What is Food SA?
Food SA is an industry led and membership based organisation dedicated to growing value and opportunities for the South Australian food industry by assisting food businesses to improve their capability and connect with markets and expert support services.
How can Food SA help you find South Australian food businesses?
Food SA can assist buyers by connecting you with food businesses producing top quality goods. You can be confident that our members have the capability and expertise to do business with you. And you can be confident that Food SA can assist with support services for domestic and international market readiness.
Who are the members of Food SA?
Food SA already has over 200 members, representing all sizes of food businesses in the state. We aim to have 250 members by 2014. Some of our members are very experienced and successful in national and international markets, while others are just getting started. Some members are at that critical point when consumer demand calls for significant investment and some serious future planning. Food SA offers all of these members services suitable to their needs and priorities.
Why is Food SA an industry run organisation?
No one knows the industry like the people who work in it on a daily basis. The establishment of Food SA as an organisation run by the industry for the industry recognises the stage of maturity the food sector in South Australia has now reached – and it sets a new benchmark for the sector in Australia because Food SA is about food business, not just about business.
Who runs Food SA?
Food SA is managed by a board of 11 experienced food industry professionals, led by Chairman Anthony Paech and managed by CEO Catherine Barnett and three staff with experience and expertise in market and business development, communications and events. We also have staffed offices in China and Japan who provide in market representation for international members.
Where is Food South Australia?
Food SA’s offices are on the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide, just south of the city. We are proud to be here, where the early pioneers of agricultural science once were, and part of a community that represents the largest co-location of agricultural research organisations in the southern hemisphere, including the University of Adelaide, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), CSIRO and the Australian Wine Research Institute.