Foodlegal Melbourne workshops booked out, Sydney filling quickly
October 1, 2014

Foodlegal Melbourne workshops booked out, Sydney filling quickly FoodLegal’s popular Health Claims and Australian Consumer Law workshops have booked out in Melbourne, but a small number of places for the Sydney workshops on 13 October 2014 and 14 October 2014 remain. Pre-booking is essential as numbers are strictly limited and are expected to be filled well before each date. The two workshops are: Credence claims and managing ACCC risks: Marketing food in compliance with The Australian Consumer... ...Read more »

Eagerly anticipated FoodLegal workshops hit Melbourne next week
September 22, 2014

Eagerly anticipated FoodLegal workshops hit Melbourne next week There is only a week until food lawyers and expert consultants FoodLegal are set to hold two of their most popular training courses, which are running in Melbourne next Wednesday 1 October 2014 and Thursday 2 October 2014 for the only time this year. Each workshop will run in both Melbourne and Sydney in October 2014 but pre-booking is essential as numbers are limited and are expected to be filled well before each date. The two workshops... ...Read more »

Health claims hazards: are you prepared?
September 17, 2014

Health claims hazards: are you prepared? The new health claims standard brings with it new uncertainties, new opportunities and new hazards. It can influence how a food business markets its product, how it distinguishes itself from the competition and what needs to be done to ensure the business does not mislead its consumers. For the only time this year, food lawyers and expert consultants FoodLegal are running one of their most popular training courses on how food businesses can make the new Health... ...Read more »

ACCC empowered by Competition and Consumer Act amendment
September 10, 2014

ACCC empowered by Competition and Consumer Act amendment The Coalition Government has passed legislation in the Senate that gives the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) the power to apply pecuniary penalties to businesses which breach industry codes. This legislation will provide the ACCC with the power to apply infringement notices to a franchisor or franchisee to the value of $8,500 or a pecuniary penalty of up to $51,000 imposed by the Court. The legislation, which had strong... ...Read more »

FoodLegal’s popular workshops open for brief season
August 25, 2014

FoodLegal’s popular workshops open for brief season Food lawyers and expert consultants FoodLegal are bringing back two of their most popular training courses for the only time this year. Each workshop will run in both Melbourne and Sydney in October 2014 but pre-booking is essential as numbers are limited and are expected to be filled well before each date. The two workshops are: Credence claims and managing ACCC risks: Marketing food in compliance with The Australian Consumer Law Harnessing... ...Read more »

ACCC allows NSW poultry growers to collectively bargain
July 2, 2014

The ACCC has allowed poultry growers in NSW to collectively bargain The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has granted authorisation to enable members of the NSW Farmers’ Association who grow chicken, turkey and duck meat, to collectively bargain with processors. Under the collective bargaining arrangements, poultry growers will form common interest ‘grower groups’ to collectively bargain the terms and conditions of contracts with the relevant poultry processor. Currently... ...Read more »

US Court ruling supports meat Country of Origin labelling laws
September 18, 2013

The American Meat Institute (AMI) has said it will appeal a decision by a US District Court not to block the implementation of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) May 2013 final rule on Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) for meat products. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in Washington DC refused on Wednesday 11 September 2013 to issue a preliminary injunction in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. “We disagree strongly with the court’s decision and believe that several aspects... ...Read more »

ACCC wins major ‘unconscionable conduct’ action
August 21, 2013

A judgment handed down last week by the Full Federal Court of Australia provides new guidance on the application of “unconscionable conduct” provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (the ACL). Although the case did not relate to a food company, a leading food industry lawyer has said that the Court’s judgment may have broader implications for other business relationships such as arrangements between supermarkets and their suppliers. The judgment in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission... ...Read more »

Early bird price for upcoming FoodLegal New Health Claims Standard Sydney workshop
July 24, 2013

Leading food compliance consultants FoodLegal have announced a new intensive workshop. Bookings for the half day intensive workshop to be run in Sydney in August are open now, with a special early bird price. In January 2013, a new Health Claims Standard was introduced into the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. The FoodLegal workshop explains how the new standard operates and how to approach the issues now and in the future. Workshop details Date: 22 August 2013 Time: 8.45am – 1pm Location:... ...Read more »

NSW government set to ease alcohol promotion restrictions
July 16, 2013

Liquor retailers in New South Wales have been lobbying the NSW Government to soften the NSW Government’s soon-to-be-released Responsible Promotion of Alcohol Guidelines. Liquor Stores Association (LSA) NSW, which represents the State’s liquor retailers, says that price promotions in liquor stores do not promote irresponsible drinking. The NSW Government had previously indicated an intention to place an outright ban on liquor store discounts and shopping docket liquor deals of more than 50 per... ...Read more »

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