Victorian processors limited to two-thirds of capacity, under tight new Govt rules
VICTORIAN meat processors will have to cut back production by a third and implement significant workplace safety measures after midnight Friday this week under new Stage Four COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Premier Daniel Andrews today.
In an effort to slow the growth of community coronavirus transmission across the state, the Premier this afternoon outlined the businesses that will stay open, have to curtail operations or close, for the next six weeks.
Retail outlets except for those that are related to food and essential services will have to close, except for those equipped for take away and drive-through, but Mr Andrews said businesses able to remain open in a scaled-back form will include meatworks.
“We know that meatworks are a really significant challenge for us,” he said.
“Whether it be lamb, poultry or beef, they will move to two thirds production, so they will reduce their production by one third, and those workplaces will look very different.”
“There will be some of the most stringent safety protocols that have been ever put in place in any industrial setting.
“Those workers will be essentially dressed as if they were a health worker – gloves and gowns, masks and shields,” Mr Andrews said.
“They will be working in one workplace only, they will be temperature checked, they will be tested.
“It is a proportionate response to the risk that that industry poses, but given the critical part in keeping Victorians fed and indeed, the nation fed, given that so much activity hubs out of Victoria, particularly given the drought and other challenges in other parts of the country, it is not possible to go below that two-thirds level,” Mr Andrews said.
“Cutting production by a third we still believe that people will able to have access to the products that they need.
“Again I can’t guarantee that every single product at exactly the volumes that you might like to buy will be there, but there will be enough for people to get what they need – not necessarily what they want, but what they need.”
Today’s result is considered the best possible outcome by some processors, who feared the government might enforce total closure of meat processing in the state, following the spiralling COVID relapse. More than 300 Victorian meatworkers have been sickened by COVID-19 since April. leading to a series of plant closures.
Meat processing is one of a number of sectors which will operate under restricted conditions under the Victorian Government’s Stage Four Restrictions. Others include cold storage, distribution centres, warehousing and construction.
The Australian Meat Industry Council said it had been advised that the restrictions, which take effect at midnight on Friday, included meatworks moving to 33 percent reduction of peak workforce, and increase the utilisation of PPE, temperature testing and other COVID-safe work interventions, most of which were already in place in all Victorian processors prior to today’s announcement.
“AMIC has been lobbying tirelessly on our member’s behalf to ensure that we remain as an essential service in the supply of food,” AMIC chief executive officer Patrick Hutchinson said.
“The impact of these restrictions in Victoria, AMIC believes will lead to a 30 percent reduction in supply chain throughput overall, based on discussions with our membership.
“It is our opinion that this will lead to a reduction in saleable meat in the Victorian community,” he said.
Butchers to remain open
AMIC said it welcomed the Victorian Premier’s announcement yesterday, which confirmed that independent retail butchers will remain open across greater Victoria, being recognised as an essential service. 45pc of independent local butchers and wholesalers supply essential services, including nursing homes, hospitals or hotels.
AMIC would like to reiterate to all Australians that our members are committed to producing high quality and safe products. According to the World Health Organisation, other international health and food safety authorities, as well as both Australian and New Zealand Governments, there is no evidence that consumers can become infected with COVID-19 through food or food packaging,” it said.
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2 August 2020 – Our Batchelor Abattoir Rum Jungle in NT Darwin export buffaloes full carcass and 4 quarters to the Philippine and Papua on Saturday. We also export and sold locally bone in and debone buffalo meat to the local and export market. We hope to export to other markets soon.
1 August 2020 – Penyembelihan Korban di Victoria Valley Abattoir Trafagal Victoria Australia the first 200 heads of Qurban are for a Turkish foundation MEC, we are packing in 3kg packs for export to Indonesia on Tuesday.
Then the next 250 head is for Human Appeal which is going to a cannery in Brunei to be canned for the Middle east.
31 JULY 2020 – Our Victoria Valley Abattoir Trafagal Victoria undertake today korban for Human Appeal Qurban Project. We slaughter today 200 heads and tomorrow another 200 heads. The meat will be debone pack and send to them for distributions.
27 JULY 2020 – Saya telah minta pengurusan Flavourista untuk berjumpa dengan saya dan memberi taklimat terhadap produk produk baru keluaran kilang dan respon pasaran terhadap keluaran baru dan juga taklimat terhadap pasaran keluaran semua produk yang di keluarkan.
26 JULY 2020 – A new sensation and taste of Flavorista flavor fiesta promotion.
23 July 2020 – Today across Western Australia we held in store cooking demonstrations throughout the local spud shed supermarket stores.
We would like to take this chance to thank the Spud Shed team for all their efforts into making this happen & the local community of WA for all the positive feedback regarding our free range burgers.
21 JULY 2020 – S’lasih Padang and Asian Cuisine will be open on the 1st August on the 3rd floor Bangsar Shopping Complex (BSC Bangsar) .
20 JULY 2020 – S’lasih Padang and Asian Cuisine telah di buka di Putrajaya Persint 15. Restaurant ini menyediakan makanan Padang, makanan Melayu Malaysia dan makanan Barat, konsep yang baru untuk pelanggan menjamu selera.
18 JULY 2020 – Our RUM JUNGLE halal Beef Burger are selling well in one of Western Australia groceries Spud Shed they have 13 stores.
They have sold 3tons of RUM JUNGLE halal Beef Burgers. Very soon RUM JUNGLE Halal Beef Burgers will be sold in ALDI, COLES and WOOLWORTHS stores all over Australia. This brand is accepted by the Australian market.
10 JULY 2020 – Our Batchelor Abattoir NT is sending the first container of carcass of slaughter buffaloes to the Philippine.
3 July 2020 – Hari ini, Natrabu Putrajaya telah bertukar nama kepada D’Slasih Asian Cuisine. Dengan penjenamaan semula ini Restoran D’Slasih menawarkan pelbagai jenis variaty makanan dan minuman mengikut citarasa rakyat Malaysia. Bukan saja menawarkan masakan Padang, malah pelbagai pilihan makanan tempatan yang menjadi kesukaan pengunjung ke Restoran D’Slasih Asian Cuisine di G66, Jalan Perak P15 Presint Diplomatik, Putrajaya.
3 JULY 2020 – Rum Jungle Abattoir in NT have got the United States America clearance for buffalo meat export to the U.S.A market .This week we are sending our first container to our U.S.A buyer. Insyallah we will be sending more containers to the U.S.A market in weeks to come and we hope to be able to sell trimmings into the U.S.A market.
27 June 2020 – Flavorista products now on display at major supermarkets and stores for sale. Another product for Malaysian by a Malaysian company to ease your cooking and consumer needs.
25 June 2020 – One of our subsidiary companies director was appointed as one of the advisers for food industry MOA by the Minister Of Agriculture Malaysia. Congratulation Dato Seri Irmohizam Ibrahim.
21 JUNE 2020 – Four containers of meat mill from our rendering plant RUM JUNGLE NT Australia was exported to Taiwan. This is the first shipment as we have implemented a no waste system in this abattoir.
16 June 2020 – The first dry containers of Meat and Bone Meal from Rum Jungle Rendering Export to Taiwan
8 June 2020 – Our goats in our abattoir in Somaliland being inspected and certified before we pack for export. We are exporting to Oman and soon to the other middle Eastern Countries.
3 June 2020 – Australian Meat Auditors were inspecting our meat cuts today at our Batchelor Abattoir. Austraia is very strict with the meat industry they come and check all the meat works everytime to ensure quality
1 June 2020 – First batch of 58 tons of Fetel Blood being ship out from our bachelor abattoir to Graincrop locally. We will soon export to Taiwan once we get the Australian accreditation.
22 Mei 2020 – Antara produk keluaran Flavorista yang sudah berada di pasaran.
17 MAY 2020 – Produk Flavorista terbaharu di pasaran. Potato Flake, Corn Flour, Custard Flour, Japanese Breadcrump dan Roti canai Premix.
4 May 2020 – Our Rum Jungle Beef Patties being offer to the online customers of Ocean Tree Hong Kong together with other meat products. We were told that the response by the Hong Kong consumer is very encouraging. We would like thank Ocean Tree for introducing our product in their on line platform.
27 APRIL 2020 – More product are coming out from our small good factory at Brunswick Melbourne as new customers demand varies. We will produce according to our customers need.
22 APRIL 2020 – Nusantara Meat through its subsidiary Kingdom Media Sdn Bhd have started online offer to customer to purchase beef and chicken using a platform meathouz.com.my customers can purchase using this platform and the purchase will be send to them. More products will be offer soon.this initiative is to get the public to purchase online and to receive the product without them going to the markets and supermarkets.
Will add more products from time to time like premium nusa burgers. nusa frankfurters, nusa meat balls etc.
21 APRIL 2020 – The first container of frozen goat carcasses left our Burau Cold Room and Tayyib abattoir Somaliland to Berbera port for first shipment to Oman. Congratulatins to all the Somaliland Staff for your achievements today after 5 years of straggling in the conditions which we never expected. This achievements is our beginning of a milestone to assist Somaliland in meat export and also to add up to our Halal meat exports to the world just like our sister company CAG in Australia. Our Business and our Ibadan FARDU KIFAYAH.
20 APRIL 2020 – New products being introduced by CAG small goods factory at Brunswick Melbourne Australia for the Australian local market and supermarket chain. This product will be introduce for export markets to its overseas customers soon. They have started exporting to Kuwait and Bahrain under the brand SULTAN. Using its own brand they exported to Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. Its waiting for Halal Certification for the Malaysian and Indonesian market and hope to export to this markets soon.
17 APRIL 2020 – We received the halal certificate CAG Rum Jungle Meat Export today it was approved on the 15 April. We hope to export to Muslims country soon. Today we despatch our first container of buffalo meat to Korea from our NT abattoir. The halal certification also allows us to export cattle,buffalo and camel. We will look into camel meats for export to Middle East,Europe and Canada.
17 APRIL 2020 – Flavorista is marketing it’s products through supermarkets and also to B2B buyers as the demand for its products surged due to the effect of the pandemic Covid19. Customers are more confident to buy their premixed ingredients for cooking rather than buying each ingredient for their cooking requirements. Flovorista is doing its best to supply the demand by its customers and hoping that this will change the cooking style of Malaysian in the future as it is clean and hassle free for the Malaysian cooking needs.it is also inexpensive.
12 April 2020 – Nusantara Meat is the supplier of all the meats for RISDA LADANGKU outlets all over Malaysia.this meats comes from CAG farms in Victoria Australia,the products which is in Risda LADANGKU outlets is as :
12 APRIL 2020 – The CAG Brunswick small goods products is now sold in UNITED service stations all over Australia.
We are working on a Protein Meat Pack
Each pack contains
6 rum jungle burgers (1kg)
2x500gr Beef Mince
2x500gr Dice Beef
2x500gr Steak (250gram)
5kg total box size
We want to place this in every Service Station in the Country.
9 April 2020 – Our rum jungle batchelor abattoir today starts to pack rum jungle meat in its own boxes for distribution into local and export market.
5 April 2020 – Flavorista products now available in :
Aeon Mx Valu
InshaAllah we will strive and work hard + smart to penetrate new market place!
3 April 2020 – Our Brunswick small goods factory today starts producing and packaging Porterhouse Steak for all convenience store for BP n Shell petrol station shops in Australia. This product is for the convenient of their customers to buy and cook it at home without hassle. Just pick it up and bring home to cook concept which this petrol station are introducing to their customers.
3 April 2020 – Today we slaughter cattle as for Rum Jungle Meat Brand, we are introducing this products first into the Australian market than we will introduce it for export market, grass fed and no hormones.
2 April 2020 – Nusantara Meat producing beef burgers for the local market and also cutting prime cuts as per customer request. Our butcher shop is open to serve our customers.
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2 April 2020 – Slaughtering cattle in the Rum Jungle Abattoir and packaging the meats into boxes for local and export market.
2 April 2020 – Cattle at our Batchelor Rum Jungle abattoir Darwin NT waiting for slaughtering for the local Australian market.
31 March 2020 – Our montage for Australia Product.
27 MARCH 2020 – Our Bachelor abattoir is busy slaughtering buffaloes for the local market and preparing for export to America,the Solomon Island and Papua.
27 MARCH 2020 – Our small goods factory in Brunswick Melbourne is operating from 3am in the morning till 5pm daily to full fill local supermarket orders and for export. Our Gippsland Angus Brand pure beef burgers have a huge orders from Hong Kong. We are also producing Minch Meats and Rum Jungle burgers for the Queensland supermarkets.
20 March 2020 – Kedai daging kami Nusantara Meats Berhad di buka untuk pelanggan. Ini bagi memudahkan pelanggan membeli daging waktu kita sedang hadapi wabak Covid19. Berhubung dengan kami untuk mendapatkan keperluan anda Serta kami juga membuat home delivery(penghantaran ke rumah).
20 March 2020 – Our Brunswick small goods factory are producing minced meat for the Australian local market. More than 10MT a day are produced for the local super markets to ensure no shortage of meat during this period of Covid19.
19 March 2020 – We slaughtered cattle and buffaloes in Rum Jungle abattoir Northern Territory and we also delivered a container of boxed meats to CAG Melbourne for the local market.
17 March 2020 – Pelakon Fizo Omar dan Azar Azmi menikmati masakan minang di Restoran Natrabu Bangsar Shopping Complex malam ini. Fizo bersama krew produksi menikmati juadah masakan yang terdapat di Natrabu@BSC.
17 March 2020 – Our Northern Territory Rum Jungle abattoir Darwin started slaughtering buffaloes. We have orders for the American market, we hope to also supply to Indonesia and Malaysia soon.
16 March 2020 – Kesemua produk keluaran flavorista di pamerkan di pasaraya-pasaraya tempatan dan mula di pasarkan kepada pembeli dan pelanggan.
11 March 2020 – Our catering facilities in Makkah.
8 March 2020 – Our Managing Director son’s wedding yesterday.we wish all the best for the newly wedding couple. May ‘Allah SWT’ bless his family always.
8 March 2020 – Kilang pembungkusan dan dapur masakan di Makkah oleh Tadmansori telah pun siap untuk beroperasi mengikut peraturan dan piawaan kerajaan Arab Saudi.
The Indonesian pilgrimaged council of Indonesia will visit and inspect the facilities and place orders for their pilgrims both for haj and umrah.the visit will be done this coming week.we will also invite Pihak
Tabung Haji Malaysia to look at our facilities.
We have confirmed orders from the Middle eastern countries to supply for their people needs during both Umrah n Haj.
8 March 2020 – Another brand which will be produced in our Brunswick factory for supermarkets in Australia and export market to America.this is a premium patty made using wagyu beef and all natural.
26 FEBRUARY 2020 – This is Somaliland Frozen Goat container.
26 FEBRUARY 2020 – The Burau abattoir in Somaliland started killing and export sheep n goats.they also slaughtered camels for the local market.
19 FEBRUARY 2020 – NATRABU@Bangsa Shopping Complex BSC will open tomorrow after a short break from the earlier place which it operates from to give clients a more convenient place to dine and ample parking.
Come and experience a new ambience and fine Sumatran PADANG MINANGKABAU food.you will not regret it.
Another New Steak house experience from the paddock to the table concept at Bangsa Shopping Complex FLAVORISTA Resto@BSC will also be open tomorrow.
Come and enjoy our concept of from the paddock to the table experience where all meats comes from our Australian Farm.
19 FEBRUARY 2020 – Our three 888 Australian Premium Meats produce by CAG Victoria Valley Abattoir.
10 FEBRUARY 2020 – Rum Jungle
4 FEBRUARY 2020 – Our Abattoir in Somaliland doing trials in slaughtering goats at the facility.
31 JANUARY 2020 – Food tasting session to the director of Korean fast food restaurant in Malaysia. They have 16 fast food outlets here looking for combination of Malaysian + fushion style food.
30 JANUARY 2020 – Congratulations Batchelor Team in your second sales of 20 pallets shipped to central for the local Australian market. It was also good to hear that your target in killing 100 heads a day today your team touch 104 heads. We look forward to your shipment of the second order for Solomon Island they are buying 2 more containers from Batchelor.
28 January 2020 -Our first container of box meat is out from our Batchelor Abattoir today. A date to remember after years of hard work to get this place up.
Congratulations to our team at Batchelor Rum Jungle Northern Territory for your hard work and to achieve this.
First Container out from Batchelor to Solomon Island. 95cl Beef trimmings.
27 JANUARY 2020 – Today, Mr Hakan Koyu our director of sales is in Thailand meeting potential clients for or meat and small goods products, he had a discussion with Big C and Mc Donalds Thailand.
23 JANUARY 2020 – Our small goods factory in Brunswick Melbourne are producing and marketing this two Brand of burgers to Australia and the world. We are looking for distributors out side of Australia. In Australia we are selling to supermarkets chain.
22 January 2020 – Flavorista will do OEM (coffee) for Amy Search soon.
10 JANUARY 2020 – Business meeting with Park Chang Dong and Meenah Park regarding business of Tadmansori n KDS. Park will meet with group MD Dato Tengku Rethwan on Monday to discuss further on all issues.
9 JANUARY 2020 – Had lunch with my friend Park Chong Dong from Korea. We know each other for the last 25 years. We celebrated his 59 years of age may god bless him always.
7 JANUARY 2020 -Dato Dr Tengku Rethwan, Managing Director Tadmansori and Dato Hasbi, Group Ceo just finished meeting with the chairman of Arab Authority in Dubai office.
6 JANUARY 2020 – Our Dato Dr Tengku Rethwan, Managing Director Tadmansori and Dato Hasbi, Group Ceo meeting clients in Middle East, Abu Dhabi with LULU International Group at their HQ.
Lulu will be our first Oman customer, they are keen on our meat from somaliland & Australia.
Lulu has an annual turnover of USD8B employing 56,000 workers in 22 countries.
They can also supply Indian beef as they have 5 slaughter house in India accredited by JAKIM.
29 Disember 2019 – Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim selaku Pengarah Dancom hadir ke Program Titipan Kasih Desa Tercinta “Back to School” di Kampung Api-Api Kuala Selangor serta penyerahan bantuan kepada warga miskin B40 yang terpilih.
Para penerima dari golongan kurang berkemampuan gembira dan berterima kaaih menerima sumbangan yang di sampaikan oleh Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam.
Rata-rata Rakyat sekarang jelas terhimpit dan dibebani dengan kos sara hidup yang semakin meningkat di samping dengan tiada insentif dan bantuan sara hidup dari kerajaan PH menjadi punca keadaan yang semakin menghimpit penghidupan rakyat terutamanya di luar bandar. Ada di kalangan mereka telah hilang punca pendapatan disebabkan pembuangan kerja oleh majikan serta harga sawit yang tidak menentu.
Datuk Seri Dr Irmohizam Ibrahim juga mengambil ruang untuk memberikan motivasi kepada pelajar-pelajar untuk cemerlang dalam bidang pendidikan.
26 Disember – Visited Tadmansori main kitchen for catering services business in Makkah.We followed the Saudi authorities with their standards and requirements to operate.Will be in operations in 2 months time.Was given a briefing by the manager and the partner.
26 Disember 2019 – Visiting CAG small goods facilities in Brunswick Melbourne Australia.
26 Disember 2019 – Inspecting the refurbished Bachelor Abattoir at Rum Jungle Northern Territory Australia the abattoir started slaughtering cattle and soon buffalo and camel.
26 Disember 2019 – New product from CAG Brunswick factory for the market for year 2020.
26 Disember 2019 – Audit product by PICC as they are interested to get flavorista product.with China’s agent to purchased flavorista and meeting some local agents to promote flavorista products in year 2020.
7 Disember 2019 – First week production of meat at CAG Rum Jungle abattoir Northern Territory Australia.
King Island beef farmers hope new $50m abattoir will secure future of industry
Island Abattoir: A new project could revitalise King Island’s beef industry
King Island — a remote parcel of land halfway between Tasmania and Victoria — is building a reputation for award-winning cheeses and golf courses, but it’s beef that keeps the community going.
The island, which has a population of just over 1,500, produces between 30,000 and 40,000 head of prime cattle a year.
But it hasn’t been smooth sailing.
In 2012 the island’s abattoir, which had been running since the 1950s, was closed overnight by multinational processor JBS.
“I actually remember exactly where I was sitting when I heard the news,” beef producer Ana Pimenta said.
At the time, Ms Pimenta was in the early stages of growing her business with husband Tom Perry.
“Tom and I actually thought about leaving the island,” she said.
They chose to stay — but have since forked out to freight cattle off-island to be processed.
It costs about $120 a head to ship an animal south to Tasmanian abattoirs.
“The cost went from about $10,000 a year to about $100,000 on transport,” Duncan Clemons, who runs 1,200 Angus cattle turning-off about 600 a year, said.
“We really felt that on King Island and it was quite a depressing time because of that extra cost.”
Staff left with abattoir
As well as hitting the hip pockets of farmers the closure of the abattoir was a blow to the local economy.
Most of the facility’s 70 staff left the island along with their families.
Businesses on the main street of had fewer customers and football teams lost players.
But there is hope a new development will rejuvenate the island’s economy and help beef producers.
Melbourne-based agricultural investment company EAT Group is ready to begin construction on a new $50-million abattoir to process 180 head a day and sell a branded product to domestic and export markets.
EAT Group said it would begin construction over summer and expects to process cattle in March 2021.
“It will mean that these animals will jump on a 30-minute truck ride to the abattoirs [instead of an over nine-hour boat trip] and that’s it,” beef producer Thor Clemons said.
“As well as $120 of freight that I don’t have to pay, which is about a 5-to-6-per-cent profit going back into my pocket.”
‘I hope people have learnt their lesson’
Meat processing is a notoriously low margin industry made more difficult by being on a remote island.
But the major challenge is supply of cattle.
To go into the branded product, all the animals have to be sourced from the limited pool of King Island cattle.
While many of the beef producers support a project to bring jobs back to the island, for various reasons they will not all agree to sell to just one processor.
When there was a local abattoir, some producers sold to competitors in pursuit of a better price, which JBS said was one reason it shut its aging facility.
“I’m as guilty as the next person for selling off-island during that time to chase 5 or 10 cents a kilo more,” Richard Sutton, the former president of the King Island Beef Producers Group, said.
“I hope people have learnt their lesson.”
EAT Group said securing supply was its first priority.
“We said to [the farmers] ‘this won’t work unless you are committed’,” EAT Group director Phil McFarlane said.
EAT Group said it had exclusive supply deals with 66 farmers, but it was unclear what that represented as a proportion of farms and livestock on the island.
King Island provides approximately 20 per cent of the cattle slaughtered by existing abattoirs in Tasmania, and extra competition for that cattle could boost prices for islanders.
“The other processors, particularly Greenham Tasmania and JBS are unlikely to sit on their hands if they see a large number of cattle which they have been processing now being processed by someone else,” Mike Stephens, who authored a report into meat processing capacity in Tasmania for the state government, said.
“They will almost certainly increase their buy price and that will test whether or not the [exclusive] agreement that EAT Group have with producers is solid.”
New facility ‘fantastic’ for King Island farmers
While the King Island project is being welcomed by some islanders it could have ramifications for beef producers in Tasmania.
Mr Stephens said it could reduce the viability of JBS facility in Longford, northern Tasmania, which ships in cattle for a King Island-branded product.
“Longford is an old plant and if you were JBS and you couldn’t get enough cattle to make that plant viable you would be justified in closing it,” he said.
JBS told the ABC it had recently refreshed its King Island Beef brand with a focus on traceability.
King Island farmers like Duncan Clemons are cautiously optimistic they will have a local avenue for their animals.
“I don’t think anyone would have thought an abattoir would get built again on the island,” he said.
“So for it to actually come again and this project to go ahead it’ll be just fantastic for the island.”
Instagram-driven meat sales in Indonesia may harm Australia’s live export industry
Indonesia’s shift to buying meat online, including via Instagram, could significantly disrupt Australia’s live cattle trade trade, according to industry insiders.
- Indonesian consumers are increasingly buying meat via social media such as Instagram
- Meat is then being distributed via motor scooters
- An Australian cattle trader warns that producers need to consider the growth of online sales
Traditionally, Indonesians prefer to buy freshly-slaughtered meat from the ‘wet market’.
However, a growing number of ‘mumpreneurs’ are bypassing traditional supply chains for meat by selling beef via Instagram directly to those willing to buy.
Indonesian cattle trader Jimmy Halim said people were selling meat — which could be beef or cheaper buffalo meat — from unknown sources on the photo-sharing social media site.
“Someone has a freezer or a chiller and they will post [a photo of] it on Instagram,” he explained.
“They will say they have this beef at a certain price point and customers will contact them via Instagram or WhatsApp, and they will fulfil the order that way.”
Convenience of online purchases
Mr Halim, who owns feedlots and abattoirs in Indonesia, has a joint venture partner in the Northern Territory.
He said the rise of Instagram sales was concerning because online customers did not know where their meat had come from.
“Consumers are willing to try Instagram and they will do transactions by Instagram because the account holders can fulfil the demand at the right price point, and it is relatively quick to fulfil their order.”
Meat and Livestock Australia Indonesian representative Valeska, who goes by a single name, said customers were also going online to avoid the crowded Jakarta streets.
“In Indonesia, where traffic can be very bad at times, it’s that convenience factor that gets people to try something online,” she said.
“I’ve seen beef been distributed on the back of motorbikes, that’s how things are changing.”
Valeska said it was the thousands of delivery drivers on scooters employed by the likes of Indonesian company Gojek, a $10-billion start-up or ‘decacorn’ business, that made cheap delivery possible.
Focus on meat price since trade ban
It is not just the way people are buying beef in Indonesia that is changing.
The live export market has transformed significantly since the Australian Government’s trade ban in 2011.
At the height of the trade in 2009, 80 per cent of all Australian live export cattle made their way to Indonesia.
Now only half the trade ends up there. Last year, Australia’s live cattle trade to Indonesia was worth $630 million.
Elders Indonesia director Jason Hatchett said Australian farmers were the main suppliers of beef to Indonesia in 2009, but the industry had never recovered since the trade ban.
“When I first came up here there weren’t really any issues,” he said.
“So it’s only really been in the last seven or eight years that there has been a focus on price.
“Since the ban it’s been one thing after another.”
Ritz Carlton Jakarta executive chef Sean Macdougall said that at the time the trade ban opened-up a black market in beef.
“Sometimes we had suppliers call us and say ‘look, I’ll have one tonne of meat next week. It’s brand X. Do you want to take it?” he said.
“[Then they’d say] I’ll give you 10 minutes, call me back.
Trader considering Amazon-like platform for selling meat
Skip forward eight years and Australian beef no longer dominates the market.
The Indonesian Government has opened-up trade to Indian buffalo and is currently considering live trade with Brazil.
Mr Halim said traders in Australian beef needed to be mindful of protecting their brand in the changing market.
He said he was looking at creating an Amazon-like platform to sell meat and control the branding of Aussie beef.
Valeska thinks the move to online could be an opportunity for Australian suppliers.
But Mr Halim warned that if the Australian cattle industry did not embrace digital platforms, it was in danger of killing the trade in live export.
“We will continue to drop off the cliff,” he said.
“And then the feedlot business, the abattoir business, will be out of business, and Indonesia will go back to just trading beef.”
4 Disember 2019 – After meeting in Tokyo the President of this Japanese MNC company has come to Kuala Lumpur to visit Flavorista.today we had dinner in front of flavourista resto and tomorrow they will visit our factory.
4 Disember 2019 – Our next respondents for retail product project,respond was good and they like the product.
29 November 2019 – Wrapping for Rum Jungle, Gippsland Pure and Milk Fed Beef.
25 November 2019 -Haji Rosli, Our master butcher is now doing deboning at Nusantara meat facility Mukim Batu.
22 November 2019 – Unloading the first chilled carcass shipment from Australia in Nusantara Meats factory at mukim Batu.
22 November 2019 – Flavorista one of the companies get involved in Food Service Education Forum In UITM.
21 November 2019 – We are doing tasting of Nusantara Meat patties at the Nusantara factory in mukim batu.many range of products are made and tasted.we hope to do a commercial production in 2 weeks time.we will introduce it in the market.
21 NOVEMBER 2019 – Congratulation…. Only four hotels in Langkawi got this and we are one of them.
$280m commitment in new Brisbane further-processing meat facility for Woolworths
Artist’s impression of the new Hilton/Woolworths retail-ready facility opened yesterday south of Brisbane
A NEW $280 million meat further-processing and distribution facility in south-east Queensland was officially opened yesterday, servicing the growing needs of Woolworths supermarkets across eastern Australia.
Total store numbers for Woolworths across Australia recently went past 1000, as the company’s demand for convenient retail-ready and value-added meat products – both within Australia and for export overseas – continues to grow.
Hilton Foods Australia’s Heathwood processing facility south of Brisbane has created more than 650 new jobs, with more on the cards when it ramps up to full production next year.
Heathwood will deliver more than 1500 tonnes of fresh red meat to more than 450 Woolworths stores in NSW and Queensland each week. The facility is the third opened in Australia in the past eight years to exclusively service Woolworths’ needs, joining similar facilities in Melbourne and Perth.
It will produce a wide array of retail ready packed meat products, both portion-cut steak cuts, mince, diced meats and sausages, and corned meats, together with value-added lines like marinated meats, pre-cooked heat-and-serve and other red meat items.
Pictured at yesterday’s Hilton Heathwood plant opening were from left, Phil Heffer (Hilton Foods Aust), Ziggy Kwarcinski (Woolworths Group), Charis Mullen (State Member for Jordan), Angela Owen (BCC), Pat McEntee (Hilton Foods) and Robert Watson (Hilton Foods Chairman)
“This is one of the most innovative facilities of its kind in the world and a real showpiece of advanced food manufacturing in Queensland,” minister for state development and manufacturing, Cameron Dick said during yesterday’s opening.
“Workers will operate robotics and man 23 state-of-the-art production lines to provide packaged meat and vegan products to Woolworths supermarkets locally and interstate,” Mr Dick said.
“Brisbane’s central location, excellent transport network and Queensland’s highly trained workforce were all factors in HFA’s decision to bring their operations to Heathwood.
Renewable energy installation
The Heathwood facility will boast the second largest rooftop photo-voltaic solar installation in Australia, consisting of 6000 solar panels, the opening gathering was told.
The new Heathwood facility will also produce alternate protein products like these Moving Mountains vegan beef burgers and Vegan Factor chicken items
Hilton Foods Australia’s solar installation at the facility will generate 2800MWh per annum, providing about 50 percent of the site’s total energy requirements.
Heat will also be harnessed from the facility’s refrigeration compressors, with an automated heat recovery system that will see 100,000L of water heated per day, saving 170MWh of energy a year.
Hilton Foods Australia chief executive officer Pat McEntee said the opening was a big milestone for the company.
“We are proud to be joining the local community in Heathwood and contributing to economic growth with new employment opportunities and service contracts,” he said.
“We value our partnership with Woolworths and look forward to assisting in developing a faster and fresher supply of high-quality meat and value-added products.”
Woolworths director of fresh food Paul Harker said Hilton Foods Australia was a valued supply partner to Woolworths, processing high-quality fresh meat for customers across Australia.
“It’s pleasing to see our long-term supply relationship with Hilton Foods Australia underpin this important new investment and job creation in Queensland,” Mr Harker said.
“We’re fortunate to source our fresh meat from the best Australian producers, and it’s important we uphold the quality of their product from paddock to plate.
“The opening of this state-of-the-art facility in Heathwood will help us deliver a consistently great fresh meat offer. It will also improve stock availability for our Queensland customers each and every day,” he said.
Local member for Jordan, Charis Mullen, said the benefits of such a large local workforce would be felt across the region.
“The majority of workers here live locally, so they will shop local and support great local businesses along the supply chain,” Ms Mullen said. “This is another great manufacturing facility in Queensland that will help strengthen the sector and shore up our state’s economic future.”
- Beef Central has been invited by Hilton Foods chief executive Pat McEntee to visit and inspect the new Heathwood facility. Stand by for a report in coming weeks.
Flavorista one of the companies exhibit and get involved in Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) Jakarta. This event was first held in 1964 in Paris.
As the winner of Halal Chefpreneur challenge in conjuction with Halfest, Flavorista was selected by HDC and TERAJU to promote our products to international food fair.
13 November 2019 – Syarikat tadmansori di UAE untuk memasarkan produk dari Somaliland dan Australia. Halal meats product daging sejuk beku daging kambing daging process seperti daging burger daging sausages,steak cuts dan bermacam macam lagi.
12 NOVEMBER 2019 – Central Agri Group receive Certificate of approval & BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.
9 November 2019 – CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN DATUK SERI TENGKU ADNAN TENGKU MANSOR WITH MR PARK CHAN DONG FROM SOUTH KOREA.
MR PARK AT SOUTH KOREA RECEIVE A SOURVENIR FROM DATUK SERI TENGKU ADNAN AND HAPPY WITH PARTNERSHIP BUSINESS BETWEEN TWO COUNTRY FOR 25 YEARS.
7 November 2019 – En. Norhisham masih bertemu dengan pengusaha-pengusaha di Jepun dalam memberi penerangan produk-produk keluaran Flavorista kepada bakal-bakal pembeli.
5 November 2019 – Pertemuan yg di atur kan oleh MATRADE, MITI di Tokyo Jepun. Pengarah Urusan Flavorista, En. Norhisham bertemu dengan syarikat jepun yang berminat terhadap produk keluaran flavorista dan produk halal. Mereka berminat kerana bahan yang digunakan bermutu dan halal.
3 NOVEMBER 2019 – FLAVORISTA antara 21 syarikat yang bakal menyertai pameran di Jepun. Pengarah Urusan Flavorista En. NorHisham mewakili ke Jepun dan program berkenaan anjuran bersama Malaysia(Matrade) dengan pihak Jepun.
30 October 2019 – Hari ni Flavorista bersama R&D QSRT (KFC) menguji perasa keluaran Flavorista untuk digunapakai oleh QSRT. 90% R&D telah dijalankan bersama KFC.
25 October 2019 – Nadias Hotel Langkawi sekali lagi mendapat pengiktirafan sebagai best 3 star hotel sea view oleh Kementerian Pelancongan Malaysia.
25 October 2019 – Tengku Rethwan,Dato Hasbi and Dato Aziz di Dubai bertemu dengan pembeli kambing yg sudah di sembelih di Somaliland.mereka juga akan menawarkan frozen beef box keluaran Tayyib Meat Somaliland.
25 October 2019 – Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor mengadakan sesi perbincangan bersama wakil Flavorista iaitu Norhisham Baharin, Pengarah Urusan Flavorista serta wakil Mr Briyani iaitu Mr Javiaat. Sesi hari ini juga termasuk merasa makanan dan menu terbaru dari Mr Briyani Restaurant.
24 Oct 2019 – At Abu Dhabi Free Trade Zone Office for the establishment of TAD Food Trading Ltd in UAE for our marketing, banking & payment base.
24 Oct 2019 – Natrabu Restaurant new outlet at Bangsar Shopping Complex will be opening next month. A site Visit from our MD to see a progress.
– Pemilihan pekerja
– Done food tasting
– Visit kerja kerja renovation
10 October 2019 – Talking to Dato Lokman Profdean GISB Holdings for Flavorista to pack wheat flour from Turkey. This wheat flour is unbleach. He inspected Flavorista packaging facilities and capabilities.
10 October 2019 – Our group managing director looking at flavorista bento set with flavorista seasonings to be market into Aeon outlets and looking for possibilities to market in other outlets and for our online delivery services.
8 Okt 2019 – Tad Marine Resort Pasir Panjang Pulau Tinggi Mersing Johor telah diiktiraf mempunyai tandas awam yang bersih oleh Majlis Daerah Mersing. Tahniah kepada pengurusan Tad Marine.
5 October 2019 – Latest logo for Nusantara Meat Berhad at Batu Caves factory and CAG Range at Batchelor NT.
24 SEPT 2019 – Nusantara Meat fitting of new machine for small goods production. Will be commissioned by contractors in one weeks time for trial production.
14 SEPT 2019 – Dato Dr Tengku Rethwan discuss with Mr Park Chan Dong regarding Tadmansori KDS future business and the way to move forward.
12 Sept 2019 – Mesyuarat bersama rakan strategik dari Korea Selatan, Mr Park Chan Dong untuk kerjasama perniagaan terbaru pada masa hadapan.
7 SEPT 2019 – Dyson New Outlet has opened at Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya.
7 SEPT 2019 – Our Brunswick small goods factory producing burger patties for SULTAN brand Kuwait.
6 Sept 2019 – Dato Sheikh Abdul Halim Alkathiri bersama Isteri Fathma melawat dan berbincang bekenaan produk FLAVORISTA untuk di guna pakai di dapur catering Makkah. Mereka juga berbincang tentang memasarkan produk ini di timur tengah.
6 SEPT 2019 – A VIDEO PROMO ABOUT TAD RESORT, PULAU TINGGI JOHOR.
5 SEPT 2019 – Flavorista New Packaging.
4 Sept 2019 – Nusantara Meat will be in Market Next Month.
31 August 2019 – Equipments ordered from Australia arrived for Nusantara Meats cold room facilities and small goods manufacturing. We will be in operations by November this year for Halal Meat,Quality Meat and Consumable Meat for the Malaysian market.
30 August 2019 – Progress report regarding catering central kitchen Saudi Arabia which is work in progress and will be in operation by the end of the year.
29 August 2019 – Flavorista appointed to supply this kind of Ready to Cook (RTC) set to all Aeon Hypermarket outlets in Malaysia.
What is include in RTC bento set.
Meat/Poultry + Vege + Flavorista Premix
28 AUGUST 2019 – Today, with presence & lead by our Executive Chairman Dato. Tengku Rethwan and management team, we received the Highest Cabinet Ministers & Govt. Delegates of Somaliland to our TMP facility.
Cabinet delegation was lead by:
H.E Dr. Saad Ali Shire, Minister of Finance
H.E Mr. Hassan,Minister of Livestock & Fisheries
H.E Mohammed ( Saachin ) -Minister of trade & Tourism
H.E Mr. Baghdadi- Governer of Central Bank
H.E Mr. ABDILLAHI, The Minister of Transport & Planning
H.E Mr. Mohammed – Governer of Burao’
H.E. The Dep. Gen of Ministry of Livestock And Government, ministries officials
The entire govt. of Somaliland assured the full & 100% support to our project and will do all best to ensure our success
The Investments & Facilities were briefly & successfully walked through, congratulations to the entire team, we are reasonably geared to start business soon.
The visit was covered by the Media Electronic & print media.
20 August 2019 – License approval from the Australian authorities for our Rum Jungle Abattoir.
19 AUGUST 2019 – A new product from our Brunswick Small Goods plant Rum Jungle Free Range Beef Burger. Free Range means the cattle is grass fed and no anti biotic used. Its all natural and healthy. Halal,Consumerble and Healthy. Halal meat for the world.
“WHEN IT COMES TO RUM JUNGLE BEEF BURGERS, WE LIKE TO KEEP IT SIMPLE”
HGP FREE•ANTIBIOTIC FREE•ETHICAL•NUTRITIOUS
OUR BURGERS ARE PRODUCED USING THE FINEST AUSTRALIAN BEEF FROM 100% FREE RANGE CATTLE.
CATTLE ARE REARED AND RAISED ON STUNNING LANDSCAPES OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY IN A NATURAL GRASSLANDS ENVIRONMENT,
ALLOWING US TO PRODUCE HEALTHY, TASTY, FREE-RANGE BEEF BURGERS FILLED WITH FLAVOUR.
13 AUGUST 2019 – Victoria Valley CAG Australia Abattior did korban for IHH INSANI turkey where the meat will be canned and distributed to Palestine and Syria.
13 AUGUST 2019 – Our abattoir in Somaliland was entrusted to do the korban and the meat was distributed by local leaders.meat was distributed to more than 8000 people.
6 AUGUST 2019 – Today Tadmansori Australia made another history after 18 years of mothballed Rum Jungle Abbattior Bachelor in Northern Territories and after nearly 18 months of refurbishing it starts trial killing of cattle n buffalos with all the Australian Authorities including Halal Certify watching at the process, the new refurbished abattoir is running well with the trial today.
We are hoping to start exporting box meat both cattle n buffaloes by October 2019 once we get the approval from all relevant authorities.
26 Julai 2019 – Our Brunswick, Melbourne small goods factory running automatic flow wrapper line for our burgers, its working perfect.
22 Julai 2019 – New Look and Menu Natrabu @ Bangsar Shopping Complex
19 JULAI 2019 – Dancom Group Profil
SAUDI ARABIA – 16 Julai 2019 – Usaha sama dalam penyediaan katering makanan untuk di bekalkan kepada jemaah Haji dan Umrah yang di bangunkan antara kota MINA dan Makkah hampir siap.
Kerjasama di antara Tadmansori dan peniaga Saudi Arabia ini telah berjalan hampir 3 tahun dengan pelaburan lebih dari 10juta Riyal.
Kelengkapan ini dijangka beroperasi pada bulan November tahun ini.
27 JUN 2019 – Pasangan selebriti Eira Syazira dan Azad dijemput oleh pihak Flavorista untuk melawat dan mencuba barangan keluaran Flavorista yang memudahkan lagi cara untuk menyediakan hidangan masakan kegemaran.
Eira dan suami tidak melepaskan peluang memasak dengan menggunakan produk Flavorista.
Hadir sama, Pengarah Urusan Flavorista Norhisham, Pengarah Syarikat, Tengku Daud Shah dan Ziah Zakaria
Flavorista telah dijemput menyertai Saudi Horeca 2019 di Riyadh, Saudi Arabia pada 26 hingga 28 November 2019
21 JUN 2019 – Visitor from Saudi Arabia, Mr Abdullah visit Flavorista factory and food testing. They are interested to market the product in Saudi Arabia.
21 JUN 2019 – NEW DAYSON OUTLET IN QUEENS BAY PENANG, NOW OPEN FOR CUSTOMER.
21 JUN 2019 – FLAVORISTA MEMPERKENALKAN 6 MENU BAHARU UNTUK PENGGUNA
- 19 JUN 2019 – OPEN HOUSE’S TADMANSORI HOLDINGS AND SPECIAL GUEST OUR FOUNDER, TENGKU ADNAN TENGKU MANSOR
- 29 APRIL 2019 – TENGKU DAUD TENGKU ADNAN GIVING A SPEECH AT NADIA’S HOTEL ANNUAL DINNER @ CHENANG LANGKAWI KEDAH.