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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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EFSA to share data on open-access platform

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has pledged to publish the scientific data it uses for EU-wide monitoring programmes, surveys and many of its risk assessments on its Knowledge Junction platform.

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Consumer group urges Commission to heed auditors’ call to close regulatory gaps

Consumer organisation, BEUC, is calling on the Commission to close regulatory gaps in EU food law identified in a January 15 report from the European Court of Auditors.

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Nestlé speeds up shift from single-use plastic

Nestlé has stepped up its efforts to tackle plastic waste and meet its goal of make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, unveiling what it called a “broader vision and action plan.”

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EU talks on risk assessment proposal kick off

Three-way ‘trilogue’ negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission over the proposal on transparency in risk assessment in the food chain kicked off this week in Strasbourg.

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EU auditors find European food safety system “overstretched”

The European Court of Auditors has issued a damning report on the EU food safety system finding regulators responsible for checking compliance with differing chemical limits, ranging from pesticides, through contaminants, to additives, “overstretched.”

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EU to be more vigilant on high risk spices, nuts and vegetables

The latest update to the EU’s list of high-risk fruit, vegetable and nut imports subject to additional checks at its borders increases the vigilance for pesticide residues and salmonella on certain commodities.

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