FIAL calls for supply-chain traceability SMEs to join it at foodpro 2021

The Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre, FIAL, invites SME and micro businesses with supply-chain-integrity-related products or services to submit EOIs with regard to participating in the Traceability and Provenance Zone at foodpro 2021 in July.

Launched more than 50 years ago, foodpro is Australasia’s largest dynamic trade event for the food and beverage processing sector: a vast showcase for F&B processing-related plant equipment and machinery, tools and services; food and beverage packaging; food science and technology; ingredients and more.

About the Traceability and Provenance Zone

The FIAL-sponsored Traceability and Provenance Zone at foodpro 2021 will be focused on solutions available to small manufacturers providing produce, ingredients or pre-packaged goods for sale. The Zone will showcase businesses from across the agrifood supply chain to foodpro attendees, enabling food and beverage manufacturers and producers to discuss their end-to-end solutions with prospective clients.

This yearTraceability and Provenance Zones Traceability and Provenance Zone will include a maximum of 14 businesses. Each will be assigned a designated space within the Zone that includes a shell scheme stand, cupboard, chair, carpet, table, fascia and one four-amp power point.

Zone members also get to participate in a panel session outlining solutions to traceability or provenance challenges.

FIAL invites businesses that meet the eligibility criteria outlined below to apply for inclusion.

Zone eligibility criteria

To be part of the foodpro 2021 Traceability and Provenance the Zone, a business must offer solutions to one or more of the following agrifood supply-chain challenges:

  • materials integrity management;
  • on-pack traceability;
  • packaging integrity and fraud detection/prevention;
  • shipping and receivals traceability;
  • quality management (QM) solutions for traceability;
  • testing methods for certification of product authenticity or origin; and/or
  • traceability software.

In addition, solution(s) offered must be scaleable to suit smaller manufacturing firms producing less than 5,000 units a week. They may be applicable to produce, ingredients and/or pre-packaged goods for sale.

When applying for an EOI, a business must be able to demonstrate the relevance of its products via case studies and/ or other submission documents.

Express your interest

Each business FIAL selects for inclusion in the Zone will receive a 50 per cent subsidy from FIAL. The total amount payable by the business will be $2,000 + GST. Note that 100 per cent of this payment is required on invoice.

If you are interested in reserving a spot in the Traceability and Provenance Zone, express your interest here. Event EOIs close Sunday 23 May 2021.

For more information, contact FIAL on +61 3 9731 3422 or email them via

Foodpro Australasia 2021: When, where and what’s on?

This year’s foodpro Australasia is scheduled to take place from 25-28 July 2021 at the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park. View on Google maps.

The event will run from 11am-5pm on Sunday 25 July; 10am-5pm on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 July, and 10am-3pm on Wednesday 28 July.

For further information about foodpro, visit the official event website. For more specific enquiries, contact the organisers on +61 2 9275 9200 or via email at

The importance of traceability and provenance in Australia’s agrifood supply chains

FIAL’s Capturing the Prize report identified the rise of food provenance as one of 10 Future Trends that will shaping the operating, commercial and regulatory environments of Australia’s agrifood sector between now and 2030.

Supporting businesses in realising the growth opportunity in transforming our agrifood supply chains, FIAL forecasts, will ‘unlock $A31B in value-add and create an additional 56,000 jobs for Australians by 2030’.

Find out more about the 10 Future Trends and 19 Growth Opportunities that could grow the value of the sector to $200B and create 300,000 jobs by 2030.

Source: foodpro 2021 Traceability and Provenance Zone I Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL)

Lead image: Supply-chain integrity is critical. FIAL forecasts that supporting businesses in realising the growth opportunity in transforming our agrifood supply chains will unlock $A31B in value-add and create an additional 56,000 jobs for Australians by 2030. Credit Thampapon/Shutterstock