Canned food brand, SPC, has launched a 100 percent Australian grown baked beans product.
The first brand to do so, SPC has partnered with farmers and the local industry to ensure enough navy beans are grown to guarantee supply.
SPC is sourcing its beans from the Queensland town of Kingaroy, as well as Atherton in far-North Queensland and the Riverina district in NSW. The tomates in the red baked beans sauce are from Goulburn Valley in Victoria.
"Eating products containing overseas sourced beans means you’re not supporting our Aussie farmers struggling to compete with cheap foreign imports. There has never been a more important time than now to support Australian grown and Australian made, just as SPC is doing with its 100 percent Aussie Grown Baked Beans," an SPC statement reads.
Earlier this month SPC Ardmona announced investigations had been initiated into both its peaches and tomatoes anti-dumping claims, which argue that cheap foreign imports threaten the livelihood of local brands.
SPC also recently informed 170 of its Goulburn Valley growers that it no longer required their produce, blaming the high exchange rate and a decline in export markets.