Our Services

FoodLegal can alleviate areas of stress for our clients, help manage pain-points, relieve bottlenecks in supply chains, manage risks, and streamline processes to get more products more quickly to customers.

Our consulting services, compliance risk mitigation support tools and training courses have been adapted to meet the changing market conditions and provide flexibility in meeting increased product demand.


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: April 2024


Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and internationally (April 2024)

A summary of food regulatory updates in Australia and internationally, for the month of April 2024.

ACCC enforcement priorities for 2024-2025: impacts for food businesses

On 3 March 2024, the Australian Competition and Consumer Competition (ACCC) published its enforcement priorities for 2023-24. Several of these priorities are highly relevant to food businesses and include issues such as fair trading in the supermarket sector and ‘greenwashing’. This article explores these issues with case examples and explains how businesses can reduce their ACCC risk.

Decision-making factors in considering a food recall

A potential food recall scenario is a high-pressure situation that requires the directors and food business management teams to make quick but critically important decisions. A food business can make its decision-making processes easier by improving its preparation and ensuring that critical information and data analysis is readily available to help inform the decision-making process from the earliest stage of an emerging event. This article considers factors in determining whether a recall is necessary. It is important to recognise the desirability for external legal assistance such as is provided by FoodLegal, at the time when a problem is emerging and also in preparing systems that will mitigate problems before a real-case crisis ever emerges.

How does Australia's chemical regulatory system interact with its food regulatory framework?

Chemical substances can have a wide range of applications, including in industrial use, cleaning products, therapeutics, food and beverages. As a result, there are areas of overlap between substances regulated under the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals scheme (AICIS) and Australia’s food regulatory system. This article explores these areas and some of the issues when using substances relevant to more than the food regulatory framework.


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.


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.


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 such as the latest Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) training for individual companies to address their specific needs.

Bespoke training can be delivered on-site or online.


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), Enterprise Singapore, IPI Singapore, Fine Foods Australia, the Australian Industry (AI) Group, the Singapore Dairy Conference, the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AMCHAM), Monash Food Innovation Centre.