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New Programme To Add Value In Meat Industry


New Programme To Add Value In Meat Industry

A new innovation programme that will look at how more value can be generated from beef carcases has been approved for Government funding.

Ministry for Primary Industries Director-General Wayne McNee today announced approved co-funding from the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) for the new Foodplus programme.

The PGP Fund is committing $43.5 million over seven years for the programme, which is worth $87 million in total and is being run by ANZCO Foods.

Foodplus will identify opportunities to create new products, with a particular focus on parts of the beef carcase that currently generate less value. ANZCO has identified three markets for innovative new products: food, ingredients and healthcare.

“Adding further value to the carcase is essential for the future success of the meat industry,” Mr McNee said. “ANZCO’s vision for Foodplus is relevant and bold, and now backed by a significant investment.”

Rennie Davidson, CEO of ANZCO’s Food & Solutions division said ANZCO welcomed the opportunity to partner with the Crown on the Foodplus programme. “It is a large-scale project that wouldn’t be achievable without collaboration. We’re excited about the potential that this will bring to the sector.”

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