A Professional Learning webinar presented by FoodEdu in conjunction with the Professional Teachers’ Council NSW and member teaching organisations.

Topics to be covered:

– Overview of food law and regulatory framework
– The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code & Food Standards Australia New Zealand, including

  • Objectives and principles – what is food law trying to achieve?
  • Food labelling requirements
  • Approvals and permissions for food composition including specific food standards, additives, GMOs, irradiation, fortification, novel foods, contaminants.
  • Food safety and production standards
  • How food law is developed

– Australian Consumer Law and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), including

  • Fair trade and competition laws for business
  • Consumer protection laws
  • Country of Origin labelling

– Trade Measurement Regulations (selling food by weight or volume)
– Regulation of food importation and export
– Industry Codes of Practice, self regulations and voluntary standards, including

  • Advertising
  • Sustainability
  • Fair trade
  • Kosher, Halal, Vegan

– Therapeutic Goods – when does a food become a medicine?
– How food businesses manage compliance
– Q&A Session

Presenters:

DAVID WELCH
B. App. Sc (Food Technology) Honours
Director FoodEdu Pty Ltd

David is a qualified food technologist working with small and large companies in Australia and internationally to assist them meet regulatory requirements including for food composition, safety, labelling and advertising. David’s previous experience includes managing regulatory affairs for large food manufacturing and supermarket retailer businesses.

DUNCAN MCDONALD
B. App. Sc (Food Technology), MBA,
FAIFST, GAICD
Director FoodEdu Pty Ltd

Duncan MacDonald is qualified food technologist and owner of the food ingredients business Provyda which supplies to large and small food manufacturers in Australia. Duncan manages regulatory issues across international supply chains to ensure the legal and industry standards required for food ingredients are satisfied. Duncan’s experience includes general management and business development roles for large international food and ingredient businesses.

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