Foreword (March 2023)

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

Welcome to the March 2023 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!

1.     Connect with FoodLegal

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2.     FoodLegal Workshop: Health marketing and how it impacts your product label

There is still room to join FoodLegal's upcoming workshop. This 2-hour interactive session will take a close look at Nutrition Information Panels and health marketing for different types of products. The workshop will consider how the nutritional profile of a product impacts the ability to make health claims and nutrition content claims.

Limited tickets are available for Wednesday 22 March 2023book here.


3.     In this March 2023 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin

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

In our article “Regulatory updates on sports food formulations” we discuss the potential implications arising from a regulatory review into sports food permissions, as well as the separate impact of anti-doping requirements, as well as considering recent Therapeutic Goods Administration actions that also tighten the regulatory framework for sports foods that are marketed and sold in Australia.

In our article “Regulatory updates on alcoholic beverage labelling”, we address the latest proposed labelling changes for alcoholic beverages and the implications for industry.

In our article “Australian Department of Agriculture’s review of import conditions and risks regarding dairy products for human consumption”, we provide an overview of the important elements of the Australian Government review into biosecurity requirements for dairy and how it could impact future import requirements for dairy products entering Australia.

In our article “Psychoactive compounds and how they are regulated”, we explore the regulation of psychoactive compounds in the context of various substances consumed by humans, following recent regulatory approvals by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

In our article “New advances in seaweed-based ingredients for more products”, we consider the latest scientific and technical applications of seaweed in product development for the food industry and beyond.

We hope you enjoy this March 2023 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 8 Mar 2023. 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.