• Processed Food


  • Processed Food

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    safe and sustainable


Australia is a world-leading source of high-quality, safe and innovative processed food, with demonstrable expertise in the supply of quality products to domestic and export markets.

As a major global producer of key commodities such as wheat, barley, sugar, dairy products, beef and sheep meat, Australia provides its food and beverage processors with exceptional security of supply and access to raw materials.

Internationally recognised for producing high-quality processed foods, the Australian industry is export-focused and has considerable experience tailoring products to meet consumer preferences.

Food processors can source quality produce at competitive prices from a large and diverse local agricultural sector and transform it into innovative retail, food service and ingredient items for sale in Australia and across the world.

Australia is well positioned to meet Asia’s rapidly growing demand for protein-based processed food products and the capacity to increase production to meet market demand. Australian products have high safety and quality standards, driven by the country’s robust regulatory, governance and compliance frameworks.

This industry capability statement provides an overview of Australian capability in processed food manufacturing, including examples of some of the many Australian companies with specialist expertise. This document focuses on three segments within Australia’s processed food manufacturing industry:

  1. Bakery, cereals and confectionery
  2. Dairy
  3. Specialty products

These categories represent many of Australia’s elaborately and substantially transformed products within Australia’s food and beverage manufacturing industry.

This document does not include Australia’s minimally transformed agri-food items, such as grain crops, livestock and fresh seafood.

Talk to your local Austrade representative for more tailored advice and information about connecting and partnering with the Australian processed food manufacturing industry.

Industry overview

Industry Overview

Australia has a significant global presence in the meat, dairy, beverages and cereal markets. Food is a core business for Australia. It is a major global exporter of
food products such as wheat, sugar, barley, beef and
sheep meat, dairy and wine.1,2

Industry Overview

Australia has a significant global presence in the meat, dairy, beverages and cereal markets. Food is a core business for Australia. It is a major global exporter of food products such as wheat, sugar, barley, beef and sheep meat, dairy and wine.1,2

Australia’s processed food and beverage industry is located primarily along the eastern seaboard, where producers and investors can take advantage of a range of soil and climate types. Over 80 per cent of production and exports come out of the eastern states of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.1,3

Most food manufacturing occurs in the urban centres of Sydney (New South Wales), Melbourne (Victoria), and Brisbane (Queensland).1,3

Food manufacturers and processors also maintain a strong presence in Australia’s many regional centres. These are often located close to agricultural food inputs.

Farm and food production is sustained by over 100,000 growers, capable of ensuring a constant and reliable supply of raw materials.4

Australian food producers and processors are recognised globally for the innovative and reliable production of high-quality ‘clean and green’ processed food and agricultural products, services and technology.

Governments and suppliers in Australia understand the importance of food security to the social and political stability of the region. All sections of the Australian food and agriculture industry play a role in safeguarding the food supply: government agencies, farmers, transporters, processors and manufacturers, storage personnel and retailers.

Australian food processors excel in applying the latest food technologies and manufacturing processes to create innovative products tailored to regional markets, functional requirements and emerging consumer preferences.

  • Dairy
  • Wine
  • Poultry
  • Grains
  • Beef


The Australian processed food and beverage industry is supported by a world-class packaging and logistics network. From two-gram sachets to shelf-stable sterilised retort pouch packaging, the local packaging industry is well-developed and highly innovative.


Integrated air and sea freight services operate regularly out of several major Australian ports. These incorporate the latest technology, such as radio-frequency data loggers and automated materials handling equipment, ensuring timely shipments and cold-chain integrity.


From nutritional infant formulas to organic breakfast cereals and fresh extended shelf-life milk, Australian processed food and beverages are in demand all around

Japan continues to be Australia’s biggest export market, followed by the United States, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, China and the United Kingdom.1,2

Australian food and beverage manufacturers produce global branded products, including many organic, gluten-free, functional and other niche product items.

Global brands include Devondale dairy products, Penfolds wines, Sunrice rice, Capilano honey, Gloria Jeans coffee, Safcol canned tuna and Foster’s beer. Speciality products include gourmet and organic foods.

Food ingredient items

Food ingredients make up a large portion of Australia’s processed food and beverage exports.

Australian ingredients are used in many food and beverage manufacturing industries around the world. As well as offering private label manufacturing services, Australia is

also a major provider of portion-controlled meals, desserts and other tailored catering solutions for the international hotel, restaurant and catering (HORECA) industry.

Global competition ensures Australian processed food manufacturers focus on customer needs and consumer solutions when tailoring their product offerings. This focus extends to exported products.

Examples of food ingredient items created specifically for export markets include:

  • frozen doughs and speciality bakery mixes for ‘window bakeries’ and coffee houses in Taiwan
  • high ‘free fat’ content blended milk powders for Japanese chocolate manufacturers
  • milk proteins for US nutritional snack foods and supplements
  • extra-stretchy cheese toppings for use in Korean pizza franchises.


  • Industry turnover - A$92b (approx.)5*

    Second only to the mining industry in size

  • Exports - A$18b (approx.)2**

    A$30.5bn incl. agricultural food exports

  • Employees - 240,000 (approx.)5*

    Australia’s largest manufacturing employer

  • Manufacturers - 5,111 registered facilities

    26% of total manufacturing1**

* 2011-12
** 2010-11

Top five export markets1­**

Australian processed food segments - turnover and export 2010 - 20111

Industry sub-sector Revenue
Exports -
% of revenue
Meat processing 13.0 6.83 53
Other processed foods (tea, coffee, soup, sauces, prepared meals etc.) 8.4 0.51 6
Wine manufacturing 7.0 1.92 28
Poultry processing 6.6 0.11 2
Fruit and vegetable processing 5.2 0.63 12
Beer and malt manufacturing 5.1 0.46 9
Cheese manufacturing 4.2 1.34 32
Prepared animal and bird feed manufacturing 3.8 0.80 21
Soft drink manufacturing 3.4 0.03 1
Bacon, ham and smallgoods manufacturing 3.4 0.02 1
Cereal food and bakery mix manufacturing 3.1 0.42 14
Chocolate and confectionery manufacturing 3.1 0.36 12
Milk powder manufacturing 3.0 0.96 31
Snack food manufacturing 2.9 0.22 8
Bread manufacturing 2.8 0.01 1
Butter, whey, condensed milk, yoghurt processing 2.7 0.66 24
Flour and starch manufacturing 2.6 0.37 14
Cooking oil and margarine manufacturing 2.4 0.32 13
Fruit juice manufacturing 1.9 0.03 1
Sugar manufacturing 1.7 1.53 92
Milk and cream processing 7.4 0.13 8
Cake and pastry manufacturing 1.6 0 0
Seafood processing 1.4 0.34 25
Biscuit manufacturing 1.34 0.14 10
Ice cream manufacturing 0.50 0.05 9
TOTAL 92.8 18.19

Industry strengths

Australia is a major producer and exporter of high-quality, safe and cost-effective products, including bakery, cereals, flours and confectionery items.

Industry strengths


Australia is a major producer and exporter of high-quality, safe and cost-effective products, including bakery, cereals, flours and confectionery items.

Goods in this segment represent approximately 20 per cent of Australia’s total processed food production by value.2

Manufacturing occurs around Australia and is conducted by foreign-owned subsidiaries, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), contract blenders, franchise operations and niche operators.

Manufacturers produce high-quality products for use in the hotel, restaurant and catering (HORECA), food manufacturing and retail industries.

The Australian bakery, cereals and confectionary industry is responsive to trends such as gluten-free, organic, salt-reduced and fat-reduced functional and convenience foods and has considerable expertise in the production and export of these products.

Australian food processing facilities provide a range of private-label manufacturing services for companies wishing to create their own brands and specifications.

Hotel, restaurant and catering food (HORECA)

Australian manufacturers supply bakery, cereal, confectionery manufacturers, restaurant chains and in-store bakery franchises with the following products:

  • specialty flours and bread mixes (such as organic, high protein, low GI, gluten-free, spelt)
  • cereal and rice flour blends
  • cake mixes (including cheesecake mix for in-store and franchise bakeries)
  • bakery mixes (such as doughnut blends, sweet and savoury bun mix, tempura batters, mooncake mix,pizza blends, focaccia mix, waffle mix)
  • bulk chocolate (for panned, polished, deposited chocolate items, chocolate toppings)
  • yoghurt powders
  • cream powders
  • cereal mixes (for snackbars, breakfast cereals, mueslis and trailmix)
  • cookie dough
  • laminated frozen pastry
  • frozen dough
  • bakery improvers and yeasts.

These items can be supplied chilled, frozen and in dry shelf-stable format. Australian manufacturers use a range of innovative packaging methods to ensure product quality, food safety and convenience.

Retail items

Australia has a mature retail market for branded cakes, pastries, bread, bakery mixes, cereals, biscuits and confectionery.

Two to three major multinational manufacturers dominate retail sales across most categories, with smaller players gaining market share in niche segments that cater to growing consumer demand for nutritious, organic, convenient, functional and locally produced items.

The global growth in private-label store branding continues to drive exports and manufacturing in this sector. Most manufacturers offer contract private-label manufacturing services in addition to producing their own branded items.

Retail store and generic-branded bakery, cereal and confectionery items in Asia and the Middle East are increasingly being produced in Australian food processing facilities.

As well as the more traditional supermarket range of packaged cereals, frozen cakes and pastry, cake mixes, sweet and savoury biscuits, chocolate and sugar confectionery, Australian manufacturers offer a range of new and innovative items such as:

  • gluten-free cakes, pastas and cereals
  • baked savoury rice snacks
  • organic bakery mixes and cereals
  • nutritional portion-controlled baked and cereal snacks for children
  • sugar and dairy-free confectionery
  • new confectionery lines for in-store pick ‘n’ mix bars
  • nutritional meal-replacement bars
  • designer cupcake-baking mixes
  • sports nutrition bars.

Industry strengths


Australia has a diverse dairy manufacturing sector and is the world’s fourth largest exporter of processed dairy products.

The dairy industry is Australia’s third largest agricultural food industry, with farmgate value of production valued at A$4 billion, and exports valued at A$2.76 billion in 2012.6

Australian dairy cows currently produce just under 10 billion litres of fresh milk each year, of which 75 per cent is processed into approximately one million tonnes of manufactured dairy products. Over 60 per cent of these products are exported.6

Dairying is well-established across a number of regions in Australia. Manufacturing of value-added longer shelf-life products, such as cheese and specialised milk powders, is concentrated in the south-east region of the country.

In recent years Australia’s raw milk production at the farm level has plateaued. As a result, investment has shifted from production capacity to research and development and product development.

Twenty years of investment in larger state-of-the-art spray driers, cheese making facilities, protein-extraction equipment and blending plants has placed Australia at the forefront of tailor-made manufactured dairy products.­

Exports by region
Whole milk
Cheese Other
Asia 75,212 68,067 111,486 33,897 25,258 140,276 22,349 476,545
Middle East 31,619 23,529 7,259 10,442 72,849
Africa 732 4,629 2,083 2,860 3,422 13,726
Pacific 10,732 1,617 2,612 892 2,590 18,443
Americas 9,782 889 3,172 2,072 7,152 23,067
Europe 429 810 1,793 6,510 2,221 1,132 12,895
Not specified 1,238 6,181 6,908 14,327
Total exports 87,914 116,143 141,409 41,871 45,951 161,023 37,541 631,852

The Australian dairy manufacturing sector is diverse and includes farmer-owned cooperatives, public, private and multinational companies.

Farmer-owned cooperatives account for 33 per cent of Australia’s milk production. The largest cooperative is Murray Goulburn, which accounts for over 30 per cent of national milk output.5

Publicly listed companies include Warrnambool Cheese and Butter and Bega Cheese Limited, while Regal Cream (Bulla Dairy Foods), Burra Foods and Longwarry Food Park are privately owned.

Large multinational dairy companies have operated in Australia for many years and include Fonterra (New Zealand), Kirin (Japan) and Lactalis (France).

Hotel, restaurant and catering (HORECA) food

Australia is an established supplier of milk powder and cheese to markets such as Japan and Korea.

To remain competitive in the global dairy trade, Australia has spent 20 years investing in the development of a wide range of ‘functional’ dairy ingredients and innovative new products.

From the early days of blending sugar with skim milk powder to reduce skim milk powder tariffs, to blending whey powder with skim milk powder to reduce production costs for confectionery manufacturers, Australian dairy processors have become world leaders in the manufacture of dairy protein isolates for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications.

Australian dairy proteins are providing benefits to consumers around the globe. Users of Australian products and services range from bodybuilders seeking specialised protein products, to aged care patients requiring assistance with ensuring adequate protein intake.

Food manufacturers look to their dairy suppliers to assist with ingredients that not only lower manufacturing costs, but also provide optimal texture, mouth-feel, flavour, consistency, shelf-stability and production machinability.

Australian dairy technology expertise and investment in state-of-the-art processing equipment helps drive innovation in Australian dairy ingredients. Some examples of Australian innovation are:

  • milk powders designed to provide a ‘caramelised’ flavour for chocolate
  • ‘high-temperature’ milk powders for stable application in heated products such as Japanese canned coffee
  • ‘plasticised’ butter for consistent machinability and handling in the production of cakes and pastries
  • low-oil and extra-stretch pizza cheese with a whiter colour for American-style pizza applications
  • non-hygroscopic skim/whey powder blends for consistent application in drinking yoghurts.

Retail items

Twenty years ago, Australian processed dairy exports were confined to a small range of butter, instant skim and whole milk powders, canned condensed milk, and some camembert and brie cheeses.

Today, the Australian product range extends to cream cheese, pizza cheese and cheddar cheese for home consumption, nutritional infant formulas and a wide range of Australian yoghurts (including drinking yoghurt, probiotic yoghurts and children’s dairy-based snacks), premium ice cream, and increasingly, fresh and long-life liquid milk.

Australian dairy exports at the retail level have been relatively consistent in recent years. However, there has been considerable change in the type of products exported. These reflect changes in consumption trends, including increasing demand for convenient, nutritious snacks.

New products include:

  • infant formulas fortified with whey proteins that replicate breast milk
  • calcium-enriched dairy snacks
  • shelf-stable yoghurt drinks for children’s snacks
  • flavoured milks
  • organic milk
  • butter blends
  • wide range of soft/cream cheeses available in ion-controlled packaging.

Most processors offer manufacturing services for private-label brands.

Australia’s distribution chain is enhanced by its efficient seaports and airports, world-class capability in refrigerated transport, and ready supply of a range of blast frozen, chilled, UHT and other shelf-stable packaging.

Tatura Milk Industries

Case study: dairy

Tatura Milk Industries (TMI) has been producing quality dairy products for the global market for more than 100 years.

Approximately 80000 tonnes is produced per annum, of which 70 per cent is exported to Asian and European markets.

TMI has invested in technology, expertise and partnerships to transition from dairy commodities into value-added dairy products. New products include cream cheese, life-stage dairy nutritional products, bioactive milk isolates and fresh dairy ingredients.

TMI Life Stage Nutritional Powder formulations are one of the company’s successful innovative retail products. TMI is now the largest Australian-owned infant formula manufacturer and offers private label manufacturing services to premium brand owners in Australia and across Asia.

TMI has the scale and ability to deliver to unique and diverse customer requirements, and products can also be certified organic, halal, or kosher.

Industry strengths

Specialty Products

Australia has expertise in the production of specialty food products for the retail, bulk catering and ingredient channels.

This segment falls outside the broader commodity classifications of meat, dairy, seafood, grains, sugar, horticulture and wine. It includes processed food items referred to as the ‘Other Not Elsewhere Classified (NEC)’ combined segment in food industry manufacturing and export (HS) classification codes.

Nutrition Flavour Convenience Functionality

Hotel, restaurant, catering (HORECA) and food ingredient items

Australian ready meals provide convenience, variety and outstanding flavour to HORECA customers.

With strong ethnic European and Asian influences in Australian recipes, our ready meals range from Asian yum cha style delicacies to English style pub fare and Italian desserts.

These influences are also reflected in the range of sauces, seasonings, spices and coatings available. Speciality processed food ingredients include Japanese tempura batters for restaurants and teriyaki and Moroccan meat seasonings for in-store butchers.

Nutritional and functional benefits can be found in a range of Australian processed foods for HORECA customers.

Consumers are increasingly health and weight conscious and looking for food products to support their choices. Australia’s processed food industry provides a range of products and ingredients suitable for cardiovascular health, oral care or weight management.

Examples include Australian ready meals and desserts with boosted calcium recipes for bone health, high protein soups, meals and desserts to cater for health issues in the elderly such as dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing).

With an industry value of over A$8 billion and exports of A$500 million, products in this category represent the majority of Australia’s truly ‘processed’ food products with a high value-add. This is also reflected in the fact that it is second only to the huge meat processing segment in providing manufacturing employment to 20000 Australians.

The majority of products within this segment include prepared (ready) meals, frozen/chilled meals and desserts, corn/grain/potato based snack foods, powdered and liquid soups, seasonings, sauces (including coatings, batters, spices and yeast), non-dairy based protein supplements (largely soy protein), coffee and tea.

Speciality foods are produced in Australia by a range of manufacturers, from large multinationals through to family-owned niche operators.

Manufacturing facilities can be found in most Australian states including organisations that produce some of Australia’s best known branded food items.

Food items are manufactured on world-class equipment to meet strict international quality standards.

Australian food manufacturers can provide a range of cost-competitive, high-quality processed specialty food items to meet customer requirements from around the globe.

Australia has particular expertise in specialty processed foods that meet the following requirements:

  • flavour (foods designed to meet European, Mediterranean and Asian tastes)
  • convenience (heat/thaw portion designs, ready-to-eat serves, safe/innovative packaging designs)
  • nutritional benefits (salt/fat/sugar reduced, fortified foods, organic, gluten-free, natural ingredients)
  • functionality (including processing functionality and probiotics/prebiotics).

Soy protein isolate, an extract of soya beans is often used in many of the functional meals mentioned above. It is also available as a bulk ingredient, used largely as a low-cost alternative to egg, milk and whey proteins when used in nutritional and sports performance food and beverages.

Australia uses the latest extraction technology to provide quality soy protein powders to many global end users including manufacturers of body building supplements, protein bars and weight loss meal replacers.

Ingredients such as soy protein isolate, flavoured seasonings, coatings and other powders manufactured in Australian food processing facilities offer further processing benefits.

These ingredients have been spray dried using the latest technology and are non-hygroscopic, hi-mesh powders, therefore providing easy ‘wettability’ and no clumping when reconstituted.


Portion-controlled packaging caters to HORECA organisations from nursing homes to hotel kitchens.

Australian manufacturers have expertise in the latest ‘cook/chill’ and ’sous-vide’ food preparation technology, which preserves flavours, textures and functionality.

Snap-frozen meals and microwave-ready pouches are two of the many packaging options available to the HORECA customer. Australian manufacturers can also provide portion sizes to match end-user dietary requirements or cost-per-serve calculations.

Innovative shelf-stable retort pouch packaging also provides the added convenience of shelf-stability for ready-to-serve meals such as lamb shanks and other meat-based meals for use in hotels, clubs and restaurants.

Retail items

Most international customers would recognise the many big name brands manufactured and exported from Australian facilities.

Neighbouring markets in Asia and the Middle East enjoy Lipton teas, Nestle coffees, McCain’s frozen pizzas, Heinz soups and sauces, Cerebos’ gravies and Smith’s snack foods.

However, many new innovative Australian offerings, particularly in the range of ready-to-eat soups, snack foods, meals and desserts, are changing the product offerings in supermarket and convenience stores in Australia and overseas.

From the traditional frozen Italian-style pasta meals to new ‘add-meat’ sauces in shelf-stable retort pouches, options now include pad thai curries and Vietnamese lemongrass chicken varieties.

Halal certified, Kosher certified, gluten free, vegetarian, certified organic, protein enriched and dairy free items have been on the menu of Australian processed foods for many years and therefore are offered across a number of product categories as standard.

The growing demand for nutritious snack foods for children is supported by a range of healthy corn, rice, wheat and potato-based snacks that are low in salt and high on flavour. Organic chips and innovative flavours such as beetroot and sweet potato complement traditional lines such as cheese-flavoured extruded snacks.


The following tables provide some examples of companies and their capabilities.

Contact your local Austrade representative for assistance with connecting with the Australian businesses that best suit your requirements.


Bakery, cereals and confectionery

  • Breads, flours and bread mixes
  • Cereal mixes and rice flours
  • Cake mixes
  • Bakery mixes
  • Bulk chocolate couveture
  • Cream powder
  • Frozen dough
  • Frozen laminated pastry
  • Bakery improvers/yeasts
  • Sweet biscuits
  • Savoury biscuits incl. crackers and baked snacks
  • Chocolate items
  • Sugar confectionery
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Frozen cakes incl. cheesecake
  • Pasta
  • Contract manufacturing

Company name

AB Mauri (Cereform)
(formerly George Weston Ingredients)
Allied Mills
Australian Bakels
Ballantyne Foods
Bellis Fruit Bars
Borgcraft Bakeries
Carman's Kitchen
Chocolate Grove
Custom Choc
Freedom Foods
Go Natural
Goodman Fielder (Bunge/Defiance)
Greens Foods
Kerry Pinnacle Aust.
Laucke Flour Mills
Lewis Confectionery
Mid-West Milling
Naturally Good Products
Nestle Australia
Popina Foods
Sanitarium Health Food Co.
San Remo Macaroni
Sun Health Foods

R = Retail I/FS = Ingredient/Food Service


  • Full cream milk powder
  • Skim milk powder
  • Buttermilk powder
  • Whey powder
  • Whey protein concentrate (WPC 80%)
  • Whey protein isolate (WPI 90%)
  • Skim/whey powder blends
  • Yoghurt powder
  • Tailored milk powders and blends
  • Milk protein concentrates and caseinates
  • Butter incl. canned
  • Butter blends
  • Lactose
  • Cheddar cheese incl. slices
  • Mozzarella cheese incl. slices
  • Pizza cheese blends
  • Camembert, Brie and Blue cheeses
  • Cream cheese
  • Other cheese
  • Cheese powder
  • Cream incl. frozen cream
  • Cream powder
  • Condensed milk
  • UHT milk/ESL
  • Fresh milk incl. flavoured
  • Yoghurt
  • Icecream
  • Dairy desserts incl. fromage frais
  • Infant formula
  • Contract manufacturing

Company name

Alba Cheese
Burra Foods
Chobani Dairy Foods
Fonterra Australia
Harvey Fresh
Lemnos Foods
Lion Dairy & Drinks
Longwarry Food park
Marsh's Dairy
Murray Goulburn Co-Op
Nestle Australia
Norco Dairy
Organic Dairy Farmers
Parmalat Australia
Regal Cream
Tamar Valley Dairy
Tatura Milk/Bega
Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Co.

Alba Cheese
Burra Foods
Chobani Dairy Foods
Fonterra Australia
Harvey Fresh
Lemnos Foods
Lion Dairy & Drinks
Longwarry Food park
Marsh's Dairy
Murray Goulburn Co-Op
Nestle Australia
Norco Dairy
Organic Dairy Farmers
Parmalat Australia
Regal Cream
Tamar Valley Dairy
Tatura Milk/Bega
Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Co.

R = Retail I/FS = Ingredient/Food Service


  • Soups
  • Savoury snack foods
  • Ready meals incl. frozen, canned, retort
  • Prepared desserts
  • Sauces, seasonings
  • Functional food ingredients
  • Extruded snackfoods
  • Tea and coffee
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Milk replacers
  • Contract manufacturing

Company name

Beak & Johnston
Cerebos Foods
Chef's Pantry
Colonial Farm
Flavour Makers
Kerry Ingredients
HJ Heinz Australia
Kooka Bros
Musashi (Nestle)
Nestle Australia
Passage Foods
Prepared Foods Australia
Snack Brands Australia
Ward McKenzie
Yarra Valley Snackfoods

R = Retail I/FS = Ingredient/Food Service


The following organisations are some of the government and industry bodies involved in the Australian processed food manufacturing industry.
Contact your local Austrade representative about connecting and partnering with the Australian processed food manufacturing industry.

Further information


Department of Agriculture develops and implements policies and programs that ensure Australia’s agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. Online resources include detailed publications and statistics on Australia’s major food segments. daff.gov.au

Dairy Australia is the national services body for the dairy industry. Dairy Australia helps farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and works to achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry.

Online resources include detailed annual production and export statistics for all manufactured dairy product categories including milk powders, butter, cheese and UHT milk. dairyaustralia.com.au

Australian Food and Grocery Council is the leading national organisation representing Australia’s food, drink and grocery manufacturing industry. AFGC policies span areas including health and nutrition, industry affairs, sustainability and regulation and government. Online resources include information on Australian definitions and food issues such as functional foods, organic foods, Australian food standards and classification codes, labelling and food safety. afgc.org.au

Australian Industry delivers confectionery advocacy, news and information and help with technical matters, in addition to core services in training, legal services, workplace relations, sustainability, trade and export, OHS, and business development. The AI Group maintains the Australian Confectionery Industry Directory, available free on request and a good resource for information on new products and detailed manufacturer information. aigroup.com.au/industrysectors/confectionery


  1. Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 2012. Food Processing Industry Strategy Group Final Report.
  2. DAFF 2013. Australian food statistics 2011–12, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra. daff.gov.au
  3. Australian Food and Grocery Council State of the Industry 2012. afgc.org.au
  4. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 7106.0 - Australian Farming in Brief, 2013. abs.gov.au
  5. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 8155.0 Australian Industry, 2011-12. abs.gov.au
  6. Dairy Australia. Australian Dairy Industry in Focus 2012. dairyaustralia.com.au

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