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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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EU food labelling and health claims guidance for insect food published

Guidance on labelling insect-based foods for sale in the EU has been published today (July 19) by the organsation representing insect food manufacturers.

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Food industry told to change strategy on salt to prevent “thousands of extra deaths”

If current trends in salt intake continue, the UK will see thousands of extra cases of deaths from heart disease, stroke and stomach cancer by 2025, compared with the trends before 2011, a team of health researchers said today.

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Food industry welcomes House of Commons committee report warning against “no deal” Brexit

The UK food industry welcomed a report out today (July 19) from a House of Commons committee which describes the UK leaving the EU without a deal as “the least desirable option”.

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New European Commission president faces calls for all-encompassing EU food policy

Germany’s defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has been voted by the European Parliament to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next European Commission president. In the wake of her appointment last night, 36 leading campaign groups, farming organisations, and think tanks called on von der Leyen to put an EU food policy in place and appoint a vice-president for food.

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Prevalence of overweight school children “rapidly increasing” across globe, says UN agency

A UNICEF report published this week encourages policymakers to implement a number of measures, including taxes, to decrease the demand for foods high in fat, sugar and salt as the number of overweight children in the world increases.

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Food and farming “destroying the ecosystem”, finds UK inquiry

The UK can no longer rely on the hope that future technologies can repair the damage caused by the food and farming industry because time is running out, an independent report reveals today (July 16).

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