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Korean cuisine manufacturer Bibigo has released its new range of Sliced Kimchi, containing cabbage, radish, and onions locally sourced from Australian farms.

Available in both 400g and 900g SKUs, Bibigo’s kimchi is crafted using traditional methods and Australian grown cabbage, along with Bibigo's secret seasoning and patented probiotics.

With its rich probiotic content and abundance of vitamins and antioxidants, kimchi has become a highly sought after by Australians in recent years, and can be used as an alternative to relish, pickles, sauerkraut or as an addition to staple dishes like fried rice or scrambled eggs.

CJ Foods Oceania MD, Eugene Cha said Bibigo's commitment to sourcing locally ensured freshness and sustainability whilst supporting local farmers and communities.

“Whether enjoyed as a standalone side dish or incorporated into creative recipes, with our all new fresh kimchi range, Australian consumers can enjoy the authentic kimchi flavours of Korea made with fresh cabbage sourced from farms in both Victoria and Queensland, while reaping the health benefits of this beloved dish,” said Cha.

Bibigo’s kimchi contains an Australian government patented Probiotic (CJLM119) that reduces gas emissions (carbon dioxide) during the fermentation process, thus prolonging freshness and enhancing taste quality does to mitigating against the strong sour taste that can result from over-aging kimchi.

As the product ripens, it develops it’s crisp taste, and is distributed immediately after local production.

Bibigo’s new kimchi range is available in Asian grocery stores nationwide with expansion into mainstream grocery to follow.

Packaging News

In the first year of PKN’s Women in Packaging Awards programme, industry has stepped up with meaning. The response has been phenomenal, and the judges had their work cut out for them selecting the finalists from a competitive field of high-calibre nominees.

At The Hive Awards in Sydney today, the Best Packaging category was won by Don Smallgoods, part of George Weston Foods, for its resealable flow wrap pack for sandwich fillers and other smallgoods. This innovative packaging is a departure from the conventional thermoformed packs and addresses consumer demands for better functionality, sustainability, and product visibility.

Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, and are open to all of industry to apply.