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Peter Rixon


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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ECJ hands down opinion on dispute over German whisky

The European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) Advocate General has handed down his opinion on a dispute between the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and a Germany whisky producer over the German producer’s use of the Gaelic word “Glen” in his branding.

European Food Law Advertising

Red Bull adverts “do not breach rules” over brain function claims

Energy drink producer Red Bull has been told it can continue to run two animated advertisements, one of which implied that consuming the drink could allow someone to beat a robot at chess. Both adverts also contained claims that were found to be protected by an exemption in EU law.

European Food Law Advertising

UK dairy industry welcomes decision not to expand regulator’s remit

The association representing the UK dairy sector has welcomed the decision by the UK Government not to included more retailers in the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).

European Food Law Agribusiness

Food retail companies warn over 22% WTO tariffs post-Brexit

The British Retail Consortium, which represents large UK food retailers, has warned that a failure by the UK to strike a trade agreement with the EU when it leaves the bloc will hit consumer finances hard.

European Food Law Budget and Financing

German drinks company faces legal fight with Scottish over name of whisky

A whisky producer in Germany is facing a legal challenge from the Scotch Whisky Association because the producer has named the product “Glen Buchenbach”.

European Food Law Advertising

UK rejects expansion of Groceries Code Adjudicator

The UK government has rejected calls to extend the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) to smaller suppliers, following a period of consultation.

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