Foreword (May 2023)

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

Welcome to the May 2023 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!

1.    Connect with FoodLegal

Connect with FoodLegal on LinkedIn to ensure that you never miss an update!


2.    Ingredients for success– Wednesday 17 May 2023

Limited places are still available for FoodLegal’s Ingredients for Success workshop on Wednesday 17 May 9am-11am.

This Workshop will look at the problems and solutions in constructing an ingredient list for a product label, including adding different vitamins, minerals, and additives to foods, and 'best practice' to meet compliance for different statements of ingredients.

Book here.


3.    In this May 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 update on Australian and international frameworks for cell-based sources of protein”, we explore Australian and international requirements and frameworks for the use of cell-based sources of protein in creating meat alternatives.

In our article “Differences in Biosecurity legislation between Australian States and Territories” we consider Australia's Federal and State biosecurity laws, and highlight important distinctions in scope, application and penalties. We also consider the interaction of State biosecurity requirements with the Australian Constitutional requirement for free trade.

In our article “The introduction of a Container Deposit Scheme for Victoria ", we detail the main features of Victoria’s proposed container deposit scheme for used beverage containers. 

In our article "Overview of new advertising requirements for alcoholic beverages", we explore the main changes for alcohol marketing requirements under amendments to the Australian Beverage Advertising Council Responsible Alcohol Marketing Code.


We hope you enjoy this May 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 15 May 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.