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Competition and consumer law update for the food and beverage sector
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • August 23 2016

One year has now passed since Australia's two major supermarkets signed up to the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct. A survey of suppliers has found

US FDA Issues Guidance On The Of Use Next Generation Sequencing In Precision Medicine
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia, USA
  • August 8 2016

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently released two draft guidance documents on the use of high-throughput DNA sequencing

AgriThinking: Regulation in the agribusiness & food sector
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, China
  • August 3 2016

The recent Productivity Commission report on Australian Agriculture recognised the importance of appropriate levels of regulation in agriculture in

New Country of Origin Food Labelling Regime
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • July 29 2016

Following the well-publicized Hepatitis Afrozen berries episode in 2015 and mounting consumer concern, the Country of Origin Food Labelling Standard

Medicinal Cannabis Update: Insight from the Regulators
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 18 2016

Deputy Secretary of the Health Products Regulation Group (HPRG) in the Department of Health, John Skerritt, and the Head of the Office of Drug

Australian Court Imposes $3 Million Penalty for Product Safety Violations
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Australia
  • July 13 2016

Earlier this month, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) reminded businesses that, in February, the Federal Court of Australia

Product Safety is no Accident
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • July 4 2016

There is little that strikes fear into the heart of a manufacturer than hearing that their consumer product may have a safety issue. Sometimes even

What if your rewards based crowd funding campaign doesn’t go to plan?
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • July 1 2016

Rewards based crowd funding is becoming an increasingly popular way for budding entrepreneurs to raise funds to bring their vision to reality. It

Choice of ladder law
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • June 30 2016

The plaintiff fell from a ladder in NSW. The ladder had been purchased by the plaintiff from a retailer in Victoria. It had been manufactured in

"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story" - or selling a product
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • June 24 2016

Companies and businesses need to be wary of incurring the wrath of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) if they advertise and