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  • A research project headed by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, has come up with the formula for a freeze-dried starter culture that African camel milk farmers can use to make safe, fermented m ...
  • The Covid-19 pandemic forced the UAE to assess its food supply chain after suffering some initial disruption, a Cabinet minister has said. Mariam Al Mheiri, the Minister of State for Food Security, sa ...
  • Agreement includes exclusive hotel room packages and special offers and will drive up Africa and Middle East visitor numbers for Expo 2020 Dubai AS World Group (DIFC) has signed a corporate contract w ...
  • Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) held a virtual meeting with leading tour operators to discuss a range of new guidelines that are being developed for tourist camps ...
  • Colors for dairy products are going natural

    16 Sep 2020 Kathie Canning
    “It isn’t easy being green,” Kermit the Frog famously said. And from a dairy product perspective, it’s not easy being any color that fails to resonate with today’s consumers. What does boast appeal am ...
  • Fat and oil experts are responding to trends for healthier products with minimal processing and fewer chemicals as consumers don’t want to see labels packed with additives to extend shelf life. Consum ...
  • Until late last year, very few had heard of Israel-based 3D-printed cultured meat company Meat-Tech 3D. But after Meat-Tech merged into real estate and holding company Ophectra Real Estate & Investmen ...
  • Research carried out by Oregon State University’s William Ripple with collaborators at New York University, Colorado State University and Harvard University has identified that land dedicated to reari ...
  • Dubai: Dubai is confident about delivering an Expo that “makes sense” in the post-COVID world, said Helal Al Marri, director general of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, during a vir ...
  • Dubai: Starting October 1, Dubai’s hotels will be getting back the business traveler. Or those visiting the city to be part of conferences or exhibitions and want to book a hotel room for the period. ...
  •  With COVID-19 exposing fragile food chains and putting scrutiny on the ways we consume and produce foods and approach our own health, now is the perfect moment for food tech startups to step up and l ...
  • Opportunities abound for the food industry to address public health and environmental issues through clever food processing, say nutrition scientists. While some people steer away from foods containin ...
  • A trial suggests that oral immunotherapy treatment, which involves repeated exposure over time to gradually increase doses of the allergen, could allow sufferers to increase their tolerance to peanuts ...
  • Abu Dhabi’s ADQ holding company has established a new company called Silal in the emirate to diversify food sources and increase locally grown, raised and manufactured food. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, wh ...
  • Al Marri outlines promising opportunities for cooperation in vital sectors that serve both countries' economic agendas. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, affirmed that Tuesday's sig ...
  • The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a unique ecosystem where the growth in digital payments and financial services will be a key contributor to the UAE's economic recovery, experts said at the DigiP ...
  • The UAE federal government posted a second-quarter budget surplus of around Dh9.75 billion, up from a surplus of Dh1.8 billion in the first quarter 2020. Revenues in the second quarter were at Dh34.74 ...
  • Amla is the original Indian superfood which has been around since times immemorial. The tiny green fruit offers a range of health benefits such as improved immunity, smooth digestion and good skin and ...
  • Cardiovascular disorders are amongst the leading causes of mortality, also accounting for 203 million disability-adjusted life years and 31% of all deaths worldwide. Three decades of study has shown w ...
  • Organic production is classified as a farm management and food production system which follows the best environmental practices, has high levels of biodiversity, preserves natural resources and applie ...
  • IFF Health, part of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and DolCas Biotech have partnered together on the sale and marketing of Curcugen™, a next-gen, all-natural turmeric extract for both the die ...
  • Fresh greens from a new vertical farm in Abu Dhabi city will go on sale for the first time in September. The vegetables are grown under LED lights inside eight converted shipping containers using hydr ...
  • iFram, a startup that provides innovative solutions for growing fresh greens, berries and vegetables, raised $4M in funding. The round was led by Gagarin Capital, that previously invested in the proje ...
  • When Savita Gaikwad, a Sharjah-based teacher who has been in the UAE since 2001, goes shopping for grocery, her list invariably includes Lijjat urad papad, Priya lemon pickle, blended masalas, and her ...
  • Sheikh Mohammed's remarks came as he reviewed food and water security plans following the recent restructuring of the UAE Cabinet. The UAE must learn from challenges posed by the global outbreak of Co ...
  • It is slated to run until April 2021 with ticket prices unchanged at Dh15 per person for the 2020-21 edition. Ready to return for its silver jubilee season this year, Global Village promises that it w ...
  • E-commerce giant Noon is launching a food delivery service through its platform in an effort to support local food and beverage businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, the company's founder Mohame ...
  • Majid Al Futtaim has unveiled Carrefour Central Kitchen. The new facility will prepare and supply Carrefour stores across the UAE with ready-to-eat meals alongside grab-and-go items, and chopped veget ...
  • he winds of change have never blown so fiercely – ripping and tearing through our communities, our businesses, and our lives – feeding on disruption in the midst of chaos and leaving millions of peopl ...
  • Dubai is optimistic about travel "normalising" by winter as more countries are opening up, Helal Al Marri, Director-General of Dubai Tourism, said on Tuesday. In an interview with CNN, he said sentime ...
  • The Food and Beverage (F&B) industry in Saudi Arabia is the largest in the Middle East and is valued at USD 45 billion. According to a recent report by JLL, there are four major F&B trends to watch ou ...
  • Lactalis Ingredients completes its offer of skimmed milk powder with a high heat, heat-stable (HHHS) quality. This new reference is suitable for condensed milk producers looking for a skimmed milk pow ...
  • Atmosphere in the Burj Khalifa will reopen on Thursday a representative from the restaurant told The National. Bookings can now be made at the Dubai restaurant on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, ...
  • "Aquaculture is a core component of the UAE’s National Food Security Strategy," asserted Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, while launching the UAE Aquaculture Pulse 2020 – a ...
  • The supermarket operator Spinneys has gone live with its online grocery delivery service in Dubai. This comes in response to shoppers’ changing preference to shop groceries online. Customers can creat ...
  • How should food and beverage companies work with artificial intelligence in their manufacturing supply chain? Dean Best speaks to Joe McNamara, director for global IT at Kraft Heinz about the US giant ...
  • Plant-based food will "completely replace" animal products within 15 years, the founder and CEO of US meat-alternatives group Impossible Foods has forecast. Speaking to CNBC after Impossible Foods ann ...
  • China-based researchers Intelligent Research Group forecast in September that the country's cheese market was set to grow by 10% in value terms in 2019 and they are forecasting continued expansion in ...
  • Before the global pandemic, some restaurants began experimenting with robot servers and this technology is taking on new significance as businesses reopen and adjust the way they operate to minimize c ...
  • Emerging proteins have boosted the plant-based sector in recent times, fueling further innovation and NPD. The COVID-19 pandemic is still rife in many corners of the globe, and this has put a spotligh ...
  • UAE-based National Food Products Company (NFPC) is marking World Milk Day with the introduction of new dairy products under its Lacnor brand.   
  • The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and The Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World have launched an online tool called the Food Sy ...
  • As per the latest guidelines, in all the probability the restaurants may resume functions from June 8. However it will take a while before they operate in full capacity. However, it will take a while ...
  • Restaurants in Abu Dhabi may be able to claim back 20% of their annual rent with a new digital service launched by the Department of Economic Development. The rental rebate initiative is an effort to ...
  • Expected to launch in the third quarter of 2020, Smart Acres will be the UAE’s latest addition to the hydroponic vertical farming industry, set to bring a green and efficient way of producing a new se ...
  • UAE-headquartered Truebell, a leading GCC importer of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), has launched two initiatives to provide food donations to both healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemi ...
  • Budding chefs sure have been busy in the kitchen during the pandemic, whipping up everything from sourdough bread and Dalgona coffee to six-ingredient, yeast-free peanut butter bread. Here’s a look at ...
  • Less meat, more plants is a common theme we’re seeing in the nutrition world as sustainability takes higher precedence. As such, we’ve see an uptick in the popularity and availability of packaged vega ...
  • Many of Big Food's legacy brands are having their day in the sun in the US, boosted by pantry-loading. just-food's US columnist Victor Martino believes challenger brands can still – and will – compete ...
  • How should food and beverage companies work with artificial intelligence in their manufacturing supply chain? Dean Best speaks to Joe McNamara, director for global IT at Kraft Heinz about the US giant ...
  • There is a growing sentiment around the world that crucial food industry stakeholders including producers, farmers and processors are bearing the brunt of safely maintaining food security, an “essenti ...
  • With growing concern surrounding the risks posed by synthetic foods to health, there has been an increase in demand for crops and vegetables grown in a safe and controlled environment. Particularly in ...
  • The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), in collaboration with Burj Khalifa, launched the World’s Tallest Donation Box to illuminate the iconic skyscraper’s 1.2 million lights in ...
  • In times of unprecedented health and economic crises, EU food and agriculture policy is at a crossroads. An ambitious “Farm-to-Fork” strategy including meat-reduction targets is needed more than ever, ...
  • The German-headquartered Symrise Group, specialising in industry flavourings and fragrances, has reported buoyant first quarter results that revealed sales were up by 8.0% to €917.1 million (Q1 2019: ...
  • Dutch NGO Fairfood has launched a new blockchain-enabled transparency and traceability platform, Trace, to track food back to its origin and share product stories, tapping into the storytelling trend. ...
  • Volunteers distributed 12,000 boxes at different labour accommodation blocks in Dubai. The government, charities and restaurants are all part of a drive to ensure people are fed and cared for
  • Donations to the UAE's largest community initiative start from Dh8
  • Lacnor, UAE's leading player in the fruit juice and dairy sector, has officially launched its Ramdan Campaign
  • Want to lose weight this Ramadan?
  • A number of starring themes are expected to influence dairy product development throughout this year, given rise by consumers’ appetite for new flavor experiences and emergent hero ingredients. In NPD ...
  • Rebellyous Foods snares $6M for plant-based nuggets — and plans its next pivot
  • Foodservice establishments are at a crossroads. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has forced many to close or shift their business models to accommodate food delivery and curbside takeout. An import ...
  • General Mills Foodservice has announced that efforts are underway to help support the restaurant industry, including a $100,000 donation to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF) to help restauran ...
  • Some of the key factors propelling the market growth are increasing number of quick service restaurants, rising number of working women, and rapid urbanization. However, stringent regulation with resp ...
  • The investment is part of ADIO’s AED 1 billion AgTech Incentive Programme to accelerate the growth of the emirate’s burgeoning AgTech ecosystem and promote innovation in desert agriculture that is loc ...
  • PepsiCo and its philanthropic arm, the PepsiCo Foundation have confirmed that it is committing $5 million in relief efforts across the region.
  • Madar Farms, a UAE-based AgTech company, has partnered with FreshOnTable, Narinport and Barakat to deliver its microgreens directly to consumers across the country. The seven varieties that can be ord ...
  • Restaurants will now be able to receive money made from deliveries within a week. This new service is available to all Deliveroo partner restaurants. Deliveroo will cover additional banking charges fo ...
  • Dubai: With food security assuming high priority, funds are flowing into the UAE’s agri-business ventures. Abu Dhabi based Pure Harvest Smart Farms has secured a multi-year $100 million commitment fro ...
  • Despite the challenges posed by coronavirus, the International Food Additives Council (IFAC) is highlighting that the safety and quality of the global food supply remains strong, and that food additiv ...
  • Coronavirus has provoked the food packaging debate, with some using the crisis to hammer home the message that plastic is vital for protecting food from germs and extending its shelf life.
  • The rapid spread of Coronavirus has placed how we interact in the spotlight, with phrases like ‘social distancing’ now established in our common vocabulary. 
  • Sales of yeast and flour are surging as Americans cope with the coronavirus pandemic by baking bread and other goods. 
  • Leaders of the Consumer Brands Association and the American Bakers Association told Food Dive their members are rising to the challenge and see no shortages of the basics.
  • The snack sector in the Middle East is soaring as consumers become increasingly time poor, with more healthy options also becoming increasingly popular, albeit from a low base
  • The world’s business model has changed overnight: We’ve been cooped up, self-isolated, working from home or simply left with nowhere to go as businesses shutter. As people prepare for this shut-down, ...
  • The future price of orange juice has spiked by more than 20% this month as consumers look for healthy products during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Safety first: COVID-19, food supply fears, salmonella contamination and more feature in our round-up
  • US meat processor Tyson Foods has pledged $13m to support local communities where the company operates in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Regulator issues coronavirus guidance for food businesses: ‘Advice on social distancing measures applies to everyone’
  • Milk may be one of the oldest and most natural nutritious drinks known to mankind and now even it is having its turn in the digital spotlight. Prospérité is the first blockchain-traced, realtime audit ...
  • Pots and pans and maybe even unexpected kitchen tech is put to work in style again today as Tastes of the World ushers in another packed schedule. Having lined up a roster of top class chefs for the s ...
  • As the world’ largest rice miller India Gate says it is reaffirming its commitment to support the UAE’s healthy living goal. Making its 12th appearance at Gulfood, the company is showcasing a wide ran ...
  • Oasis, a leading brand of UAE based National Food Products Company (NFPC) has staked its claim as the first beverage brand in the GCC to provide drinking water for the consumer market in Tetra Pak car ...
  • Truebell is demonstrating it is in step with the times by promoting its sustainable operations and a new expansive range of eco-friendly, sustainable products during Gulfood 2020. A leading GCC import ...
  • Madar Farms is another innovative homegrown operation seeking to drive UAE food security.The Agtech company will have its own space at The Retreat where it will tell visitors how it is providing a hol ...
  • Homegrown and healthy harvests

    16 Feb 2020 Gulfood Dailies
    Plenty of exhibitors head to Gulfood on a mission - for UAE-based frozen food brand Healthy Farm it is to convert half a million health-conscious consumers to its wares. The multi-award winner from Sh ...
  • 25 innovative launches at Gulfood

    29 Jan 2020 Gulfood Marketing
    Look at these 25 knockout innovations being launched at Gulfood next month.  

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