FoodLegal can alleviate areas of stress for our clients, help manage pain-points, relieve bottlenecks in supply chains, manage risks, and streamline processes to get more products more quickly to customers. Our consulting services, compliance risk mitigation support tools and training courses have been adapted to meet the changing market conditions and provide flexibility in meeting increased product demand. We are available to provide advice on how we can support your business improve resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact us for more information.


FoodLegal specialises in providing solutions and advice in relation to regulatory issues surrounding the Food Standards Code, Australian Consumer Law as well as advice in relation to product development and food marketing compliance


LABEL & RECIPE ASSESSMENT

COMPLIANCE TOOLS

TRAINING COURSES

Consultancy

FoodLegal consults in all regulatory aspects of food, product development choices and strategies. We assist international companies, small to large enterprises, and start-ups.

New Product Development

FoodLegal provides practical guidance and advice for food companies looking to establish a new product. We also work with marketers, product developers and development teams to address the regulatory aspects of bringing a new product to market.

Marketing Compliance

FoodLegal can assess your marketing and media campaigns for compliance with relevant laws, including the Food Standards Code and the Australian Consumer Law. We assess all forms of marketing, including labels, print, radio and television advertisements, websites and social media.

Packaging and Labelling

FoodLegal can assess your packaging, labelling and artwork for compliance with all relevant laws, including: the Food Standards Code, Australian Consumer Law, National Trade Measurement Regulations and the Country of Origin Information Standard.

We frame our advice in terms of level of risk to assist you in your commercial decision-making process.

We can provide special arrangements for bulk assessment work.

Non-Compliance and Risk Assessment

FoodLegal frames its advice in terms of risk of non-compliance, which provides risk management strategies and solutions to assist you in your commercial decision-making process. This is drawn from our extensive expertise in working with food companies and dealing with various regulators.

Crisis Management

FoodLegal can provide urgent assistance and crisis management services in the event of an emergency. This can involve assistance with the threat of a product recall, a competitor complaint or an enquiry by a regulator.

Preparing Dossiers for Health Claims

FoodLegal has experience in preparing dossiers for substantiating health claims in a way that is compliant with the Food Standards Code.

Preparing FSANZ Applications

FoodLegal has experience preparing and drafting Applications to FSANZ to change the Food Standards Code. We are able to liaise with FSANZ before and after submission to enhance the efficiency of the application.

Preparing Novel Food Submissions

FoodLegal has experience preparing and drafting novel food submissions. Depending on your needs, we can assist you in your submission or submit on your behalf. We have a wide network of food scientists and food technologists to ensure the relevance of the content of a submission.

Liaising & Negotiating with Government Agencies

FoodLegal has good relationships with Government agencies including state food regulators, FSANZ, the Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and the ACCC. We are able to communicate with government agencies on your behalf and assist in resolving any dispute.

Events & Training Courses

At FoodLegal we believe that education is crucial to keeping your competitive edge. Our most popular courses focus on the different regulatory aspects of developing and marketing food products.

Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL)

FoodLegal can answer all your Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) related questions, from required label update timeframes, how allergens must now be declared, how cross-contact and precautionary allergen statements are affected to what substances are no longer allergens and what can no longer be stated on the product label.

We can provide a fixed fee label review arrangement to advise about the new obligations and/or a private training session.

FoodLegal InHouse

FoodLegal InHouse enables you to make compliance decisions & risk assessments with certainty. It reduces the expense of using external consultants and streamlines compliance steps to get your product to market.

FoodLegal Bulletin

Australia's premier periodical in food law and policy issues. It focuses specifically on analysis and commentary for regulatory compliance and the legal issues affecting food and food industry participants.

FoodLegal Direct

FoodLegal Direct simplifies and expedites compliance processes to speed up getting new products onto the shelf. It delivers timely data informing management decisions and reduces risk of non-compliance.

Workshops

Our most popular courses focus on the different regulatory aspects of developing and marketing food products, including:

  • Food Labelling 101
  • Health Claims
  • Trending Claims
  • Marketing to Children
  • Country of Origin Labelling methodologies
  • Fulfilment of compliance programs under the Australian Competition and Consumer Law

Private Training Events

FoodLegal can provide tailored private training such as the latest Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) training for individual companies to address their specific needs. 

Bespoke training can be delivered on-site or online.

Symposiums

FoodLegal hosts Symposiums on hot topics including:

  • Government regulatory requirements, standards, codes and claims pertaining to selling "healthier foods"
  • Food fraud
  • New regulatory developments for food Imports and Exports
  • Analysis of the new Food Standards Code

Speaking Engagements and Publications

As an integral part of the food industry, FoodLegal is regularly invited to speak and participate in Australian and international industry events, discussion panels and forums throughout the year.

Our recent speaking engagements include events run by the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), Fine Foods Australia, the Australian Industry (AI) Group, the Singapore Dairy Conference, the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AMCHAM), and the Monash Food Innovation Centre.

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