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. 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 marketing compliance.






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

New Product Development

FoodLegal provides practical guidance and advice for 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, the Australian Consumer Law, and other product specific regulations. 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.

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 companies and dealing with various regulators, including in crisis scenarios. .

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 for imported, domestic and exported products.

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 can liaise with FSANZ before and after submission to enhance the efficiency of the application.


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.

FoodLegal also has experience in preparing and drafting applications to introduce new ingredients for use in therapeutic goods and animal products.

Liaising & Negotiating with Government Agencies

FoodLegal has good relationships with Government agencies including state food regulators, FSANZ, the Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, the ACCC, AICIS, the APVMA and the TGA.
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, including:

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

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.

FL Direct

FL 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.

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.


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), Enterprise Singapore, IPI Singapore, 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.

General Foods

Pre-packaged Foods

Alcohol & Non-alcoholic beverages

Food service, Catering, Wholesale

Meal Kits

Food Delivery

Formulated & Supplemented Foods

Sports foods

Meal replacements

Infant formula & toddler products

Foods for special medical purposes

Animal Products

Pet foods

Stock feed

Agricultural products

Pet supplements

Pet cosmetics




Medical Devices


Industrial Chemicals

Cleaning Products




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