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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 Charles Fisher on +613 9606 0022.

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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 InHouse subscription service

In April 2015 FoodLegal launched FoodLegal InHouse™. 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. 

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Need the answers on Australia’s Country of Origin Labelling laws?

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Foodlegal Bulletin

Polyphenols in food: Measurement and bioactivities

Ingredients with antioxidant capacity, such as polyphenols, are probably the most popular functional ingredient group in the food industry.  There is a vast amount of research on polyphenol contents in various edible and medicinal plants, and their potential health benefits. There are various proposed mechanisms for those bioactivities, and the antioxidant mechanism is only one. This article mainly focuses on the antioxidant properties of polyphenols, main polyphenol-rich edible plants, and methods of measuring polyphenol contents and antioxidant activity.

Origin claims based on geographical indicators

The imposition of a new Country of Origin Labelling scheme has reinforced the importance of origin claims for both food businesses and consumers.  While the food industry has been busy ensuring they comply with the new system, it is important to remember that a product’s Country of Origin Label is but one method of making an origin claim.  Many products make use of a geographical indicator which can infuse the origins of the product in its overall branding.  This article looks at developments in the law of geographical indicators, including how businesses can enforce and protect them, the special protections in the area of wine, and the potential for further protection through new international agreements.