Australian Functional Foods is an Australian company. We have developed technology for processing fresh Australian fruit and vegetables to produce new premium healthy functional and nutraceutical food and beverage products.
Functional foods provide health and well being benefits over and above the basic nutritional contribution of the food.
Our portfolio includes anthocyanin-rich premium Australian sweet cherry crush and powder products. We have other cherry products in the pipeline, plus products from other fruits and vegetables.
We manage a strong supply chain with raw materials sourced from leading Australian growers and fully QA/QC-accredited manufacturing.
All our products are grown, processed and packaged in Australia.
Australian Functional Foods is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government Accelerated Commercialisation Grant.
Don is a co-founder of Australian Functional Foods Pty Ltd. He has a broad range of experience gained in senior technical and managerial roles in a wide variety of food-related projects including intensive oyster farming, novel aquaculture feed production, viticulture, and novel fermentation-based food and bio-fuel processing.
Don is also the managing director of Agritechnology Pty Ltd, a bioscience company that applies
bioprocessing technologies to develop new products and processes. Australian Functional Foods draws on Agritechnology’s 30+ years of R&D.
Derek is an experienced project manager who has worked across the food and beverage, energy efficiency, construction, and IT sectors. Derek is a key industry contributor with seats on the AusBiotech National Advisory Committee for Food Science and the NSW Product Development and Innovation Group for the AIFST.
Derek is focused on business development, project management, and building relationships with suppliers, customers, and industry partners.
Michele has expertise in developing production systems that are commercially viable and meet regulatory requirements, and is Australian Functional Foods technical lead in cherry processing.
Michele is also responsible for quality control testing and quality assurance processes.
Graham has international experience in industrial enzymes and biopharmaceuticals. He is skilled in R&D management, business development, and client communication. Graham specialises in protein chemistry, molecular biology, technical product solving, team building and motivation, projection management, ideation, and simplifying complex tasks. He has been involved in large international projects including technology transfers from development to production environments.
Jason has a background in industrial process design with specialised skills in processing agriculturally derived raw materials, fermentation, and downstream processing of premium food products.
Jason has designed, built and optimised novel processing plants for several products including Premium Cherry Crush and other functional and nutraceutical products.
Jason manages the food processing operations, including scale up of new laboratory-developed processes, and ensuring maintenance of HACCP and GMP approved practices.