Foreword (June-July 2022)

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

Welcome to the June-July 2022 bumper edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!


1.     Upcoming FoodLegal online Workshops

Limited places are available for the following FoodLegal training courses:

·        “Health Marketing of Food” workshop*:

This workshop is vital for anyone using health positioning to set their food products apart in a time when consumers are demanding healthy products – yet whilst food regulators, the ACCC, and the TGA are all scrutinising the marketing of the health or nutritional attributes of their products.

Tickets available for 21 July 2022 – Book here

·        “Food Labelling 101” workshop*:

This workshop will dive into the nitty gritty of food labelling and how to make your food labels compliant for any products being sold or imported into Australia and New Zealand.

Tickets available for 24 August 2022 – Book here

*For a limited time only, we're offering a workshop bundle deal that includes a discount when you book both workshops! Contact our events coordinator Elisa Silverman for more information and for team package options.

2.     In this June-July 2022 bumper edition of FoodLegal Bulletin

In this FoodLegal Bulletin, our FREE article “Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and internationally” updates the latest in regulatory developments and news.

In “Energy content and added sugar labelling for alcoholic beverages in Australia” we consider the impact of proposed changes to energy and sugar labelling in the context of alcoholic beverages sold in Australia.

In “Update on New Zealand therapeutics regulations” we examine the nature and implications of the proposed changes to New Zealand’s therapeutics regulatory regime.

In “Differences between ‘recyclable’ and ‘recycled’ claims in the regulatory framework” we explore some of the important issues that a food or packaging business should consider when referencing ‘recyclable’ or ‘recycled’ in relation to their products or packaging.

In “Single use plastics bans and the related compliance aspects for food products throughout Australia” we explore the impacts for food businesses arising from the most recent plastic ban in New South Wales, and compare the restrictions around Australia.

In “Exploring the regulatory issues that apply to the manufacture and sale of pet food” we consider important regulatory issues that apply to the manufacture, sale and marketing of pet food products in Australia.

In “Finding the balance between protecting your business interests and complying with Australia’s competition laws” we examine the various restrictions that apply to dealings within the supply chain under Australia’s competition law and the practical steps that a business can consider to avoid inadvertently breaching these laws.

We hope you enjoy this June-July 2022 bumper 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 14 Jun 2022. 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.