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Advisors for Strategic Decisions and Innovations

Our team of consultants and lawyers can help you with questions relating to compliance, food safety, quality assurance, risk assessment and management and other strategic decisions. 

Food Industry Education and Training

At FoodLegal we believe that education is crucial to keeping your competitive edge. We offer both in-house and corporate sessions in compliance training, food marketing and sessions on new updates and regulatory developments in the food industry. To find out more about our training courses click here or to organise in-house training, contact either Charles Fisher or Michelle Holsman on +613 9606 0022.

Lawyers and Regulatory Compliance Consultants

FoodLegal can provide you with the expertise in food laws and food regulation compliance that you need. We can assist in resolving issues with regulators, technical compliance & provide risk assessment and management advice for food companies. FoodLegal provides expertise in food marketing & labelling laws, product development, the Food Standards Code, the Australian Competition and Consumer Act, the Food Act and other regulatory advice relating to the food industry and allied fields.

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Foodlegal Events Calendar

FoodLegal presents a range of public seminars, masterclasses and symposiums throughout the year.

We also run in-house workshops and training courses for food companies tailored to your needs.

Learn about our upcoming events by going to our events calendar or events pages!

E-Learning and Publications

In 2014, FoodLegal's business expanded into E-learning and modular online learning platforms. This now enables FoodLegal to provide a broad range of monthly modules for companies to choose from. This will facilitate a saving in both time and money. Allow your staff to learn anytime and anywhere and on any device with our convenient short online modules!

Foodlegal Bulletin

Towards improving safety of fruit and vegetables: is the mission for a food safety ‘lite’ scheme or a reinvention of the wheel?

A contract to conduct a literature review on fresh produce safety was recently announced by the Fresh Produce Safety Centre, backed by funding from government and fruit and vegetable suppliers. The winning contractor’s review is the first part of a process aimed at “setting risk management practices for fresh produce in Australia and New Zealand”. From 2010 to 2014, Australia’s government food agency Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) put up several proposals to amend the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Food Standards Code) to incorporate food safety standards in relation to fruit and vegetables being sold in Australia. However all of these proposals were subsequently abandoned. In light of recent questions being asked about contaminated fruit imports, this article examines the position of the various interested stakeholders and the work of the Fresh Produce Safety Centre.

What is the legal definition of ‘fresh’?

A recent Federal Court of Australia decision imposed a $2.5 million penalty against the major Australian supermarket group Coles due to the advertising of par-baked bread products as ‘fresh’. This article considers the legal definition of ‘fresh’ and when it can be used as a marketing term in Australian. Previous law cases and guidelines are also considered in this article by way of analysis of the current legal position in Australia.