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Healthy Bodies Of Law

Monday 10th October 2011 - 8.30am to 1.00pm The Menzies Hotel, Carrington Street, SYDNEY ($295.00 inc. GST)

This Symposium is a MUST for anyone interested in food or therapeutic products, especially if you have an interest in the marketing or formulation or regulation of products such as:

  • Special purpose foods
  • Functional foods
  • Energy drinks
  • Supplemented foods
  • Dietary supplements
  • Herbal remedies
  • Botanical extracts
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Sports drinks
  • Complementary health products
  • Complementary medicines
  • Weight loss products
  • Weight loss programs
  • Foods with health claims
  • Foods with nutritional and therapeutic properties

Different rules can apply and functional claims attract attention from different regulators with separate perspectives and enforcement policies.

This Symposium will guide you through the risks and provide answers for product developers, marketers and investors.

Our high-profile expert speakers – including from government, industry specialist consultants and technical legal experts – will shed light on these questions:

  • When can a product is best marketed as a food or as a complementary health product?
  • When can functional foods have therapeutic and health claims?
  • What are the pros and cons of classifying my product as a therapeutic good or as a food?
  • When is my food a ‘Novel Food’?
  • What regulatory environment will govern claims I make on behalf of a product?
  • When does a product claim become an illegal misrepresentation concerning a competing product?
  • How much evidence do I need to substantiate my product claim?
  • Where do New Zealand’s rules fit in with selling the same products in Australia?
  • What are the regulatory opportunities and challenges for weight-loss products?
  • Case studies for regulation of innovation
  • AND MANY more issues…

The presenters include speakers from the leading Australian Government agencies Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC);  Joe Lederman and Charles Fisher of FoodLegal providing expertise in food regulatory compliance and opportunities; Robert Forbes, one of Australia’s leading compliance specialists in Complementary Health  products compliance; and Professor Dr Tom Faunce of ANU Law School with a case study of nanotechnologies illustrating a cutting-edge area of innovation interfacing with regulation in the food and therapeutic sectors.

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Dean Stockwell - Food Standards Australia New Zealand - General Manager

Mr Dean Stockwell as FSANZ General Manager is responsible for risk management in developing the food standards for Australia and New Zealand.

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Marcello Saponaro - Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - Senior Investigator, Enforcement Operations (NSW)

Marcello Saponaro is a Senior Investigator of Enforcement in New South Wales of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). He will be speaking about enforcement issues and criteria in the Health and and Food and Dietary therapeutic areas. In particular, the ACCC's concerns when it comes to health-related foods and dietary therapeutic products will be covered.

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Joe Lederman - FOODLEGAL - Managing Principal

Joe Lederman and his FoodLegal team act for many leading food brands in Australia and Internationally in matters of compliance and risk management for food products, and food marketing, food recalls and regulatory disputes. He is the contributing editor of the Food Law chapter in Halsbury’s Laws of Australia (published by LexisNexis) and is the contributing editor for the popular FoodLegal Bulletin.

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Robert Forbes

Robert Forbes - Robert Forbes and Associates

Robert Forbes is a director of Robert Forbes and Associates, a leading consultancy in the field of complementary medicines. Robert will speak on Regulatory Advantages in the choice of Therapeutics or TGA regulatory routes for such products.

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Tom Faunce

Tom Faunce - Professor at the ANU both in Law and in Medicine

Tom Faunce is Associate Professor jointly of the College of Law and the Medical School at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra Australia. He will speak about implications of technological change (such as nanotechnology) affecting regulators and marketers of therapeutic and healthcare products or of food products.

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Charles Fisher

Charles Fisher - Chairperson / MC

Charles Fisher is a senior FoodLegal lawyer and regulatory compliance trainer for FoodLegal clients.

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10 Oct 2011