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.

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: February 2024

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

A summary of food regulatory developments in Australia and internationally, for the month of February 2024.

Opportunities and risks for food influencer marketing following ACCC probe

The ACCC has released two reports summarising its investigations into social media influencers and online reviews in Australia. The reports provide a stark warning for businesses that use social media and influencer marketing, highlighting several issues and potential non-compliances with the Australian Consumer Law. In this article, we analyse the findings of the ACCC reports, and provide practical recommendations for businesses to mitigate risk on social media and digital platforms.

Can lab-grown meat be used in pet food?

The commercialisation and regulatory status of lab-grown meat has posed many questions for regulators and food businesses recently. This article addresses the potential regulatory issues for incorporating lab-grown meat into pet food in Australia, and considers the international positions following recent (November 2023) approvals in the European Union. FoodLegal is running a webinar on 21 February 2024 addressing other opportunities, developments and relevant regulatory issues in the manufacture and supply of different pet foods and animal feeds. You can book tickets here.

Learnings for food businesses marketing to eco-conscious consumers, following ACCC guidance

On 12 December 2023, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released the final guidance on making environmental claims under the Australian Consumer Law. This article explores the key learnings for food businesses wanting to market to eco-conscious consumers.


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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), 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.