The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned food companies to be careful about making misleading marketing claims related to health conditions after EasyMeals claimed its meals...

The Australian Federal Court has allowed businessman Dick Smith to continue selling his OzEmite yeast extract spread. The decision, handed down on Friday 12 April 2016, found that Smith’s company Dick...

The company which owns V energy drinks is fighting Coca-Cola over the colour green, and are taking the case to the Australian Federal Court. V energy drinks are produced by Frucor Beverages and have sought...

Food and beverage producers will soon be required under a new American federal law to declare if any genetically modified (GMO) ingredients have been used in a product. The new legislation, which was an...

The Australian Federal Court has found Chrisco’s Christmas Hampers lay-by agreement to contain an “unfair” contract term.   It was ruled that Chrisco breached Australian Consumer Law (ACL) as...

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has released a guide to assist egg producers better understand how the Australian Consumer Law perceives free-range egg claims.   The guide,...

In a blow to organic farming, the Western Australian Court of Appeal has held that a farmer of genetically modified (GM) crops was not liable for the losses caused to his organic farming neighbour. On...

A class action has been brought against fermented milk drink makers Yakult in the USA concerning health claims made on the product.   A motion to dismiss the action was denied as US district judge...

The Bombay High Court has struck down a ban placed by India’s food safety regulator on Nestle’s Maggi brand noodles. On 13 August 2015, the Court removed the ban on 9 variants of the well-known instant...

Australian Pizza Hut franchise owners have initiated class action against parent company Yum! Restaurants over alleged business losses and failures. Pizza Hut franchise owners are claiming that Yum! breached...