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SunPork Aims To Boost Exports

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May 16, 2018

SunPork Fresh Foods has received a financial boost from the State Government to help the Kingaroy-based company expand its international sales.

The company has will use the money – between $50,000 and $100,000 – to develop pork products at its Kingaroy and Murrarie plants for the high-end Asian market.

Agriculture Minister Mark Furner said on Wednesday six Queensland food companies has received Round 1 funding from the Growing Queensland’s Food Exports program.

“From macadamias, mangoes and melons, to strawberries, sweet corn and pork – the producers selected for grants are either already exporting or are ready to export and seeking to access overseas markets,” Mr Furner said.

“By providing funding of up to $100,000, we’re assisting these food companies to build their business capability to take advantage of opportunities to grow exports.

Matched funding of up to $100,000 (minimum of $50,000) is available over two years per eligible project.

Round 1 opened in September 2017 and closed a month later.

Round 2 will open on July 1 this year.

To be eligible the business must:

  • Be able to demonstrate export readiness or current export success
  • Be a business in the food supply chain (eg. food producer, grower collective, or wholesaler/exporter) with an ABN
  • Co-invest cash and/or in-kind support (eg. product, freight) to at least the value of the grant sought (maximum total in-kind contribution of 25 per cent of total project value).

For more information, phone 13-25-23 or email [email protected]

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