Foreword (May 2024)

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

Welcome to the May 2024 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!

1.     Connect with FoodLegal

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


2.     FoodLegal events

Trending claims – Wednesday 19 June 2024

Our 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

·        Vegan friendly

·        Plant-based

·        Raw

·        Superfood

·        All Natural

·        Healthy

·        Made in Australia

Tickets are available here.

View our training calendar and other upcoming events here!


3.     In this May 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 “Risks associated with marketing food for physical activity”, we highlight some of the challenges and regulatory compliance risks that can arise when marketing foods in association with physical activity.

In “The Australian biosecurity landscape and how it is influenced by the WTO” we explore the Australian biosecurity landscape, the influence of the WTO and a more recent trend of reform and liberalisation in Australia’s strict biosecurity approaches.

In “The regulatory frameworks for mushrooms in Australia as foods and as therapeutic goods or medicines”, we discuss the active properties of mushrooms, and address regulatory aspects involving the application of these properties in food and medicine.

We hope you enjoy this May 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 10 May 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.