Potential divestiture threat to Supermarket majors in Australian government Green Paper
October 22, 2014

Potential divestiture threat to Supermarket majors in Australian government Green Paper The Australian Federal Government is considering a range of reforms that would strengthen competition laws and regulation, and may include divestiture of major retailers, as well as measures to make it easier to prove misuse of market power. The Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper, which was released late on Monday 20 October 2014, is a draft document that puts forward a range of new proposals and policy... ...Read more »

Former Coles boss defends supermarket action against ACCC accusations
October 20, 2014

Former Coles boss defends supermarket action against ACCC accusations Former Coles Managing Director Ian McLeod has defended the supermarket group against accusations of unconscionable conduct towards its suppliers, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) initiated further proceedings against the supermarket group in the Federal Court. Mr McLeod, who stepped down from Coles in July 2014 to take on a strategic role with Coles parent company Wesfarmers, defended the supermarket... ...Read more »

Coles accepts “ethical and moral responsibility” to end exploitation of trolley collectors
October 8, 2014

Coles accepts “ethical and moral responsibility” to end exploitation of trolley collectors Australian supermarket giant Coles has become the first major supermarket chain to publicly declare it has an “ethical and moral responsibility” to join with the Fair Work Ombudsman and stamp out exploitation of vulnerable trolley collectors. Coles has given an undertaking to the Fair Work Ombudsman that it will revamp its trolley collection services, admitting its former practices were “highly... ...Read more »

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 »

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