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Central Coast Food Business, Spiralz Fermented Foods, one of six winners in the Mars Seeds of Change Accelerator program

Central Coast Industry Connect (CCIC) congratulates Central Coast based business, ‘Spiralz Fermented Foods’ for being named as a recipient of the ‘MARS SEEDS OF CHANGE Accelerator Program’. Two hundred and twenty four businesses from around Australia applied to be a part of this program, designed to help early stage food-focused businesses build a sustainable future by fast-tracking their growth.

“Having three Central Coast Businesses in the final fifteen was a great achievement for our local food industry and then to have one of six (6) recipients go through to the winners list was an outstanding result” said  Frank Sammut, Executive Officer of CCIC.   

“I sat through some of the pitch sessions and it was clearly going to be a difficult task for the judges. Congratulations to all the finalist in the program and to Mars Foods Australia for such a great program that supports the Food industry in Australia”

Spiralz owners Michelle Amor and Tracey Rochford create gourmet fermented foods. They use traditional methods to ferment without the use of any starter culture or preservatives. The range is organic, vegan, free of gluten, dairy and nuts. Their products are widely sought after for their probiotic and gut health benefits. They will be offered funding of $40,000, tailored growth strategies, opportunities to learn and be mentored by industry leaders, and to have access to expertise to accelerate the growth of their business.

We will have more on our local winners as we follow their journey through the program together with our other two Central Coast Finalist, Food to Nourish and Activate Foods.

Click here to read about all the winners in the program.

Central Coast Industry Connect is a  partner with Mars Food Australia and Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)  in delivering the Seeds of Change Program.  Central Coast industry Connect is funded by Food Innovation Australia Limited ,Cluster program, to deliver growth in the Central Coast Food and Agricultural Industry.

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