Aussie foods do well in US

The 33rd Winter Fancy Food Show 2008 is currently being held in San Diego, US, and Australian speciality food and beverages are again in the US spotlight with more than 100 products from over 45 businesses across Australia showcasing their products in the Austrade pavilion.

The speciality food show is one of the biggest of its kind, attracting over 16,000 buyers from food, wine, gift and department stores, supermarkets and restaurants globally.

Australia has emerged in recent years as one of the United States’ largest suppliers of value-added foods.

Key reasons are awareness of Australia’s diverse food flavours; commitment to green, sustainable practices and rigorous food safety standards.

Participating businesses include high quality goods like olive oils from Dandaragan Estate, Yellingbo Gold and Red Island; truffles, fruit pastes, sauces from The Wine and Truffle Company; chutneys, jams from Outback Spirit; honey, salt, antipasto and unusual confectionery from Australian Native Nut and Nutpatch Nougat; chocolate mousses and desserts from Nicholson Fine Foods and a range of indigenous Australian herbs and spices.

The United States is Australia’s largest trade and investment partner, with annual two-way merchandise trade between the two countries now worth more than A$47.7 billion.

Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka, winners of the 2007 FOOD Challenge Awards alcoholic beverages category are also participating in the event.

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