Our Services


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.

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

Latest issue: May 2024

Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and internationally (May 2024)

A summary of regulatory updates in Australia and elsewhere for the month of May 2024.

Risks associated with marketing food for physical activity

With growing consumer demand for products that deliver health benefits, more food businesses are developing products designed to be helpful when used before, during or after physical activity. This article highlights some of the challenges and regulatory compliance risks that can arise when marketing foods for in association with physical activity. The article also elaborates on issues, that make it imperative to conduct a thorough regulatory risk assessment in the early stages of product development and again in preparation for launch of a product marketing campaign.

The Australian biosecurity landscape and how it is influenced by the WTO

Australia has a unique natural environment and Australia’s biosecurity protocols are generally much stricter than in most other countries around the world. However, Australia is also a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which discourages member states from engaging in ‘protectionism’- even when driven by genuine biosecurity concern. This article explores the Australian biosecurity landscape, the influence of the WTO and a more recent trend of reform and liberalisation in Australia’s strict biosecurity approaches.

The regulatory frameworks for mushrooms in Australia as foods and as therapeutic goods or medicines

The growing popularity of wild mushroom consumption highlights the food safety risk associated with mushroom poisoning. The article discusses the properties of mushrooms including the type of toxins and their applications in pharmacology and medicine. The most common poisonous mushrooms and their toxins are also discussed including the potential use of their toxins into health research.


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About Us



FoodLegal specialises in food law consultancy, compliance risk management, certification of product compliance integrity for food and beverage products and other allied products

We advise Australia's largest food companies, international brands, as well as small-to-medium sized enterprises and startups.

Our team of lawyers and consultants represent food manufacturers, importers, distributors, brand marketers, retailers, industry associations and groups.

We also work with clients from allied fields such as complementary medicines, life sciences, agribusiness and farmer-producers.

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Give your team a mastery of food compliance and risk management. Streamline your development and compliance processes with our legal and scientific hands-on experience. Dynamic, easy-to-understand legal commentary. All the benefits of having FoodLegal lawyers in-house.



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Our Events


At FoodLegal we believe that education is crucial to keeping your competitive edge.

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), Enterprise Singapore, IPI Singapore, Fine Foods Australia, the Australian Industry (AI) Group, the Singapore Dairy Conference, the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AMCHAM), Monash Food Innovation Centre.