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 and the overall title of Champion Cheddar for the Beston Pure Foods Cloth Bound Cheddar.
“To come away from these highly competitive industry awards with such a medal haul in our first attempt is a fantastic achievement,” BFC Chairman Dr Roger Sexton said.
BFC has also recently announced a joint venture with the Singapore-based MindChamps to provide fresh and nutritious foods to all pre-school children who attend the 35 early childcare centres operated by the company in Singapore and the Philippines. MindChamps currently supplies some 6000 meals each school day to the children in its childcare centres. The venture will be known as Beston MindChamps Kids Nutrition.
Dr Sexton said that the purpose of the joint venture is to provide fresh and nutritious eating options for young children and to educate them at an early age about the need to make healthier food choices to avoid the onset of diseases like diabetes and obesity.
He said that the Kids Nutrition Joint Venture with MindChamps was consistent with the long-term focus of BFC to build strategic value into the BFC business by taking a whole-of-life perspective in relation to the healthy eating needs of populations.
“The program, along with a number of the foods for MindChamps, have been designed by our in-house dietician and the food technicians in our various BFC operating businesses,” he said. “The foods are produced from carefully selected and evaluated ingredients after taking into account a range of nutritional and other factors such as artificial food preservatives, sustainability of seafood, animal welfare, antibiotics in meat and pesticides in vegetables.”