Conga Foods enters into Australian olive oil marketAfter years of pioneering the imported olive oil market with Moro Olive Oil, we have launched our very first Australian Olive Oil brand- Squeaky Gate. Squeaky Gate is made with 100% Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil from family owned olive growers. The name reflects Australian character- in manner, attitude and behaviour and with a relaxed attitude to life.A bit about Squeaky Gate…. Australian Olive Oil is marvellous stuff. With so many passionate producers we decided to follow the olive harvest from grower to grower – squeaky gate to squeaky gate. That’s how we bring you the pick of the crop. We’re for good food, good friends and good times, like pitching-in to make a great meal together. Everyone doing their bit: from chopping veggies and tossing salads to firing up the barbie – always keeping the fun and laughter flowing. We take simple, honest pleasure in good food that hasn’t been mucked about with. Honest, real, and down-to-earth.That’s the character you find in a squeaky gate and that’s what you get with this olive oil.
Sole Mare makes the transition to Pole & Line sustainable fishingAs a leading brand of Yellowfin Tuna we have a large role to play in ensuring that sustainable fishery is created. At Sole Mare we are committed to ensuring that all of our Yellowfin Tuna is caught using methods and management practices that ensure sustainable fish stocks for today and tomorrow. We are also applying the same standards and practices to how we source all of our raw materials in a sustainable and ethical manner. We are committed to taking measured, responsible steps that ensure all stakeholders in the fishery are able to experience positive change on the road to a sustainable fishery for today and tomorrow.
Rolling through 2015 we will eliminate any use of drift net fishing all of our Yellowfin will be caught using the traditional pole and line method. .
Conga Foods supports Feed Melbourne Appeal by participating in Shout Lunch Day.As part of Conga Foods’ support of FareShare, we recently got involved in an appeal called “Shout Lunch Day” as part of the Feed Melbourne campaign, an annual fundraising appeal supported by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. It’s designed to raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition in Victoria, and every dollar raised helps individuals and families who are struggling with food insecurity.
Our staff donations were matched by Conga Foods, which is then matched by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Our support will help 370,000 Victorians struggling to afford three meals a day.
Conga staff also have the opportunity of participating in volunteer sessions at FareShare, and Conga donates damaged goods to FareShare to use in their meals.