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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

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: December 2021

Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and internationally (December 2021)

A summary of regulatory developments in food law in Australia and internationally, for the month of December 2021

Requirements for minimum required recycled components in packaging inputs

Parts of the world have introduced minimum recycled content mandates for food packaging. At the same time, the Australian Federal Government has introduced targets relating to both the recycled content and recyclability of FMCG packaging. This article addresses what this means for the recycled content of packaging in Australia and elsewhere, some of the key differences in terminology, and important issues to consider when making claims about the recycled content of product packaging.

Trade samples for selling food products in Australia: What laws apply?

Commercial or trade samples are often provided by manufacturers and distributors either to commercial customers or prospects for B2B sales or B2C sales to consumers. Sometimes, the samples are provided for the purposes of market research, market testing, or to build brand awareness. This article explores these issues and laws, and provides important information for a food business to consider surrounding the provision of trade samples in Australia.

The regulatory framework for selling eggs in Australia

In September 2021, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) announced a review of the Primary Production Standard for Eggs and Egg Products. This standard is contained within Standard 4.2.5 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (Food Standards Code). Standard 4.2.5 was first introduced in 2012 in response to food-borne illness outbreaks suspected of being linked to eggs and egg products, and to address inconsistent regulation of the egg industry across States and Territories and an omission of coverage of the on-farm primary production of eggs. This article considers key aspects of Standard 4.2.5, and its legal enforcement at the State or Territory level, the responsibilities for a Food Management Safety Statement, traceability, and a summary of registration requirements. Other legislation regulating the marketing of eggs, and import and export laws relating to egg and egg products is also discussed.


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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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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 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.

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.