Foreword (February 2024)

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

Welcome to the February 2024 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!

1.     Connect with FoodLegal

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2.     FoodLegal events

Pet Foods and Animal Feeds: The New Opportunities and Updates – Wednesday 21 February 2023

Have you considered expanding or developing the growing market opportunities for pet foods and animal feeds? FoodLegal can explain how to do it!

This webinar will help answer:

·        To what extents can food byproducts be repurposed into animal feed or pet food?

·        Product development opportunities and issues to consider

·        Regulatory framework for pet foods and animal feeds

·        At what point is APVMA registration required?

·        Manufacturing and product safety standards issues

Book here.

View our training calendar and other upcoming events here!


3.     In this February 2024 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 “Opportunities and risks for food influencer marketing following ACCC probe”, we consider the important issues that food businesses need to be aware of when using social media or influencer marketing or online review systems, to avoid breaching the Australian Consumer Law.

In “Can lab-grown meat be used in pet food?” we discuss the potential regulatory issues for incorporating lab-grown meat into pet food in Australia.

In “Learnings for food businesses marketing to eco-conscious consumers, following ACCC guidance”, we examine the key issues and opportunities for businesses making environmental claims, following recent ACCC guidance.

In “Recent trends and applications for cell-based technologies beyond meat”, we explore the latest scientific developments regarding how cell-based technologies work, the current research on plant-cell technology and insights for future application.

We hope you enjoy this February 2024 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 7 Feb 2024. 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.