Upcoming Events

Food Labelling & HEALTH CLAIMS

Brisbane

20 November 2018 8:45AM - 5:30PM

These interactive half-day workshops presented by FoodLegal’s Charles Fisher will walk you through all the elements you need to consider when developing your product label, from allergen statements to ingredients lists and how to make a compliant health claim on your label and marketing materials.

Attend one session or both. Individual workshop pricing available in Registration link.

Food Labelling 101

This event is vital for anyone who is starting their journey into food labels and regulation, as well as those who are seeking an update on their labelling knowledge.

We will help you answer all these questions and MORE:

  • What information MUST you include on a food label?
  • When can pictures or brand names get you into trouble?
  • When can you declare “traces” of allergens?
  • When has my product been “substantially transformed” in Australia?
  • When do you NOT have to include an ingredients list or nutrition information?
  • How do you write an ingredients list that does NOT take up half of your pack?
  • When is something a food additive, a nutritive substance or a processing aid?

Health Claims

This event is vital for anyone thinking about using health claims to set themselves apart in light of the recent ACCC case against Heinz (resulting in a penalty of $2.25 million) for representing their product as healthy.

We will help you answer all these questions and MORE:

  • Is the claim “healthy”… a health claim?
  • Where does the ACCC expect more than FSANZ in relation to health claims?
  • Does just mentioning probiotics, fibre or protein count as a health claim?
  • What is the difference between a “health claim” and a “nutrition content claim”?
  • How much science do you need to self-substantiate a health claim?
  • Does a health claim trigger any other labelling obligations?

HEALTH CLAIMS

Sydney

29 November 2018 8AM - 12PM

This interactive half-day workshop presented by FoodLegal’s Charles Fisher will walk you through how to make a compliant health claim on your label and marketing materials.

This event is vital for anyone thinking about using health claims to set themselves apart in light of the recent ACCC case against Heinz (resulting in a penalty of $2.25 million) for representing their product as healthy.

We will help you answer all these questions and MORE:

  • Is the claim “healthy”… a health claim?
  • Where does the ACCC expect more than FSANZ in relation to health claims?
  • Does just mentioning probiotics, fibre or protein count as a health claim?
  • What is the difference between a “health claim” and a “nutrition content claim”?
  • How much science do you need to self-substantiate a health claim?
  • Does a health claim trigger any other labelling obligations?

Compliance risks in marketing food for children

This workshop can be tailored to the needs and audience of your organisation to include the following:

  • Rules and restrictions for marketing food products for children
  • Media targeting: How do different laws apply to different channels?
  • How does the Food Standards Code impact the messaging you can use?

Past Events

HEALTH CLAIMS

Melbourne

November 2018

This interactive half-day workshop presented by FoodLegal’s Charles Fisher will walk you through how to make a compliant health claim on your label and marketing materials.

This event is vital for anyone thinking about using health claims to set themselves apart in light of the recent ACCC case against Heinz (resulting in a penalty of $2.25 million) for representing their product as healthy.

We will help you answer all these questions and MORE:

  • Is the claim “healthy”… a health claim?
  • Where does the ACCC expect more than FSANZ in relation to health claims?
  • Does just mentioning probiotics, fibre or protein count as a health claim?
  • What is the difference between a “health claim” and a “nutrition content claim”?
  • How much science do you need to self-substantiate a health claim?
  • Does a health claim trigger any other labelling obligations?

Food Labelling 101

Sydney, Sydney, Melbourne

September 2018

This interactive half-day workshop presented by FoodLegal’s Charles Fisher will walk you through all the elements you need to consider when developing your product label, from allergen statements to ingredients lists. 

This event is vital for anyone who is starting their journey into food labels and regulation, as well as those who are seeking an update on their labelling knowledge.

We will help you answer all these questions and MORE:

·         What information MUST you include on a food label?

·         When can pictures or brand names get you into trouble?

·         When can you declare “traces” of allergens?

·         When has my product been “substantially transformed” in Australia?

·         When do you NOT have to include an ingredients list or nutrition information?

·         How do you write an ingredients list that does NOT take up half of your pack?

·         When is something a food additive, a nutritive substance or a processing aid?

Sign-off and Take-off Food Marketing and Country of Origin Training Course

Melbourne, Sydney

May 2018

Are you ready for when Australia's new Country of Origin labelling laws take effect on 1 July 2018? Need to know if your food is a priority food or not? Whether it has been substantially transformed?

Or are you concerned about the impact the ACCC case against Heinz will have on your marketing? The ACCC is currently targeting the health angle when marketing food products... even when such claims are 100% compliant with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Our Food Marketing Compliance Workshop will help you identify risks in your marketing, give you tools to mitigate and manage these risks and how to compliantly stand out in the marketplace.

Food Fraud

Sydney

March 2018

FoodLegal’s latest symposium will focus on the importance of database development in food technologies and the regulatory frameworks that have the potential to combat food fraud.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • B2B supply chain integrity
  • Brand enhancement and protection against fraud and counterfeiting
  • Asset identification technology in Asia
  • How to protect Chinese consumers from a food and beverage fraud epidemic
  • Brand protection in China
  • Food fraud and legal enforcement choices in Australia and China
  • How Blockchain fits in food supply integrity and traceability
  • Database development in food supply and rotection
  • Intellectual property opportunities in provenance and origin certifications
  • Proving food forensic evidence in court


Sponsored by

Country of Origin Countdown

Melbourne

March 2018

The new Country of Origin food labels become mandatory on 1 JULY 2018.

The countdown is on!

FoodLegal’s concise 85 minute seminar will answer the following questions and MORE:

- Is there a way to avoid the bar chart?
- Is it necessary to identify single countries of origin?
- How to avoid misleading or deceiving consumers?
- How to distinguish between non-priority and priority foods?
- Is a doughnut a priority or non-priority food?
- What does ‘substantial transformation’ really mean?
- Will roasting and dry blending meet the test?
- When is water “Australian”?

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How to Make Claims Stick

Chadstone

November 2017

Colmar Brunton hosts the seminar "How to Make Claims Stick" on how to substantiate marketing claims in Australia from both a legal and a consumer perspective.

Date: Wednesday 15th November 2017

Time: 8.30am-10.00am

Venue: Your Source Research Facility, Chadstone

RSVP: 10th November 2017

Reply to: Sara Mawhinney

Email sara.mawhinney@colmarbrunton.com

Mobile: 0488 151 120

Charles will discussing how to substantiate marketing claims in Australia from a legal perspective. He will be sharing with us the risks and how to avoid consumer misinterpretation as well as insights into making sure the market wants what we’re claiming before we embark on NPD.

Denise will then present Colmar Brunton’s approach to testing claims. She will take you through the types of claims that can be supported by consumer evidence, the importance of a robust research design as well as addressing the critical factors to ensure that claims can be fully substantiated in the Australian market

Food Fraud - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Melbourne

November 2017

Joe Lederman will be speaking at the Monash University Food Innovation Centre event Food Fraud - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly.
A breakfast event that will enlighten you on the gravitas of food fraud especially as we look to be the Deli for Asia. How do you prepare your business and more importantly your new products from the potential of food fraud that can occur across the supply chain.
This breakfast will showcase the latest technologies that can help you overcome food fraud. Hear from a range of expert speakers who will share their experience and technologies to help you reduce the risk of food fraud occurrences in your supply chain.
See more and register here: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=323284

FoodLegal Health Star Rating Symposium

Melbourne

August 2017

Front of Pack labelling of food products is a hotly contested arena. Food businesses must consider relevant laws, marketing messages, various mandatory and voluntary Front of Pack labelling schemes, as well as the nutritional composition of their food.
FoodLegal has assembled a panel of experts in food product and marketing compliance, nutritional and health science, consumer insights, and food composition and technology to answer your Front of Pack questions, including:

  • What are the ACCC’s enforcement priorities and how can you avoid breach?
  • What do consumers really think of front of pack labelling? How can I maximise consumer perceptions?
  • How will the nutritional and technical developments impact the HSR algorithm and other selling points?
  • What are the pros and cons of front of pack transparency?
  • What options do I have to reformulate my product and enhance perceptions?

Here are some photos from our previous events

Audience at the FoodLegal Health Star Rating Symposium, August 2017

Charles Fisher (FoodLegal) presenting

FoodLegal Symposium: New Food Standards Code 2015

Speakers:
(Left to Right) Charles Fisher (FoodLegal), Chris Preston (AFGC), David Cusack (NSWFA), Cathie Humphries (FSANZ), Joe Lederman (FoodLegal)

FoodLegal Symposium: New Food Standards Code 2015

FoodLegal Symposium: New Food Standards Code 2015