Launch of FoodLegal InHouse™ ‘a world first’

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 22nd June 2015

FoodLegal InHouse FoodLegal, Australia’s leading specialist food industry  law firm,  has launched a new subscription service – called FoodLegal InHouse™. The FoodLegal InHouse™ platform will give users in food and beverage companies, who subscribe, a unique  opportunity to embed a comprehensive set of methodologies and  commentaries and searchable databases to help make their food product  compliance and marketing compliance easier.

FoodLegal managing principal Joe Lederman told Australian Food News that FoodLegal InHouse™ is the first system of its kind in the world.

“It was developed by the FoodLegal team of lawyers and scientists over more than 10 years of advising and training food companies on compliance of product composition and labelling and a vast array of food marketing compliance issues,” he said. Combining new information technologies and advanced search software, as well as the Cloud, with regulatory expertise and practical food industry experience of the FoodLegal professional team, led to the creation of a unique ‘disruptive’ system that Lederman believes will transform the way food and beverage companies can generate new business.

Lederman said FoodLegal InHouse™ was vital for any food-related business wanting to improve company productivity, to improve company performance in new product development and compliance risk assessment and marketing campaign planning, and Foodlegal InHouse™ ought to reduce legal costs while encouraging a company culture to combine innovation and compliance risk management.

“FoodLegal InHouse™’s user-friendly and practical step-by-step guidance tools and powerful searching capabilities will also help simplify company decision-making”, Lederman said.

He indicated the FoodLegal InHouse™ system will continue to be constantly updated for new compliance issues and any regulatory changes.

“Information is all accessed by the subscriber company through a portal dedicated to that subscriber company in one convenient location and on-the-go projects can be bookmarked at any point in the process for ease of information gathering. Explanatory materials, regulatory guidance, access to a fully-searchable Food Standards Code and the full catalogue of FoodLegal Bulletin and comprehensive external links, means that all relevant information can be sorted and tailored to the user’s specific needs at any stage”, Lederman said.

The system also offers the ability to quickly connect and compare contents through the use of a powerful search function enabling easy  access to relevant information both from within publicly accessible  tools such as the Food Standards Code and other relevant legislation,  as well as through FoodLegal’s proprietary data.

“It is not merely a system of checklists. It is a way of quickly finding the regulatory issues that apply to you, such as finding the relevant Food Standards, the examples of previous relevant court-determined issues, and  finding arguments that support your approach. It is the benefit of having FoodLegal’s years of experience at your fingertips”, Lederman said.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR SUBSCRIPTION to FoodLegal InHouse™, contact Craig Hunter on +61 3 9606 0022 or Click HERE.