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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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Spain to adopt traffic light labelling

Spain’s health minister, Maria Luisa Carcedo, has announced plans to tackle the country’s obesity crisis with a range of measures including traffic light labelling.

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World’s "largest factory for meat alternatives” opens in UK

The company Quorn Foods has announced the opening of the “world’s biggest meat alternative production facility” in North East England, UK.

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Palm oil producers given one year to transition to new RSPO standard

Producers of palm oil that are certified as sustainable by the RSPO have been given one year to adapt to a new RSPO standard which the certification body says will “strengthen” environmental protection in the supply chain.

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Banned advert about palm oil in food viewed by millions

An advert that was banned from television in the UK because it was made by a political organisation has become hugely popular on the internet.

European Food Law Advertising

Germans seek to better assess contaminant quantities in processed food

The German risk assessor is seeking to expand knowledge on changes in the concentrations of substances during the production of foods and feeds.

European Food Law Europe

Carlsberg cleared of targeting advertising at children through web game

Drinks company Carlsberg UK has been cleared by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of targeting children with its advertising after a complaint was lodged against the company.

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