Peter Rixon heads up the European Food Law channel on IEG Policy.
As well as covering issues such as changes to the labelling of food, legal debates on food technology, rulings on advertising and developments in nutrition strategy, Peter also focuses on broader questions such as how stakeholders are tackling the obesity epidemic, habitat destruction, socio-ethical sourcing, food-related illness and demands for more localized production.
Peter also hosts webinars and meetings on food-related issues.
Before joining Informa in 2000, Peter worked on UK newspapers covering environmental, health, crime and political issues. Since then he has covered pharmaceuticals, medical technology, clinical trials, political lobbying, animal pharmaceuticals, and GM food in Europe. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the EU Food Law publication in 2010.
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Scottish health secretary Shona Robison has said that minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol will come into force in May next year. It follows a UK Supreme Court ruling that ended a five year legal battle to declare Scotland’s MUP legislation to be compatible with EU law.
Germany’s food risk assessor has issued a warning about the presence of anthranoids in specific Aloe plants that are used in food supplements.
A vodka company that used people over the age of 24, as stipulated by the UK advertising code, in a Facebook commercial has still been told to remove the post because the models were behaving in an “adolescent” way.
The battle over the labelling of plant-based products shows that the meat industry is feeling threatened by the growing consumer demand for vegetarian and vegan foods, the vegan charity Viva has said.
The UK should think carefully before moving away from European standards in areas like food safety because the direction the country takes will be “decisive” in any future trade agreement with the bloc, Michael Barnier, the EU 27’s chief negotiator on the withdrawal has said today (November 20th).
Three major European food and agricultural associations want confirmation from lawmakers that no substantive changes will be required of businesses on the first day after the UK leaves the EU.