Topic: Government regulation and enforcement

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Global health trends impacting the regulation of food and beverage labels

As global rates of obesity and related diseases continue to rise, consumers around the world are becoming more health conscious, and are expecting their food products to reflect their desire for healthier options. A recent Nielsen Global Health and Wellness Survey found that, of the 30 000 people across 60 countries surveyed, 49% consider themselves … Continue reading

New country of origin food labeling system

The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and businesses need to be aware of the new system, which is intended to ensure that labels are clear … Continue reading

All aboard? Possible changes to country of origin food labeling in Australia

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) is currently calling for submissions from food industry stakeholders in response to a consultation paper which has the potential to change significantly the framework governing food labeling requirements in Australia. This update discusses possible changes to food regulation, including through the introduction of a requirement for labels … Continue reading

EU trade mark law reforms

10 things to know As we previously reported in January 2016, the European Commission decided in 2008 that a review of the functioning of the trade mark system in Europe was required in order to further harmonise the national laws of Member States, streamline procedures, facilitate cooperation between Member States, support anti-counterfeiting and to better … Continue reading
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