Bundager Sugar, the first in Australia, began to produce organic sugar


IN an Australian first, Bundaberg Sugar is growing and processing organic raw sugar after achieving Australian Certified Organic (ACO) status.

It is reported by NewsMail.

Chief Executive Officer Guy Basile said interest from retailers and manufacturers has prompted Bundaberg Sugar to grow organic sugar cane on its company farms and process it at the Millaquin site.

This is a first for Bundaberg Sugar and it will be the only suppliers of Australian organic sugar. The identified market is due to more interest in purchasing organic sugar.

The main intention is to develop a robust customer base to meet the needs of retailers and manufacturers who are currently purchasing organic sugar from overseas.

Bundaberg Sugar General Manager Operations David Pickering said 20 ha of land on company farms would produce around 2,000 tonnes of organic sugar cane in 2018.

Crushing the organic sugar cane will occur at the end of the 2018 crushing season.


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