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

Applications have now closed for the fourth round of the 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 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 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 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 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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