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Advisors for Strategic Decisions and Innovations

Our team of consultants and lawyers can help you with questions relating to compliance, food safety, quality assurance, risk assessment and management and other strategic decisions. 

Food Industry Education and Training

At FoodLegal we believe that education is crucial to keeping your competitive edge. We offer both in-house and corporate sessions in compliance training, food marketing and sessions on new updates and regulatory developments in the food industry. To find out more about our training courses click here or to organise in-house training, contact either Charles Fisher or Craig Hunter on +613 9606 0022.

Lawyers and Regulatory Compliance Consultants

FoodLegal can provide you with the expertise in food laws and food regulation compliance that you need. We can assist in resolving issues with regulators, technical compliance & provide risk assessment and management advice for food companies. FoodLegal provides expertise in food marketing & labelling laws, product development, the Food Standards Code, the Australian Competition and Consumer Act, the Food Act and other regulatory advice relating to the food industry and allied fields.

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FoodLegal Events Calendar

FoodLegal presents a range of public seminars, masterclasses and symposiums throughout the year.

We also run in-house workshops and training courses for food companies tailored to your needs.

Learn about our upcoming events by going to our events calendar or events pages!

FoodLegal InHouse subscription service

In April 2015 FoodLegal launched FoodLegal InHouse TM. It is a subscription service to assist with food innovation, food labelling and food marketing compliance. Originally developed as a comprehensive set of compliance tools to assist Foodlegal’s own compliance consultants, FoodLegal InHouse delivers these tools to subscribers. FoodLegal InHouse makes our compliance expertise part of your team. FoodLegal InHouse is a desktop solution and a platform to reduce the cost of compliance and will enhance the productivity of your food company. 

Foodlegal Bulletin

Starches in the food industry, new chemical or physical structures that are creating new functional properties in a changing landscape

Starch, one of the staples and a major source of energy in the human diet for centuries, continues play an indispensable role in modern food processing. Starches are mainly composed of amylose (an unbranched, coiled polysaccharide) and amylopectin (a highly branched polysaccharide). Understanding the chemical and physical structures of these molecules has allowed food scientists to facilitate cost-effective modifications for foods.  This article will look at the usage of highly functional starch-based ingredients, the physical modification of starches outside the umbrella of “modified starch”, emerging research on native starches with implications for food processing, and the commercial application of native starches and physically modified starches.

EasyMeals case highlights what food companies should be aware of when selling online

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently accepted a court enforceable undertaking from food company EasyMeals in relation to its conduct in selling products online.  This article addresses some of the regulatory compliance issues in Australia that food companies should be aware of when selling and promoting products online, including terms and conditions for sale, the making of marketing representations, and the increased role of the ACCC in policing health claims.