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Importing and exporting for food businesses – understanding the fundamentals:

Importing: The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is responsible for the biosecurity conditions applying to imported food, and food safety. The Biosecurity Import Conditions System (BICON) determines whether your food import: Is permitted; Is subject to import conditions; Requires supporting documentation; Requires treatment; or Needs an import permit. If … Continue reading

Grass fed beef – what needs to go on your label

If you are selling grass fed beef or an associated product and want to label it as such, you will need to be aware of your labelling obligations under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), and the required standards as set out in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (“the … Continue reading

Dietitians and client agreements

Are you a practicing dietitian? Do you have a client agreement in place? If not, it is a worthwhile and simple document that can help to protect your professional practice. What is your role as dietitian? A client agreement is a good place to state your process and policies, in … Continue reading

Manufacturing Agreements and Food Businesses

Are you a food business that contracts to have another business produce part of your food product or supply a service to you? If so, read on. Outsourcing is especially useful for food businesses when they are starting out and cannot yet invest in extensive equipment or additional staff. Before … Continue reading