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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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French researchers behind Nutri-score label deem criticism ‘Fake News’

The team of researchers from Paris XIII university that developed France’s colour-coded nutrition label Nutri-score, which has spread to neighbours Belgium and Spain, have dismissed growing criticism as ‘Fake News.’

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European Parliament and Council agree new law to tackle dual quality goods

A revamp to EU consumer protection rules approved in an April 17 European Parliament vote has come under fire from Green/European Free Alliance (EFA) and left-wing MEPs because it does not clearly ban dual quality goods, where products sold under identical brands differ in composition or quality.

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Greens say consumer protection law “a wasted opportunity” to tackle dual quality goods

A revamp to EU consumer protection rules approved in an April 17 European Parliament vote has come under fire from Green/European Free Alliance (EFA) and left-wing MEPs because it does not clearly ban dual quality goods, where products sold under identical brands differ in composition or quality.

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France bans titanium dioxide from 2020

France is to ban the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) from January 1, 2020, French Economics and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on April 17.

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EFSA consults on age to label baby foods for start of complementary feeding

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is seeking comments on a draft opinion on the appropriate age to introduce complementary feeding so that it can advise on labelling for baby food.

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MEPs back general food safety revision that will see industry studies published

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will in future have to publish the studies that industry submits for applications to authorise regulated products, such as additives, pesticides, genetically modified organisms or food contact materials, under a regulation that MEPs cleared April 17 in Strasbourg.

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