Our Services


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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LABEL & RECIPE ASSESSMENT

COMPLIANCE TOOLS

TRAINING COURSES

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: October 2020

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

A round-up of developments in food regulation in Australia and around the world, as at October 2020.

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Scientific and regulatory developments in relation to mycotoxins in Australia and internationally

This article reviews the current status of the scientific findings on mycotoxins and their health effects for consumers of different foods, as well as discussing more recent findings on new and emerging mycotoxins and new analytical testing methods; and considers the regulatory framework for mycotoxins in the Codex Alimentarius as well as the regulatory deficiencies in this area not only in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code but also other regulatory aspects such as cereal and other production systems and the need for better uniform standards and regulations throughout Australia.

TGA introduces new laws targeting sports supplements: What this means for food businesses

On 18 September 2020 the Australian Federal Department of Health issued a new piece of legislation with the effect of regulating some “sports supplement” products as medicines under the Therapeutic Goods Act. This legislation could have significant impacts for food businesses currently selling sport and exercise products as foods. This article addresses the scope of the new laws and how they may impact product formulation and claims.

Big Mac v Big Jack – A whopper of a legal showdown

This article sets out the current state of events regarding the pending legal action by McD Asia Pacific LLC (McDonalds) against Hungry Jack’s. We delve into the key legal arguments, and what food businesses need to consider as key takeaway components when dealing with potential infringements of Australian trade marks.


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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.