Supply-chains for Shelf-stable Food Manufacturing in Northern Australia

Warren Hunt, Pablo Juliano, Iain Forrest, David Frost, Tom Dawkins, Mala Gamage, Lesley Duffy, Anita Sikes, Aarti Tobin, Henry Sabarez, Kai Knoerzer, Ed Charmley, Mick Sheehy, Matt Christie

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Abstract

This report provides supply chains feedstock considerations that underpin the case for two prospective outcomes:
1. A small-scale food-grade facility/pilot plant with multiple processing lines or modules with ability to manage multiple feedstocks for pre-competitive market testing, as well as training and scientific research functions.
2. A future commercial shelf-stable food processing facility operating at scale.
It specifically aims to:
- Identify the current supply chain capabilities and individual commodity outputs, plus growth potential as a consequence of establishing future shelf-stable food manufacturing capability in Northern Australia;
- Explain the opportunities for developing new plant and animal-based commodity production to capitalise on a shelf-stable food processing facility; and
- Investigate seasonality issues and how this could affect a shelf-stable processing facility.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Government Department of Education
Commissioning bodyAustralian Government Department of Education
Number of pages94
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

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