Nine Australian food companies are heading to Asia’s largest food and beverage show in May with Australian Organic.
Australian Organic is exhibiting at SIAL China for the first time, in conjunction with Australian businesses; Arcadian Organic & Natural Meat Company, Coolibah Herbs, Eco Farms, Gemtree Wines, Kialla Pure Foods, Murray River Organics, Nature’s Gift, Pana Chocolate and OZGANICS Organic Foods.
SIAL China attracts 55,000 visitors each year and has over 2,000 exhibitors.
Australian Certified Organic is a subsidiary of Australian Organic, the largest organic industry group in the country.
Australian Organic’s General Manager of Commercial, Joanne Barber, says China’s appetite for certified organic is expected to grow 20 percent each year until 2020.
“According to Mintel research, 80 per cent of urban Chinese shoppers believe it’s worth paying more for organic food and drink," Barber said.
"Australian certified organic products offer safe food options, which have thorough traceability.
“They are audited each year to make sure they comply with strict organic standards. Some of the businesses joining us at SIAL China already sell into Asia, while others such as raw chocolate makers Pana Chocolate and herb and vegetable growers Coolibah Herbs are in the position to export and are interested in making their products available across the Australasia region.”