Building South Australia's Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program

Building South Australia's Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program co-invests with business and industry to raise standards to assist with attaining third-party certification for credentials that are required to access markets or contribute to premium prices.

For further information please contact:

Contact

Marc Jones
Senior Project Officer, Market Access and Development
Agriculture, Food and Wine
PIRSA
Phone: (08) 8429 0497
Email: PremiumFoodWine@sa.gov.au

Round 4 successful grant recipients

Round 4 of the Building South Australia's Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program has committed over $86,000 to support food and beverage businesses with attaining industry standard third-party certifications that assists with accessing new or higher value markets.

Applicant and project name:

  • Growers Wine Group – FSSC 22000 quality certification process for the Waikerie winery’s operations to assist with increasing international exports of bulk wine.
  • Tscharke Wines – organic and biodynamic certification for their winery operations.
  • Wirra Wirra Vineyards – Freshcare environmental certification process for their winery operations.
  • Clean Seas Seafood Limited – third party sustainability certification from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) for their Kingfish operations.
  • Kitchenhand – development, implementation and audit of a HACCP Food Safety System.
  • The Fresh Fish Place – development of an approved arrangement to register as an Export Establishment under the Export Control Orders (Fish & Fish Products) 2005.
  • Dowie Doole – biodynamic certification process for their winery operations.
  • Feather and PECK – Egg Standards of Australia (ESA) food safety accreditation for their pastured free range eggs.
  • Southern Fishermen's Association – to assist the fishery finalise their re-assessment for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-certification.

Round 3 successful grant recipients

Round 3 of the Building South Australia's Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program had a specific focus on Non-Genetically Modified (Non-GM) and Organic certifications to assist South Australian food and beverage businesses capitalize on the growing global demand for Non-GM and organically certified foods and gain a competitive advantage in local, national and international markets.

Applicant and project name:

  • AJ and VJ McTaggart Family Trust – AJ and VJ McTaggart application to become Non-GMO certified.
  • Bultarra Australian Certified Organic Saltbush Lamb – Bultarra Australian Certified Organic Saltbush Lamb application to become Non-GMO certified.
  • Yeltacowie Pastoral Co – Yeltacowie Pastoral application to become Non-GMO certified.
  • Tucker's Natural – Certification of Tucker's Natural to comply with Non-GM requirements and incorporate with implemented SQF 2000 program.
  • Nathan Docking – Market access for organic food, grain and meat for local, national and international markets.

Round 2 successful grant recipients

Round 2 of the Building South Australia's Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program has committed over $103,000 to support food and beverage businesses with attaining industry standard third-party certifications that assists with accessing new or higher value markets.

Applicant and project name:

  • Switch Organic Wine – Production and export of wine certified to the United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program.
  • Barossa and Traditional Gourmet Pizza – State-wide and national expansion project.
  • Spencer Gulf & West Coast Prawn Fishermen's Association – Marine Stewardship Council pre-assessment for the West Coast Prawn Fishery.
  • Salena Estate Wines Pty. Ltd. – British Retail Consortium (BRC) Compliance Certificate.
  • Henschke Cellars – Henschke Winery ISO 14001:2015 Certification Project.
  • Neales River Livestock – Developing market opportunities that are conducive to growing global demand for a premium product.
  • Coonawarra Wines Pty. Ltd. – Coonawarra Wines to quality management system (ISO 9001:2015).
  • Ferguson Australia – Friend of the Sea certification for Ferguson Australia products.
  • Southern Fishermen's Association – Marine Stewardship Council sustainability certification – Lakes and Coorong Fishery.

Round 1 successful grant recipients

Round 1 of Building South Australia's Premium Food and Wine Credentials Grant Program has committed over $180,000 to support seafood businesses and industry with attaining industry standard third-party certifications that assists with accessing new or higher value markets.

Applicant and project name:

  • Two Rocks Abalone Pty. Ltd. – Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certification for two of Australia's leading abalone farms.
  • Spencer Gulf & West Coast Prawn Fishermen's Association – Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-certification.
  • South Australian Oyster Growers' Association (SAOGA) – Management system based on the TQCSI SA Oyster Growers Association QHSE Code.
  • Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association Limited (ASBTIA) – Third-party independent certification of the environmental sustainability performance of tuna catching and ranching in South Australia.
  • Marine Scale Net Fishermen's Association Incorporated – Pre-assessment of South Australian Garfish for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
  • South Australian Blue Crab Pot Fishermen's Association Incorporated – Pre-assessment of South Australian Blue Crab Fishery for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
  • Southern Rock Lobster Limited – Implementing the Clean Green Program across the South Australian Southern Rock Lobster Fishing Industry.
Page Last Reviewed: 07 Mar 2017
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