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
A summary of regulatory developments in food law for March 2021
New Plain English Allergen requirements have introduced specific labelling obligations that impact virtually every food product sold in Australia. One of many important changes under these requirements relates to the way that allergens that are present as a result of processing aids must be declared in an ingredients list. This article explores when a product will have to declare processing aids in its ingredients list, and analyses the reasoning of Food Standards Australia New Zealand in making this change.
Convenience is a key driver for the way in which food is sold and delivered to consumers. This article explores the legal risks and issues which should be considered when balancing convenience and compliance in the context of packaged foods supplied via retail sale.
In December 2020, Australia’s consumer protection laws were amended to make it easier for manufacturers of complementary medicine products to claim that their products had been “Made in Australia”. This article addresses the reasons for this change and questions whether food manufacturers have been short-changed, given the significantly more onerous requirements that apply to origin claims made in relation to foods.
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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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