Bintang Ria Sdn Bhd has been appointed sole distributor for 'Wood Dunn Dairy Maid halal canned butter' with the launching of the product at Radisson Hotel in the capital yesterday.
It was appointed by Ballantyne Foods Pty. Ltd, a well-known Australian company which has been in the Brunei market for years. It is family-owned for over 80 years and has been exporting its products overseas for over 50 years.
Yesterday's official launch was supported by Acting Australian High Commissioner Mr Wes Knight and Commissioner of South East Asia Victorian Government of Australia Mr Tim Dillon.
Congratulating Ballantyne Foods and Bintang Ria on the launch, Mr Knight emphasized on the growing popularity of Australian products here as well as the strong people-to-people links between Australia and Brunei Darussalam.
Much so with more Bruneians visiting and studying in Australia and thus on their return are increasingly looking for Australian products here.
The launch of Wood Dunn Dairy Maid is a direct result of the recent working visit made by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources to Melbourne for the inaugural Royal Brunei Airline flight to the city and this also emphasizes strong trade links.
Mr Knight acknowledged the assistance provided by the Australian Trade Commission and the Victorian Government for the product launch.
Initiating yesterday's event was Bintang Ria's Business Director Mr Patrick Choo on behalf of Ballantyne Regional General Manager (Mr Hemmat Nasarullah was absent), followed with speeches by Mr Knight and Mr Dillon.
Officiating the launching was carried out by Mr Knight and Mr Dillon as well as Bintang Ria Managing Director Mr Jimmy Tiong and Mr Choo cutting a Wood Dunn canned butter packaging 3D image designated cake.
Guests included members of the Brunei International Chamber of Commerce and International Women's Council as well as management staff from all major retail outlets supermarkets who were treated to an international buffet with one of the main dish and dessert were prepared by Head of Chef at Radisson using the Wood Dunn canned butter.
Wood Dunn canned butter, available in sizes of 340g, 454g and 2kg, is halal and 100 percent natural product from the highest quality cow's milk with no additives or preservatives.
For information of the nearest selling outlets, call 2656343.