New Integrity Zone at foodpro 2017 to assist SMEs

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foodpro, Australasia’s leading food manufacturing event, will partner with Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL) to launch a new Supply Chain Integrity Zone at next year’s show in Sydney.

Security in the supply chain is vital to the food manufacturing process with traceability and audit compliance a priority. However, smaller manufacturers often find it costly to comply.

The majority of technologies for traceability are often geared to larger manufacturers, which causes obstacles and barriers for smaller industry players.

The Supply Chain Integrity Zone will focus on solutions available for small manufacturers who produce pre-packaged goods for sale to the consumer.

Companies across the various stages of the supply chain will be represented, allowing visitors to discuss end-to-end solutions with suppliers best suited for their business. The zone will also include a series of seminars covering the latest technology, capabilities and insights.

“The Supply Chain Integrity Zone is a really important and exciting addition to foodpro,” says Peter Petherick, foodpro Event Director. “Foodpro has supported Australia’s manufacturing needs for 50 years, and it’s important we continue to respond to the industry as it changes, he says.

Discussion and engagement

“It’s become clear that there are an increasing number of smaller manufacturers whose needs, although similar to the bigger companies, must be met in more specific ways. The new zone serves a purpose for solutions and importantly, for discussion and engagement. With a focus on improving traceability and supporting audit compliance, the benefit to the industry will be incredible.”

The zone will feature companies that offer solutions specifically for smaller manufacturers who produce less than 10,000 units a week with a focus on areas including processing integrity, packaging integrity, shipping & receivables and quality management solutions for traceability.

FIAL is directly supporting the zone with the objective of increasing industry capability and compliance.

FIAL was established to foster commercially driven collaboration and innovation in the Australian food and agribusiness industry. The industry led group takes a collective approach to ensure productivity, profitability and resilience in the food and agribusiness sector.

Food Science and Technology Convention

Along with the partnership with FIAL, foodpro 2017 will also host wider discussions around innovation and the food industry with the annual AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology) Convention. Over 400 delegates are expected to attend the Convention’s 50th year to hear about topics such as the future nutritional needs, technology driving innovation, regulations related to imports as well as a roundtable discussing financing innovation and growth in the food industry.

foodpro 2017 is a must-see event for those in the food processing industry who want to find out about the latest global innovations and trends and stay competitive.

For more information or to take part in the Supply Chain Integrity Zone, contact Daniel Lawrence:  03 9261 4500 or

foodpro 2017

When: July 16-19, 2017

Opening Hours:  Sun: 11am-5pm; Mon & Tue: 10am-5pm; Wed: 10am-3pm        

Where: Sydney International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

foodpro is strictly a trade only event.


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