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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

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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: December 2020

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What are the laws on repurposing or reclaiming recalled foods?

Food recalls are one of the largest contributors to food waste in Australia, as they involve the complete removal and disposal of unsafe products from traders and/or consumers. Where a recall is implemented due to defective labelling, an undeclared allergen, or some other issue that does not render the food itself unsafe to consume, can the recalled product be repurposed for usage elsewhere or for donating it to a charitable body such as Foodbank? This article explores the laws governing the reusage of foods that have been the subject of a food recall in Australia.

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Is the TGA undermining the food industry’s confidence in its own compliance?

Following the issuing of its new sports supplement order in September 2020, the Therapeutic Goods Administration has demonstrated that it simply does not care whether food products are compliant, outside of their jurisdiction, or completely safe. This article explores how the new order crosses the fragile line between food and therapeutic good and undermines any food company’s confidence in its own regulatory compliance.

Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and overseas (December 2020-January 2021)

An overview of regulatory developments in food law in Australia and around the world, as at December 2020.

Probiotics and prebiotics: What are the regulatory considerations for such food claims in Australia?

Consumers are increasingly looking for “healthy”, nutritious and wholesome food options. Many food producers are meeting this demand by offering products with probiotics or prebiotics. But what are the requirements for making claims about these substances in order to signal their presence to consumers? This article explores the different regulatory considerations for making claims about probiotics and prebiotics.


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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 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), 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.