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Al ISLAMI Foods concludes its successful participation at IPC's First Semester Conference in Abu Dhabi Al Islami Foods, a leading Halal food company in the Middle East region, has been named as the newest Associate Member of the International Poultry Council (IPC), the only poultry association recognized by the

European Union, CSO and the Italian Government launch Euro 3 million campaign to promote Mediterranean produce in the UAE The European Union (EU), Italian Government and CSO (Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli) have joined forces to launch a three-year, Euro 3 million (AED12.236 million) marketing campaign to promote European fruit and vegetables to the Food & Beverage, retail and consumer markets in the UAE, as well as in the US, China, Japan and Canada. The Freshness From Europe project, which is funded by the EU, the Italian Government and CSO, will showcase the unique characteristics of European fruit and vegetables and celebrate the agricultural achievements of the region. A true collaborative initiative, it is co-financed by Alegra, Apofruit, Assomela, Ceradini, Cico, Conserve Italia, Made in Blu, Origine and Oranfrizer, with CSO as the sponsor. The project will highlight Italy as the main producer, renowned for excellent quality peaches, nectarines, kiwis, apples, plums, oranges, grapes, and tomatoes, to name a few. Paolo Bruni, President of CSO, commented: “We are very excited to launch the Freshness From Europe project. Over the next three years, several different initiatives will be developed within its framework to promote high quality European fruit and vegetables in its target countries, which include the UAE. “In these countries, consumers are becoming increasingly dietconscious and aware of what they eat, more appreciative of the Mediterranean diet, and more attracted to premium products on account of their quality.” Freshness From Europe will spread its message via a series of initiatives, including participation at relevant trade fairs, promotions in retail outlets, communication and PR activities, advertising campaigns, the creation of materials for retail outlets and the organization of events and meetings for F&B professionals. The campaign features a 150-page pocket catalogue which presents in detail the unique characteristics of each food item, including information on the place of origin, producer, organoleptic and flavour profiles, and culinary applications. The Freshness From Europe Pocket Catalogue will be available to download free of charge to all buyers interested in Italy's fruit and vegetable offering and encourage retailers and chefs alike to visit Italy during the three-year campaign. For more information visit: www.freshnessfromeurope.eu

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international organizations that have a direct impact on the poultry industry worldwide. The announcement was made during the recently concluded First Semester Conference of the IPC, which was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Al Islami, which now joins the ranks of the organization's 22 country members and 46 associate members, served as the Gold Sponsor of the event that was held for the first time in the Middle East region. Mr. Hamid Badawi ISLAMI Deputy CEO, said, “We would like to thank the IPC for naming us as its newest associate member, which complements our local commitment to bring world class, highly nutritious, and tasty Halal food to the region. Moreover, being present at the event serves our mission to be well informed and to be able to share knowledge to our consumers, particularly the benefits of protein to one's health. Chicken, for example, is an excellent and healthy source of protein and can be prepared via different recipes.” “Being an effective partner in IPC, which is the only poultry association recognized by the international organizations that have a direct impact on the poultry industry worldwide, will give us the opportunity to showcase AL-ISLAMI as a leading provider of Halal food for the region while also voicing out our call to further reinforce the global poultry industry by promoting a worldwide understanding that these products are a healthy source of protein,” stated Naseem Ihsan, AL ISLAMI Marketing Manager. The conference in Abu Dhabi is the first ever IPC gathering in the Middle East region. The meeting, which was attended by some of the world's leading poultry brands, discussed timely issues, challenges and trends in today's global poultry industry. According to Al ISLAMI senior executives, the company's participation at the event proved to be both timely and strategic as it allowed them to stay abreast of the latest global standards and policies in the industry while also expressing their support for the unified efforts to raise awareness on the global outlook of the poultry segment.

Good prospects for the international food trade fair in Latin America In a few weeks' time, the Colombian capital, Bogotá, will be the meeting point of the worldwide food industry in Latin America: Food and drinks manufacturers as well as suppliers of APRIL-JUNE 2016


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horeca equipment and food service will present their new products and innovations to the Latin American trade audience at the international trade fair, Alimentec, from 8 to 11 June 2016. The organisers Koelnmesse and Corferias are reporting a positive intermediate result: Currently eight percent more exhibition space has been booked compared to the same period of the previous event that took place in 2014. The more than 200 exhibitors, who have registered so far, include renowned globally operating companies such as Lorenz Snack-World, Rational, La Recetta, Winterhalter, Fagor, Kadell, Agrosuper and Europastry. Further companies are exhibiting in a total of ten country pavilions. Groups from Argentina, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Portugal, Spain, South Korea and the USA are represented. "Alimentec is the ideal business platform for entering the promising South American food market," said Denis Steker, Vice President International of Koelnmesse. "Colombia is taking on the position of a 'hidden

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champion' in this region. Koelnmesse and Corferias are offering interested companies particularly attractive starting conditions at Alimentec, such as for example favourably-priced stand packages with a basic modular stand or the opportunity of a company presentation in the scope of international pavilions."

Maximum Yield approach delivers bigger profits and enhanced green credentials for dairies Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new drive to raise awareness of the ways in which whey protein ingredients can enable dairy companies to maximise output, increase profits and significantly cut waste. The campaign - called Maximum Yield - will highlight how simply adding whey protein to an existing production process with only small or no processing adjustments can significantly increase a dairy's efficiency and boost its

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sustainability credentials at a stroke. The campaign is focusing on two fronts - the elimination of unwanted by-products, and the use of by-products as a raw material underlining that there is an approach available to suit every dairy, whatever their circumstances. As well as supplying a wide range of tailored whey protein solutions, Arla Foods Ingredients offers the technical expertise to ensure factory managers can get the best out of them with little or no further investment in manufacturing equipment required. Brian Jørgensen, Business Unit Director at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “Maximum Yield is about emphasising the benefits of whey protein ingredients in terms of either making sure 100% of the milk processed ends up in the finished product, or alternatively treating any by-products created during production as a valuable raw material. In both cases, dairies will be maximising their productivity and reducing the burden they place on the environment.” Waste is among the leading consumer concerns in today's food and beverage industry, and Euromonitor International has

ranked sustainable food production among its top 10 trends for 2016 . However, a sustainability positioning alone isn't sufficient - and product quality remains the major driver to purchase. Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a portfolio of whey-based solutions that offer the benefits of Maximum Yield in conjunction with exceptional quality. These include ingredients from the Nutrilac® HiYield range, which will enable dairies make cheese, Greek-style yoghurt and fermented beverages using 100% of their milk, as well as Nutrilac® ingredients that enable processors to turn acid whey into added-value dairy products. In addition, Arla Foods Ingredients offers Nutrilac® Softcheese, which makes it possible to reduce fat in soft ripened cheese by 50% with no loss of creaminess and increase the final yield by up to 20%. Brian Jørgensen added: “Whether you're a dairy looking to eliminate by-products like acid whey, or one that wants to turn it into a product you can sell, our high-yield whey protein solutions will help you achieve your aims, increase profitability and reduce waste. They

Chile successfully concludes its participation at this year's Gulfood Dubai A delegation of 20 Chilean companies took part in the Gulfood 2016 trade fair in Dubai between 21 and 25 February. They showcased Chile's dried fruit products, particularly walnuts, almonds, raisins and prunes. This year the international food fair placed its focus on the agroindustry and the Chileans had the opportunity to exhibit their products in different formats, such as snacks, juice drinks, water, salt with and without seasonings and honey, among other items, demonstrating that Chile's industry has added value to offer the world. The Chilean companies presented their products and received customers and future buyers in a pavilion measuring 192 square metres. “We've been really busy during these few days and the best thing is that we haven't just made contact with people from the market but we've also talked with potential buyers from India, Pakistan, Morocco, the Lebanon and Israel. A great many different countries attended this fair, so we're really pleased we came. This was our first year here and we hope to come back again next year,” explained David Valenzuela of La Invernada, a company which produces and exports walnuts. Meanwhile the company Exportadora Baika has been coming to this food fair for three years and this time focussed its attention on looking for customers in new markets. “We've received interest and visits from buyers from a range of countries. We are currently present in Dubai and we want to keep expanding our presence. We've got lots of contacts to explore now,” said Felipe Valenzuela. This was the first time at Gulfood for Juan Pablo Costaval of Calbu and Cristian Bravo of the Southers Group and they were very pleased with the results, as well as the support provided by Chile's Trade Office in Dubai. “It was a very good opportunity, as the fair is just before the start of the walnut season. We received contacts from a range of markets, partly thanks to the location and design of Chile's pavilion, which draws the attention of visitors,” explained Costaval. Sharif Chacoff, Chile's Trade Commissioner in Dubai, said that in general terms the fair had generated good results for the Chilean businesspeople. “They received visits and lots of positive comments about their products. As an office, we want to continue increasing the presence of Chilean products in the UAE and in other countries in the region and taking part in this trade fair is fundamental to achieving this,” he said.

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Making space for quality logistics in Asia Asian food import markets are no different from other markets, at least in one sense: consumers are becoming more demanding. Food quality is paramount and must be supported by quality logistics, food safety and convenience. Renowned for his first class supply chain expertise from production to in-store replenishment, Simon Pearson, founder and Managing Director of supply chain consultancy Simon Pearson and Associates, is well qualified to join the speaker platform at the 2nd Cool Logistics Asia Conference, taking place September 7 at Asia World Expo. Cool Logistics Asia Conference runs alongside Asia Fruit Logistica, the only trade fair dedicated to the fresh produce trade across Asia, returning to Hong Kong this 7-9 September. Shanghai-based Pearson will discuss whether modern demand chain concepts including multi-channel retail and e-commerce strategies can be reconciled with the more traditional trade lane approach developed by international transport companies such as ocean carriers and airlines. Years of experience in senior logistics and supply chain leadership roles with Asda Walmart will stand Pearson in good stead to cover issues such as network optimisation flow planning, DC operations, transportation, and global inbound logistics, as well as overall supply chain strategies best suited for different markets. Connecting perishable food logistics by rail will be the focus of a presentation by Jan Koolen, Managing Director of Unit 45. The Dutch-based company will provide insights into how perishable commodities such as fruit and vegetables, as well as pharmaceuticals, can be transported by rail between different continents. The rationale behind this is that with no end in sight for slow steaming, coupled with massive overcapacity in shipping sector, time-to-market between countries such as Spain and China could make rail an attractive logistical alternative to container shipping. “The biggest challenge in countries such APRIL-JUNE 2016

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as China, but also large swathes of South East Asia, is the lack of cold chain and reliable temperature-controlled distribution along the last mile,” commented Alex von Stempel, Managing Director, Cool Logistics Resources Ltd. “By bringing experts in logistics and perishables together under one roof, Cool Logistics Asia offers a unique chance for fresh produce exporters and importers attending Asia Fruit Logistica to add value to their experience,” he added. The focused one-day conference will provide ocean, air and intermodal carriers, food manufacturers, transport and equipment providers, ports and freight forwarders with unique insights into the latest trends in Asian perishable supply chain operations, including specific commodity and logistics market analyses.

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AstaPure® arrives in Mexico to satisfy growing demand for natural antioxidants Algatechnologies has established a new distribution arrangement that will enable its AstaPure® natural astaxanthin to be sold in Mexico for the first time. Ingredients from the AstaPure® range are now available to businesses in Mexico's thriving dietary supplements sector through local company NaturaExtracta, a subsidiary of the Arancia Group, which specializes in marketing natural extracts. According to Euromonitor, sales of dietary supplements in Mexico will increase by 4% a year (CAGR) between now and 2020 to reach

UAE Company Cakers Foods LLC Launches Four New International Competitive Products during Gulfood Exhibition 2016 Gulfood Exhibition 2016 has kicked off on February 21 in Dubai World Trade Center, and witnessed the participation of thousands of various products and services for food and beverages sectors. Cakers Foods LLC has seen a strong demand on their bestoffered products in the exhibition, which are available in the market. Moreover, an official launch of new products took place to enhance the current list of distinctive and rich flavors, which includes Triple Chocolate Cakes, Choco Dips, Chocolate Gold Cakes and Gold Cake in addition to Cupcakes in delicious chocolate or orange, and the Sliders in two different flavors chocolate or raspberry with coconut, both are rich in cream filling. The Company management has commented that the secret of its excellence lies in the company's commitment in providing highquality food products to its customers. They use exceptional and innovative technologies in a traditional American way to come up with a unique taste to the end user, in addition to the use of the finest Belgian chocolate to create delicious cakes to suit all classes and meet all desires. Cakers Foods LLC also works on promoting their products that are currently offered in the market and will be revealing new additions of sweet snacks with a variety of flavors selected to meet various desires. Cakers Foods LLC is a modern manufacturing bakery for sweet snacks, offering a wide range of products using the latest technologies and up-to-date manufacturing method standards, which makes it unique in the region. The company is focused on stages of production through innovation and high-quality mechanisms, so as to ensure excellence and to suit all tastes as well as all age groups, the most prominent and popular of its products displayed in the markets is the "Triple Chocolate Cakes" along with the rest of the diverse products. Currently Cakers Foods LLC is working on the launch of a wide range of cake.

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a value of US$1.25 billion. In addition, Mintel data shows that 41% of all new dietary supplements launched in Mexico in the past year have a natural antioxidant positioning, demonstrating rising demand for such products. AstaPure® astaxanthin is perfectly in tune with this trend. Produced by Algatechnologies in Israel from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, it is a natural carotenoid rich in antioxidants. It offers benefits in a range of areas, including cardiovascular, cognitive, eye and skin health, as well as muscle and joint function, immunity, and sports nutrition. In addition to dietary supplements, the collaboration with NaturaExtracta means AstaPure® will also be available to companies in Mexico's beauty and personal care market. Gary Brenner, Business & Sales Development Manager at Algatechnologies, said: “The growth forecast for the dietary supplements sector in Mexico reflects the country's rising standards of living. In general, Mexican consumers have become more health conscious, more inclined to buy dietary supplements and more likely to have a higher disposable income than before. We're very pleased to be teaming up with NaturaExtracta to tap into their extensive knowledge and experience of this important market.” Gillermo Limón, Managing Director of NaturaExtracta, added: “Our new strategic alliance with Algatechnologies is great news for the Mexican market. Dietary supplement and personal care businesses here will at last have easy access to the potent antioxidant power of AstaPure® ingredient solutions enabling them to formulate their products with this high quality astaxanthin and create a distinct point of difference for their brands.”

It's a wrap! @ Bosch's in-house show in Schiedam Bosch Packaging Technology opened the gates of its site in Schiedam, the Netherlands, on February 17, 2016, to welcome customers, colleagues and partners to their in-house show. Over 100 international visitors took the unique chance to get a guided tour by Bosch experts who explained and demonstrated the comprehensive horizontal packaging technologies for the biscuit, bakery and bar industries. “At our in-house show we were able to present not only our standalone machines, but also line capabilities to our customers, APRIL-JUNE 2016


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including Delta robotic solutions and different feeding and distribution technologies. In addition, we demonstrated our lean production, which is the key driver of our short throughput time. We know from conversations with our customers and prospects that fast delivery is a must”, says Oscar Roth, general manager at Bosch Packaging Technology B.V. The broad portfolio of the Schiedam facility ranges from single handfed packaging machines right through to automated packaging lines. Along with its horizontal portfolio, Bosch also presented robotic and vertical packaging technologies from other Bosch Packaging sites, illustrating its wide product range. A total of eleven systems were presented at the event. The focus of the show for the biscuit industry was the recently launched Pack 301 LS - a mid-range automation for the efficient and reliable packaging of biscuits on edge. In addition, different solutions for biscuit pile packaging were shown. Other equipment included horizontal packaging solutions designed to package bars, buns, wafers, tortillas and cakes. Bosch provided a welcoming platform for all visitors to exchange experiences and discuss challenges in a private environment. In summary, Roth says: “The show was a success right along the line! There is no better opportunity to discuss the benefits of our wide range of solutions directly with customers, and for them to experience the machines operating on site. This will not be the last show in Schiedam, that's for sure!”

Brazilian companies from the sweets & snacks sector close ISM with good perspectives for the next months Results have been of US$ 4.27 million in deals closed during the fair and a projection of around US$ 20 million over the next 12 months. It is reaffirming the ISM fair as a great showcase to exhibit the diversity and quality of Brazilian products to the world. Held from the 31st of January until the 3rd of February in the city of Cologne, Germany, the ISM 2016 - with an increase of a 4% in attendance and a total of 38.500 trade visitors from 146 countries - has counted with the participation of 14 Brazilian companies from the confectionery industry, all of them members of ABICAB (Brazilian Association of Cacao, Chocolates, Candies and Byproducts Industry), FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

and participants of the project Sweet & Snacks Brasil together the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). The products presented by the companies Berbau, Docile, Dori, Embaré, Garoto, Harald, Jazam, Montevérgine, Nugali, Peccin, Prodasa, Riclan, Simas and Vonpar have been quite diverse, offering a range of options for all tastes, from filled candy flavored with typical Brazilian fruits to certified chocolate with an 80% of cocoa, through a variety of other exclusive Brazilian products or products with genuinely national ingredients. The results, according to the companies' managers, have been positive, foreseeing a promising future that includes business expansion to the foreign markets. During the fair, the transactions achieved reached a total of US$ 4,271,000,00. It is expected to generate over US$ 20,052,000.00 in the next 12 months thanks to the contracts made during the event.

Eloma presented its premium combi-steamers and bake-off ovens at the Hotelex 2016 The second year in row, Eloma, a leading German brand for combi-steamers and bake-off ovens, presented its products at the Hotelex in Shanghai. Eloma is well known worldwide for best cooking and baking results. Quality and easy operation are the company's focus. The Elomaown MT Technology ensures an easy and comfortable handling - special programme features included. The high material quality guarantees highest reliability when it comes to the cooking processes and the durability. In order to cater best to the customers' needs, Eloma also provides special solutions for different end customer groups. This year's Hotelex in Shanghai was the right place to show practical combi-steamer and bake-off oven solutions for chain restaurants, catering as well as hotels and restaurants. These solutions include not only the units themselves, but also the programme features and the accessories: Special programme features are tailored to the different target groups: The Quick Mode for example offers rapid and standard handling by means of predetermined operating sequences. The perfect solution for chain restaurants or places with un-trained staff. And special combiAPRIL-JUNE 2016


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steamer models such as mobile combi-steamers with water tanks for are ideal for occasions where there is no fixed water supply. “The exhibition was a great success for us. Our special solutions attracted many visitors. With their positive feedback we're looking forward to our future activities in the Chinese market”, says Dr. Ing. Hilmar Rudloff, Managing Director of Eloma.

The 33rd edition of the Italian Fruit & Vegetable Trade Fair will be held from 14 to 16 September at Rimini Fiera Macfrut increasingly confirms its role as an international showcase for the fruit and vegetable sector. This year's edition will feature seven pavilions (one more than last year), which, from 14 to 16 September 2016, will welcome exhibitors and visitors from all over the world at Rimini Fiera. Five months before the 2016 edition, the current situation proves that Macfrut's renewed formula is already a success: as of today, 71% of the available spaces have been sold (more than 80% if we also consider the areas to be confirmed by foreign or institutional exhibitors), amounting to 38,500 square metres gross in seven pavilions (5 dedicated to post-harvest and 2 to pre-harvest), with a great number of new exhibitors. Macfrut's attention is now on emerging producer countries and new consumer markets, with three target areas: Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean basin and South America. Its aim is not only to showcase the dynamic aspects of the fruit and vegetable sector, which has a value of exports equal to that of the wine industry, but also to become a driving force for companies geared towards innovation and internationalisation.

The IPACK-IMA 2018 world tour stops in the USA, Vietnam, South Africa Over the last weeks the leading exhibition in food and non-food processing and packaging technology took part in three important events to promote the news in store for the next edition, scheduled from May 29 to June 1 2018 at Fiera Milano. The organizational machinery is already running at full speed at IPACK-IMA, one of the

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world's leading exhibitions for food and non-food processing and packaging technology on stage in Milan from May 29 to June1, 2018. The new shareholders Ucima and Fiera Milano are already working on some of the novelties in store for the next edition and have kicked off a global promotional campaign to ensure a high number of international visitors coming to the exhibition. In the last few weeks, the stopovers of the exhibition's world tour included three important markets: USA, Vietnam and South Africa. In Naples, Florida IPACK-IMA sponsored the annual meeting of the US's National Pasta Association. Marked by the unmistakable claim ilovepasta.org the meeting gathered all of the major producers and suppliers in the North American pasta industry. According to IPO data, with 2 million tons a year the US is the second largest pasta producing country after Italy and the sixth consumer per capita with 8.8 kg. In Vietnam, IPACK-IMA participated in the exhibition Propak Vietnam, the main processing and packaging event for the food, drink and pharma industries in the Indochinese peninsula held from March 1 to 3 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City. The over 7,000 industry professionals visiting the fair were provided with promotional material and information on IPACK-IMA. In addition, on the eve of the inauguration a networking event was held for Italian and Vietnamese companies, during which Ucima and ICE (Italian trade Agency) representatives invited Vietnamese companies and Associations to visit the next edition of IPACK-IMA.

GEA Packaging Convention 2016 Technologies around the Thermoformer Whole chicken in Saudi Arabia, dates in Kuwait, meat and sausage in Germany, fish in Scandinavia and cheese in Slovenia - all of this fresh produce shares a common trait: its packaging by customized GEA thermoformers. The summary that follows outlines ways of further enhancing performance and efficiency, and of making food businesses fit for the future. “As the market continues to ramp up requirements, we remain committed to offering our national and international customers longterm solutions that will enable them to succeed in the marketplace,” stated Bernd Klinkert, Managing Director of GEA Food Solutions

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Germany GmbH, speaking at the Packaging Convention 2016. The event, highlighting technologies around the PowerPak thermoformer, took place on 20 and 21 January. It is attested to the company's own success that it has been manufacturing packaging and meat processing machinery in Biedenkopf-Wallau for more than 70 years. Annual production currently stands at around 600 individual machines, including packaging lines, labelling and printing systems, end-of-line units, such as lane convergers etc., and meat processing machinery. For two days GEA's guests from both Germany and abroad took the opportunity to be informed of new techniques, including the latest trends in the film material, labelling and control systems, and how the interaction of oxygen and light affects packaged products. GEA packaging solutions were among the convention's agenda items, focusing in particular on the benefits of shrink packing and

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on the packaging of hot products - ready meals, such as soups or pasta dishes - without any negative impact on weight, while prolonging shelf life at the same time. Another highlighted application was skin packaging of steaks, which is growing in popularity for highquality food products. The event kicked off with a presentation of automated loading systems, which showed how existing packaging capacities can be augmented upstream in order to increase output significantly.

Pinar reinforces market leadership in GCC's food industry Pinar Food and Beverage Group has further solidified its market leadership in the UAE and the rest of the GCC region after a recent industry report showed significant market share for its popular Pinar labneh brand in 2015. Recent figures from AC Nielsen 2015 retail audit report revealed that the product

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accounted for 37 per cent in the UAE, 52 per cent in Kuwait and 28 per cent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in terms of value. The Group's sustained leadership is a concrete result of its continuous drive to introduce innovative food products to the GCC market and achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction across the region. Pinar's regional market share is forecasted to increase in light of the company's aggressive expansion plan. The strategy is aimed at further widening the distribution of its food products throughout the GCC countries. Arda Cenk Tokbas, General Manager, HDF FZCo, Pinar's regional office, said: “The regional food market, is rapidly rising simultaneous with its booming population. Pinar will capitalize on this growth by focusing in areas that will further solidify our leading industry position. We are looking at further broadening our operations and market presence as a demonstration of our commitment to contribute to the GCC's further development. The move will also enable us to reach a wider number of households in the long term. Due to its strategic geographical location, the Emirates has become an important key point for our strategic expansion plan.” By early 2016, Pinar achieved another milestone after winning the Product of the Year award for the second consecutive year. The company garnered the highest votes from 3,600 GCC consumers surveyed by independent regional research company TNS. Like last year, a committee comprising industry experts selected Pinar as one of the finalists this year. It was eventually adjudged the winner in the labneh category after earning the highest consumer votes in the attractiveness, satisfaction, and innovation criterias. “The results of the TNS survey highly reflect our consumers' trust and confidence in our brand. Additionally, it demonstrates our commitment to continuously provide excellent products to our target market. We extend our gratitude to our loyal consumers for their unwavering support. Inspired by their loyalty, rest assured that we will continue to live up to our mission and deliver on our commitment,” Tokbas added.

EasySnackingTM receives FPA Product Innovation Award RPC Superfos's sleek and innovative EasySnackingTM packaging solution for eating on-the-go has received the FPA Product Innovation Award 2016 from the Foodservice Packaging Association. The winning pack features a stylish look with a sleek integral spoon in the lid - ideal for a broad range of convenience foods. The Product Innovation category was judged by a group of experts from the packaging industry. According to the judges, one of the key aspects that made EasySnacking™ the winner was that the pack APRIL-JUNE 2016


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brings something new to the market and enhances the consumer experience. In particular, they cited the simple yet effective design which ensures high level hygiene thanks to the peelable self-adhesive label on top of the lid that accommodates the spoon. Another key advantage is ease of recycling because the entire pack is made of polypropylene. “We are delighted to receive the FPA award which underlines the appropriateness of our EasySnackingTM pack,” comments Sean Dyer, Regional Sales Director, RPC Superfos UK. “This complete packaging solution makes eating on-the-go an indulgent experience and an increasing number of food producers are becoming aware of the benefits that it brings to the end-users.” Importantly, it is very easy to open the pack to avoid any spills when the lid comes off; the integral spoon is hassle-free to grab and it feels good to eat from it. On shelf, the pack looks enticing to end-users with hi-tech in-mould labelling. The design is available in two versions: one

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with a spoon in the lid and one with a higher lid giving room for both a topping - crunchy or liquid - and a spoon. Apart from offering outstanding convenience and functionality, the pot is re-closable, stable and optimised for stacking, filled or empty. As well as the FPA Product Innovation Award, EasySnackingTM has received a Scanstar from the Nordic packaging competition of the same name and was also a finalist in the “Best convenience on-the-go packaging” category of the World Food Innovations Awards 2016.

The Famous Angelina Tearoom Reveals Its New Collection Combining Delicacy And Refinement Angelina Tearoom, a renowned name in the history of traditional gourmet Parisian cafes, has revealed its latest collection of winter pastries in the UAE. The collection offers flavors infused with ephemeral sweet treats full of

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elegance and creativity. It includes seven new pastries and will be on display till May. This signature Parisian establishment was founded in 1903 as a tearoom by Austrian confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer, and named in honor of his daughter-in-law. Over a century later, it has attracted innumerable French artists, thinkers and other distinguished guests such as Coco Chanel, the fashion legend who frequented the café. Guests are invited to indulge in the new winter pastry collection, which features: Éclair Praline: A classic French pastry filled with a soft praline cream and decorated with a crispy praline icing. Babylone: For the biggest pleasure of gourmet lovers, Babylone is back in our tearooms, rediscover its sweetness through vanilla and red fruits flavours. Cheesecake Cassis: The famous crunchy almond biscuit and cream cheese revisited with blackcurrant notes. Religieuse Citron-Praliné: A classic and original pastry in which the lemon flavours meets the softness and crunch of the praline. Calisson: A light texture combined with almonds and citrus flavours will delight calisson lovers. Forêt Noire: This iconic pastry will seduce fine gourmets with a powerful taste of chocolate and sweet candied cherries. Mont-Blanc Passion-Coco: The signature pastry of Angelina imagined into an exotic version with coconut and passion fruits.

“Our bi-annual pastry collection is here at all Angelina locations in UAE to delight the taste buds of Angelina guests. No matter what the preference, there is a pastry offering for all whether it's fruity or chocolates notes they're after,” said Tarun Sharma, Executive Chef at Angelina Paris in UAE.

Dubai entrepreneurs launch protein ice cream Whey2go, Dubai's homegrown whey protein ice cream launched across exclusive retail stores this February. The Ice cream is not only targeted towards consumers that have an active lifestyle but also to consumers who love ice cream. Whey2go ice cream is produced using 100% natural ingredients and contains high amounts of protein which make up a significant part of a well-balanced diet. Furthermore, the sugar has been replaced with natural sweetener called xylitol which means each cup of Whey2Go Ice Cream contains 0g of Sugar. The launch of Whey2go comes at a great time in the UAE market. Consumers have become conscious of their choices and the trend towards a healthier, fitness centric lifestyle is fast growing in this region. Up until now the consumer had to make a conscious choice between appealing foods and a healthy lifestyle but with Whey2go even health conscious people can enjoy ice cream. The business partners began developing this product a year back but it has taken longer than

yummex Middle East is more popular with exhibitors than ever before - also a record for exhibition space — new group stands yummex Middle East sets new benchmarks: more than 70 percent of the available space for the coming event from 7 to 9 November has already been sold. The only specialised trade fair for sweets and snacks in the MENA region has never had such a high occupancy status seven months prior to the event. The registered companies include renowned international manufacturers like Colombina (Colombia), Jelly Belly (USA) and Wawel (Poland). The number of group stands, in which companies from a country or a region exhibit jointly, has also broken records. More than 20 pavilions are being represented for the

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first time at the anniversary event, including new participants from Bulgaria, Italy, Catalonia and Switzerland. Exhibitors and visitors can look forward not only to an especially international, but also to the largest trade fair since its founding: the organisers, Koelnmesse and Dubai World Trade Center, are expanding the exhibition space by around 25 percent, and are thus continuing the steady growth course of the established trade fair format. The organisers primarily credit the early and strong demand for exhibition space to the unique concept of yummex Middle East. Since 2007, the

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expected to launch since they wanted to perfect the right ingredients and taste before launching it. “It wasn't just about creating a high protein ice cream with impressive nutritional values, it was above creating a high protein ice cream that tastes amazing!” said Antonio Le Pore, one of the founding partners. The end result is an authentic mouthwatering ice cream.

Hanovia Launching new UV System for Middle East Region at Dubai Drink Technology Expo UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is launching its new PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) disinfection system in the Middle East region at the Dubai Drink Technology Expo (DDTE) on May 16. Designed for disinfecting process water in the food, beverage and brewing industries, the launch will be at booth C41 at 10:30am, where Hanovia and its local distributor, Water Engineering Technology (WET) are exhibiting. The DDTE is being held at the Dubai Convention & Exhibition Centre between May 16-18. Commenting on the launch Halim Mirza, Hanovia's MEA Manager, said: “Ensuring product quality in the beverage production process, while also being price conscious, can be a difficult balancing act for producers. They need to know that the disinfection technology they're using is fit for purpose and will protect the product from pathogens such as Cryptosporidium or bacteria like E.coli. At the

trade fair has been the only purchasing platform for the MENA region specialising in sweets and snacks. "The interest of international companies in a special trade fair for sweets and snacks in the MENA region, which has been growing for years, shows that the format completely satisfies the expectations of the branch", says Denis Steker, Vice President International of Koelnmesse. "yummex Middle East keeps its promise of easing access of international exhibitors to one of the most promising growth regions worldwide". Continuing good sales opportunities The US market research institute TechSci Research forecasts the best growth rates for the region in a recent study, especially for the

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same time they need to balance the cost of the technology with the financial realities. “Hanovia's PureLine UVEO range ticks both boxes, as it offers a very high level of biosecurity while also reducing operational costs. UVEO technology powers the new generation of PureLine UV systems, delivering up to 60% less power usage than conventional, equivalent UV systems. This means lower energy use while still delivering effective water disinfection at required flows - all with a single medium pressure lamp. “With customers becoming more conscious about energy saving, the PureLine UVEO range lines up with green initiatives, providing a critical barrier against contamination by non-chemical means. Using the system at particular points in the water treatment process also allows customers to also prolong the life of other components, such as reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, by eliminating the risk of downstream contamination. All in all, PureLine UVEO technology provides a more effective barrier and is optimised for the industry,” he added.

chocolate branch. The experts expect annual sales growth of 8 percent in the market of the United Arab Emirates until 2021. The development is apparently based on increased per capita expenditures. Consumers have also increasingly been calling for innovatively packaged chocolate and high quality products. About the trade fair format The trade and innovation platform for sweets and snacks in the MENA region, yummex Middle East, is organised by Koelnmesse and the Dubai World Trade Center and will take place in Dubai from 7 to 9 November, 2016. The trade fair operated under the name "Sweets & Snacks Middle East" until 2015.

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is Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, formally opened Gulfood 2016- the 21st edition of the world's largest annual food and hospitality trade show - at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of the Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing and the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, Minister Alexander Tkachev of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Agriculture and a host of ministers, ambassadors and dignitaries from the UAE, GCC and around the world attended the show. Gulfood drew a record trade attendance of more than 85,000 visitors from over 170 countries, including international heads of state, ministers, government officials and national trade associations from five continents. The show featured over 5,000 companies

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GLOBAL FOOD INDUSTRY GATHERING SEES OVER 5,000 COMPANIES from 120 countries, 117 trade and industry pavilions and spans in excess of 1.29 million square feet of exhibition space including three new DWTC halls - Za'abeel 4, 5 and 6 - and two purpose-built, temporary structures. “As a strategic investment platform, Gulfood connects the world's leading food and hospitality industry companies and brands, national policy-makers and

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innovative thought-leaders,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, DWTC, organiser of Gulfood. “The show facilitates multi-million dollar transactions as the global food industry meets, networks, sources new products and trades out of Dubai - now one of the world's most prominent international trading hubs. Gulfood is where the big deals are made, company to company and country to country.” With GCC food imports currently worth $53.1 billion according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Gulfood's global trading status has attracted the show's biggest tally of national and food export industry groups which, at 117, is five more than last year. These pavilions include first-time representation from Russia, Costa Rica, Belarus, Mauritius and New Zealand returning after a six-year break. This year's expanded exhibitor line-up participating via national and trade association pavilions or on dedicated company stands - includes finished food producers, bulk commodity wholesalers, distributors and exporters, as well as the show's largest-ever collection of hospitality equipment suppliers. Gulfood 2016 also featured the Halal World Food show-within-a-show and the globe's biggest, annual Halal food sourcing trade event. This year Halal World Food featured over 800 Halal food suppliers - 15% up on last year - vying for trade in a sector predicted to be worth US$2.537 trillion by 2019 according to the latest Global Islamic Economy Report. “For the retail, foodservice, catering and hospitality industries, Gulfood presents an incredible opportunity to source thousands of new products, innovations in health and special diet, and an even wider range of ethnic and speciality foods - we anticipate tremendous interest in Halal food products this year as Dubai advances its status as an Islamic economy hub,” added LohMirmand. Gulfood 2017 will run at DWTC from 26th February to 2nd March 2017.

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GULFOOD DREW A RECORD TRADE ATTENDANCE OF MORE THAN 85,000 VISITORS FROM OVER 170 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL HEADS OF STATE, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND NATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATIONS FROM FIVE CONTINENTS

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he No. 1 for the meat industry - is the meeting place for the entire meat sector. This year, Messe Frankfurt expects some 960 exhibitors from around 50 countries, including all market leaders, to present their top innovations at the fair. In the fully booked-up exhibition halls, they will show new products, technologies and solutions for all stages of the meat-processing chain on around 110,000 square metres of exhibition space. In the region of 60,000 trade visitors from over 140 countries are anticipated. Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt: “IFFA has been held in Frankfurt for 45 years and, during this time, has developed into the leading international trade fair for the sector. It is and will remain the most important innovation platform for investment goods along the entire process chain. The majority of our exhibitors, who include all world-market leaders, launch their innovations onto the international market at IFFA. Together with our partners, I am delighted to once again announce the top event for the meat sector.” Richard Clemens, Managing Director of the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association of the VDMA, conceptual partner of IFFA: “For machinery manufactures, IFFA is the most important trade fair. With its clear focus on

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IFFA 2016: GREAT PERSPECTIVES FOR THE TOP EVENT OF THE MEAT SECTOR meat, it offers not only an unrivalled spectrum of solutions but also a great concentration of experts. There, the spotlight is on innovations and trends oriented towards the needs of the market, which generate decisive impulses for shaping the future. The high degree of internationality at IFFA shows that Frankfurt is the firmly established meeting place for the global network of the meat industry.”

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.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and President of the Board of Trustee of Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, and at the sidelines of the Award's proclamation ceremony which was held under the patronage, and in the presence of H.H Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi recently and chaired the first annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Award, where he discussed the agenda with the board members and undertook several decisions and recommendations. Chairman and members of the Board of Trustees began the meeting by extending thanks, appreciation and gratitude to H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (God protects Him) for his honor of establishment and patronage of Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation. They praised this supreme honor and his keenness to develop agricultural innovation and date palm sector

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worldwide and providing all means of support to them given his belief in the economic, nutritional and social importance of this sector. The participants also stressed that His Highness' white hands and noble honors emphasize his foreseeing of the future of this sector and the necessity of providing it with the required support in order to achieve the desired development and growth so as to contribute to serving of humanity and alleviating the suffering of peoples. The participants also extended thanks and appreciation to H.H Sheikh Mohamad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Higher Commander of the Armed Forces for his great attention and support to the agricultural innovation and date palm sector, his directives to upgrade this sector and his blessed efforts and visions which created a great quality shift at the agricultural sector level in the United Arab Emirates and achieved big economic and food gains. The chairman and members of the Award's Board of Trustees extended, as well, sincere thanks to H.H Sheikh Mansour Bin

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STAMPS ON KHALIFA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR DATE PALM AND AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION

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mirates Post Group (EPG) has issued commemorative stamps on Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation 2016, in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Award. The award was presented at a glittering ceremony in Abu Dhabi on March 15. Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation was established under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE,God Protects Him, under a presidential decree dated on 26 November 2015. His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, launched the award on March 15, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, President of the Award's Board of Trustees. Chief Commercial Officer of EPG, Mr. Ibrahim Bin Karam said: “Emirates Post Group is proud to issue these stamps on Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation that has brought regional and international attention on the agricultural innovation and date palm tree, promoting it as a balanced food product, and reinforcing it as an essential part of the sustainable development process initiated by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE.� The award recognises individuals and institutions in five categories. Each winner gets a cash prize, trophee and certificate. Over the course of the last seven years, the Award has recognised the role of key researchers, experts, growers and those interested in the date palm sector, and earned a strong global reputation as the first scientific award dedicated to date palm and related sectors at the international level. The commemorative stamps, issued in a single denomination of AED 3, are presently available in all UAE post offices. FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST


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Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, for his support, industrious follow-up and keenness to provide support and care to the agricultural sector as well as his guidance to overcome all the obstacles of development and growth of this sector at all levels. Furthermore; the participants praised His Highness' initiatives for support of agricultural innovation at the local, Arab and international levels, most important of which is the honor of organizing the Annual Egyptian Date Festival at Siwa. H.H Chairman of the Board of Trustees thanked the board members and expressed his confidence that they are up to the responsibility they are holding, stressing meanwhile that their great efforts and wide experience in agricultural innovation and date palm sector would achieve success and leadership for the Award. The chairman and members of the Board of Trustees reviewed the technical and financial report of Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and approved the end year financial statements of its final session/2015. The Board also praised the big and constructive role and the efforts of the General Secretariat and the members of the Board of Trustees during the Seventh Session which yielded new accomplishments and achieved further success and excellence for the Award at both Arab and international levels. The chairman and members of the Board of Trustees emphasized, as well, their confidence that Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation would proceed with the success and excellence career started and achieved by Khalifa International Award for Date Palm along seven sessions full of accomplishments and giving which added a lot to date palm sector at the world's level. They expressed their confidence that success and excellence would the ally and title of the Award, thanks to the care and support it is receiving from its owner and patron H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (God protects Him). They also stressed that joining the efforts and the contributions of the experts, researchers and growers from around the world, would make the Award achieve the objectives for which it has been established, most important of which are: support of the researches and studies related to date palm and agricultural FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

innovation, highlighting the leading role of the United Arab Emirates in pushing forward the innovation, progress and innovation process, honoring of the influential figures in the agricultural sector and motivating the innovators around the world to show innovative solutions of benefits at the local, regional and international levels. The chairman and members of the Board of Trustees discussed in their first meeting the general policy of Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation and adoption of the criteria, mechanisms and conditions of granting all categories of the Award. They also approved the financial and administrative code of the Award and the organizational structure with the functions, salaries and bonuses of the workers in all sections and departments of the Award. The Board of Trustees also approved formation of the permanent and temporary committees with their specializations according to the needs of the Award's activities and stressed the necessity of monitoring the activities and reports of the sub-committees and providing all the required facilities for completion of their works in due time and in line with the Award's strategy and objectives. APRIL-JUNE 2016


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During the said meeting, as well, the Board of Trustees reviewed the participations received by Khalifa International Award for Date Palm in its last session/2016 prior to the extension project of the Award and the honor of H.H President of the United Arab Emirates of establishment of Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation. The Board, and as matter of concern for achievement of equal opportunities and transparency, decided to adopt all the participation conformable to the conditions and mechanisms of the new award and to shift them to the first session of Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation according to the category of each participant with emphasis on writing to the participants to inform them of the Board's decision and of allowing them the opportunity to submit new studies and innovations and to specify the category in which they intend to participate. The Board of Trustees praised the great development "Date Palm in the Eyes of the World " photography competition has witnessed and its attraction of a big number of both amateur and professional photographers at the world's level, emphasizing thereby the APRIL-JUNE 2016

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credibility and leadership of the Competition. The Board also decided to approve continuation of the competition within the adopted conditions and mechanisms so as to be exclusively restricted to date palm. H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan and their Excellency members of the Board approved the proposed administrative and media plan of the Award's first session and expressed their absolute confidence in the General Secretariat of the Award and emphasized that it has been up to the responsibility laid on its shoulders for achieving success and leadership while keeping pace with the modern developments and technology and parallel to the comprehensive cultural renaissance the United Arab Emirates is witnessing in order to realize spread of the Award at the local, Arab and international levels and of its culture and noble objectives.

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he 8th edition of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo is slated to takes place from 16th to 18th of May, 2016 in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. This year, DDTE is marked by the participation of more than 100 exhibitors coming to display and share their latest products, services, techniques, and expertise in the beverage industry. The beverage industry in the Gulf and the Middle East and North Africa region has been witnessing a remarkable growth and development in the past years. This is due to the constant increase in local demand, in addition to the increase in the population growth rate in the region. In line with these developments, Dubai will host the Dubai Drink Technology Expo and Global Water and Beverage Technology Congress (GWBT) providing the best platform for suppliers and manufacturers to broaden their reach and enter the Middle East, Africa, Mediterranean and Asia Markets. The Global Water and Beverage Technology Congress (GWBT) will discuss pressing topics of the industry that will include Managing Brands and Distributorship, Competitive Advantages Through Innovative Production Technology,

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DUBAI HOSTS 8TH DUBAI DRINK TECHNOLOGY EXPO Innovations in Packaging, Global and Regional Trends in Beverages, Caps and Closures Future, Building Successful Brands, and many more. Dubai Drink Technology Expo features this year the recent updates in the beverage industry in addition to the developments in the drink processing and packaging systems, light machinery, equipment used in the process of manufacturing, treatment, filling, supply, packaging, transport, preservation and distribution of beverages. According to a market report by Euromonitor International, a London-based market APRIL-JUNE 2016


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DUBAI DRINK TECHNOLOGY EXPO FEATURES THIS YEAR THE RECENT UPDATES IN THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY IN ADDITION TO THE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DRINK PROCESSING AND PACKAGING SYSTEMS, LIGHT MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT USED IN THE PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING, TREATMENT, FILLING, SUPPLY, PACKAGING, TRANSPORT, PRESERVATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF BEVERAGES.

intelligence firm, the soft drinks market size in the Middle East & Africa is expected to cross 81.4 billion litres this year, of which, 1.9 billion in the UAE market. As for the bottled water sector, Euromonitor expects the Middle East and Africa region's market size to reach 50.5 billion litres in 2016, of which, the UAE's market size will reach 1.2 billion litres. Dubai Drink Technology Expo (DDTE) is considered the premier specialised event in the MENA region for the beverage industry. It is a unique platform for beverage companies to present their latest technologies and system solutions for the entire production chain (manufacturing, filling, packaging, distribution, wholesales/retailing, trading and marketing) of Carbonated, Fruit Juices, Bottled Water, Energy and Wellness Drinks, Milk APRIL-JUNE 2016

and Dairy Products, Functional Drinks RTD (Ready to Drink), and Tea and Coffee. The Dubai Drink Technology Expo is organized by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organization Est., member of INDEX Holding, and it is supported by the International Society of Beverage Technology (ISBT), the American Beverage Association, TEA board of India, Arab Asian Beverage Alliance, UAE Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Export Development Corporation, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and Dubai Department of Economic Development.

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ingredients business where its value added is the quality of their chocolate couvertures made with Cacao Fino de Aroma (Fine flavor cocoa). This type of cacao is distinguished by its aromas and its fruity and flowery flavor with nutty malt notes. The Fino de Aroma denomination is an International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) classification, which describes an exquisite aroma and flavour. Around 8% of the cocoa produced in the world is Cacao Fino de Aroma. 76% of Cacao Fino de Aroma produced in the world is grown in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru. CasaLuker's concept of social responsibility is known as The Luker Way. It refers to the company's relationship with its partners: The farmers (suppliers), the environment, its workers, clients and society in general. The company focuses its efforts on CSR in the belief that it is important to share opportunities, knowledge, training and technology with the country's cocoa producers, universities and APRIL-JUNE 2016


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those interested in investing in cocoa. Education is the foundation for growth, that's why since 1962 CasaLuker created one of the few cocoa research centers in the world - Granja Luker - dedicated to the generation and transfer technology designed to improve planting, and the transformation of the cocoa. This center is focused in the education and training model for the farmers so they can leverage the knowledge and implement it on their own farms. During over 50 years, 35.000 farmers have passed through the Granja Luker. The Luker Way cares about fair purchasing conditions, based on the direct relationship with the associations and cocoa bean suppliers, these associations are groups formed by small cocoa producers that work together in order to guarantee quality, traceability and volume. These associations contribute to the generation of national work and limit the illicit crops in the regions. As part

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of its commitment to the sustainable, social, economic and environmental development of cocoa producing communities, CasaLuker is part of the world cocoa foundation, an International organization committed to ensure cocoa sustainability. CasaLuker believes that every single person involved in the production chain is important because the main ingredient for chocolate is love, dedication and hard work. The company encourage people to believe in the cacao as a future for their families and for the country.

For More information: Pascal Clair - pascal@pascalclair.com CasaLuker - lukercacao@casaluker.com.co www.lukeringredients.com Follow us: /LUKERFOODINGREDIENTS @LUKEROFFICIAL

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n the global confectionery industry, product developers increasingly face the need for new and innovative gums and jellies. Consumers do not only look for indulgence, but also for products that fit their choice of lifestyle or products based on ethics. Potato-based starch solutions from KMC can help create different textures or replace ingredients in formulas to match these consumer requirements.

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livestock farming or because they perceive it as a healthier way of living or the opposite of an over-indulgent lifestyle. This provides new possibilities for the confectionery industry, as consumers demand new and innovative products that are similar to the original food items with regard to taste and functionality. Many consumers also look for products that are free from allergens. KMC offers specialised solutions based on potato starch that is nonallergenic, gluten-free and GMO-free.

of starch solution depends on a number of factors, e.g. storage, production equipment, process parameters as well as other ingredients in the recipe, e.g. ratio of sucrose/glucose syrup, other gelling agents and moisture level. In the Gelamyl product range, KMC's application specialist uses the knowledge of the different modifications and their degrees to develop products specific for the gum and jelly confectionery that enable the product developers to target different textures.

Different textures Gum and jelly-type sweets can come in different textures - from soft and chewy to firm and elastic. Consumers constantly look for new products and to change and optimise different textures is one way of meeting this challenge. Using potato starch with different types and degrees of modification will result in different textures. When working with gum and jelly formulas, it is important to keep in mind that the choice

Customised solutions At the KMC Food Innovation Centre, new solutions are constantly tested in the pilot confectionery plant. The confectionery specialist does not only work on new starch solutions and new concepts, but also works closely together with customers to optimise their formulas and processes. Although potato starch is an important ingredient that gives a certain texture, other ingredients such as the used sweetener can also

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influence the texture. Furthermore, the type of equipment and the process parameters are important for the quality of the gum. At the Food Innovation Centre at KMC's Head Quarters in Denmark, the specialists have access to pilot plant equipment that will simulate industrial processes. Replacing gelatine Gelatine is traditionally used in gums and jellies to obtain an elastic gel. Modified potato starch

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can easily replace part of the gelatine and provide the product developers with a costeffective ingredient in their formulas. Maria Elena Hansen, Application specialist at KMC, explains, “When replacing up to 30% of the gelatine with our Gelamyl solutions, we do not detect any differences in the organoleptic evaluations.” If a larger amount of the gelatine is replaced, or if the gum is completely free of gelatine, it becomes more difficult to obtain a gelatine-like texture. “With our new Gelamyl 800 series we challenge the traditional textures of starch-based gums and jellies,” Maria Elena Hansen says and continues, “and we achieve a much better elasticity and “bite” without the stickiness known from traditional starches.” Easy to use Compared to starches of other origin, potato starch has a neutral flavour. This enables the product developer to add any interesting flavour and be able to obtain the full flavour release without the need to mask off-flavours. The Gelamyl starches also result in very clear and transparent gels, so it is easy to add all different kinds of colours. Using starches as a gelling agent will give certain advantages in the production. Even at a high inclusion rate, the viscosity of the product during manufacture will still be low. It is easy to pump and fill in moulds during processing and all Gelamyl products are optimised to prevent tailing during the filling process. During stoving, the candy will firm up to form the gums or jellies with the texture defined by the chosen Gelamyl starch. Follow new trends With halal certified and non-GMO specialty starches from KMC, vegan and health-oriented consumers do not have to give up their favourite candies anymore and product developers have a number of different building blocks to create new and innovative solutions to match their challenges. Ask KMC for help with tailor-made solutions.

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t this year's IFFA, the leading international trade fair for meat processing, Hydrosol, a specialist in stabilisation for meat and sausage products, will present many new product ideas. The focus will be on stabilising systems for the simple and economical manufacture of meat products, as well as vegetarian and vegan alternatives. Interested visitors can discuss individual solutions with Hydrosol at Booth D70 in Hall 4. Cost-optimised poultry products, cooked ham and sausages As an expert on international poultry applications, Hydrosol offers a wide range of stabilising systems for poultry products like cold cuts, sausages, nuggets and similar items. This includes functional systems that reduce the production cost of poultry sausages. Their ingredient combinations make possible recipes that give high quality final products with reduced meat content. Hydrosol also APRIL-JUNE 2016


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develops individual solutions to customer order. In addition, the company offers stabilising systems for the special requirements of halal products. Another focus is the manufacture of cooked ham specialities, ranging from cost-optimised to premium quality recipes. These stabilising systems improve water binding, shaping and sliceability. Even at higher yields, the final products have minimal syneresis and an appetizing appearance. Hydrosol's functional systems for the costoptimised production of wieners and hot dogs are likewise centred on economy. They let manufacturers adjust protein, fat and water phase to suit, resulting in firm sausages that have a stable structure even after heating, with individual meat, fast and water content. All-in compounds for meatless alternatives To meet the growing demand for vegetarian and vegan products, Hydrosol has developed the new HydroTOP VEG all-in compound with a mild basic seasoning. This remarkable integrated compound can be used to make many different meatless products, from vegetarian sausages to Bavarian style meat loaf to a meatless ground product that can be used in all sorts of applications. For large-scale users like cafeterias and caterers, semi-finished ground products in piece or preground form provide the basis for many different foods. Industrial manufacturers can use them to make a wide range of vegetarian retail items, such as vegetarian sauce bolognaise. The ground products feature the familiar pleasing bite and an authentic mouth feel, have a balanced flavour profile and appetizing colour, and are easy to make. Hydrosol also provides all-in vegan solutions for cold cuts. They contain all the components of the overall formulation, including a mild basic seasoning that can be enhanced as desired. The texture of the resulting meatless cold cuts is absolutely comparable with bologna or mortadella, and allows for problem-free slicing with conventional slicers.

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Hydrosol at IFFA 2016 7–12 May 2016 Frankfurt, Germany Hall 4, Stand D70

Sausages with snap in great shape – with Hydrosol! Even if your raw material quality varies, with Hydrosol’s made-to-measure stabilising systems, sausages come out delicious and have bite. • Functional systems for cooked sausages • Economical production • Convincing taste • Syneresis minimised

Phone + 49 / (0) 41 02 / 202-003 info@hydrosol.de, www.hydrosol.de


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ISHIDA LINE DELIVERS HIGH PRODUCTION FLEXIBILITY AND QUALITY

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n collaboration with its customer, the project team at Ishida Germany has devised a new highperformance packing line comprising fully automatic multihead weighers and inspection systems that is providing full flexibility and enhanced quality control at leading German oat flakes and muesli producer Peter Kรถlln GmbH & Co. KGaA. In order to cope with high demand for its products, Peter Kรถlln required a packing solution that was able to process a wide range of pack formats and be equally suitable for muesli and extruded cereals, which the company markets under the name 'Fleks'. In addition, Peter Kรถlln was seeking a high-performance quality control system. The Ishida solution - comprising two CCW-RS multihead weighers, an IX-GA-4075 X-ray inspection system and a DACS-G checkweigher is able to handle a variety of different types of muesli and Fleks in different pack formats, with fill weights ranging from 325g to 1kg. The line is capable of speeds of up to 140 packs per minute (70 weighments per minute per machine), with accuracy to within 0.5% of the target weight. The only factor that prevents the weighers from achieving an even higher output is the low fall speed of the light products. The pre-mixed muesli and Fleks are fed via a bucket elevator onto the two weighers. The cereals pass through inlet chutes onto the dispersion tables, where the highly sensitive Ishida loadcell with feedback to the infeed ensures there is an even and consistent product flow to the radial feeders. All hoppers are equipped with anti-leak hopper doors to prevent fine product from leaking during the weighing process. In a fraction of a second a microprocessor

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calculates the optimum combination of hoppers that comes closest to the target weight. These precisely-dosed portions are then released directly into the packaging machine via a timing hopper. Aluminium-coated film is used for the Fleks, while muesli products are packed into clear plastic bags and later into cardboard boxes. One particular challenge created by the fully automatic weighing of these cereal products is the amount of dust generated. While the design of the CCW-RS weighers ensures gentle product flow, all APRIL-JUNE 2016


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ALL HOPPERS ARE EQUIPPED WITH ANTI-LEAK HOPPER DOORS TO PREVENT FINE PRODUCT FROM LEAKING DURING THE WEIGHING PROCESS contact parts are also electrostatically polished so that dust traps are minimised, preventing product residues suddenly coming loose and landing in a different pack as unwanted cereal clumps. In addition, to prevent dust pollution in the factory, the weighers are housed in a special dust enclosure with air extraction. After weighing and filling, the packing line, which until then has been split, converges and the products undergo a thorough inspection process. The Ishida IX-GA-4075 X-ray inspection system APRIL-JUNE 2016

detects stone, glass and metal - foreign bodies that can occur in products containing raisins and nuts - with a high degree of reliability. Bags containing product clumps, which are also regarded as a quality defect, are eliminated using an integrated airblast nozzle.

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FRANKE MAKES TOMORROW'S COFFEE DREAMS COME TRUE TODAY

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ith an intelligent coffee machine networking solution and a revolutionary POS concept for retail, Franke not only supplies state-of-theart, fully automatic machines but also demonstrates its holistic understanding of coffee and offers customers integrated solutions to boost their sales. As a coffee machine manufacturer, Franke Coffee Systems has always had a reputation for driving technological advances. The enhancement of automated coffee preparation has been a recurring theme throughout the company's history. But this development has long been about more than just making coffee machines better, faster or more versatile. Only a holistic understanding of business in the different customer segments and a knowledge of the latest coffee trends make it possible to provide comprehensive advice, turning the product itself - the coffee machine - into an integrated solution to boost sales. Clever coffee solutions - IoT creates attractive opportunities in the coffee business The Internet of Things (IoT) means connecting devices to data networks. The ability to view and monitor the operating and process data from a coffee machine remotely creates untold opportunities for customer groups such as restaurant/bakery chains and roasters. A user-friendly dashboard helps them keep track of their company's entire coffee operations via the web or a smartphone. Sales figures can be accessed

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in real time, specific sales promotions or price adjustments can be made or cleanliness and hygiene can be monitored for quality control. This is more than just a coffee machine - it is a clever coffee solution. Focus on the flow and use of goods Operators of multiple locations can use the consumption data to optimise their flow of goods. If a roaster provides a customer with a coffee machine, he also wants to be that customer's exclusive bean supplier. Using a barcode on the pack, he can ensure that the coffee machine will only prepare specialities once the code on his beans has been scanned. This also enables him to keep a constant eye on freshness and formulation. The roaster can see exactly how to optimise its volume planning for each customer, spot faults at a customer's premises and monitor coffee quality all the way to the cup: the perfect support for his business model. In the right place at the right time A chain store with a large number of machines can plan its operational staff with APRIL-JUNE 2016


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maximum efficiency thanks to a real-time overview of sales patterns. It's never been easier to stay close to events and customers and make individual offers. Thanks to a customer-specific notification system (SMS, email), suppliers can even respond to current events within minutes. Run an iced macchiato promotion in sunny weather, invite customers stuck in traffic to enjoy a coffee - the possibilities are endless. What's more, a wide variety of payment systems can be centrally managed and prices can be adjusted. Rapid responses like these make a crucial difference to customer satisfaction. Coffee lounges at the POS double sales Coffee consumption is changing. More and more cups are being enjoyed away from home or “to go”. Good coffee is a powerful crowd-puller. At a major German fashion chain, “adpad smart lounges” with a fully automated Franke machine were set up in the middle of the sales floor. Passers-by were invited into the branch with a drink APRIL-JUNE 2016

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voucher and given the chance not just to enjoy free coffee in the lounges but also browse the chain's online store while sitting on the modern lounge furniture. This adds new dimensions to the shopping experience that not only give customers a treat but also bring a marked increase in sales. Service & know-how - the secret of our success State-of-the-art coffee machines like the new Franke A800, new technologies such as the “clever coffee solutions” connectivity system and the turnkey POS concept by adpad for retail - in-depth knowledge and good service put Franke at the forefront of innovation.

AS A COFFEE MACHINE MANUFACTURER, FRANKE COFFEE SYSTEMS HAS ALWAYS HAD A REPUTATION FOR DRIVING TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES

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estlé Waters first undertook the conservation programme in 2010 when it challenged its long-term supplier, Sidel, to rationalise the energy consumption of all its production equipment. With over 96 production facilities situated in 35 producing countries around the world, Nestlé Waters naturally places a high priority on improving the environmental performance of its processes, as well as keeping its operating costs to an absolute minimum. Focus on blow moulders brings significant energy-savings Both companies were already well aware that blow moulding machines generally account for as much as 70% of the total energy consumption of a complete beverage bottling line. When charged with reviewing the efficiency of the company's electrical energy usage, Sidel started by carrying out a pilot Eco audit on two of Nestlé Waters' blow moulders. After monitoring and measuring the electrical consumption of the blowers, Sidel identified corrective energy-saving measures to Nestlé Waters. One such recommendation was the installation of oven-top reflector lamps to maintain energy in the ovens of the blow moulding machines. This achieved a reduction in the electrical power consumption required for the preform heating process equivalent to turning off 20 preform ovens. Despite this

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SIDEL HELPS NESTLÉ WATERS TO ACHIEVE WORLDWIDE ENERGY SAVINGS EQUIVALENT TO SHUTTING DOWN 20 OVENS significant energy saving, optimal performance is maintained. Nestlé Waters was particularly pleased with results attained by the recommendations when they were implemented. “As we achieved around 20% in energy savings, we were really satisfied with the performance resulting from the upgrades to the first two blowers,” explained Mr. Stephane Bosshart, Corporate Chief Engineer at Nestlé Waters. “So much so, that based on these results, we decided to apply a full Eco-programme to share those best practices on all of our blowers worldwide,” he continued.

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