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Sara Lewis is a Brussels-based freelance journalist who writes for IEG Policy on European food regulatory issues. 

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Commission investigating if China dodging anti-dumping duties on monosodium glutamate

The European Commission is investigating Chinese exports of a monosodium glutamate (MSG) mix following a complaint that they are “circumventing” EU anti-dumping duties. 

European Food Law Additives

Kyriakides backs harmonised EU front-of-pack nutrition label

EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides backed a harmonised EU front-of-pack nutrition label in discussions with MEPs this week.

European Food Law Food Policy

Commission under pressure over Israeli settlements labelling discrepancies

Consumers are being misled about products from the Golan Heights and the West Bank as they are not being correctly labelled as coming from Israeli settlements, an Irish MEP complains in a written question to the European Commission.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Commission leans to accepting traditional use for botanical health claims

The European Commission looks likely to propose that the EU accept a history of safe traditional use instead of scientific evidence to support botanical health claims when it publishes a staff working document on the issue sometime this Spring.

European Food Law Food Policy

EU rabbit meat sector under pressure over animal welfare

A top official from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) strongly criticised conventional cages used for two-thirds of farmed rabbits in the EU in presenting the agency’s opinions on rabbit welfare to MEPs.

EU Poultry

Brazilian cocoa fruit pulp authorised in EU as traditional food from third country

The latest traditional food from a third country to get the green light under the EU's 2015 novel foods regulation (2015/2283) is cocoa fruit pulp from Brazil.

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