The Australian Trade and Investment Commission has just released a new report into Australia's Food Industry.
"There are few countries better placed than Australia to meet the growing global demand for foods that enhance health and wellness.
Austrade’s new report – Australian Capability in Better-for-you Foods – details why Australia is a world leader in growing, researching, developing and manufacturing foods that promote good health.
Australia’s capabilities in better-for-you foods is rooted in the country’s clean, green produce, which provide the raw ingredients for a diverse range of healthy processed food and beverages.
Robust food safety and quality control systems also preserve Australia’s worldwide reputation as a trustworthy supplier of high-quality produce.
International food companies will find plenty of opportunities to partner with Australian food researchers, developers, contract manufacturers and businesses. Australia’s extensive food and nutrition R&D has led to innovative products such as low-sugar juices fortified with probiotics and high-fibre wholegrains.
The report focuses Australia’s capabilities in seven segments:
Free-from and low-in foods: Foods that are free from gluten, lactose and other ingredients considered to have an adverse impact on health; as well as foods that are low in fat, salt and sugar.
Organic food and beverages: Foods that are grown and produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and artificial chemicals.
Baby food: Infant formula and other baby foods.
Food for the elderly: Foods that meet the specific health needs of the elderly, such as food that is easy to swallow or contains tailored nutritional content.
Sports nutrition and weight loss products: Foods that assist consumers to build muscle, lose weight and improve nutrition.
All-natural, health and superfoods: Superfoods are natural foods considered to be exceptionally good for health. All-natural foods are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
Fortified and functional food and beverages: Foods that have added ingredients that improve their nutritional value.
Contact Austrade for more information on Australia’s better-for-you foods capabilities, including partnering with the Australian food industry."
First published by the Australian Trade & Investment Commission Website: