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What does India’s proposed vegan standard mean for Australian vegan product?

Posted By on 3/11/21

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recently released a proposed food safety and labelling standard in relation to vegan foods. The global demand for plant-based meat and animal alternatives is exploding (for a range of different consumer drivers but primarily cultural, sustainability, animal welfare and perceived health reasons). While the proposed Indian … Read more

KHQ strengthens food & beverage capability with key hire

Posted By on 3/11/21

Leading food and beverage lawyer, Charles Fisher, has joined KHQ Lawyers to lead its food and beverage team. Mr Fisher is one of the country’s leading practitioners in this highly specialised area of law, advising and conducting training on food and beverage marketing, compliance, labelling, classification, licensing, safety and  crisis management. Since formally establishing its … Read more

Super Alert – 29 October 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of the KHQ Super Alert. The news item of note this week is that the much-anticipated Bill to implement the Financial Accountability Regime has been introduced into Parliament. Also, APRA released its initial views in relation to the performance of choice products (ahead of its Choice Product Heatmap) and some … Read more

Director Identification Numbers – What directors need to know

On 5 October 2021, the Corporations (Director Identification Numbers — Transitional Application Period) Instrument 2021 was registered on the Federal Register of Legislation, providing further clarity in relation to the new Director Identification Number (DIN) regime. A DIN is a 15-digit unique identifier that all directors will be required to hold. Once a director has … Read more

Super Alert – 22 October 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of the KHQ Super Alert. This week, APRA issued its finalised remuneration guidance (CPG 511) and APRA’s Executive Board Member, Margaret Cole, delivered a speech on super’s sustainability. We also summarise a recent decision of the District Court of South Australia, which highlights the tension between the requirements for trustees … Read more

Super Alert – 15 October 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of the KHQ Super Alert. This week, ASIC extended the temporary COVID-19 advice relief for financial advisers and requested relevant entities review their whistleblower policies. APRA released the results of its pilot risk culture survey and indicated that a more comprehensive survey will be rolled out in 2022. APRA – … Read more