About BHF 2


Join the network that provides relevant market information and technical expertise to solve the commercial challenges of developing new and healthier food products. 


Solve product formulation and marketing problems with guided problem solving and community connections that support innovation in the Australian food production industry.




The industry experts you'll connect with come recommended and reviewed; and your commercially sensitive issues remain confidential and will never be shared unless you choose to.



The FIAL Matrix Collaborative Portal system is independent and not-for-profit. It has been designed and built as a platform to host trusted knowledge and expert ecosystems. The system facilitates collaboration between food and agri businesses, suppliers, consultants, government agencies and academics within the scope of a defined Topic.


Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), together with Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services and VicHealth, are proud to be working together to help food manufacturers make healthier foods. This site is administered by FIAL.

If you are interested in learning more about how your organisation could host a Topic Page, please contact us. 

Insights and updates

Happy New Year! I hope this year brings success and prosperity to all of our members. Whilst success will mean different things to each of you and your endeavours, I wish you luck in achieving your goals for this year. (Because I think innovation does take a little luck sometimes... as well as a good approach, investment and expert support!). This year will be a big one for this...

It's been a terrific quarter for this new platform and initiative that is Building Healthier Foods (BHF). Simply put, this BHF idea that we’ve been working on for some time, just got real...because this is the very first quarter we’ve been operating the platform. Although, technically speaking, we are still in a pilot stage, the team has been responding to real questions from real...

When working with food manufactures and agribusiness on innovation, I often hear that one of the main challenges stopping development of new products or adding new technology into a business is finding the money. Agrifood businesses across Australia usually cite a lack of available funding within the top three reasons why businesses don’t innovate. There could be many reasons why...

Firstly, thank you. Without your support and interest, this initiative would not have progressed this far. Whilst the site is still in development, it is live and fully functional. You are welcome to fire as many questions as you can to help test the platform. We refer to this stage of the project as the “learning launch” (or "incubation phase” using the start-up jargon that is...

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