Foreword (November 2021)


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

Welcome to the November 2021 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!


1.     Upcoming FoodLegal events

FoodLegal is running the following workshops in February 2022:


Food Labelling 101 – Thursday 3 February 2022


This full-day workshop will dive into the nitty gritty of food labelling and how to make your label compliant for import and sale into Australia and New Zealand.


Health Marketing of Food – Thursday 17 February 2022


This half-day 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.




Register for Food Labelling 101




Register for Health Marketing of Food



2.     In this November 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 “How the Poisons Standard can trigger action by a regulator against a food company”, FoodLegal Senior Lawyer John Thisgaard addresses the importance of the Poisons Standard in the regulation of food products and ingredients.

FoodLegal Senior Lawyer Jenny Awad’s and FoodLegal Scientist Dr Rozita Vaskoska article “The need for regulatory action on inorganic arsenic in baby foods” deals with important regulatory and scientific issues regarding the potential for arsenic contamination in rice ingredients.

Our article “Making different types of Carbon claims (Part 2): The Australian legal framework for selling carbon credits” concludes our series in examining the practical and regulatory issues underpinning the choices of a food business when making different carbon-related claims.

The good, the better and the best: Finding the right nutritional balance with Omega 3, Omega 6 fatty acids and their ratio” by FoodLegal Scientist Dr Rozita Vaskoska discusses how Australia’s regulation of omega fatty acids interacts with recent scientific developments in this space.

Our article “The AICIS one-year review and proposed amendments” addresses important proposed changes to the regulatory framework for industrial chemicals in Australia, one year on from the introduction of the new Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme.

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

John Thisgaard, Jenny Awad and Joe Lederman

FoodLegal Bulletin


This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of 9 Dec 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.