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Bosch presents innovations for the biscuit industry Bosch has presented a dual-lane version of the Two-in-One biscuit packing system at the recently held interpack 2017. The singlelane system was premiered at interpack 2014 and is already used by customers worldwide. The new high-performance system goes even further in terms of flexibility and speed: it is the first system to produce single, pile and slug packs on two independently operating lanes. Groundbreaking technology teams with robust design and harmonized processes to ensure a high level of overall equipment effectiveness. “The development of the Twoin-One biscuit packing system builds on our existing market success. Our compact system stands for maximum efficiency and productivity, from product distribution to the closed carton”, says Daniel Bossel, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology. The distribution station is the first of many innovations. The new Sigpack DHRG reliably forms up to 400 rows of round, oval or square-shaped biscuits per minute which can be fed in a sorted or unsorted way. This innovative solution ensures gentle and flexible handling of the product. Two lanes transport the biscuits flat to the new flow wrapper Sigpack HMAD's dual sealing station, ensuring extremely gentle handling. The Sigpack HMAD stands out due to its high speed in heat or cold sealing. The heat sealing process reaches film speeds of up to 90 meters per minute and up to 150 meters per minute in the cold sealing process. This advanced system solution also enables fast and flexible format changes. The two lanes can package up to 2,400 biscuits per minute. Manufacturers can configure each lane to produce different packaging formats in varying batch sizes. The Sigpack PMI infeed module is also new to our portfolio. As the link between flow wrapper and cartoner, it merges the flow of products from two into one lane. Each product can be controlled and positioned individually thanks to linear motor technology. The technology is highly adaptable without using vacuum. The Sigpack TTM cartoner allows for quick, reproducible and tool-free format changes. A vertical restart only takes a few minutes FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

to complete. With an output of up to 150 boxes per minute, the toploader guarantees high overall performance on compact footprint.

FrieslandCampina Kievit launches high performing whipping agent Vana-Monte DP570, perfect for warmer climates FrieslandCampina Kievit, one of the leading global manufacturers of beverage and food ingredients, announces the launch of their latest ingredient Vana-Monte DP570. The new topping demonstrates an outstanding performance, particularly in Crème Chantilly and cake filling. Its applications include both professional (bakery) and retail applications. Vana-Monte DP570 joins Kievit's range of high performing whipping agents, in line with the company's strategy to create tasty, irresistible ingredients that meet changing consumer needs, without compromising the high-quality standards FrieslandCampina is known for. Perfect for cold weather, Vana-Monte DP570 stands out in particular owing to its suitability for warmer climates. Typically, foam loses its consistency at ambient storage. Vana-Monte DP570 not only maintains consistency but even firms up. “In the baking industry, the time from point of creation to sale is not always short, thereby heightening the baker's risk of having their cakes implode and lose that light, airy consistency that consumers crave from pastry,” says Gea de Groot, Global Product Group Manager Food Ingredients at FrieslandCampina Kievit. “This is especially true for warmer climates. Add to that the fact of the visual aspect of a pastry or cake directly impacts the level of enjoyment, including how consumers experience taste. The firmness Vana-Monte DP570 provides, helps to create and maintain beautiful forms and shapes, thus adding to a moment of indulgence for the consumer.” In the Middle East, Vana-Monte DP570 has already been sold and tested by customers. Customer feedback is positive and points to a good overrun that does not sacrifice on firmness which normally is a trade-off in whipped topping products. As market leader and expert in APRIL-JUNE 2017


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whipping agents, FrieslandCampina Kievit is always looking to innovate. Vana-Monte DP570 was developed through extensive testing in their R&D laboratory, guaranteeing that the ingredient delivers on its product promise. The product was developed in close partnership with several customers, also ensuring it meets market needs and keeps Kievit's customers miles ahead of competition.

World's Largest ICONS Coffee Couture to launch in Dammam City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Famous Turkish Meatery, Günaydın, Debuts Its First Restaurant in The Heart Of Downtown Dubai After successfully running over-forty restaurants across Turkey, Turkey's highly-established kebab restaurant and steakhouse Günaydın has finally opened its doors to meat lovers in the UAE. Located on the waterfront promenade, Günaydın enchants its guests with a spectacular view of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa, adding to Souk Al Bahar's international selection of premium dining options. Günaydın, the pioneer of the “Steakhouse” concept in Turkey, showcases its craftsmanship with the most delicious high-quality meats. Günaydın provides a unique kebab experience for its guests with a wide range of dishes from the rich and authentic Turkish cuisine. The restaurant's menu also includes traditional meatball, döner and home-made burgers. The menu further brightens guests' dining experience with traditional desserts options like Kunefe, Katmer and Baklava. Fans of the Turkish cuisine are in for an exceptional treat as Gunaydin's open kitchen concept can really help work up the appetite. Diners can delight in watching their meat grilled to perfection and gaze at how cold and hot Turkish mezzes are prepared. Cüneyt Asan, co-founder of Günaydın and acknowledged as the “Professor of Meat” commented, “I am here to quench the thirst of Dubai's meat lovers and have them marvel at the magic that the finest quality meat can make.” Spread over 800 square metres, the restaurant can seat 124 diners in its stylish and contemporary indoors and ample seating capacity for guests to enjoy the Dubai Fountain shows at the terrace.

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ICONS Coffee Couture, a fashion and lifestyle coffee shop chain offering healthy options for delectable desserts, is set to open fifteen branches in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia alongside its regional partners, Eram International. ICONS would be introducing its novel concept of coffeehouses to Saudi Arabia with its initial outlets opening in Dammam City and Khobar City in 2017, and Riyadh, Al Ahsa and Jubail in 2018. With 450 sqm inside and 150 sqm terrace seating in Riviera Mall, the first ICONS branch in Saudi Arabia will also be the World's Largest branch in this iconic location. Flawlessly blending fashion and food, ICONS Coffee Couture introduces the region to a healthier, luxurious alternative to fattening and unhealthy coffees and cakes that are sure to take the city by storm, including its healthy ice-cream bar and the World's Most Expensive Coffee! With a menu innovated by former model and owner, Elena Weber, with German Executive Chef, Lara Allegra Lange, ICONS makes for a stunning lifestyle Coffee House experience. With nine branches in the United Arab Emirates, and Master Franchise Partners in Qatar and Bahrain, ICONS will now be bringing its assortment of 100% naturally sweetened ice creams, desserts and organic coffees that are ideal for those opting for a healthier lifestyle choice without a compromise on taste to Saudi Arabia. Each drink and dish has been handcrafted to provide a hearty fix to any sweet cravings without the sugar or calories. Eram International was established in 2016, in Dammam-Saudi Arabia. It is the aim of Eram International to deliver the best of what potential global companies offer by APRIL-JUNE 2017


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attracting expertise and establishing partnerships that enhance returns of investment and make a difference in the fields of entertainment and hospitality. Partnering with Eram International, the high-street coffee place is set to launch a whopping 15 new outlets across Saudi Arabia.

Internationally Recognized Ramada Hotel Brand Comes to Ethiopia Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of more than 8,000 hotels, and ADM Business PLC, a privately-owned Ethiopian company, announced the opening of Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The globallyrecognized Ramada brand truly encourages travellers to sample the world, offering more than 850 hotels spanning 63 countries across all six continents. In 2016 Ramada was named the Fastest Growing Hotel Brand in Europe by PKF hotel experts, an internationally

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recognized leader in the field of hotel, tourism and leisure consulting. Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa is owned by ADM Business PLC and operated by Wyndham Hotel Group under a management agreement. The hotel is conveniently located near Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, shopping malls, embassies and international organizations. It features 136 individually airconditioned rooms, both high-speed wireless and wired internet access and offers guests single, double and suite accommodation. “More people are travelling than ever before and they are seeking out new and exciting destinations, such as Ethiopia. These travellers want the security of staying with international brands that they know and trust,” said Ignace Bauwens, Regional Vice President Middle East and Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group. “Ramada is a brand known around the world, and is a preferred choice of global travellers. We are thrilled to add Addis Ababa to the long list of cities where Ramada hotels can be found.”

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Speaking at the opening ceremony, H.E. Dr. Mulatu Teshome - President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia - said that he is pleased to welcome the world-renowned Ramada hotel brand to Ethiopia. He added, “In recent years Ethiopia has been in the forefront of its developing country counterparts in paving the way for foreign and local investment. The opening of the Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa is a testament to our unwavering efforts toward accelerating the growth of the local hotel business.” In addition to becoming a beacon for international visitors to Addis Ababa, the Ramada is poised to become a favourite dining destination for locals. Both of the hotel's restaurants are the first of their kind in Ethiopia. The all day dining option, Chefs' Club, offers a tantalizing buffet and an à la carte menu. Fogo de Chão, is a Brazilian churrascaria restaurant where exotic meat cuts

are sliced directly onto customers' plates and the caipirinha is second to none. Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa and Ramada hotels around the world participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty programme from Wyndham Hotel Group that offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free-night redemption rate - the first of its kind for a major hotel rewards programme. To learn more or to join for free, visit www.wyndhamrewards.com

Nutriluxe Paris brings bubbles to the United Arab Emirates The new French brand of luxury “fruits-todrink” continues to grow internationally and has recently launched a line of sparkling juices in Dubai, opening up the UAE market. After the launch of it's revolutionary pure organic pomegranate

Gursha, a family-friendly Ethiopian restaurant, brings authentic flavours to the UAE Gursha, an Ethiopian family- friendly restaurant located in Palm Jumeirah brings to the UAE authentic flavors of Ethiopia. Focusing on the traditional way of eating, the restaurant offers a communal ambience of dining together and sharing a meal with a group. One of the highlights on the menu is Ye Getoch Gursha Platter that is also known as the King's Feast, which comes fully packed with pretty much all the main dishes on the menu including appetizers. Portioned for a serving of two, one could enjoy spicy lentils and curries like Misir or Doro Wat, Fitfit bread like Shiro soaked in sunflower juice or Suf soaked in chickpea powder juice and meat or beef like Kitfo along with freshly cut lush green vegetable salad on the side. The aromatic combination is served in a large plate with a variety of traditional dishes made with tantalizing spices giving it the raw texture and tempting aroma. The platter is accompanied by Injera, a gluten free sourdough bread with a soft and spongy texture known to be one of the staple food items in Africa. The Injera is placed at the bottom of the plate with vegetables and meat on it. All the dishes at Gursha are relished with the Injera on the side that is made from teff flour. Gursha also offers many other delectable dishes like BuTicha - a chickpea dip with lemon juice, Tibs - grilled beef sautéed in aromatic spices that one can devour with some house beverages making it perfect for a full-fledged Ethiopian dining experience.

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Commenting on the King's Feast platter, Mr. Beide Worku, Executive Chef said, “We are very pleased to introduce Gursha to the UAE, making Ethiopian Culinary culture accessible to the masses. Focusing on its origin, Gursha promotes a more traditional way of enjoying a meal that encourages people to sit together and get communal. We are positive that the UAE, hosting residents and expats alike from different nations, will be receptive towards what Gursha has to offer. The King's Feast is one of our signature dishes and we are hopeful it will help showcase the tastes of Ethiopia here in the region. We also have other platters for different tastes still centred around the spirit of sharing”

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juice in 2015 (3.5 kg of fruit pressed with the peel, packaged to look like an elegant bottle of vintage wine), Nutriluxe Paris is back in Dubai once more for the launch of its new range of luxury fruit drinks. Particular features of the new products include a new label design and 100% tricolor production coming from Poitou-Charentes orchards. The star of this delicious collection is La Reinette Clochard Deux-Sèvres, a pure juice squeezed from rare French apples, made famous by their hypnotizing natural flavor. It is made according to an old recipe for this specific type of apple, then slowly matured and delicately refined in the cellar. The result is an exceptional apple juice which is already very successful in Dubai, especially in the hospitality sector. A bubbly version of this unique apple juice is available in 750 ml and 200 ml for sparkling. Three new specialties complete the range which, thanks to their "fine bubbles" technology, result in a subtly effervescent drink, rich in natural fruit flavors.

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Fresh Produce Forum China: tours announced Whether it is e-commerce, wholesale or bricks-andmortar retail, this year's study tours at Fresh Produce Forum China turn the spotlight on exciting new developments. Co-organised by Asia Fruit Logistica and Asiafruit Magazine, China's leading international trade conference takes place on 23-25 May in Hangzhou. The mega-city and hi-tech hub in Shanghai's hinterland is home to e-commerce giant Alibaba, and Fresh Produce Forum China delegates will get the chance to visit the group's headquarters on 25 May. Team members from Tmall Fresh, Alibaba's fresh food e-tail platform, will be on-hand to show Fresh Produce Forum China delegates around Alibaba's facilities. The Tmall staff will provide first-hand insights to the functioning of its fresh operations, which are handling millions of online orders and deliveries each day. Running parallel with the Alibaba tour will be a visit to Jiaxing Fruit Market, one of China's largest domestic fruit wholesale markets, which is soon to become a key hub for imported fruits in eastern China. A brand new market for imported fresh fruit is now under construction at Jiaxing, about 100 kilometers west of Shanghai, with the space to accommodate the rapid growth in import trade. Market officials will give delegates a tour of the operations, and outline their plans for the development of the fruit import market, which is due to take shape in 2018. Later in the day, delegates will have the opportunity APRIL-JUNE 2017

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to join a retail tour taking in visits to a range of newer food retail formats. Stops on the tour include Xianfeng Fruit, a leading boutique fruit store chain, and membershiponly warehouse club Sam's Club. Xianfeng Fruit has more than 800 retail outlets, mostly in eastern China, covering hypermarket, boutique shop and community shop formats. The wholesaler and retailer plans to open another 600 stores this year, and to expand to central China and southwest regions. Meanwhile, Sam's Club, the Walmartowned club store format, has carved out a niche in China's food retail market servicing the needs of the country's high-end consumers. While operating 15 stores in China, four of them are in the top ten of the

800-plus Sam's Clubs worldwide. Winner of the 2016 Asia Fruit Award for Produce Retailer of the Year, Sam's Club was recognised for its success in targeting more affluent shoppers with high-quality fresh food in larger pack sizes, and for its success in introducing more western ways of merchandising. All tours at Fresh Produce Forum China take place on 25 May and delegates must register in advance. A limited number of places are available on a first-come, firstserved basis.

yummex Middle East 2017 continues its success story: around 80 percent of the exhibition space has already been booked Following the successful anniversary edition, preparations for the coming international trade fair for sweets and snacks in the MENA region in Dubai are proceeding at top speed. For the first time yummex Middle East will take place together with the "Speciality Food Festival" and "SEAFEX" from 18 to 20 September 2017 in the context of the "Dubai International Hospitality Week". The new concept is already registering impressive successes: around 80 percent of exhibition space is already booked nearly four months prior to the event. "The embedding of yummex Middle East into the Dubai International Hospitality Week offers exhibitors and visitors additional potential in new and attractive visitor segments. Trade visitors from the hotel and food service industries, as well as from the retail sector can acquire a comprehensive overview of new products and trends in the industry", is how Denis Steker, Vice President International of Koelnmesse, explains the renewed strong demand for the event in the Dubai World Trade Centre. In addition to its own successful event concept, yummex Middle East also profits from the consistently positive market situation in the region. "The new event date prior to the hospitality high season offers visitors and exhibitors even better possibilities for business development on location, especially in the constantly growing foodservice market", is how Denis Steker emphasises the relevance of yummex Middle East. Best prospects for the event: TOP companies of the industry, like

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Cavalier (Belgium), Colombina (Colombia), Jelly Belly (USA), Katjes (Germany), LEE Chocolate (United Arab Emirates), Ricola (Switzerland), Walker's Nonsuch (UK) and Wawel (Poland) have already confirmed their participation in the international trade fair for sweets and snacks. The registered companies also include many new exhibitors like Betty Ice (Romania) and Maison du Nougat (France).

Super Food Award 2017 for soluble powder with Sunfiber® Every year, the "Finnish Health Product Retailers Association" presents awards to quality products with health-boosting properties. In the "Super Food 2017" category, this year's winner was Sunwic®, a drink powder produced by Valioravinto, a company that manufactures and sells food supplements in Finland. The drink powder consists of 100% Sunfiber® - a soluble fiber from Taiyo - derived from the Indian guar seed. Sunfiber® combines great taste with excellent sensory and technological properties and health-promoting effects. The ingredient has been proven to alleviate gastrointestinal disorders, such as those caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). To participate in the Super Food Award, the products must meet strict criteria. These include well-founded research data, positive consumer feedback and reliable, high quality results. Sunwic® convinced with its easy handling and positive efficacy for people with IBS. This target group reacts particularly sensitively to foods containing high concentrations of fermentable oligo-, di- and monosaccharides (FODMAPs) because they are usually not properly metabolized. Sunwic® is a FODMAP-poor soluble powder and is therefore very well-tolerated by these consumers. According to studies, regular use significantly increases the number of bifidobacteria in the gut, which strengthen the digestive tract, protect the intestinal mucosa and alleviate the symptoms. Overall digestive function is subsequently improved. The jury also highlighted the technological and sensory properties: Sunwic® dissolves completely in liquids, does not jellify and is easy to dose. It has no impact on taste and is absolutely neutral in terms of flavor, odor and color. "We see the award as confirmation that our APRIL-JUNE 2017

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New CEO for Palsgaard innovation arm Nexus A/S, the independent research and innovation center whose discoveries inspire the emulsifiers and stabilizers of Palsgaard A/S, will welcome a new CEO. Danish-based ingredients manufacturer Palsgaard A/S owes its highly successful portfolio of vegetable-based emulsifiers and stabilizers to sister company Nexus A/S, comprising a range of laboratories and functions with a common purpose: to continuously create new and innovative solutions to serve end-users worldwide - and to continuously refine existing emulsifier formulations to meet clientspecific needs. Nexus CEO Viggo Norn, a highly respected scientist and entrepreneurial innovator who has led the company for over 25 years, will officially be replaced by Claus Hviid Christensen at a ceremony at the company's headquarters. Viggo was instrumental in helping Palsgaard to grow during his time, providing innovation after innovation to meet market needs. Claus joins Palsgaard just as the company celebrates 100 years since its founder, Einar Schou, invented the modern commercial emulsifier. And the new CEO for Nexus will also have growth on his agenda. That's because Palsgaard is growing at a rate that will see revenues double over the next five years. And the current product range is only part of the growth surge. “We will compete in more areas, not just food, and will start to compete more and more with larger companies,” he says. “We are going to cover a lot of new ground with our emulsifiers, beginning with our most recent move into polymers and developing this along with other entirely new business segments. In fact, given that our products, their

derivatives and our competencies can be expanded into so many new potential applications and services, we need to choose the next steps with care.” Educated as a chemist, Claus has experience both as a senior executive in large and small technology enterprises, and as a full professor in a lengthy and award-winning international academic career. It's a remarkable combination that brings a broad palette of new skills to both companies - with innovation in the driving seat. “In my first job, I learned that chemistry can actually change the world,” he explains. “Over the years, this interest has more become a passion for developing innovative products and solutions than for chemistry itself.” Birger Brix, Group CEO and chairman of the Schou Foundation, which owns both companies, is confident about the value the group's newest recruit is expected to add: “Nexus and Palsgaard form a uniquely synergistic constellation in which research, development and innovation is conducted in separate,

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but closely related, entities to ensure that the horizon is sufficiently long and the ambition sufficiently high. We're proud to be able to attract talented people like Claus to our company - and that he wants to be part of a very exciting future, taking Nexus to the next levels as the group grows.” Already, Claus Hviid Christensen has spent the first three months of 2017 getting to know Nexus and its staff before taking over the reins. And he is clearly impressed by his new team. “We offer a very competitive cocktail for the future, building on many, many years of research, insight and know-how within our technical and scientific focus areas. Due to this focus, I think it is fair to say that my colleagues are international capacities, which is very impressive for a company our size. But when you combine this expertise with our high ambitions, the belief expressed in our slogan “heart working people”, and our true dedication at Palsgaard to serve our customers, you probably understand the main ingredients in the cocktail we offer.”

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investments in research and development pay off. Sunfiber® uniquely combines naturalness, technological functionality and health benefits," said Dr Stefan Siebrecht, Managing Director of Taiyo GmbH. "We congratulate our customer Valioravinto for the success of its Sunwic® product."

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GIZEH: new twin chamber cup for Müller The plastic packaging specialist GIZEH has developed a new twin chamber cup for the market launch of a new yoghurt dessert line of Müller. The cup combines Müller yoghurt with chocolate, biscuit or caramel chips of Milka, Oreo and Daim and is offered in four varieties. An eye-catching and high-quality impression was the top priority in its development. The cup has a white inner layer and a coloured outer surface, which is red (Daim), blue (Oreo) or purple (Milka) depending on the contents. All information regarding the contents is shown on the three-sided label on the outer surfaces of the large chamber and on a bottom label. The basic colour of the three-sided label matches the external colour of the cup so that the label blends in harmoniously with the basic colour of the cup. Furthermore, the cup has a highquality feel and functionally reliable kink mechanism. The twin chamber is made of polystyrene using a thermoforming process. As a specialist in technically demanding rigid plastic packaging GIZEH has extensive experience and expertise particularly in the development of twin chamber cups. This is already the ninth twin chamber cup in total in the product range. GIZEH uses all standard production methods for this, i.e. both injection moulding in conjunction with in-mould labelling and thermoforming in polypropylene and polystyrene with analogue and digital labelling and direct printing. The cups themselves can be either coloured, multi-coloured or transparent. An extensive range is possible from square to round to unusual shapes. The new Müller yoghurt dessert in the GIZEH twin chamber cup has been available since February in the refrigerated section in supermarkets in the combinations of Milka chocolate drops & yoghurt, Milka chocolate drops & vanilla yoghurt, Oreo biscuit chips & yoghurt and Daim & Yoghurt.

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Peach Garden in Dubai! Through a European program called “Peach Garden� campaign financed with the aid from the European Union and Greece, the Association of Imathia's Agricultural Cooperatives Producers Organization, had the opportunity to meet representatives of remarkable companies from Dubai. Representative of the Consortium, Mr. Theodor Devetzis, presented to the public the aims of the European program, while at the same time he spoke about the quality of European peaches, especially those that are being developed in the privileged climate of Veria, Imathia, Greece. The Association of Imathia's Agricultural Cooperatives is the initiative of eight (8) of the largest Agricultural Cooperatives (Producers Organizations) to join forces and present themselves in the market as one. The Cooperatives, as well as the Association, are all located in the Prefecture of Imathia, Region of Central Macedonia, Northern Greece, an area with a wide tradition in the cultivation and processing of Fruits. The core production of the Association is Peaches (Table and Industrial), which in 2014 accounted for about 30% of the Total Production of Peaches in Greece (Greece is the third biggest producer of Table Peaches in EU and the first in Industrial Peaches). Also nutritionist Suzana Bou Ezzeddine analyzed in a short speech the nutritional value of peaches and Greek peaches in the daily diet of the human organism. The attendees enjoyed their dinner and discussed the possibility of introducing the products to the Dubai market, since the Association has already developed a great Exporting activity worldwide!

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milk into products for the consumers. The entire chain is present at the fully booked congress with more than 50 delegates from more than 15 different countries from all over the world. Global Dairy Farmers (GDF) organizes a congress with many high level speakers from companies such as, but not limited to, NestlĂŠ, McDonald's, Jaylor, Keough Ledman Associates, Danone and Rabobank. Several progressive dairy farmers from all over the globe will share their views on the dairy market, how deal with the challenges and which opportunities they see. How do they cope with matters such as environmental sustainability and people management now and in the future? With different types of speakers GDF seeks to find a practical answer on how to tackle the challenges in market, both at (local) farm level and at industry level. Besides the presentations and the discussions between the participants the program also includes a number of farm visits visiting different type of dairy farms in East-Java. GDF's goal is for participants to enhance their knowledge, expand their network and leads. The organization offers the opportunity for its members to network with inspiring and ambitious dairy farmers and interesting/successful leaders from the industry from around the globe. The greatest intangible benefit is the deep and lasting friendships across continents that have and will be developed over time as a result of being part of the GDF network. It has always been fundamental for GDF to invite only a select representation of dairy farmers and companies from key and emerging dairy industries around the globe so all participants can really meet each other in person. Such a valuable open exchange can only take place in an environment of trust, integrity and confidentiality. Earlier congresses have taken place in China, Vietnam, Argentina, Russia and also a number of Eastern and Western European countries and USA.

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DUBAI MEGA SHOW PROVES A HOTBED FOR GLOBAL FOOD SECTOR INNOVATION

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is Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, opened Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world-leading food and beverage exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Touring the 120,000 square-metre show, which rans for five days and received up to 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was given a snapshot of the global innovation now impacting an industry striving to meet seismic shifts in consumer dietary preferences. “Buyer demand for healthy and halal products, as well as trusted resource provenance, has turned Gulfood 2017 into a window to global food sector reinvention. The show is already underlining its international reputation as a hotbed for unique business opportunities,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC. From the latest in health, wellness and free-from to 'onthe-go', artisan and affordable-convenience, the show lifts the curtain on a vast range of new concepts and products which are evolving the global F&B scene. Some 5,000 exhibitors from 120 countries were showcased their products and services as they eye a share of the multi-billion dollar MENA F&B market. More than 2,000 participants will be marking their debuts at the worldrenowned exhibition, which also hosts the world's biggest annual Halal food sourcing trade show-in-show in Halal World Food. “Now in its 22nd edition, Gulfood has long since completed its evolution from a regional event with international participation to an international show that is held in the region,” said LohMirmand. The geographic influence of Gulfood is demonstrated

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via 120 national pavilions with four countries Azerbaijan, Finland, Malta and Somalia represented for the first time. China, India, Italy, Spain and the USA will mount the largest international pavilions, with Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Lebanon and Morocco showcasing regional capabilities. Visitors to Gulfood 2017 found a highly focused new layout designed to ensure they can make the most productive use of their time at the FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

show by heading straight to their segments of interest. Eight individual food commodity trading markets have been created covering Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Health, Wellness & FreeFrom; Pulses, Grains & Cereals; Meat & Poultry; Power Brands and World Food. Back for the fourth year in a row, Halal World Food boasts more than 1,000 international specialist Halal food brands and companies. APRIL-JUNE 2017


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The show also hosted the annual Emirates Culinary Guild International Salon Culinaire the world's largest single-entry chefs' competition. The 2018 Gulfood show will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from February 18 to 22.

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WORLD'S LARGEST FOOD EXHIBITION RECOGNISES CREATIVE INDUSTRY LEADERS IN GRAND CEREMONY

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he 22nd edition of the world's largest annual food industry exhibition, has crowned its Innovation Awards winners at a glittering ceremony held at the Conrad Hotel. The Innovation Awards, sponsored by Al Dahra, recognise and honour new and improved innovations and technologies being adopted by the 5,000 local, regional and international exhibitors participating at the 1,000,000-square foot exhibition running at Dubai World Trade Centre until Thursday 2 March. Featuring a who's who of the global industry, one of those rewarded was Green Isle Foods from Ireland, which was crowned as Best Halal Food Company winner. “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award for our Goodfellas halal frozen pizza. It is a great testament to the hard work and

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commitment of our team to developing a pizza range which appeals to consumers in the MENA region. The addition of our new doner kebab variant is another example of the innovative new product development and we look forward to continued success and growth in the frozen pizza category.” said Suzanne Conroy, Export Lead at Green Isle Foods. Greenyards Frozen, from Belgium, showed it was hot on consumer trends, picking up the award for Best Frozen or Chilled Food. Frankie Vandermeiren, Commercial Director Retail and Food Service, Greenyards Frozen Belgium NV said: “Our winning product is our convenience line which is premium, higher quality and based on market demand as customers prefer ready to use convenience products without conservatives and frozen into mini portions. It's the ideal solution to avoid food waste.” UAE companies also got in on the action on awards night, with Global Food Industries LLC (AL Batha Group) walking off with two awards for Best Fruit and Vegetable Innovation and Best Meat and Poultry Innovation. Jacek Plewa, General Manager of Global Food Industries LLC (AlBatha Group), said: “Being a UAE-based brand, winning not one but two Gulfood Innovation Award brings industry-wide recognition, which resonates far beyond the borders of our operations.”

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transport and services associated with the water & beverage processing industry. The Event Showcased innovations in Beverage Processing systems, Production, Filling & Packaging of non-alcoholic beverages and water and solutions catering to the water and beverage manufacturing industry. The three day event attracted qualified beverage, water , dairy and liquid food manufacturers to the event who signed deals and purchased technologies at the event. Visitors and Exhibitors met their goals and new partnerships and friendships were created at the event. The event was marked with the participation of more than 110 companies displaying wide range of services and with more than 7000 qualified visitors attending the event.

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he 9th edition of Dubai Drink Technology Expo 2017 was held from March 7 - 9, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre and welcomed Exhibitors and visitors across the globe. His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General, Department of Economic Development inaugurated the 9th edition of Dubai Drink Technology Expo. Al Qamzi was accompanied by a number of officials, specialists, and keynote speakers from the beverage technology industry in the UAE and the region. Al Qamzi toured the exhibition area where he was introduced to the latest cutting-edge technologies in beverage production, processing, packaging, quality control, storage, APRIL-JUNE 2017

Global Water & Beverage Technology Congress Running parallel to the exhibition, the 6th Global Water & Beverage Technology Congress featured a number of sessions and panel discussions. This year's conference theme was “The future of beverage processing & packaging�. Industry experts from Packaging, Processing to Branding debated and analyzed new developments, innovations, regulations and changing paradigms within the regional liquid food and beverage industry at the Global Water and Beverage Technology Congress 2017.

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ince February 2016, a campaign has been carried out titled "European poultry - the power of quality� which promotes high-quality European poultry produced in line with the QAFP system (Quality Assurance for Food Products). The economic mission of the delegation of the United Arab Emirates to Poland was the action which closed the first year of the program. The visit was organised between 31 January - 4 February 2017 and

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representatives of the authorities, potential importers, wholesale customers and poultry distributors participated in it. On 1 February 2017, a business seminar was held in Warsaw in the InterContinental Hotel which was devoted to the cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and the European Union in terms of exports from the countries of the European Union of poultry produced in line with the QAFP system. Experts took part in APRIL-JUNE 2017


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the seminar, who among other things, presented values of the European poultry in the context of its full safety, high-quality, but also of its export potential. "Production of poultr y in the European Union in 2016 amounted to approx. 14.5 million tonnes, 11 million tonnes of which were broilers (80%). For several years, Poland has been a leader in poultry production in the EU - our share amounts to as much as 15%, which gives over 2 million tonnes of poultry. Over half of this production is destined for exports" Lukasz Dominiak informs, the General Director of the National Poultry Council Chamber of Commerce. The guests were officially welcomed by: Monika Tyska, the Director of Exports Support Office of the Agricultural Market Agency and Lukasz Dominiak, Director of the National Poultry Council, Chamber of Commerce. Next, the following people gave their speeches respectively: Lukasz Dominiak, General Director of the National Poultry Council, Chamber of Commerce; Rashed Mohamed Alshamsi, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Animal Production Farms Control Unit Head; Nusaiba Salem Ali Ghulaita Almheiri, Food Trade Control Health Officer, Dubai Municipality; Aleksandra Porada, the expert on safety of foods of animal origin and animal feeds, APRIL-JUNE 2017

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and Jolanta Ciechomska Coordinator for the QAFP System, UPEMI. After the seminar, an official lunch was held which was based on dishes from European cuisine, during which a session of direct meetings was organised between the participants of the economic mission and the European representatives of the meat sector. On the same day, the participants of the mission had an opportunity to meet the representatives of the Ministry of FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST


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Development, responsible, among other things, for the creation of the image of European poultry on the international arena. The following days were devoted to visits to poultry processing plants which produce high-quality poultry. The visit also gave an opportunity to become acquainted with practical aspects of the production of highquality poultry in line with the QAFP system but also offered the possibility to have direct talks in the plants with experts responsible for production, quality or exports.

PRODUCTION OF POULTRY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION IN 2016 AMOUNTED TO APPROX. 14.5 MILLION TONNES, 11 MILLION TONNES OF WHICH WERE BROILERS (80%)

Major contributors in Polish poultry sectors WIPASZ S.A. is one of the leading producers of chicken products in Poland. Currently, WIPASZ has a daily capacity of 220 000 chickens. “Our contract farming department realizes the purchase of broiler chickens on the basis of long-term agricultural procurement contracts. In order to reach as wide group of broiler chicken manufacturers as possible, in the cooperation terms and conditions we propose the solutions, which are advantageous for the breeders”. “We prepare chicken products according to special request of the Customer - fresh, frozen and spiced meat. We control quality

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at each stage of manufacture, from feedingstuffs, through breeding, transport, slaughter, cutting to packing”. “We cooperate with the best poultry breeders. We export our products to countries of the European Union, Asia and Africa. Major products are chicken wings, backs, butterfly fillets, drumsticks, gizzards, leg, thighs etc.” INDYKPOL is one of the major Polish turkey meat and processed goods producers, having a 20% share in this market segment. For several years the company has been the leader of the capital group of poultry companies forming the most developed domestic organization specializing in breeding and commercial growing of turkeys, wholesale and retail sale of whole birds, poultry elements, turkey meat and turkey processed goods. “Our developmental strategy assumes a continuous growth of the production potential and forming a vertically integrated organisation. We possess a company-owned raw material base, which is best developed in the whole poultr y and meat industry; the company farms provide around 15% of the raw material processed by the Company. “Indykpol's activity strategy is based on

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marketing principles. It includes, first of all, the needs and expectations of our customers. Owing to a nationwide distribution network, Indykpol offers its products all over the country. It is also the major exporter of turkey meat and processed goods. Indykpol has had an export licence for the European Union market since 1993. At present, it places about 20% of its production on the WestEuropean market.� ANIMEX FOODS is Poland's biggest meat producer of poultry and processed meat products. The company is the largest meat exporter in Poland, and with eight plants, and feathers plant, are the largest employer in the meat industry. Since 1999 Animex Foods has been part of the international food-industry giant Smithfield Foods, Inc., whose well-known brands include Smithfield, Farmland, Armour, John Morrell and Gwaltney. This relationship has provided our local plants new knowledge, experience and information on the worldwide meat business. “Thanks to our position as part of this global company we have been able to take advantage of innovations in business and technology, and make new investments in our plant's equipment as we develop new brands and improve existing ones. In September 2013 Smithfield Foods and Animex Foods became part of WH Group. Animex Foods has a well-established program of sustainable development focused on the most critical areas of our operations: preservation of the environment, quality and safety of the food we produce, wellbeing of our animals, safety of our workers, support for the communities in which we do business, and creation of added value for the company and local communities. Animex Foods has signed a cooperative program with Warsaw University of Life Sciences. The agreement opens up the opportunity for both parties to develop extensive cooperation in research and an exchange of information, experience and expert opinions on food with a particular emphasis on animal products, i.e., meat and processed meat. It provides their students with the APRIL-JUNE 2017

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opportunity to secure a job placement or professional training, and to gain practical knowledge supported with extensive, hands-on experience. THE NATIONAL POULTRY COUNCIL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE in Warsaw has been established in Warsaw on the 11th of March, 1998. The aim of the National Poultr y Council - Chamber of Commerce (KRD-IG) is, inter alia, further development and modernisation of Polish poultr y industr y and protection of interests of poultr y farmers and producers and poultr y meat processors, their integration, representation of the Polish poultr y industr y in contacts with the authorities and self-governments, and Polish and

international organizations. We also deliver opinions that are considered during work on legal acts pertaining to poultr y industr y, we co-operate with scientific institutions and universities, and we edit and publish our monthly gazettes Biuletyn Informacyjny KRD-IG and annual Biuletyn Surowcowy KRD-IG. We collect and process gathered economic information to satisfy needs of our members, prepare analyses and reviews of the Polish and international markets in poultry. We intercede with the authorities in relation to poultry export and import. We co-act with state agencies, that is Agricultural Market Agency and Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture. We also co-operate with

FOR SEVERAL YEARS, POLAND HAS BEEN A LEADER IN POULTRY PRODUCTION IN THE EU - OUR SHARE AMOUNTS TO AS MUCH AS 15%, WHICH GIVES OVER 2 MILLION TONNES OF POULTRY

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veterinary and sanitary service, take part in exhibitions and fairs throughout Poland and abroad, we promote achievements of KRD-IG members in poultry industry. We organize training conferences dedicated to problems closely related to poultry industry, economy of the poultry market, sanitary and veterinary regulations as well as environmental protection in relation to poultry production. Over 60 business entities representing such fields as farming, breeding, hatching, poultr y and egg production, poultr y meat and egg processing, trade in poultr y, poultr y meat products and poultry feed production are currently members to KRD-IG. KRD-IG members include agricultural universities, associations of poultry farmers and producers, poultry meat processing plants, feed production plants and individual poultry farmers and producers. KRD-IG produce approximately 70% of the total slaughter poultry production volume and some 80% of the total domestic production in poultry commercial slaughter and meat processing. From 2005 KRD-IG is a member a. v. e. c. - the European Producers' Association, Importers and Exporters of the Chicken Meat with the abode in Copenhagen. KRDIG manages also the analysis of the advisability and financial possibilities of the participation in union of the

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organization a.v.e.c., organizing into unions works {bets} of the slaughtering and the processing poultry in the European Union. KRD-IG is a Council member of the Food at the Department of the Agriculture and the Development of the Village.

The campaign "European poultry — the power of quality” last for 36 months The campaign "European poultry the power of quality” was launched on 9 February 2016. It is another promotion and information campaign realised by the National Poultry Council Chamber of Commerce, which concerns high-quality poultry produced in line with the QAFP system - Quality Assurance for Food Products. Promotion and information activities within the campaign are carried out on the following target markets including: the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, China together

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with Hong Kong. The campaign is going to last for 36 months, from 9 February 2016 till 8 February 2019. The main aim of the campaign is to offer highquality poultry to the target markets and to make potential recipients acquainted with high-quality poultry from the European Union, produced in line with the quality system. Its goal is also to make the target groups of the campaign familiar with the QAFP quality system label. These goals will be achieved by the following means:

1. Providing objective and comprehensive information about the variety, organoleptic properties and nutritional value of poultry produced in line with the QAFP system; 2. Providing information about the general safety system norms, and about the guaranteed quality of poultry produced in the European Union, and about special, more detailed norms concerning poultry produced in line with the QAFP system in relation to the EU legislature which is currently in force.

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CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY: A GUIDE TO MEASURING AND IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCIES By Dr. Doug Reid, Engineering Manager, TOMRA Sorting Food

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s environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. One solution is to encourage energy suppliers to become energy service companies, who work with customers to identify potential savings and share the benefits this delivers. For the global food processing industry, this provides a welcome opportunity to measure and accurately assess the energy utilization of the manufacturing process and the impact of energy improvements at each step. Food processors have always held a keen interest in identifying ways to improve efficiencies, while demonstrating to customers and stakeholders that they are doing their best to minimize their carbon footprints. Since the introduction of ISO 14067 - an international standard which lays out the principles, requirements and guidelines for the

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quantification and communication of the carbon footprint of a product - processors are now able to benchmark the impact of their activities on the environment against competitors. As this important issue continues to receive global attention, the ability to justify and quantify processes and technologies grows. This is a very big challenge for food processors, but advances are constantly being developed to help conserve energy and streamline processes. TOMRA Sorting Food is one of the few companies that uses the energy efficiency benefits of technology to achieve industry leading performance in its sorting and peeling solutions. In the area of food sorting, there are two major areas where savings can be found - illumination and ejection. Lighting and illumination are vital to accurately analyze the products. In older sorters, lighting can use 8,000 watts of power per hour when inspecting on a one-meter-wide system. However, with the adoption of pulsed LED technology, this energy use can be reduced to only 150 watts of power per hour. Other benefits of LED illumination APRIL-JUNE 2017


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are longer lifetime, increased durability and no toxic materials, which is better for the environment. The benefits of pulsed LED technology can be measured in energy efficiency and also in increased lifetime. Another key component of the process is ejection, which can be achieved through the use of compressed air. However, compressed air can also be one of the most expensive uses of energy inside a processing facility. Approximately eight horsepower of electricity is used to generate one horsepower of compressed air. By employing tailored rejection systems for large piece and small piece ejectors, customers can reduce the compressed air usage in parts of the process where large piece rejection is required. In certain sorting and ejection systems for large piece sorting applications (e.g. whole vegetables and whole fruit), the choice to use a sorter that is fitted with finger ejection (such as the TOMRA 5A), as opposed to air ejection, significantly reduces the use of compressed air, which improves the overall energy efficiency of a food processing line. Air consumption is 80 percent lower in finger ejection systems, which provides a significant cost and time saving. The most effective way to remove the skin from vegetables and fruit is steam-peeling, but the use of steam can result in significant amounts of energy being used. Energy usage of steam peelers has been identified as a focus area by steam peeler manufacturers today. Using the latest technology in pressure vessel design and shape, the time taken to peel hundreds of pieces of vegetables can be five to ten seconds. The reduction cuts the steam usage in half and results in significant savings. An average French fry production line will employ a single steam peeling machine that can peel approximately 30 tons of potatoes every hour. The steam requirement for this level of food production is approximately 1,800 kg of steam per hour, which has a significant impact upon the energy use and energy efficiency of a production line. In recent years, technologies have enhanced and improved the steam peeling process, meaning that the steam used in the process can be reduced by approximately 25 percent. The introduction of modern, efficient steam technologies, such as TOMRA's Eco steam peeler, has reduced the steam vessel size and steam time, without impacting production capacity. In total, this change in process delivers a reduction of 20 to 25 percent in energy consumption, which in APRIL-JUNE 2017

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turn reduces energy and product wastage. By doing so, it is possible to process 2,500 potatoes in 3.5 to 5 seconds. The new innovative steam peelers have reduced the void space and improved the heat transfer from the steam to the surface of the product that is to be peeled. This in turn reduces the free steam around the product and inside the pressure vessel, and the overall steam time is reduced. Beyond the inherent efficiencies found in modern machines, the collection and interpretation of data is a key factor in reducing energy usage. Today, automated sorting systems used in potato processing lines inspect the percentage of skin that has been removed by the steam peeler. The inspection system collects data and uses this information with an automated peel control module to reduce the steam usage of the steam peeler, by providing real-time feedback and control depending on the percentage of skin that is removed and the quality of the peeling process. The continuous flow of data from automated sorting and peeling technologies is shared with the factory automation system. Each processing machine is able to communicate the data received to the supervisor and manager of the processing line. This provides real-time information regarding the efficiency of the processing line and enables processors to identify changes in efficiency. This automated communication represents a huge advancement when compared to the capability of machines that were installed five to ten years ago, and contain technology that is more than 20 years old. The benefit of improved accuracy in sorting and steam peeling has universal benefits for food processors but its application in potato peeling is significant. Improving energy efficiencies in food processing has many benefits. By reducing steam, power and time, processors can improve their profitability while also being able to measure themselves against ISO 14067, and the brand and corporate responsibility benefits it delivers. Beyond that, the improvements will also have a positive impact on the industry's consumption of resources and allow for greater access to food, providing a solution to a challenge that is only going to grow as the world's population increases.

TOMRA SORTING FOOD IS ONE OF THE FEW COMPANIES THAT USES THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY BENEFITS OF TECHNOLOGY TO ACHIEVE INDUSTRY LEADING PERFORMANCE IN ITS SORTING AND PEELING SOLUTIONS

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ISHIDA HELPS DELIVER HIGH EFFICIENCY FOR LEADING GERMAN FRUIT AND NUT SNACK SPECIALIST

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an incline of 10° and narrow radial feeders made of polished flat stainless steel are used. For products containing sticky fruits, these are swapped for a plastic-coated dispersion table made of corrugated sheet metal with a 20° incline and radial feeder troughs of the same design with an incline of 6°. The hoppers on the weigher are also fitted with double-opening plastic doors with an antistick ribbed finish. The snack products reach the multihead weigher from above, via an elevator. A highly sensitive sensor below the dispersion table APRIL-JUNE 2017


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optimal weight combinations, double check them and then select the one nearest to the target weight - all in a single cycle. This minimises error discharges, increasing efficiency, while also enhancing weighing accuracy and consistency. Below the weigher, the precisely dosed portions are filled directly into bags via a timing hopper.

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ALMARAI EXPANDS CAPACITIES WITH IMA GASTI

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he dairy product business continues to flourish in the Gulf region. This has prompted the Saudi Arabian food producer Almarai to expand capacities in its dairy division by purchasing two CONTITHERM 162 high-performance cup filling and sealing machines manufactured by IMA GASTI. The company already has machines from the CONTITHERM 123 series in operation. With an output of 40,320 cups per hour, the CONTITHERM 162 ranks among the most productive machines in the world when it comes to filling liquid to pasty products. The machines fill pre-formed cups with yoghurt products for Almarai. The continuous motion principle prevents the product from sloshing during the transport to the sealing station with pre-cut foils in spite of the extremely rapid cup transport. The CONTITHERM 162 also features a high level of automation and exceptionally accurate dosing, as well as being straightforward and efficient to operate and clean. The Saudi Arabian corporation Almarai has been working with companies in the IMA Group for many years now. GASTI alone has already supplied the company with 17 cup filling machines from the CONTITHERM 123 series. The IMA subsidiaries Benhil, Corazza and Hassia have supplied Almarai with machines for the manufacture of single portion butter packages in the past, with Corazza supplying a large number of wrapping machines and Erca supplying a form, fill and seal machine for filling cream cheese into cups.

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STERNVITAMIN: THE RIGHT NUTRIENT PREMIX FOR EVERY PHASE OF LIFE

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ot only do vitamins and minerals promote fitness and health; they can also bring about a considerable cost reduction in the health service. That is the conclusion reached in a recent survey carried out by Frost & Sullivan at the request of Food Supplements Europe. The survey found that in Europe, nearly four billion EUR a year in treatment costs caused by bone fractures resulting from osteoporosis could be saved through the intake of vitamin D and calcium alone. For according to the study, 1,000 mg calcium and 15 μg vitamin D reduce the risk of disorders caused by osteoporosis by 15 percent. At this year's Vitafoods, SternVitamin will show how manufacturers of foods and food supplements can generate new value-added potential with specific product concepts. At the exhibition in Geneva, the specialist for customized vitamin and mineral premixes will present individual micronutrient premixes for different target groups and needs. The health and lifestyle concepts range from bone health through strengthening of the body's defences and the cardiovascular system to beauty APRIL-JUNE 2017

support. One example is the new Relax Premix directed towards people at work and also students preparing for examinations. Dr. Sabine Hildebrandt, Head of Research & Development at SternVitamin: “The Relax Premix helps you achieve relaxation on hectic days at work without causing sleepiness. On the contrary: you stay wide awake but feel less nervous and stressed.” To achieve this effect SternVitamin composes the premix with ginseng extract, the vitamins B6, B12 and C, niacin and pantothenic acid. This special complex of active ingredients can have a balancing effect, thus strengthening the nerves and enhancing mental performance. That in turn creates new incentive and can help to prevent burnout. The nutrient mix is ideal for fortifying soft drinks, teas, snacks or sweets.

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NEW SIDEL STARLITE NITRO BASE CREATES GREATER PET BOTTLE RESISTANCE AND STABILITY USING LESS ENERGY

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roduction lines for still beverages utilising nitrogen dosing can now also take advantage of the Sidel StarLite™ PET bottle base with the launch of the Sidel StarLite Nitro version. The new base ensures bottle resistance and stability, even under extremely high temperature conditions, while also providing benefits in terms of both lightweighting and energy saving. The new non-petaloid StarLite Nitro base utilises a unique shape that significantly increases base resistance and stability. This means the new base design can simultaneously increase PET bottle rigidity by

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enhancing resistance to the internal pressure created by nitrogen dosing, even in harsh conditions, while lowering package weight and energy consumption. It also offers packaging design differentiation and optimised aesthetics, importantly without compromising product safety. The StarLite Nitro base takes all the benefits of the StarLite base, introduced in 2013 for the production of still and carbonated beverages bottled in PET, which has been recognised as the 'Best Environmental Sustainability Initiative' at the 2013 Global Bottled Water Awards. No compromise between bottle quality and strength The Sidel StarLite Nitro base ensures improved PET bottle quality without compromising strength and increases stability throughout the entire supply chain. It enables producers to increase bottle resistance to deformation in any production environment. “The large and stable surface upon which the bottle stands, combined with other structural elements within the bottle design, enables the formed PET bottle to better withstand the internal pressure caused by the addition of nitrogen and improves bottle stability during conveying, depending on the APRIL-JUNE 2017


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wall thickness of the base,” says Vincent Le Guen, Vice President, Packaging & Tooling at Sidel. This is a particular benefit, for example, in production at high altitude with distribution then at sea level or applications subject to very high temperatures. Developed and tested by Sidel's packaging experts with numerous computer simulations, this new base has also been subjected to real-world, physical testing to ensure optimal performance through the supply chain. Reduced bottle weight and blowing pressure Just like its predecessors in the Sidel StarLite range, the new 'Nitro' version decreases the amount of raw material needed to create the finished PET bottles. The optimum strength-toweight ratio is achieved by reducing the thickness of the bottle's wall. The resulting bottles require less energy within the blowing process, are lighter in weight and therefore can cost less to produce. "This solution addresses beverage producers' needs, who are looking for ways to lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) to stay ahead in a competitive market yet still achieve even greater sustainability. The new Sidel StarLite Nitro base also ensures packaging integrity and creates an end-product which is packaged in a way that grabs consumers' attention”, continues Le Guen. For instance, a 0.5 litre PET bottle with a StarLite Nitro base weighing 1.8 grams can resist an internal pressure of up to 1 bar depending on the design of both the preform and the bottle, and the grade of the PET resin used. Attractive and flexible PET bottle The new StarLite Nitro base is an attractive, flexible solution from Sidel that enables the same PET bottle design to be used for beverages produced with or even without nitrogen dosing. It works with regular, ultra clean and aseptic filling. With a design similar to the base of bottles usually used for still beverage production, it avoids confusion with bottles with a minipetaloid base on the supermarket shelves, traditionally associated with carbonated soft drinks by consumers. The new base is available for bottles ranging in size from 0.2 litre to 2.0 litres. It can be adapted for all generations of Sidel blowing machines, whatever the production output, including the latest Sidel Matrix™ blowers. The StarLite Nitro base can APRIL-JUNE 2017

easily be incorporated into most existing bottle designs by Sidel's packaging engineering team and retrofitted onto existing production lines and moulds, using Sidel's enhanced StarLite mould bases and the company portfolio of line conversion services. Improved supply chain performance With this increased stability and resistance, bottles featuring the StarLite Nitro base perform better throughout the whole supply chain, even in harsh conditions. They are ideal for conveying from filling to the labelling and packing stages optimising production uptime and keeping stoppages to an absolute minimum. Additionally, bottles produced with the new base will be more resistant to extreme temperatures. In conditions of up to 50°C storage, bottles can withstand up to 25 days without deformation and have the potential to last even longer. They can also demonstrate a 50% decrease in base rollout under frozen conditions.

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FRESH PRODUCE

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ENJOY BICOLORED APPLES FROM EUROPE FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

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urope is the real wealth of apple orchards. European apples grow away from big cities, breathe clean air and bath in the warm sunbeams. Apples have full blush, juicy flesh and additionally they are crunchy and aromatic. The variety of European apples will satisfy the diverse tastes of all consumers and will give them a chance for a new taste experience. When they reach for apples grown in special regions of Europe, like Grรณjec, they will discover delicate sweet & sour note created as a composition of unique APRIL-JUNE 2017


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climate and soil conditions with carefully developed own methods of cultivation. What is important, apples are subject to restrictive European standards of the control of production and high standards of storage and transport. European apples are grown on clean areas away from the big cities. Excellent soil and climatic conditions and fruit growing traditions make that these fruits are the real pride of the old continent. Behind the success of the apples are always the growers - people with real passion. Thanks to their involvement people all over the world can enjoy this tasty snack. Freshly picked European apples are sorted by innovative system. Fruits are rotated and analyzed by machines. The system recognizes size, color, weight and possible internal damage. These devices are also featured with a IFA system - Internal Flavour Analyzer. European apples are packed according to high requirements. Modern halls are equipped with innovative packaging lines which allow to pack fruits to all available containers - cardboard, wood and plastic boxes, bags, trays. Thus, apples are properly secured and they can be delivered to any place in the world fresh, aromatic and crispy. European producers take special care to APRIL-JUNE 2017

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make their apples always be of high quality. Detailed fruit control consists of several steps starting with the acceptance process of apples from the orchard by sorting using specialized systems until the final inspection before the shipment. Thanks to that, every recipient can be sure that fruits look and taste like at the moment they were picked from the tree and they are free from dangerous substances. European producers attach great importance to production methods - modern and safe for the environment and consumers. Cultivated apples meet high EU standards. Apples are free from residues of pesticides and fertilizers. Apples should be kept under appropriate conditions. It's good to store them in a cool dry place. Perfect will be fridge or a cellar.

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