Gift cards sold in New South Wales will soon be required to have a minimum three-year expiry date. Announced by the NSW State Government late last week, from 31 March 2018, retailers will have to accept...

The Australian Federal Government has released the first draft of proposed regulatory changes which it claims will “better protect Australia from unsafe imported foods” without “unnecessary red tape”. The...

The Queensland State Government has decided to ban the use of single-use plastic bans by 2018. The decision has been welcomed by the Queensland Conservation Council who said the move shows the state taking...

An update of current food law developments in Australia and elsewhere.   Here is a report of recent and imminent developments in food product compliance and regulatory information in Australia and...

After ten years in development, a new Standard for Nutrition, Health and Related Claims will become law January next year.  Standard 1.2.7 of the Food Standards Code will regulate nutrition content claims,...

On Friday 30 October 2015, Australia’s leading complementary healthcare product-maker Blackmores and Australian dairy group Bega Cheese announced the two companies  would be teaming up to produce and...

Victorian meat and seafood regulator PrimeSafe will not become the regulator for meat sold at supermarkets with the state government rejecting this recommendation by an independent review of PrimeSafe...

Subscribers to the new FoodLegal InHouse compliance portal platform with its food and marketing regulatory compliance tools and databases, designed for food and beverage companies, are providing great...

The Australian Federal Court has ruled that RL Adams Pty Ltd, trading as Darling Downs Fresh Eggs, engaged in misleading conduct and representations when labelling and promoting its eggs as ‘free-range’....

Image Credit: ParentingPatch via Wikipedia As Australian-based Chinese students and others are buying up whatever infant formula products are sitting on Australian retail shelves, China is currently considering...