The first ever review of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) will test whether consumer protections will suit the modern market place says Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod...

On 18 January 2016, the period for relying on the old transitional health claims standard, in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, expired. The new Food Standard 1.2.7 now stands alone.   In...

The first “clean labelling” workshops run by FoodLegal in Sydney and Melbourne were a major success. Tickets still remain for the final Sydney and Brisbane events.   Attendees say that the workshop...

Bera Foods pays fine for ‘false or misleading’ honey label Hume Import & Export (Australia) Pty Ltd trading as Bera Foods (Bera Foods) has paid a penalty of $10,200 following the issue of an infringement...

ACCC has launched an updated advertising and selling guide The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has revised its ‘Advertising and selling guide’ to help educate businesses about their...

The ACCC has released a guide for online retailers The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a new publication, ‘A guide for business: Consumer product safety online’,...

A judgment handed down last week by the Full Federal Court of Australia provides new guidance on the application of “unconscionable conduct” provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (the ACL). Although...

Following Facebook backlash over Subway ‘Footlong’ subs failing to meet the advertised size, Subway Australia has issued a statement that the ‘Footlong’ is simply “a descriptive name.” The...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its free “ACCC Shopper app” for Apple and Android smart phones and tablets to provide instant advice for consumers while they are shopping...

Speaking last night to the Law Society of NSW on the first anniversary of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ,  Mr Rod Sims, issued...