In a major statement this week, the Chairman of Australia’s business and consumer affairs regulatory enforcer, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has announced the key enforcement...

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned food companies to be careful about making misleading marketing claims related to health conditions after EasyMeals claimed its meals...

  The major food companies – Unilever and The Smith’s Snackfood Company – have each been fined AUD $10, 800 for the misleading use of  ‘school canteen approved’ labelling on supermarket...

The Australian Federal Court last Friday ordered Woolworths to pay AUD$3.057 million for misleading consumers over product safety issues with private label products sold in its supermarkets, Big W and...

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...

Australian-based breakfast-maker and health bar brand Uncle Tobys has landed into trouble over an advertisement which claimed its oats were “ a naturally rich in protein superfood”. Uncle Tobys is...

Maggie Beer Products acknowledges its labelling may be misleading The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Maggie Beer Products Pty Ltd (Maggie...

Popular food claims such as “natural,” “made with,” and “whole grains” have made the US-based EnviroMedia’s Leanwashing Index’s annual list of food marketing words that mislead consumers. Launched...

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 (ACCC) has succeeded in a prosecution against a company and its director in relation to a company  whose name was found to have misleadingly referred...