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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: June 2022

Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and internationally (June-July 2022)

A summary of regulatory developments in food in Australia and internationally for the month of June 2022.

Energy content and added sugar labelling for alcoholic beverages in Australia

In April and May 2022, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) released two proposals that will consider whether to impose mandatory energy labelling of alcoholic beverages and the inclusion of added sugars in the nutrition information panel (NIP). In this article, we consider the effect these two proposals may have on the labelling of alcoholic beverages.

Update on New Zealand therapeutics regulations

The New Zealand government plans to introduce legislation for a new regulatory regime for therapeutic products in New Zealand in late 2022. This article examines the nature and implications of the proposed changes to New Zealand’s therapeutics regulatory regime.

Differences between ‘recyclable’ and ‘recycled’ claims in the regulatory framework

With consumers and businesses increasingly considering the environmental aspects of products and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) initiating enforcement actions against ‘greenwashing’ claims, many food businesses need to appreciate the limits and restrictions on promoting their environmental and sustainability claims. Whilst environmental sustainability has many attributes, two of the most common environment-related claims pertain to the descriptions ‘recyclable’ and ‘recycled’. This article explains various differences between these two descriptions, and considers some of the important issues that a food or packaging business should consider when referencing ‘recyclable’ or ‘recycled’ in relation to their products or packaging.


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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.