FoodLegal presents ‘NZ Supplemented Foods’ for the Australian market: Opportunity and Regulatory Risks

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 17th November 2014
FoodLegal presents ‘NZ Supplemented Foods’ for the Australian market: Opportunity and Regulatory Risks
FoodLegal presents ‘NZ Supplemented Foods’ for the Australian market: Opportunity and Regulatory Risks

Things are changing for food and drink companies and for pharma products.

Those with businesses in either dietary supplements, health supplements, functional foods, sports foods, fortified foods, medical foods, products with novel ingredients, complementary medicines or therapeutic products must be ready for regulatory changes that can help or hinder their business.

Complementary medicines or supplements are threatened by new TGA criteria with de-listing from the ARTG. Being off the ARTG will make life difficult for many products unless they switch into a regulatory route alternative to the TGA.

While the Health claims standard offers one regulatory route, food law experts and consultants FoodLegal said there can be other alternatives.

New Zealand law can offer some advantages for industry innovations by companies and businesses selling products into Australia. FoodLegal said there may be scope for food and beverage companies to utilise a favourable New Zealand regulatory framework that is also open to Australian suppliers and importers.

FoodLegal will hold a half-day workshop in Sydney on Wednesday 17 December 2014. Pre-booking is required and places are expected to sell quickly.

Early bird special price, when booked by 30 November 2014, is $395 (including GST).

Regular price is $495 (including GST).

Click here to book now.

Workshop participants will learn more from Charles Fisher, a FoodLegal compliance expert, who will explain the additional opportunities that can be availed of and overcome uncertainty. Food and beverage companies can limit the risks and legal liability for their products and learn how best to design, market and sell their products using an alternative.

What the workshop covers

  • Identifying the problem cases in product composition and marketing claims
  • Interface guidelines for products
  • What is the TTRMA and how can it work for you?
  • Labelling requirements for Supplemented Foods
  • Enforcement and regulatory requirements of origin in manufacturing choices

The intensive workshop helps participants answer such questions as:

  • What other manufacturing or importing options are available to my business in producing your product?
  • What regulatory risks will products be exposed to?
  • What other products might the company be able to produce under an appropriate regulatory framework?

Click here to book your place in the workshop now.

Early bird special price, when booked by 30 November 2014, is $395 (including GST); regular price is $495.