Category Archives: Industry News

The latest news for the South Australian food industry, including funding opportunities, grants, government and non-member news.

$31 million has been provided by the State Government over two years to help large South Australian businesses manage their electricity costs.   The Energy Productivity Program is available to businesses that use more than I60MWh of electricity each year …

On 13 December 2016 the Treasurer announced that the 2016-17 Mid Year Budget Review provides $31 million over two years to help large South Australian businesses manage their electricity costs. The Energy Productivity Program will be available to businesses that use …

In November, the ACCC reported on terms in standard form contracts that might raise concerns under the new business-to-business unfair contract terms law. The law came into effect on Saturday, 12 November.   Over 12 months, the ACCC worked with …

The Tradex Scheme provides an upfront exemption from Customs Duty and GST on eligible goods imported and then exported within one year or other approved period.     The Tradex Scheme provides an upfront exemption from Customs duty and GST …

Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations is the first Australian book to celebrate innovation in the food and agribusiness industry. The first edition was launched at the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology conference in June 2016. The book showcased 50 of …

SAPOL has issued a warning about a new scam targeting small business. It’s a simple as a phone call to your business from someone purporting to be one of your suppliers and asking to change account details for payment of …

Aloe vera drinks, truffles and matsutake mushrooms are some of the products South Australia could soon be exporting as global demand for luxury and functional foods continues to grow.     The outcomes of A Study into Functional and Luxury Food …

Food and Beverage Development Fund SA Inc, with the support of Business SA, has two THREESIXTY Business Coaching opportunities available for South Australian businesses with a turnover of at least $150,000 and have been in operation for at least two …

ESCP is open for applications for projects with up to $50,000 of co-contribution by companies with turnover of <$10 million pa. This program connects companies to expertise, technical and/or research advice to provide a solution to a technical challenge which …

On October 10, Foodservice Industry Australia (FIA) members voted to confirm the resolution for an absorption of the FIA by the Foodservice Suppliers Association of Australia (FSAA), which was passed by the FIA members, at the Special General Meeting held …

This content is reproduced with the kind permission of the Office of the Small Business Commissioner (SA). For more information and support for small businesses, visit the website at www.sasbc.sa.gov.au.     With the recent storms and power failures across …

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Food and beverage businesses and industry groups are eligible to apply for a newly launched grant program to assist with attaining non-GM and organic third-party certifications that will support achievement of either or both of the following aims:   Accessing …

Leading businesses in agriculture, water, and food and wine production will be showcasing their products in a Trade Mission to Israel next June, led by CEO and Managing Director of Elders, Mark Allison and hosted by the Australia Israel Chamber …

Australian Trusted Trader is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative. It recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices, rewarding accredited businesses with a range of trade facilitation benefits. Australian Trusted Trader is free to join and accreditation …

Business SA presents FTA training Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs) with China, Japan and Korea are worth over $A250 billion but less than 20% of local businesses are utilising them.   Business SA is presenting training sessions over the next …

Plain English food ingredient statements aren’t as clear as they need to be. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released a Plain English Allergen Labelling report with several key recommendations to clarify food allergen claims for consumers.   A number …

The Food and Agribusiness Sector Competitiveness Plan is a plan for industry that was developed in consultation with many industry stakeholders across Australia. It represents the strategic vision and key priority areas to be actioned to achieve industry-wide growth.   The …

Workshop on staffing essentials   A workshop designed to guide small business through the processes and requirements for hiring staff will be presented by the Department of State Development on 27 October.   Participants will learn how to develop a …

Trade Waste Initiative Grants   Grants for two programs under the State Government’s Trade Waste Initiative are now open for eligible businesses.   Delivered by Green Industries SA, this announcement follows the successful completion of the first round of funding …

Two information sessions have been scheduled in Adelaide to provide potential applicants to the Accelerating Commercialisation program with detailed information on the program.   For session details and to register, click here.   For information about currently available grant programs …

Please click on this link to download the PDF brochure – North Asia Business Mission Invitation 2016

The Horticulture Coalition of South Australia launched a promotional video and strategy for the Northern Adelaide Plains, sometimes known as the state’s salad bowl at the Royal Adelaide Show last Friday.       The Northern Adelaide Plains is renowned …

Please download the flyer by clicking on this link: South Korea Food Seminar Adelaide Flyer 26082016

Three years ago, there were 300 South Australian food products ranged in Woolworths’ stores. Now there are between 800 and 900. Much of that growth is due to another successful South Australian product – a local food buying strategy devised …

Qantas EpiQure, the food and wine community within the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, is focusing on growing their South Australian product range to include gourmet food.   EpiQure has been selling wine for five years and the program is particularly targeting gourmet produce originating from wine regions to expand their offering, including …

There are media reports that South Korean Shipping firm Hanjin Shipping has gone into receivership and has filed for US bankruptcy protection. Significant impacts are likely for cargo already on board Hanjin vessels, including The Hanjin California (IMO 9631101), due …

The trend towards reducing meat intake in the diet has led to the emergence of new opportunities to target vegans, vegetarians, non-meat eaters and non-red-meat eaters. New opportunities are emerging too for so-called flexitarians, who mainly eat a plant-based diet, …

If you are thinking of applying for a Research and Development (R&D) tax incentive, a new checklist has been developed to help you get started.   The R&D tax incentive scheme is administered by the ATO and Ausindustry. The scheme …

A new grant has been established to help South Australian businesses employ additional full time, part time and casual employees.   The Job Accelerator Grant Scheme offers up to $5,000 per new job each year for two years to support …

The Country of Origin Food Labelling Taskforce has launched an online tool to help food manufacturers choose the appropriate label for food products for sale in Australia.   The tool will help you determine if you need a label, and …

Is it time your business is recognised for its export success?   The Australian Export Awards (AEA) is a national program that honours Australian businesses for their export achievements and contribution to Australia’s economic prosperity. Enter for your chance to: …

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 …

Are you a small business looking for information about government grants?   The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a public warning notice about the conduct of Australian Business Funding Centre Pty Ltd (also known as Australian Business Financing …

The Northern Economic Plan (NEP), Look North, released earlier this year provides a blueprint for a prosperous northern Adelaide, focused on creating jobs and empowering local communities. Food industries have been highlighted in the plan as a sector set to …

The guidelines for the Trade Waste Initiative have been updated and are now available on the Green Industries SA website.   Changes to the guidelines include a revision of the definition of food and beverage customers to “customers with a …

The Department of State invite you to formally register for the South Australian Government’s upcoming business mission to France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, from 10 to 15 July 2016.

The Australian Export Awards (AEA) is a national program that honours Australian businesses for their export achievements and contribution to Australia’s economic prosperity.

GS1 Australia and the Australian Made Campaign have announced their collaboration to help brand owners in the Food and Grocery sector deliver the new Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) information to consumers and retailers.

The Department of State Development and the Department of Primary Industries and Regions would like to invite you to a briefing by PWC on opportunities and market entry strategies for the food and wine market in India.

Ongoing concerns about obesity and sugar intake have driven interest in reduced sugar and diet drinks in recent years. This has become even more focused with the arrival of the so-called Sugar Tax in the UK soft drinks industry in recent months and ongoing discussions about the possibility of implementation in some other major markets.

Dairy Innovation Australia presents a full day workshop exploring thermal methods for extending the shelf life of dairy products.

The first determination of the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) in respect of an application under Section 18 of the Return to Work Act 2014 (RTW Act) has been handed down.

Primary Industries and Regions SA has developed a new series of toolkits to help South Australian food and wine producers promote our state in international markets and enhance our global premium food and wine credentials.

PIRSA are supporting several events in May relating to business in China. eCommerce for Food and Agribusiness The workshop will be delivered by FIAL and Asialink and is designed specifically for the food & beverage industry, incorporating feedback and insights …

The 49th annual AIFST Convention, co-located with Foodtech Queensland will take place from Monday 27 June 2016 to Tuesday 28 June 2016 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.

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.

Maggie has always declared she just can’t cook without a good stock, so our first thought is, neither shall we!

Beston Global Food Company (BFC) announces that it has entered into contracts to acquire 51% of South Australian water business AQUAEssence.

The Food and Beverage Development Fund provides assistance to individuals who want to realise their aspirations and achieve their full potential. The Food and Beverage Development Fund provides 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.