Category Archives: Food South Australia News

The latest news from Food South Australia, including our ENews, media releases, newsletters, our board, membership, role and activities.

Costing and pricing your products correctly can be a minefield for young food and beverage businesses.   No matter how much we wish it was, pricing is a far from exact science. There’s so much more to figuring out how …

When disaster strikes, how much will it cost you to be offline? The unprecedented weather events of 2016 have been an eloquent illustration of the cost of not being prepared for business disruption, yet a survey of food businesses by …

Save the date for our upcoming Food South Australia events. APRIL ’17 Friday 28: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme: Accelerating Commercialisation free information session. Register here   MAY ’17   Monday 1: Think Food Adelaide – Adelaide Showgrounds Wednesday …

The winners of the South Australian Food Industry Awards were announced on 24 November at a glittering Gala Dinner attended by a record audience at the Adelaide Convention Centre.   Almost 700 guests were present to celebrate the industry’s night …

For many years now, Food South Australia, with the support of Primary Industries and Regions SA, has worked with local food and beverage companies to find new markets for their products by facilitating participation in international trade shows in key …

SIAL Paris is the world’s largest food innovation exhibition. This year, Food South Australia is participating in SIAL Paris as part of the Premier of South Australia’s mission to France, working with the Department of State Development to make the …

In today’s rapidly evolving world, innovation is an essential strategy for every business to ensure that you can survive and thrive into the future. You only need to take a look at what companies like Uber and Airbnb have achieved …

Get ‘Appy! Food South Australia’s award-winning culinary tourism program Eat Local SA has just launched a new look app with new features and functions.   The new look Eat Local SA app is now in android and Apple app stores. …

Food South Australia is overseeing the food and beverage sector’s involvement in a South Australian Government business mission intended to further engagement with the State’s international partners scheduled for October.   The mission will include a South Australian presence at …

South Australian food products are making a significant impact in Malaysia right now. As part of Tasty Australia, 17 South Australian food brands are on the shelves of the popular Isetan food market chain in Kuala Lumpur.   From flour …

Food South Australia is currently investigating options to partners with an accredited HACCP training provider to offer members access to a range of levels of HACCP training at member discount rates. Any partnered programs offered will include nationally accredited Statement …

CELEBRATE THE BRIGHT FUTURE OF OUR STATE’S FOOD INDUSTRY   Book your early bird tickets now for the 2016 South Australian Food Industry Awards Program Gala Dinner, Friday 25 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre.           …

As members may be aware, the Government of South Australia is currently seeking community input to the discussion about expanding South Australia’s role in the nuclear fuel cycle.   Food South Australia encourages members and the food industry to contact …

To be held Monday 12 – Thursday 15 September 2016, Fine Food is Australia’s largest gathering of international food, drink and equipment exhibitors for retail, food service and hospitality industries.

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.

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

Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Minister Ian Hunter today announced a $5.29 million initiative to help South Australian industry improve its trade waste systems.

The world is rapidly changing and the food and beverage industry of tomorrow will be very different to the industry of today as consumer demands and technology push businesses to operate as never before. Industry must look towards innovative ways to remain competitive and sustainable in this rapidly changing environment.

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.

Save the date for our upcoming Food South Australia events.

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

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.

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.

Welcome to November! This month meet our member, Blue Lake Milling and six new members; AussieMite, Coolsan Australia, Eire Cafe, Grant Thornton, Longridge Olives and Peter Speck. Tickets for the Grand Final Gala Dinner at limited so get in now, grants open for the Next Generation Manufaturing Investment Programme and meet our two new Food South Australia Board Members.

Food South Australia is pleased to welcome two new board members after the Annual General Meeting was held last week. Johanna Churchill, Partner at Norman Waterhouse Lawyers and Alex Knoll, National Sales Manager and Brand Ambassador of Barossa Fine Foods …

Immersive food and wine experiences will be a key feature of the 2015 Cellar Door Wine Festival Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre February 20 – 22 2015 with the official program launched today.

Welcome to October! This month; meet our member; The Hills Cider Company, and we welcome eight new members. We have limited places left to join our Export Program, a Meet the Buyer event and eat like a local at Cheesefest.

Australia’s largest cheese festival, CheeseFest, is back in October after breaking records in 2013.

Following two successful issues in 2010 and 2012, SALife returns to Food & Wine, again visiting all the regions of South Australia but this time asking the locals for their tips and favourites.

The Hills Cider Company produces ciders crafted from 100% fresh Adelaide Hills grown apples and pears, with absolutely no added concentrate, flavours, sugars or water. Steve Dorman, Co-Director and Cider Maker for The Hills Cider Company gives an insight into what he thinks is great about the SA food industry, his greatest achievement and challenge and what inspires him about his work.

Steve Dorman, Co-Director and Cider Maker for The Hills Cider Company gives an insight into what he thinks is great about the SA food industry, his greatest achievement and challenge and what inspires him about his work.

Welcome to September! This month; meet our member; Australian Wholefoods, we welcome six new members; Dematec Automation, James Knowler Photography, Kalleske Meats, Le Cordon Bleu, Technoplas and The Hills Cider Company. Early Bird bookings are now open for the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program Grand Final Gala Dinner where HG Nelson will MC the evening, the Gourmet Goodie Bag will be available at the Adelaide Royal Show and Food South Australia release their refreshed logo and brand.

Welcome to August! This month meet our member, Rilka’s Real Foods, plus lots of member news including La Casa del Formaggio, Moo Premium Foods, Thornby and Barossa Valley Brewing. Food SA introduces their Go-to-Market plans for Sout East Asia, we are also searching for an Export Project Coordinator and are starting to take registrations for SIAL 2015.

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.

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.

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!

Welcome to May! This month; meet our member; Willow Produce, we welcome eight new members; Bowe, Coriole, Hot Melt Packaging Systems, SAGE Automation, Tolley’s Nurseries, Winbirra Farm, Whitford Thinking, and Yummy Bee Honey. Lots of events including buy equipment like a pro, find new interstate markets at Fine Food Melbourne and and the on the road with Food SA tour.

South Australia’s premium food, wine and beer are being showcased this week in the Australian pavilion at SIAL, the Asia-Pacific region’s biggest food and beverage expo in Shanghai.

I have had the privilege to travel to China six times over the past four years. To say it has changed in that time is a total understatement. I have spent most of my time in Shanghai, but have travelled …

Welcome to April! This month; meet our member; Coorong Wild Seafood, we welcome five new members; Crystal Springs, Goodies & Grains, San Jose Smallgoods, Talinga Grove and Walkers International. Hughes PR is our newest sponsor, inspired Canadian insight, Safe and saved food CRC proposal, and New Eat Local categories broaden opportunities.

Recently Catherine Barnett, CEO was fortunate to spend five days in Toronto, Canada as a speaker at the Canadian Food Summit – amongst some very esteemed colleagues.

Welcome to March! This month; meet our member; Gelato Bello, we welcome eight new members, release the Food SA Summit, the game is on for the SA Food Industry Awards, explore opportunities in Shanghai, a new grant open for food manufacturers and food on the political agenda.

Welcome to February! This month; meet our member; Honey Lady, we welcome new member Black Tie Marketing, lots of Food SA events; including Hall of Fame, Learn with leading innovators, Think Food, Food SA Summit, and KI Feastival launch, plus our new blog Feeding Connections and our latest newsletter.

Welcome to January! This month; meet our member; Wakefield Grange, welcome to six new members, check out our 2014 calendar of events, get along to the Hall of Fame breakfast, register for Think Food, and read a range of industry insights.

Welcome to December! This month; meet our member; Gelista Premium Gelati, news including the SA Food Industry Awards winners announced, member news from MOO premium Foods, Coopers Brewery and Maggie Beer, plus book now for Think Food and Energy Efficiency programs.

Welcome to November! This month; meet our member; Macro Meats and Gourmet Game, news including the SA Food Industry Awards finalists announced, Cheesefest, new Food SA board and eight new members.

South Australian food companies in the running for the 2013 SA Food Industry Awards have been announced with winners to be revealed at a Gala Dinner on 29 November.

Welcome to October! This month; meet our member; Cibo Cucina, news including the food fight back, your guide to food business, join us on Instagram, board nominations open and five new members.

Food SA’s digital team is getting snap happy on Instagram!

Welcome to September! This month; meet our member; Bellis Fruit Bars, new sponsor Auscold Logistics, Food galore at the Royal Adelaide Show, meet ALDI, funding opportunities, new foodie joins Food SA, Peats Soil and Garden Supplies. competitive foods initiative and more.

Welcome to August! This month; meet our member; Wintulich’s Smallgoods, nine new members join Food SA, plus the latest news and events including KI Feastival dates announced, Innova Market Insights, Tour Peat’s Soil and Garden Supplies, Bickford’s fruities cordial and Australian Carob Company hitting new heights.