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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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ISO releases new edition of food safety management standard

The International Standards Organisation published the new edition of its global food safety management standard ISO 22000 on 19 June.

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MEP backs bottle size waiver for Japanese shochu to ease EU-Japan FTA

Romanian centre right MEP Adina-Ioana Vălean is backing a Commission proposal to offer a waiver from EU rules on bottle sizes for the Japanese spirit drink shochu to help ease a future EU-Japan free trade agreement (FTA) in a report to be discussed in the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on 20 June.

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Consortium chief calls for strong EU research and innovation spending

The head of EIT Food, a consortium of leading international universities, research bodies and industries, Filip Fontaine, has called on the EU and its member states to “show strong commitment” to research and innovation in the agri-food sector in the next EU long-term budget, the multiannual financial framework (MFF) 2021-2027.

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Food waste and packaging laws adopted

A linked series of directives, including laws setting food and packaging waste reduction targets were published in the EU’s Official Journal on 14 June after the Council and European Parliament adopted them at the end of last month.

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Consumer group criticises misleading food labels

In a 14 June report the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has hit out at misleading labelling “tricks” that it says industry uses to cover up the true quality of food and drink products.

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Commission to move on transfats in the autumn

EU proposals to regulate trans fatty acids – TFAs or transfats – in processed foods are likely to emerge from the European Commission in the autumn, IEG Policy has learned.

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