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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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UK proposes restrictions on the use of food and drink promotions

The UK government has proposed new rules that would restrict retailers from using promotions of food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), such as “buy one get one free”.

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McDonald’s loses EU trademark battle against Irish restaurant chain

Fast food chain McDonald’s has expressed its disappointment today after losing the EU trademark for its “Big Mac” hamburger following a long-running battle.

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No deal Brexit “must be avoided” says EU food industry, as key vote approaches

Europe’s food industry association has sounded the alarm again over the “dramatic consequences” of a no deal Brexit for food companies as the delayed vote in the UK House of Commons on the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement approaches.

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South East Asian banks urged to adopt lending policies on palm oil, soy, cattle and seafood

South East Asia’s banks stand to gain significant benefits if they put in place policies that effectively assess the environmental and social risks of the companies they finance in the food commodities sector, the organisation Global Canopy has said.

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Ireland could drop exemption to put 23% VAT on food supplements

A guidance document published by the Revenue office of the Irish government says that the VAT exemption applied to food supplements will be lifted from March 1st 2019.

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