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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: March 2021

Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and overseas (March 2021)

A summary of regulatory developments in food law for March 2021

Will food products now need to declare processing aids in their ingredients lists?

New Plain English Allergen requirements have introduced specific labelling obligations that impact virtually every food product sold in Australia. One of many important changes under these requirements relates to the way that allergens that are present as a result of processing aids must be declared in an ingredients list. This article explores when a product will have to declare processing aids in its ingredients list, and analyses the reasoning of Food Standards Australia New Zealand in making this change.

Regulatory issues to consider when supplying convenience foods via retail

Convenience is a key driver for the way in which food is sold and delivered to consumers. This article explores the legal risks and issues which should be considered when balancing convenience and compliance in the context of packaged foods supplied via retail sale.

Why it is easier to claim that a complementary medicine has been “Made in Australia” than a food

In December 2020, Australia’s consumer protection laws were amended to make it easier for manufacturers of complementary medicine products to claim that their products had been “Made in Australia”. This article addresses the reasons for this change and questions whether food manufacturers have been short-changed, given the significantly more onerous requirements that apply to origin claims made in relation to foods.


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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 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.