• Australian Native Products is the world’s largest grower and supplier of lemon myrtle. Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to general manager Ross Norris and the queen of lemon herbs.
    Australian Native Products is the world’s largest grower and supplier of lemon myrtle. Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to general manager Ross Norris and the queen of lemon herbs.
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Queen Myrtle

Australian Native Products is the world’s largest grower and supplier of lemon myrtle. In this episode Food & Drink Business editor Kim Berry talks to general manager Ross Norris about the business and this, the queen of lemon herbs.

We start off discussing the history of Australian Native Products, its expansion, and establishing a consistent, high quality, organic product.

Ross explains how ANP processes the crop to preserve the flavour and medicinal qualities of the lemon myrtle. We delve into the numerous applications for this hardy native including food, agriculture, cosmetics and health.

The company is focused on global expansion and Ross gives us an update on his recent trip to the World Tea Expo in the US.

Packaging News

It's been a long time coming, the evolution of AUSPACK into an ell-encompassing trade show for packaging and processing, truly reflective of the industry represented by show owner the APPMA. And last night at the APPMA Gala Dinner during AUSPACK, the APPEX show was launched.

The APPMA Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner was attended by 450 packaging and processing industry professionals, who gathered for the industry's night of nights to recognise this year's winners: Foodmach, Fibre King, GS1, Packsize, Trimatt Systems and Laco Automation were victorious, with emerging leaders from HMPS and Rhima also recognised.

On the Matthews Australasia stand at AUSPACK today, CEO Mark Dingley announced the company's new strategic partnership with FreshChain Systems, enabling end-to-end fresh food traceability from farm to fork.