Indian businesses to spice up Fine Food Australia

By Our Reporter
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Leading businesses from India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will once again be out in force at the Southern Hemisphere’s leading food industry expo, Fine Food Australia.

More than 650 Australian and international exhibitors from countries such as Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Italy, Belgium and Mexico representing the food industry, will be showcasing at Fine Food Australia. The B2B industry expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre over four days from 5-8 September. Registration is now open.

Areas covered include food service, hospitality, catering, bakery, retail, import, export, distribution, manufacturing, latest products, technology and services. The event will also include a series of presentations and informative sessions conducted by industry leaders to educate and engage visitors with the latest industry news, trends and more, according to a press release.

“Our exhibitor companies based on the sub-continent have high ethical standards when it comes to products, production and employees, and are always a popular addition to the expo,” said Product and Event Manager, Andrew Lawson. “Additionally, there will also be leading organisations talking to industry at the show including The Consulate General of Pakistan, and the Sri Lanka Tea Board.”

Businesses who will be exhibiting include:

Reitzel – India

Based in Kunigal, Reitzel’s range of gherkin, cucumber, baby corn, caper, onion and mushroom pickles are available nation-wide across Australia. In 2016, Reitzel obtained Fairtrade certification for the production of baby corn, harvested by over 500 farmers spread across two cooperatives. Around 350-400 tonnes of Fairtrade baby corn are now produced yearly. In 2018, the creation of a new farmers’ cooperative of gherkins was put forward and Reitzel became the first producer of Fairtrade certified gherkins in India. They produce 1,000 tonnes of gherkins under Fairtrade with three cooperatives.

Suhana – India

Suhana is an Indian pioneer in the spice mix category, offering over 250 products in the ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook and varied categories. Based in Pune, Maharashtra, the company, which began as a single masala business in the 1960s, now has over 1,200 distributors and 300,000 retailers across India. It is committed to socially responsible business growth. More than 3,000 families are directly and indirectly dependent on Suhana. In line with the philanthropy displayed by the founders, Suhana actively run various social initiatives.

Cocomate – Sri Lanka

This 100 per cent coconut-based business is situated in the coconut triangle of towns Puttalam, Kurunegala and Gampaha. Having pioneered development of coconut fibre and coconut peat, today Cocomate produces a variety of products including Virgin Coconut Oil, White Coconut Oil and Coconut Oil. Employing a workforce of 300, the company strives to retain motivated employees.

HubSalt – Pakistan

Known for uncompromising quality, this Karachi company is the only salt company in Pakistan offering every grade of salt and every sort of packaging according to customers’ needs. It’s wide variety of edible salts are the only premium quality salts in Pakistan that are 100 per cent soluble. In other words, it’s the only food salt that is pure sodium chloride – free of any harmful particles.

A & Y Food Industries – Pakistan

Producing authentic and original Pakistani and South Asian cuisines, A & Y’s product range includes frozen ready to cook meals, heat and eat, frozen vegetables, nuts and frozen fruits. Based in Karachi, products are prepared delicately with extra attention paid to procuring finest and best quality ingredients and ensuring each product is 100 per cent Halal.

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