2017 calendar of events

Save the date for our upcoming Food South Australia events.   APRIL ’17   Sunday 2 – Saturday 8: Shinka Management Lean Japan Tour Monday 3: FIAL IP and Brand Protection Adelaide Workshop, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Deloitte Private, Level 2, 170 Fullarton Road, Dulwich. Wednesday 5: Food South Australia Summit. Adelaide Oval Friday 7: Pubchat – The Kings…

Treasurer announced $31 million available to help large South Australian businesses manage their electricity costs

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 more than I60MWh of electricity each year to incentivise investment in energy saving measures. The…

Foodservice 2017: Special offer for South Australian producers

Expressions of interest are open for food businesses interested in participating in a South Australian showcase at Foodservice 2017, the tradeshow for businesses targeting cafes, restaurants and caterers, in Melbourne on 28-30 May 2017.   If you are interested in participating, please contact Robyn Verrall, Director Bullys Beef & Other Meats on 08 8754 2070 or…

Are you eligible for TRADEX?

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 for goods imported to Australia that are then exported within one year or other approved period.…

Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations

Second edition of innovation showcase publication now open to applications

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 the country’s leading innovations in agribusiness, food, drink, packaging and more. Due to the resounding praise…

Develop Your Export Strategy Workshop

    Date:                     Friday 2 December 2016 Location:             Boardroom, Level 13, 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide Time:                     9.00am-4.30pm (lunch included) Cost:                     $90 (ex GST) per workshop Bookings:            CLICK HERE   This workshop aims to help small and medium sized businesses successfully enter export markets.   The…

Funding now available under Round 3 of the Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program – Non-GM and Organic

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 new or higher value markets Contribution to premium positioning or achieving superior prices for products…

Israel Trade Mission June 2017

Leading businesses in agriculture, water, and food and wine production will be showcasing their products in a Trade Mission to Israel in June 2017, led by CEO and Managing Director of Elders, Mark Allison and hosted by the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce South Australia (AICC SA).     The Mission program has been designed…

Do you want to become an Australian Trusted Trader?

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 is available to all Australian businesses that are active in the international trade supply chain,…

Allergen claims are still confusing consumers

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 of issues with terminology are identified in the report, including the lack of standardization and…

Trade Waste funding round update

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 for Resource Productivity Assessments in which 12 grants were awarded (see http://www.greenindustries.sa.gov.au/trade-waste-initiative-funding-awarded).   Resource Productivity…

Beston top of the class in more ways than one

Within a year of re-establishing cheese making at Murray Bridge, Beston Global Food Company (BFC) has topped its class at the South Australian Dairy Industry Awards.   All the Beston Pure Foods Edwards Crossing-branded cheeses that were nominated in the prestigious Royal Adelaide Show Dairy Awards won medals, collecting two gold and three silver medals…

Opportunity to fly with Qantas EpiQure

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 jams, biscuits (sweet and savoury) condiments and sauces, olives and olive oil, cheese and accompaniments,…

RIRDC Rural Women’s Award now open

Applications are now open for the 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award. The RIRDC Rural Women’s Award identifies and supports emerging women leaders who have the desire, commitment and leadership potential to make a greater contribution to primary industries and rural communities. Each state and territory winner is awarded a…

Take two new products…

Looking to support the rapid growth of his family’s business with expert insights, new ways of thinking and tailored professional development, Anthony Paech, Managing Director at Beerenberg Pty Ltd and former Chairman of Food South Australia, joined the 12 month Directing Growth Program run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors. One of the insights…

Eat Local SA app launched

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. New features include a homepage feature display of new participants, the ability for consumers to…