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Studies claim food and beverage youth marketing in Australia fails ad regs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia
  • October 19 2012

Researchers with the New South Wales Cancer Council and University of Adelaide have assessed food and beverage TV advertisements broadcast in five major Australian cities during children’s programming from September 1 to October 31, 2010, and found a total of 951 breaches of both mandatory and voluntary regulations


Biotech Life Sciences trade mission to Australia announced
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA, Australia
  • June 21 2012

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration and U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service have announced an October 29-November 2, 2012, Biotech Life Sciences trade mission to Australia


Australian court finds KFC liable for injury caused by Salmonella-tainted chicken
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia
  • May 4 2012

An Australian court has reportedly awarded $8 million to the family of a girl who allegedly ate a Salmonella-contaminated chicken product from a KFC restaurant and became critically ill with organ system failures, septic shock, severe brain injury, and spastic quadriplegia


Australia and New Zealand to form joint drug, medical-device regulatory agency
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • New Zealand, Australia
  • June 30 2011

The Australian and New Zealand governments have reportedly developed a five-year plan to create a joint agency that will regulate medicines, medical devices and new medical interventions, such as cellular therapy


Australian researchers advocate mandatory sodium limits for processed foods
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • November 5 2010

Mandatory sodium limits for processed foods could be 20 times more effective than voluntary reduction measures


Australian agency fines olive oil maker over “extra virgin” claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia
  • May 25 2012

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has fined a Kensington, South Australia, olive oil manufacturer a total of A$13,200 for marketing its products as “extra virgin” even though they purportedly did not meet international grade standards


Australian Medical Association tackles alcohol marketing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia
  • September 21 2012

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has released a 60-page report in conjunction with its National Summit on Alcohol Marketing to Young People that accuses industry of targeting children with new media tactics as well as alcohol-flavored food and cosmetic products


Australian health experts urge “junk food” regulations
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia
  • November 2 2012

Two health experts who recently appeared on Australia’s ABC Lateline have reportedly called for additional government regulation to help combat rising obesity levels


Australian senators introduce legislation on GM labeling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia
  • November 19 2010

According to a news source, senators representing the Independent and Australian Greens parties have introduced legislation that would require food products to be labeled if they contain genetically modified (GM) material, regardless of amount or how it came to be incorporated in the product


Cancer Council Australia releases position statement on alcohol consumption
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Australia
  • May 6 2011

The Cancer Council Australia (CCA) Alcohol Working Group has published a position statement in the May 2011 Medical Journal of Australia, claiming that alcohol use causes cancer and that any level of consumption "increases the risk of developing an alcohol-related cancer