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
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
An overview of food regulatory developments in Australia and globally for June-July 2020.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recently took action against a yoghurt manufacturer for an issue that represented a clear breach of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. This article addresses why the ACCC, rather than a food regulator, took action, and what this could mean for food enforcement actions moving forward. We also highlight other instances where the Food Standards Code has been used to support action brought by non-food regulators.
Over the past decade, consumers have created an increasing demand for online availability and delivery of FMCGs. The need for contactless purchase and delivery of many goods has only been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alcohol is one such product that is the subject of increased demand through online sale. However, unlike other foods, alcohol is subject to restrictions on sale and distribution, and these restrictions can differ state-by-state across Australia. This article provides a look at some of the issues to consider if selling alcohol online, and how these issues differ across State and Territory borders.
With social media gaining popularity as a powerful advertising tool, it is important to assess the risks involved in using this platform to market food products. This article explores legal risks which could arise when followers comment on your posts, when customers provide testimonials and when to use #ad or #sponspored, by reference to real-life case examples.
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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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