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.

Online Compliance Tools


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.