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FOOD LAW

We are able to assist food businesses on a day-to-day basis to maximise their outcomes within the increasingly complex framework of obligations.

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Food Law is of growing importance to successful food businesses. This is due to:

  • Licensing notification requirements for food premises and vehicles
  • Health claims for food
  • Nutrition claims
  • Labelling issues for beverages or nutraceuticals, functional foods or energy foods
  • Food compositions laws
  • Food recall processes
  • Audits, risk assessment, site inspections for food safety issues
  • Right of entry of inspectors to food businesses and private property
  • Response to requests for information from regulators
  • Response to improvement notices, compliance with prohibition orders
  • If you, your company or individual directors or managers are prosecuted for breaches of food laws, we can develop a defence strategy and effectively communicate with the prosecuting authority

We provide the full spectrum of services in the event of litigation. This includes acting in the defence of food safety prosecutions and in coronial inquests, appeals in relation to license cancellations and applications to disallow seizures made by regulators.

Complaints and investigations of suspected instances of food borne illness outbreaks.

Our training and practical experience with the incident investigation process enables us to provide informed and critical advice on legal issues associated with these investigations and to assist clients achieve the desired food safety and risk management outcomes arising out of investigation findings.

We deliver in house seminars to keep staff up-to-date on Food Law, compliance issues, dealing with developments in personal liability to ensure management and staff understand food safety legislation, how it works in practice and how to comply.

We assist in drafting and implementing (with expert input where necessary) appropriate food safety standards and procedures tailored according to your business needs.

PARTNERS
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John Wakefield

Chairman of Partners

+61 2 9390 8302

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Greg Malakou

CEO

+61 2 9390 8450

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Peter Bennett

Partner

+61 2 9390 8412

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Corinne Attard

Partner

+61 2 9390 8354

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Robyn Chamberlain

Partner

+61 2 9390 8319

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Robert Gorczyca

Consultant

+61 2 9390 8431

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Patrick O'Shea

Partner

+61 7 3235 0114

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Shane Roberts

Partner

+61 7 3235 0103

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Tal Williams

Partner

+61 2 9390 8331

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Jonathan Casson

Partner

+61 2 9390 8316

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Bettina Evert

Partner

+61 3 9691 1206

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Colin Hall

Partner

+61 3 9691 1222

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Wendy MacDonnell

Partner

+61 2 9390 8430

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John Van de Poll

Partner

+61 2 9390 8406

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Robin Young

Partner

+61 2 9390 8419

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Roger Cornforth

Partner

+61 2 9390 8320

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Chris Hadley

Partner

+61 2 9390 8303

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Caroline Knight

Partner

+61 8 7078 3101

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Zara Officer

Partner

+61 2 9390 8427

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Mark Victorsen

Partner

+61 7 3235 0102

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Matthew Baker

Partner

+61 7 3235 0101

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Stephen McCarthy

Partner

+61 2 9390 8326

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Jacqueline Snell

Partner

+61 2 9390 8435

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John Chouris

Special Counsel

+61 8 7078 3102

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Nicholas Gordon

Special Counsel

+61 2 9390 8445

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Natasha Miller

Special Counsel

+61 2 9390 8434

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Brooke Backer

Senior Associate

+61 7 3235 0120

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Alex Bentancor

Senior Associate

+61 2 9390 8437

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Daniel Jepson

Senior Associate

+61 2 9390 4318

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Andrew Tanna

Special Counsel

+61 2 9390 8309

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Vanessa Yap

Senior Associate

+61 3 9691 1215

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Julia Brabant

Special Counsel

+61 2 9390 8000

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Marissa Coward

Special Counsel

+61 7 3235 0108

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Lucy Rooney

Special Counsel

+61 2 9390 8436

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Alicia Mataere

Special Counsel

+61 2 9390 8420

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Margot Toniato

Special Counsel

+61 2 9390 8408

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Bruce Carroll

Consultant

+61 2 9390 8336

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John Stammers

Consultant

+61 2 9390 8332

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Ethan Brawn

Special Counsel

+61 2 9390 8328

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Jessica Georges

Senior Associate

+61 3 9691 1223

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Sarah Wheeler

Special Counsel

+61 2 9390 8447

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Stephanie Davis

Partner

+61 2 9390 8321

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George Mallos

Partner

+61 2 9390 8446

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Danny Adno

Partner

+61 2 9390 8338

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Joanne Vesper

Special Counsel

+61 2 9390 8362

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