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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: August 2020

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Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and overseas (August 2020)

A summary of regulatory developments across Australia and internationally during August 2020.

Impact of the new mandatory pregnancy warnings labels for alcoholic beverages in Australia and New Zealand

On 31 July 2020 new pregnancy warning labels for alcoholic beverages became mandatory. This article explores what the new requirements mean for suppliers of alcoholic beverages and when packaging will need to incorporate the new pregnancy warning labels.

Food industry implications of recent Australian Federal Parliamentary allergy report

In June 2020 the Federal Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport released the report of its inquiry into allergies and anaphylaxis. The inquiry considered the treatment of allergies under Australia’s federal health system and the report sets out 24 recommendations across numerous sectors, including the food sector. This article addresses these recommendations, and explores how they interact with existing regulatory developments regarding food allergens.

Industrial chemicals in cosmetics under Australian law: transition from NICNAS to AICIS

Since 1990, the introduction of an industrial chemical as an ingredient or component of a cosmetic has been regulated in Australia through a regulatory framework known as the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS). On 1 July 2020, NICNAS was replaced by the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS). This article explains the important changes and transitional information for the AICIS scheme upon its introduction.


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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.