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.


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: November 2023

Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and internationally (November 2023)

A summary of food regulatory developments in Australia and internationally for the month of November 2023.

Regulatory issues and opportunities for displaying labelling information online

As more and more sales of food occur online, food businesses often question how they can use innovative features such as QR codes to provide labelling information and other information online. This article addresses important regulatory issues businesses should consider in presenting information online, including the way that labelling information is regulated under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and top concerns for presenting marketing claims online.

Regulatory developments in marketing food to children

Australia has a ‘co-regulatory’ system made of government laws and industry codes of practice to regulate food advertising towards children. Industry Codes of Practice contain specific requirements which apply alongside broad legislative prohibitions on misleading or deceptive conduct. This article addresses recent developments in children’s marketing, including changes to the Codes of Practice that are due to take effect in December 2023, and a new proposed law that would impose additional legal restrictions for certain types of marketing.

The science behind anti-ageing claims in food and its regulatory risks

As more consumers seek out products with anti-ageing benefits, some food businesses have considered whether and how they can incorporate anti-ageing ingredients and marketing claims into their products. This article explores the science behind several anti-ageing claims and ingredients, as well as the regulatory issues food businesses must consider.


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.


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.


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.


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.