Piercing the corporate veil under the Food Acts: Implications for directors and managers of non-compliant food companies
The Food Acts of each Australian State and Territory impose liability and penalties for numerous food-related offences. Liability will usually apply to the person or company committing the offence. However, in certain circumstances the Food Acts will impose liability on directors or managers at the food company. This article explains when the Food Acts will pierce the corporate veil, and how this differs depending on the State or Territory in which the offence occurs.