Food South Australia connects our state's food and beverage businesses directly with consumers through the Eat Local SA program and, as custodians of the I Choose SA brand for the food and beverage sector, we also work with retailers and with event and festival managers to promote South Australian food and beverage businesses and brands.
Food South Australia identified a key challenge for retailers in the lack of readily available verification for South Australian ownership and manufacture at the individual product level. We have now gathered a database of almost 3,000 products produced by our members for which the place of manufacture and business ownership have been verified as South Australian using Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) and Australian Business Numbers (ABNs).
Food South Australia worked with Drakes Supermarkets to implement this project (read the media release here) to develop the database so that we are able to provide this information in a format that is compatible with standard retail practices and enables retailers to easily identify products and implement in-store promotions.
For more information on this program, contact Market Development Manager Darren Curnow by email or phone 8303 9435.