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FoodLegal specialises in providing solutions and advice in relation to regulatory issues surrounding the Food Standards Code, Australian Consumer Law as well as advice in relation to product development and food marketing compliance

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Bulletin


Australia's premier periodical in food law and policy issues. It focuses specifically on analysis and commentary for regulatory compliance and the legal issues affecting food and food industry participants

Latest issue: June - July 2020

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Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and overseas (June-July 2020)

An overview of food regulatory developments in Australia and globally for June-July 2020.

ACCC moves further into the food regulatory space with yoghurt infringement

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recently took action against a yoghurt manufacturer for an issue that represented a clear breach of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. This article addresses why the ACCC, rather than a food regulator, took action, and what this could mean for food enforcement actions moving forward. We also highlight other instances where the Food Standards Code has been used to support action brought by non-food regulators.

Issues to consider when selling alcohol online, and important State-by-State differences

Over the past decade, consumers have created an increasing demand for online availability and delivery of FMCGs. The need for contactless purchase and delivery of many goods has only been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alcohol is one such product that is the subject of increased demand through online sale. However, unlike other foods, alcohol is subject to restrictions on sale and distribution, and these restrictions can differ state-by-state across Australia. This article provides a look at some of the issues to consider if selling alcohol online, and how these issues differ across State and Territory borders.

Social media risks for comments, testimonials and whether to use #ad or #sponsored

With social media gaining popularity as a powerful advertising tool, it is important to assess the risks involved in using this platform to market food products. This article explores legal risks which could arise when followers comment on your posts, when customers provide testimonials and when to use #ad or #sponspored, by reference to real-life case examples.


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About Us



FoodLegal specialises in food law consultancy, compliance risk management, certification of product compliance integrity for food and beverage products and other allied products

We advise Australia's largest food companies, international brands, as well as small-to-medium sized enterprises and startups.

Our team of lawyers and consultants represent food manufacturers, importers, distributors, brand marketers, retailers, industry associations and groups.

We also work with clients from allied fields such as complementary medicines, life sciences, agribusiness and farmer-producers.

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Give your team a mastery of food compliance and risk management. Streamline your development and compliance processes with our legal and scientific hands-on experience. Dynamic, easy-to-understand legal commentary. All the benefits of having FoodLegal lawyers in-house.



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Our Events


At FoodLegal we believe that education is crucial to keeping your competitive edge.

Workshops

Our most popular courses focus on the different regulatory aspects of developing and marketing food products, including:

  • Food Labelling 101
  • Health Claims
  • Trending Claims
  • Marketing to Children
  • Country of Origin Labelling methodologies
  • Fulfilment of compliance programs under the Australian Competition and Consumer Law

Private Training Events

FoodLegal can provide tailored private training for individual companies to address their specific needs. 

Bespoke training can be delivered on-site or online.

Symposiums

FoodLegal hosts Symposiums on hot topics including:

  • Government regulatory requirements, standards, codes and claims pertaining to selling "healthier foods"
  • Food fraud
  • New regulatory developments for food Imports and Exports
  • Analysis of the new Food Standards Code

Speaking Engagements and Publications

As an integral part of the food industry, FoodLegal is regularly invited to speak and participate in Australian and international industry events, discussion panels and forums throughout the year.

Our recent speaking engagements include events run by the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), Fine Foods Australia, the Australian Industry (AI) Group, the Singapore Dairy Conference, the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AMCHAM), and the Monash Food Innovation Centre.