Barossa wine and food businesses gain edge

Two Barossa businesses out of a pool of eight in the state will share in more than $74,000 to help them gain a competitive edge in national and international markets.

Candice Zivic and ???? at the 2015 Barossa Regional Awards are winning the Preimium food and Wine from our clean environment - food category.

Candice Zivic and ???? at the 2015 Barossa Regional Awards are winning the Preimium food and Wine from our clean environment - food category.

One of the successfull businesses, Barossa Traditional and Gourmet Pizza – will undergo certification to Woolworths Standards and re-certify Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points to comply with national expansion requirements.

Prue and Stephen Henschke at the 2015 Regional Awards after winning the Premium food and wine from our clean environment - Wine category.

Prue and Stephen Henschke at the 2015 Regional Awards after winning the Premium food and wine from our clean environment - Wine category.

Henschke Cellars – will undergo international environmental standard certification assessment. This project will help to increase market access in Europe where customers commonly require the certification as a pre-requisite.

Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said, “South Australia’s food and beverage industry has exceptionally high production standards and local, national and international markets are willing to pay for safe, high quality food and wine.

“The State Government wants to help as many businesses as possible to break into new and domestic and international markets and these credentials are a further tick of approval so customers can have confidence in the way our products are produced,” he said.

“The State Government’s latest Food and Wine ScoreCard Food shows a $1.1 billion increase to $18.2 billion in gross food and wine revenue for 2014/15.

“We are now exporting more South Australian food and wine than ever before, with total overseas exports reaching a record $5.2 billion or 46 per cent of our merchandise exports.”

For more information visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/credentialsgrantsprogram

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