Foreword (October 2021)


By John Thisgaard, Jenny Awad (FoodLegal Bulletin Co-Editors) and Joe Lederman (FoodLegal Chairperson and Co-Editor)

Welcome to the October 2021 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!


1.     New FoodLegal ‘Health Marketing of Food 2021’ Workshop date announced!

FoodLegal’s half-day Health Marketing of Food Workshop on Thursday 21 October 2021 has sold out.


Due to popular demand, we have added a new date on Thursday 17 February 2022.


This Workshop is vital for anyone using health positioning to set their food products apart in a time when consumers are crying out for healthy products... while food regulators, the ACCC, and the TGA are all cracking down on such marketing.





 Click here to register



2.     In this October 2021 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin

In this FoodLegal Bulletin, our FREE article “Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and overseas” updates the latest in regulatory developments and news.

FoodLegal Senior Lawyer Jenny Awad’s article “Is ‘superfood’ a comparative claim?” deals with important regulatory and legal risks and considerations regarding the use of ‘superfood’ and the making of comparative claims more generally.

In “Changes to Australia’s consumer protection laws impact franchisors and other food businesses”, FoodLegal Senior Lawyer John Thisgaard examines important implications for food businesses arising from recent amendments to Australia’s consumer protection laws.

Nutritional and regulatory aspects of the plant protein “surge” in dietary recommendations” by FoodLegal Chief Scientist Dr Rozita Vaskoska discusses scientific developments in plant protein issues, and regulatory implications for the use of plant proteins as ingredients in food.

Our article “Do new Victorian and NSW state law reforms extend Animal Welfare into creating Animal Rights?” addresses significant proposed changes to animal welfare frameworks in Victoria and NSW, of particular relevance to the agricultural sector, farmers and meat and dairy processor groups.

Our article “Food business choices for making a carbon claim Part 1: Carbon offset claims” is the first of a series in examining the practical and regulatory issues underpinning the choices of a food business when making different carbon-related claims.

We hope you enjoy this October 2021 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!

John Thisgaard, Jenny Awad and Joe Lederman

FoodLegal Bulletin

This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of 30 Oct 2021. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice for your particular circumstances if you want to rely on advice or information to be a basis for any commercial decision-making by you or your business.