Foreword (November 2023)

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

Welcome to the November 2023 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!


1.    Connect with FoodLegal

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


2.    FoodLegal Trending Claims – Wednesday 15 November 2023

This online interactive FoodLegal workshop will empower you to assess the regulatory risk of the latest emerging and trending claims.

We will explore the latest Court precedents and regulatory enforcement actions that impact trending food product claims (on pack and on other advertising like social media) including ‘Sustainable’, ‘Plant-based’, ‘All Natural’ and many more!

Book Trending Claims here.


3.    In this November 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 issues and opportunities for displaying labelling information online”, we explore some of the important issues for businesses to consider when presenting product labelling and marketing information online.

In “Regulatory developments in marketing food to children we address changes to the Codes of Practice that are due to take effect in December 2023, and a new proposed law that would impose additional legal restrictions for certain types of marketing.

In “The science behind anti-ageing claims in food and its regulatory risks", we explore the science behind several anti-ageing claims and ingredients, as well as the regulatory issues food businesses must consider. 

In "Can microorganisms transform food packaging?”, FoodLegal Scientist Dr Tatijana Markoska looks at recent scientific and regulatory developments regarding the use of microorganisms in the production of food packaging and food contact materials.

In “Scientific and regulatory impacts of new EU sustainability measures” we examine two European Union policies regarding deforestation and farming practice, and the potential impacts.

We hope you enjoy this November 2023 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!

John ThisgaardJenny Awad and Joe Lederman

FoodLegal Bulletin


This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of 8 Nov 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.