Author Archives: Nicole Phillips

The 2016 South Australian Food Industry Growth Through Innovation Project

The South Australian Food Industry Growth Through Innovation Project is being undertaken by Food South Australia, with assistance from PIRSA and the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Global Food and Resources.

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International tradeshows 2017

If you are interested in exhibiting at an International tradeshow in 2017, please confirm your interest so we can ensure adequate space is booked.

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New funding support for overseas collaborations

The Australian Government’s Global Connections Fund and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) are pleased to launch a call for Priming Grants – a new vehicle for driving collaboration between Australian researchers and overseas small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and Australian SMEs with overseas researchers with linkages encouraged across 17 priority economies.

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Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme, round 2 open for applications

Are you considering an application to Round 2 of the Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme?

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Country of Origin Labelling submission

Food South Australia members, and the broader food manufacturing industry in South Australia are strongly aware of the consumer debate around country of origin labelling issues.

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2016 calendar of events

Save the date for our upcoming Food South Australia events.

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FSANZ: Getting your health claims right – it’s time to check out how

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today reminded all food businesses to ensure they are familiar with the requirements of the nutrition and health claims standard, with the transition period for the new standard ending on January 18.

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Northern Adelaide Food Park update, December update

In October 2015, the Premier and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries announced that Parafield Airport Ltd’s (PAL) Cross Keys Precinct was selected as the preferred site for a food park in northern Adelaide.

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Kytons Bakery and Adelaide Fresh team up to add award winning puddings to AnglicareSA Christmas Hampers

Kytons Bakery has helped thousands of South Australian community and school groups raise millions of dollars through lamington drives over the past 75 years but this Christmas they have a new mission.

Ray Borda appointed new Chair of Food South Australia

Food South Australia is pleased to announce and congratulate the appointment of new Chair, Ray Borda, Managing Director of Macro Meats Gourmet Game.

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Participate in Indonesia Australia Business Week

Indonesia Australia Business Week 2015 (IABW) will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 17-20 November 2015.

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Food & Beverage Development Fund now includes South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme

Food & Beverage Development Fund are pleased to announce that thanks to the generous support of THREESIXTY, powered by Business SA, the 2016 Food & Beverage Development Fund support payment grants will now include specific funding for individuals undertaking the South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme (SAYES) valued at $990.

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Agribusiness Growth Program

Ready to grow your business but not sure where to start? Food South Australia through the support of Primary Industries and Regions SA is delivering the Agribusiness Growth Program to support small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the value adding agriculture, food and beverage industries.

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FGCC – Negotiation with the major retailers

With the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct (FGCC) becoming operative on 17 June 2015, suppliers are presented with a rare opportunity to secure an improvement in trading terms with the major supermarkets. This opportunity should not be missed. Many of you would have by now received new or ‘amended’ terms and conditions from Aldi and Woolworths. I understand suppliers are yet to see anything from Coles.

Tour Japan with Shinka Management

In October and November 2015, Shinka Management are giving you the opportunity to visit the home of lean manufacturing and experience first-hand some of the world’s best lean companies on the Shinka Management Lean Japan Tour.

Innova Market Insights: Clean label becomes the norm while free-from breaks into mainstream

Clean label has moved on beyond being a trend and is now regarded as standard in the food industry. Consumers are demanding shorter and more recognizable ingredients lists and manufacturers are responding by increasingly highlighting the naturalness and origins of their products.

Free interactive workshop on managing international freight costs

Managing International Freight Costs Understanding and managing freight and logistics costs are critical to enhancing competitiveness in global markets and increasing your profitability.

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New Health Star Rating system workshop in Adelaide

The new Health Star Rating (HSR) system provides a simple way to read food labels by calculating and comparing the nutritional profile of packaged food products on supermarket shelves. The HSR Advisory Committee has organised a stakeholder workshop for interested food companies and other interested parties.

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Industry consultation on preferred site(s) for the potential Northern Adelaide Food Park

The State Government, in collaboration with the Economic Development Board (EDB) and Food SA, has been investigating the opportunity to establish a food park in Northern Adelaide.

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Get involved in Functional and Luxury food study

A study that aims to help South Australia’s food industry realise significant opportunities in the high value food markets in Asia and Australia is well underway.

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Streamline Cartons Horticulture

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Unlocking Dairy for China

The Food Innovation Centre is a one-stop shop that has world class capabilities, facilities and expertise that can support the food industry to fast track innovation and enable businesses to export for Asian markets.

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Innova Market Insights: Wheatgrass Gaining from Greens Revolution

Wheatgrass is rapidly emerging as a health ingredient in the mainstream food and drinks market. Wheatgrass has long been available in health food stores and specialist outlets, but is now increasingly being used in supplements and food and drink products. This is often occurring in combination with other components with a healthy image or perceived health benefits.

Reduce your operating costs and get a $20k tax relief with Solar Depot

The Governments new proposed $20,000 tax break allows businesses to claim the WHOLE amount of an asset purchase as tax deduction in the first year. So instead of being depreciable, they are deducted straight away – making the investment have an even more attractive payback period.

Custom Cartons wins National Award

Food South Australia member Custom Cartons is a South Australian family owned private company and subsidiary of Gerard Private, employing fifty people at our site in Brompton. Established in 1984, Custom Cartons is a well-established provider of corrugated and retail packaging products.

Food & Beverage Development Fund 2015 applications now open

The Food and Beverage Development Fund provides assistance to individuals who want to realise their aspirations and achieve their full potential. We provide financial support of between $1,000 and $10,000 per successful applicant to further skills and knowledge through training and education within South Australia’s critically important food & beverage industries.

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Seminar on Consumer Science hosted by SARDI and the historic Urrbrae House

Consumers are the ultimate judges of novel product concepts. Learn from high profile speakers at this seminar on Consumer Science hosted by SARDI and the historic Urrbrae House on 12 June 2015.

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End-to-End Brand Service from newfocus and Literally Brilliant

>Market research company newfocus and Food South Australia member, marketing consultancy firm Literally Brilliant have announced that they will collaborate to offer an end-to-end brand service in the Australian market.

A crafty occasion – new Beer festival!

Local beer enthusiasts Gareth Lewis (Kings Head Hotel, General Admission Entertainment, and Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment Ambassador), Marc Huber (Hills Cider, Mismatch Brewing) and Aaron Sandow (Jack Ruby, GAE) together with some of the nation’s best brewers are joining together in July to celebrate beer, cider, BBQ and music at Adelaide’s Beer and BBQ Festival (ABBF).

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Mighty South Aussies live up to their namesake

Shoppers at Foodland Supermarkets are the most satisfied of all supermarket shoppers in Australia.

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Wakefield Grange diversify into pasture raised duck

Food South Australia members, Wakefield Grange, have an exciting new announcement to share…they have taken the plunge and diversified into pasture raised duck!

Haigh’s Chocolates turns 100

In May 1915, Alfred Haigh opened the doors on a store that still bears his name in Beehive building and 100 years of family commitment that built Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate manufacturer.

A Panel Lunch: Importance of Production, Retailing and Security of the Food Industry in South Australia

The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce is hosting a panel lunch; The Importance of Production, Retailing and Security of the Food Industry in South Australia with Catherine Barnett and Graham Ingerson on Wednesday 3 June 2015.

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Join the Flavours of South Australia publication

After the success of our Flavours series of books in Sydney and Melbourne, Smudge Publishing are now exploring the culinary destinations that Adelaide and South Australia are famous for.

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Maggie Beer’s new game stock

While often referred to as a ‘basic’, for anyone who has ever made their own stock from scratch, with the many steps involved to achieve just the right balance in flavour, it might be better to call a good stock an ‘essential’ rather than suggesting there’s anything basic in its making.

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Norman Waterhouse Lawyers: Employment – Principals’ obligation to independent contractors

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has recently delivered judgement in the case of Central Darling Shire Council v Greeney [2015] NSWCA 51, which confirms the duty of care a principal owes to its independent contractors.

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Sound sustainability practices equals profitability and longevity for SA’s Golden North

Next week Peter Adamo, General Manager of Golden North Ice Cream will share the vision for Golden North to be an Australian Premium Ice Cream Company.

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International Food and Biotech Investment Conference

The International Food and Biotech Investment Conference is a three day event in Brunei Darussalam during May 2015 as part of the Sultanate’s Brunei BioInnovation Corridor’s (BIC) initiative.

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New program to help agribusiness, food and beverage producers

South Australian agribusinesses and food and beverage producers are being urged to take part in a new pilot program to help them plan and manage their growth.

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The 6th Asia-Pacific wholesale markets conference

You are invited to attend the 6th Asia-Pacific wholesale markets conference – The future of Asia Pacific wholesale markets.

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Current grant opportunities

An increased number of Federal and State government based grant programs are becoming available for South Australian food businesses.

Facts on Japan FTA

Conclusion of negotiations on the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) was announced in Tokyo on 7 April 2014 by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Prime Minister Abbott and Prime Minister Abe signed the agreement on 8 July 2014 in Canberra.

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AFGC and AIFST present protecting your brands, business and back

The Australian Food and Grocery Council and Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology are presenting a one day event on ‘Protecting your brands, business and back: Governance issues for directors and officers of FMCG businesses’.

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Survey for the Manufacturing Technologies Program

The Department of State Development has launched the Manufacturing Technologies Program, and are conducting a survey towards the program.

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La Casa Del Formaggio announces $15.0M contract deal with SA Farmers

Adelaide family cheesemakers La Casa Del Formaggio has formed partnerships with six local dairy farms to begin the direct supply of farm milk. The 2-year contract to supply fresh local milk is worth $15 million dollars and comes at a time when milk prices are at near record highs. The milk will be delivered seven days a week from the Myponga/Mt. Compass area.

Food SA ENews, July 2014

Welcome to July! This month meet our member, The Kumquatery and seven new members. Get your Award applications in before closing, complete our survey on the Energy Efficient Equipment Toolkit, find out about the new health star rating system and increase your sensory skills and improve product quality at our Food SA workshops.

Food SA ENews, June 2014

Welcome to June! This month meet our member, Fruitwise and four new members. The Food SA calendar is jam-packed with new events from packaging to sensory to tours, as well as the opportunity to join the Gourmet Goodie Bag, or get a graduate. We are also pleased to welcome new sponsors Dominant and National Credit Insurance.

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Meet our member: Fruitwise

Fruit Wise is a South Australian owned family business producing Fruit Straps and Gourmet Muesli.

We are passionate about healthy eating and producing products which do not contain any preservatives or added sugar.

Bridget Beal, Managing Director shares her insight into what’s great about the SA food industry, her top three business tips, and predictions for the food industry.

Small local brewery wins big in the region’s largest beer awards

Barossa Valley Brewing has secured an impressive 3 medals, from 4 entries, at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) 2014.

Join this year’s South Australian Gourmet Goodie Bag, and reach over 500,000 consumers

With the Royal Adelaide Show celebrating its 175th anniversary and an extra day added to the show there has never been a better opportunity to sample your product to local consumers with the clear message that you are made in SA!

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