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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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Andriukaitis stands down to run for Lithuanian President

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis is to stand down April 1 to run for President of Lithuania.

European Food Law Food Policy

EFSA says EU should set stricter Salmonella targets for laying hens

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is recommending that the EU sets stricter targets for Salmonella contamination in laying hens to tackle salmonellosis cases in the public.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU regulators must resolve meat alternative labelling issues, says new report

A ground-breaking new report from international affairs think-tank Chatham House on meat analogues – both plant-based alternatives to meat and lab meat grown from cell cultures – has underlined that EU regulators need to take a “proactive and inclusive approach to resolving outstanding regulatory uncertainties, particularly around product naming and labelling.”

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Valentine’s Day crackdown smashes Italian wine fraud network

A Valentine’s Day swoop backed by the EU law enforcement agency (Europol) has brought down a gang responsible for counterfeiting the trademarks of a famous Italian winery.

Europe Italy

Member states clear risk assessment in the food chain deal

Member state ambassadors have given the thumbs up to the agreement struck last week with the European Parliament and Commission over the revision of the general food law to improve transparency in risk assessment.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

French food safety agency calls for more allergens to be listed on food labels

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) is calling for more allergens to be listed on food labels than those currently required under the food information to consumers regulation (FIC – 1169/2011).

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