Foreword (September 2021)

By Joe Lederman (FoodLegal Chairperson), John Thisgaard and Jenny Awad (FoodLegal Bulletin Co-Editors)

Welcome to the September 2021 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!


1.     FoodLegal ‘Health Marketing of Food 2021’ Workshop announced!

Tickets are available for FoodLegal’s full-day Health Marketing of Food Workshop on Thursday 21 October 2021. This Workshop is vital for anyone using health positioning to set their food products apart in a time when consumers are crying out for healthy products... while food regulators, the ACCC, and the TGA are all cracking down on such marketing.


Click here to register



2.     In this September 2021 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin

In this FoodLegal Bulletin, our FREE article “Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and overseas” updates the latest in regulatory developments and news.

In “An examination of the latest FSANZ reports reviewing infant formula products”, FoodLegal Senior Lawyer John Thisgaard examines the key infant formula issues raised in the recent regulatory review of infant formula legislation.

Sugar: from nutritional “demon” to healthy functional ingredient?” by our FoodLegal Chief Scientist Dr Rozita Vaskoska identifies recent scientific discoveries and innovative technological changes that potentially will herald a revolution in our thinking on sugar. These will change the whole ‘sugar debate’ and have consequential impacts in food regulatory standards, processing methods, nutritional assessments, and market impacts on all sweeteners and sugar substitutes.

FoodLegal Senior Lawyer Jenny Awad’s article “Adaptogens: Use in food and marketing of associated health benefits” deals with important regulatory and legal risks and considerations that impact various functional foods with health or other benefits and functional claims.

Our article “New Zealand’s mandatory Country of Origin food labelling law” informs food businesses about the new CoOL regulatory regime for New Zealand as well as the big differences with the Australian CoOL laws..  

We hope you enjoy this September 2021 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!

Joe Lederman, John Thisgaard and Jenny Awad

FoodLegal Bulletin

This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of 30 Oct 2021. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice for your particular circumstances if you want to rely on advice or information to be a basis for any commercial decision-making by you or your business.