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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: November 2020

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Why Australia should quickly improve its legal framework for Whole Genome Sequencing of foodborne diseases and food pathogens

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) is a major opportunity for Australia to implement a comprehensive best-practice system for food pathogen surveillance using WGS technologies. Australia has potential to become a world leader in tracking foodborne pathogens and diseases across food supply chains domestically and internationally. This article identifies the regulatory impediments and inconsistencies relating to the collection and sharing of WGS data in Australia or for Australians, including privacy law issues. This article identifies the issues and solutions that could give Australia a leading edge if improvements were to be expedited.

Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and overseas (November 2020)

November 2020 update on new regulatory developments and scientific developments that impact food producers and suppliers, beginning with Australia, but also internationally.

Does food have to be digested?

As advancements in product innovation surpass the ambit of the existing prescribed food regulatory framework, it is important to understand whether a creative approach inadvertently results in a product no longer being regulated as food – particularly if there are questions around whether it is even digested.

The academic pursuit of ‘ultra-processed food’ research: An analysis of the research to date

Food classification systems based on the level of processing have become a growth research focus area for academics involved in nutrition policy development and nutrition advocacy. This article examines the findings and assumptions and links in relation to different research across all of this field. The article raises the interesting question of whether processing or the level of processing ought not to be the determinant of food nutrition when other criteria might be more strongly supported by the science.


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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.