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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 Craig Hunter 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!

FoodLegal InHouse subscription service

In April 2015 FoodLegal launched FoodLegal InHouse TM. It is a subscription service to assist with food innovation, food labelling and food marketing compliance. Originally developed as a comprehensive set of compliance tools to assist Foodlegal’s own compliance consultants, FoodLegal InHouse delivers these tools to subscribers. FoodLegal InHouse makes our compliance expertise part of your team. FoodLegal InHouse is a desktop solution and a platform to reduce the cost of compliance and will enhance the productivity of your food company. 

Foodlegal Bulletin

Different regulatory and voluntary frameworks for prevention of food wastage

Food wastage is a controversial topic with considerable publicity being given to statements by public environmental advocates and politicians that upwards of half of the food grown for human consumption ends up being thrown away. Australian food suppliers and food consumers are believed to waste between them about $8 billion to $10billion worth of good food every year. In France, legislation was proposed in early 2015 to restrict supermarkets from disposing or ruining unwanted food and beverage inventories. This article considers different approaches to food wastage and whether regulation is needed or not. 

Can the Food Standards Code ignore the use or abuse of flavours and flavouring substances and non-adherence to FEMA usage levels?

Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) has published 26 editions of its “GRAS Flavouring Substances” for over 50 years. These flavouring substances have been incorporated into Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and its predecessors by reference and without further qualification. This article will review the various sections of the FEMA publication and discuss the omission in the Food Standards Code of what may be considered vital information provided by FEMA, i.e. “average use levels” and “maximum use levels”, as it pertains in general to these flavoring substances and as well as to several permitted Food Additives, by example - particularly Steviol Glycosides.