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NEOGEN provides the most comprehensive range of solutions and services for the food processing, animal protein and agriculture industries, not only protecting the world’s food supply, but also allowing their customers to operate more efficiently and effectively than they could before. NEOGEN are proud to serve the companion and performance animal industries, as well as the fields of life sciences and toxicology.

NEOGEN are a global animal and food safety company offering a wide portfolio of solutions, including food safety diagnostic test kits to detect contamination in human food and animal feed; animal pharmaceuticals, vaccines, diagnostics and topicals; veterinary instruments; cleaners and disinfectants; rodenticides and insecticides; genomic testing for foodborne pathogens, companion animals and livestock; culture media; drug detection test kits and products used by researchers for the detection of biologically active substances, among other services and products.

Rentokil Initial

Rentokil Initial’s commitment to protecting people and enhancing lives, is the promise we make to our customers and to our colleagues every day. We protect people from the dangers of pest-borne disease, the risks of poor hygiene or from injury in the workplace. We enhance lives with services that protect the health and wellbeing of people, and the reputation of our customers' brands.

In Australia, we operate under the brands Rentokil, Initial Hygiene and Ambius. Our parent company, Rentokil Initial plc, is one of the largest business services companies in the world and employs over 57,000 colleagues across more than 80 countries.


Established in 1992, Foodbank is the biggest hunger relief organisation in Australia. It is a non-denominational, not-for-profit organisation which provides the resources for charities and community groups to feed the hungry. Having originated in NSW, Foodbank now has a presence in all states and the Northern Territory and has distribution centres in all state capitals. With the problem of surplus in the Australian food industry rising, Foodbank acts as a conduit between food surplus and hunger by working with farmers, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers who donate stock as part of a commitment to social responsibility. Over the course of a year, Foodbank provides 67 million meals to more than 1,750 schools and 2,400 charities.

Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL)

FIAL is an industry-led, not-for-profit organisation focused on expanding the share of Australian food in the global marketplace. FIAL works with the food and agribusiness industry through sharing knowledge, building capability and creating connections. Through combining market information and insights, they create knowledge that is credible, relevant and practical so that businesses can make informed commercial decisions. FIAL inspires businesses to grow by providing practical skills and capabilities delivered through industry experts which increases business’ confidence to develop innovative products and access new markets. Moreover, they connect businesses with researchers to kickstart industry investment, foster innovation and encourage new product, process and technology development. Part of FIAL’s vision is to upskill industry, increase collaboration and reduce red tape.

End Food Waste Australia

End Food Waste Australia is the nation’s leading organisation for improving the Australian food system’s productivity, resilience and sustainability. By providing ongoing research and development, core strategies and infrastructures we deliver evidence-based solutions to food-chain enterprises, working toward a more sustainable future from paddock to plate.

We help establish the link between government, businesses, industry bodies, retailers and consumers to help uncover mutually beneficial collaborations and optimise workflows. Our team has over 15 years of experience in global food waste solutions and have the expertise to facilitate meaningful change.

End Food Waste Australia is already making a big difference. We have formed the world’s largest dedicated public-private partnership of over 100 organisations focused on ending food waste.


Allergen Bureau

The Allergen Bureau is Australia and New Zealand’s leading industry body in the allergen management sector of the food industry. Through their mission of ‘providing consistent, science-based, allergen risk assessment and labelling’, they are driven to engage with the food industry and share information derived from global food regulations and scientific research. This ensures that consumers are constantly aware and understand information concerning food allergens. The Allergen Bureau’s current reach extends across Australia & New Zealand as well as Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Their interactions predominantly consist of industry professionals, research groups and consumers.

Food allergens are increasingly becoming an international phenomenon, with many more food-related bodies acknowledging the importance of addressing food allergies and how it affects people. The Allergen Bureau is a clear-cut example of how competitors in the food industry, food manufacturing and marketing companies, importers, exporters, retailers cooperate and interact to achieve a common goal for the interest of consumer welfare and health.


ASKAFOODTECH™ is an award-winning food technology consulting company providing specialist advice to food producers across Australia with the ambition to grow.

Based in Toowoomba, ASKAFOODTECH™ provides our clients with a suite of professional services including new food innovation & product development, allergen management and food labelling services that proactively help you protect and grow your brand and business.

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

IFT is an international, not-for-profit organisation. Founded in 1939, it was created to execute the vision of a small group of scientists who believed that communication amongst professionals in the food science and technology industry was paramount to the progress of emerging disciplines. Over seventy-five years later, IFT has grown in both numbers and impact with members from more than 95 countries around the world. IFT’s mission is to advance the science of food and its application across the global food system through facilitating the interchange of ideas among its members, stimulating scientific investigations into technical problems dealing with the manufacture and distribution of food, promulgating the results of research in food technology, offering a forum for discussion, and planning, organising and administering projects for the advancement of food science.

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