The theme of this year’s Australian Food Safety Week, which began today (7 November 2011), is vulnerable populations which, according to the Food Safety Information Council, are growing rapidly in Australia. Australian...

According to a report from Australian food law specialists FoodLegal, Australian beverage and food companies will need to watch closely what emerges from a recent American lawsuit. Foodlegal has reported...

Fonterra this week launched a major new initiative designed to bring about a substantial reduction in non-compliance with regional council dairy effluent rules.The nationwide rollout of the “every...

Concerns that regulations are tightening on venues come after The West Australian today reports that a pub in Perth’s city centre will not be permitted to serve alcohol mixed with energy drinks in...

Product contamination can have a devastating impact on a company’s reputation, operations and financial performance. According to Michael Lincoln, National Underwriting Manager for Crisis Management,...

Peak retail industry body the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has welcomed the decision by the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs to consolidate nine consumer protection laws into one national...

The Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs (MCCA) has agreed that all Australian governments should adopt a new national consumer law, which will operate in all Australian jurisdictions and remains consistent. “Today...