Fight Food Waste and Fraud Cooperative Research Centre


To protect and profit Australia’s food and wine industry.

About the CRC

The Fight Food Waste and Fraud Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) aims to tackle the growing international problem of food waste and fraud by developing the circular food economy in Australia to valorise 'waste', and by protecting the integrity and provenance of our food and wine products, both domestically and abroad.

The proposed Fight Food Waste and Fraud CRC directly supports the Federal Government's science and research priorities in food, advanced manufacturing and health, and aligns with the Food and Agribusiness Sector Competitiveness Plan prepared by Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL). Specifically, the proposed CRC aligns with the plan's four knowledge priorities:

  1. Food security and sustainability
  2. Enhanced production and value addition
  3. A global marketplace
  4. The future customer

The Fight Food Waste and Fraud CRC will take a triple-bottom line approach to preventing and transforming food waste and developing the circular food economy, and a commercialisation focus to developing the next generation provenance confirmation diagnostics and intelligent packaging that are aimed at protecting 'Brand Australia'.

What next

The Fight Food Waste and Fraud CRC submitted its full business case to the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science CRC Programme on 13 December 2017.

The bid team was interviewed on February 8, 2018.

The announcement of successful bids is scheduled to occur in March, 2018. If the bid is successful, the CRC would commence on 1 July 2018.

Find out more

Read the Fight Food Waste and Fraud CRC Stage 2 Full Business Case Summary (PDF 205.5 KB) to find out more or contact Dr Steve Lapidge, or 0401 990 367.

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