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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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FoodDrinkEurope and FEDIOL call on EU to end mandatory trans-fat labelling

FoodDrinkEurope and the vegetable oil producers’ organisation, FEDIOL, are calling on the EU to scratch mandatory labelling requirements for oils in foods in the 2011 food information to consumers regulation (FIC – 1169/2011).

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EU restricts trans-fats from April 2021

The European Commission April 24 adopted a regulation setting an EU limit on trans fatty acids – or trans-fats - in foods.

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French researchers behind Nutri-score label deem criticism ‘Fake News’

The team of researchers from Paris XIII university that developed France’s colour-coded nutrition label Nutri-score, which has spread to neighbours Belgium and Spain, have dismissed growing criticism as ‘Fake News.’

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European Parliament and Council agree new law to tackle dual quality goods

A revamp to EU consumer protection rules approved in an April 17 European Parliament vote has come under fire from Green/European Free Alliance (EFA) and left-wing MEPs because it does not clearly ban dual quality goods, where products sold under identical brands differ in composition or quality.

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Greens say consumer protection law “a wasted opportunity” to tackle dual quality goods

A revamp to EU consumer protection rules approved in an April 17 European Parliament vote has come under fire from Green/European Free Alliance (EFA) and left-wing MEPs because it does not clearly ban dual quality goods, where products sold under identical brands differ in composition or quality.

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France bans titanium dioxide from 2020

France is to ban the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171) from January 1, 2020, French Economics and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on April 17.

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