Sara Lewis is a Brussels-based freelance journalist who writes for IEG Policy on European food regulatory issues.
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The European Commission is investigating Chinese exports of a monosodium glutamate (MSG) mix following a complaint that they are “circumventing” EU anti-dumping duties.
EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides backed a harmonised EU front-of-pack nutrition label in discussions with MEPs this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.