The European Council and the European Parliament have reached an agreement to update the rules for organic production in the European Union after years of discussion. The European Commission said the updated...

Food containing low-THC hemp can now be sold in Australia. The decision to allow for the sale of low THC hemp foods at the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation came late last...

The Australian Federal Government has today released its draft bill to change the Competition and Consumer Act and introduce the controversial ‘effects test’. Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull announced...

By Joe Lederman, Managing Principal, FoodLgeal www.foodlegal.com.au  Reforms to the country of origin labelling system were agreed to at a meeting of the Australian Consumer Affairs Ministers on 31 March...

At a meeting on 12 June 2015 consumer affairs ministers of the Australian States and Territories agreed to develop a national standard and legal definition for “free range eggs”. At a meeting on 12...

The government this week announced a review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct. The government this week announced a review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct. Established in 2007, the Code was intended...

Australians don’t always want to buy ‘Australian ingredients’ Amidst an escalating debate about Country of Origin Labelling on food products in Australia, the most recent financial report from the...

Tasmania to encourage hemp crops despite Federal Ministerial forum’s hemp oil seed ban The Tasmanian Government has released details of a plan to introduce legislation which will encourage the growth...

Health Star Ratings and Food Standards Code revision get go-ahead from ministers Government Ministers at a meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation have said they are...

Country of Origin Labelling changes back on the table Australian vegetable growers have said they support the Australian Greens’ Party Leader Christine Milne’s push for clearer Country of Origin Labelling...