21 DNA strands claim

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) has given a negative opinion to a health claim for a dark roasted coffee and prevention of DNA strands breakage.

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Wine makers call for harmonised regulations in future EU-UK association agreement

The European Wine companies’ organisation (Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins – CEEV) and the (Wine and Spirit Trade Association – WSTA) this week issued a common position on the association agreement, which is due to take effect once Brexit is complete.

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Belgian food safety agency warning about “potentially dangerous” COVID-19 fakes

The Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (AFSCA) is warning consumers to be on their guard about online sales of “potentially dangerous” supplements and teas bearing claims about preventing or treating COVID-19.

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