After receiving a Freeze-Drying licence, GMP Pharmaceuticals opened a new Freeze Dry department at the new Huntingwood headquarters. This makes GMP the first company in Australia to produce and manufacture pharmaceutical grade freeze-dried dairy health and functional food products for sale in the domestic and export markets. The creation of the Freeze-Drying department is in line with growing market trends, with new markets interested nutritious food instead of pill supplements. Freeze drying – and pharmaceutical grade freeze drying – is very good at preserving the nutrition and flavours of food. GMP have very high standards, so everything will be made to a pharmaceutical grade standard.