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Jamie's Ministry of Food Pop-up Kitchen

The Search began in early February as a nationwide competition to find the location of the first Australian Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food Pop-up Kitchen. The pop-up kitchen is designed to be a hub from which people can become educated on how to source and prepare good, nutritious food. The search for a location for the first pop-up kitchen is proudly sponsored by Huon Aquaculture and  Co-founder & Managing Director, Frances Bender said, "We were excited to see that Tasmanian communities were so motivated to apply for the pop-up kitchen. The need for food education and healthy eating programs down here is evident in our substandard health statistics so it is really important for us to be involved in these...

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Construction has started on Huon's new Parramatta Creek facility

Construction has started on  Huon Aquaculture's new smokehouse and product centre at Parramatta Creek in the north of Tasmania. Huon Co-founder and Managing Director Peter Bender turned the first sod with Acting Premier Jeremy Rockliff, Senator for Tasmania Richard Colbeck, Wiley Managing Director Tom Wiley on April 11. “Today is an important chapter in the Huon story with the initiation of one of our biggest projects to date. Thank you to everyone who came to see the first sod turned and who has supported us in the lead up to this day”, said Peter Bender. The full construction brief includes building a new processing facility, upgrading the existing process facility and incorporating new offices and amenities which can cater for...

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Huon to invest over $40m in new seal protection system

Tasmanian Atlantic salmon producer, Huon Aquaculture, today unveiled a world first in seal protection systems at its Hideaway Bay Farm. The new seal protection system is expected to deliver unparalleled safety improvements – for farm workers, for seals, for sea birds, and for the salmon they protect. “Seals are the oceans natural inhabitants and as long as we share the waterways with them, we have a responsibility to minimise any impact we have on them. The best way to protect them and keep them safe is by preventing them from entering our pens in the first place”, said Managing Director Peter Bender. “Seals are inquisitive, intelligent and persistent animals and the best way to protect them and the fish we...

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Huon salmon – a legal performance enhancer?

Tasmanian salmon producers Huon Aquaculture launched a national advertising campaign today that puts a different spin on performance enhancing drugs, suggesting if you’re going to try to enhance your performance, do it naturally. Huon Aquaculture founder Frances Bender said in the wake of the Lance Armstrong saga and numerous incidents in Australian sporting codes the family owned business wanted to turn the issue on its head, using the super food of salmon to do it. “We made a decision around 18 months ago to support cycling within Australia through key sponsorships with two-time World Champion and Olympic medallist Shane Perkins and the Tasmanian based Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers Pro Team,” said Mrs Bender. “Given that, we felt to...

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Huon achieves prestigious Global G.A.P. accreditation

Huon Aquaculture became the first salmon producer in Australia to achieve the internationally recognised Global G.A.P. accreditation today, capping a stunning six months for the family-owned business. The accreditation comes off the back of the company’s ‘Tasmanian Exporter of the Year’ award last month and also retaining  an ‘A’ rating by the prestigious British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety for the third year in as row – the nation’s only salmon processor to achieve it. Frances Bender, joint owner and Director of Huon, said “we believe we produce the world’s most loved salmon and this accreditation is an endorsement of our world-leading salmon farming practices. “The Global G.A.P  and BRC accreditation gives consumers added confidence that our...

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