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AIFST Virtual Workshop: Navigating the Food Regulation Maze
Food regulation can be confusing!
Do you ever ask yourself "How do I know if the ingredients I want to use in my new product are approved and safe?"
Or what about... "How do I know what I can or can’t say about my product?"
This workshop is designed to help your business collect and manage the information needed to assist with regulatory compliance.
The workshop will cover:
- Overview of the food regulation system in Australia and New Zealand
- Australian Consumer Law (ACL)
- Mandatory labelling requirements under the ANZ Food Standards Code
- Uniform Trade Measurement Legislation
- Practical exercise looking at assessing a label
Whether you are entering the food industry or just trialling new products, learn more about the regulations that can protect your products and your consumers.
Please note - This workshop will NOT be recorded due to it its interactive nature and long length so you will need to be able to attend in person on the day!
Presenters & Speakers:
Julie Cox (B.Sc., LLB (Hons), GAICD, MAIFST)
Julie is a commercial lawyer with nearly 20 years’ experience advising leading food, healthcare and technology businesses on intellectual property, consumer, product safety and regulatory compliance matters. Julie spent the majority of her legal career with global law firm Baker McKenzie across London and Australia before establishing her own specialist legal consultancy for the FMCG industry.
With a background in both science (biochemistry) and law, Julie regularly advises food businesses on all aspects of the product lifecycle - from new product development to labelling, advertising and product safety compliance. Her clients range from market leading multinationals to new food start-ups across the dairy, alcohol, cereal, health food and infant formula sectors. Through her work, Julie has developed close working relationships and a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the food industry.
In addition to her undergraduate degrees in science and law, Julie is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a current MBA candidate with the AGSM at the University of New South Wales. Julie is passionate about innovation, continuous learning and promoting the Australian food industry as sustainable, innovative, and safe.
Fiona Fleming - AIFST
Fiona is CEO of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST). She is an experienced Corporate and Regulatory Affairs professional who has been involved in leading and facilitating change and developing management strategies across a portfolio of food policy and regulation matters in global FMCG and NGO environments.
Fiona has more than 35 years’ experience in the food industry in the areas of dairy, seafood, cereal based foods, smallgoods, tea, simmer sauces and pastes, ingredients and infant formula. Fiona has previously worked for a large FMCG company in the role of Group Quality and Corporate Affairs Manager. In this role she was responsible for providing leadership across Australia and New Zealand in the areas of food policy and regulation; consumer affairs and communication; issues and crisis management and food quality and safety.
Fiona is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. Fiona is currently serving as a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair of Healthy Kids. Fiona is a member of Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia, an Associate Member of the Allergen Bureau and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
This is a ticketed Event
AIFST Members: $105.00
Student/Graduate Members: $80.00
NZ Members: $105.00 with code
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