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Graphic Designer Aleena Susan John Sales Manager Paul Thomas Production Manager Abdul Shareef Contributors Neville J. Chandler P.K. James Shakeeb Kolakadan Head Office Matt Media International Ltd. Woodgreen, London N22 5AR, UK E-mail: gulfag@emirates.net.ae Web site: www.foodbusinessgulf.com

Middle East Office Al Saad Advertising & Publishing LLC. P O Box 25694, Sharjah, UAE Tel:+971 6 5639494 Fax:+971 6 5639449 E-mail: gulfag@emirates.net.ae Food Business Gulf & Middle East is designed to serve the fast growing Food, Fresh Produce, Ingredients, Bakery, Hotel, Hypermarkets, Restaurants & Catering industries in the Gulf and Middle East region by providing the expert information to our readers in our four comprehensive issues in a year. It is circulated through out Middle East region and world wide in addition to the extra distribution at various food, catering & hotel events, fresh and perishable shows. The magazine provides editorial coverage on a wide range of topics which are of interest to industry professionals.

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GULFOOD PREVIEW

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IBA MUNICH PREVIEW

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GULFOOD MANUFACTURING REVIEW

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SIAL MIDDLE EAST REVIEW

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WOP DUBAI REVIEW

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INTERVIEW

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BULGARIA UPDATE

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HALAL CHICKEN PRODUCTS

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GCC's Leading Chicken Brand Factory awarded Best Food Establishment in 2017 OneFoods factory, the processor of the region's leading chicken brand “Sadia”, has recently been awarded the “Best Food Establishment Award 2017” for the second time, by the Food Control Division of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA). The award ceremony took place at the 8th edition of the SIAL Exhibition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center in December 2017. The award was received as a part of the Weqaya Food Specification Awards in which The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the Department of Health and the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council recognized institutions, companies and outlets that contribute to a healthier society. The factory was selected as one of the Best Food Establishments in 2017 based on the inspections conducted by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) which took place throughout the year. The factory was evaluated on the level of quality and safety of the food processing systems and overall performance. Commenting on the award, Giovani Pelliza, General Manager of the factory, said: “We are proud to receive this prestigious award for the second time. It is a true testament to our commitment to high standards of quality in food safety and production which we keep at the forefront of our efforts and prioritize at all times. We appreciate ADFCA in their efforts of benchmarking and maintaining a high standard of food quality across the United Arab Emirates.”

The Waterfront Market: Dubai's New Destination for Fresh Quality Food Dubai is a city that takes center stage in the global food movement as people search for a truly gastronomic experience made from fresh and excellent quality food. The Waterfront Market is at the forefront of this trend, rapidly gaining popularity among residents and citizens shopping for fresh food. The Waterfront Market, a 120,000 square meter facility, opened its doors to the public in June 2017. This purpose-built facility is designed to ensure quality and freshness, value for money and convenience for retailers and consumers alike. Located at the intersection of Al Khaleej Road and Abu Hail Street on the Deira Corniche

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overlooking the Deira Islands, the Waterfront Market has dedicated sections including fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, and dry goods including spices, nuts, and honey all under one roof. The Waterfront Market brings a new concept in fresh food retailing and innovates on the traditional concept of a public market. The complex provides the comforts, convenience and cleanliness that customers have come to expect including ample below-ground parking, fully airconditioned facilities, world-class hygiene standards and maintenance, supplementary retail and service outlets as well as best-in-class supply chain, delivering a variety of products at advantageous consumer prices. Mohamed Khamis Maktoom Al-Shehhi, Mall Director of Waterfront Market said, “When we look at fresh food, quality is critical. There is no question as to the importance of freshness. It provides nutrition and goodness to the body from taste to health benefits, not to mention the benefit of reducing the carbon footprint associated with packaging and food processing.”

Sthan, bringing you authentic Frontier food from beyond borders, is now open in Dubai Sthan, bringing you authentic Frontier food from beyond borders, is now open in Dubai. An ode to the culturally rich cuisine of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Sthan offers a delectable palette of food with the flavors, traditional heritage and exuberant spreads from these three countries. The word Sthan, which means place, is the common element between HinduSthan, PakiSthan and AfghaniSthan. The flagship restaurant is known for its rustic open interiors, serving plates of delicious street food. Crafted with passion, the detailed Menu which refers to specific dishes from Kabul, Peshawar, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi etc. are suited for café style eating - easy, flexible, welcoming. One would find in the menu, an appetizing mix of dishes that is sure to remind them of food served in the dining areas at home. To compliment the menu, the ambience offers a sense of belonging and warmth just as one would experience in the nostalgic lanes of their city. The artwork and map on the walls, looks at the great cities and evokes a sense of nostalgia for the erstwhile Frontier Province. It also showcases how the food

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Ireland’s dairy industry. Your sustainable source. Origin Green, Ireland’s national food and drink sustainability programme is our commitment to a safe, secure food supply far into the future. Central to Origin Green, is the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS), the first national dairy scheme of its kind, an independently verified and internationally accredited programme. Ireland’s temperate climate, abundant rainfall and tradition of family farming have resulted in a grass-fed system with cows grazing outdoors 24 hours a day up to 300 days a year. Ireland’s dairy farmers participate in the SDAS programme, where consistent audits and continuous improvement ensure a sustainable supply of quality milk. Visit the Origin Green Ireland stand (Hall 1) at Gulfood, Dubai, to find out more.

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styles evolved as you move from Kabul to Karachi to Delhi. The interiors, with its ample natural lighting and full-length windows, blue & white floor tiles, the distinct fabric on the sofa and the open kitchen remind one of the open tandoors of the olden days. The crockery is simple and meant for sharing.

'Technologies of Taste' will be presenting again at IBATECH ISTANBUL 2018 between 2-15 April 2018 Leading brands of the industry have already taken their places at IBATECH ISTANBUL; the biggest and the most important event of Eurasia region. The exhibition, which fills once again 5 halls and totally 50.000 square meters, is speeding up visitor promotion activities. With the promotional materials prepared in 20 different languages; the supports of both Trade Attachees of Turkish Republic Ministry Economy and representatives of Landesmesse Stuttgart,

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we aim to welcome more visitors from many countries all over the world. Promotional activies are being carried out by visiting trade fairs organized in different countries with similar topics related to IBATECH ISTANBUL. During these trade fair visits, we organize meetings with related sectoral publications, associations and exhibitors.

Agthia launches the world's only Vitamin D water Agthia Group ('Agthia') has launched AL AIN VITAMIN D, the world's only Vitamin D water, at the International Water Summit. It is the only bottled still water in the world of its kind, without any flavours, colours and preservatives. AL AIN VITAMIN D was unveiled in the presence of H.E. Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, H.E. Maryam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, Minister of State for Food Security, Department of Health Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and Abu Dhabi Food Security

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(FSCAD) on the side-lines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. H.E Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry said during the press conference: “Building a sustainable and diversified economy that is based on knowledge and innovation is one of the priorities of the UAE Vision 2021 and is also in line with the leadership's objective of integrating a highly skilled national workforce into the promising future of the industrial sector. The UAE is moving at a steady pace towards achieving continued industrial and productive progress, the focus of which is technological investment in the service of mankind.” He also added: "The Ministry plays a key role in bringing together and integrating various national industrial institutions, developing new industrial sectors that are based on innovation, whilst using the latest technology. The announcement of a new production line for Al Ain water with Vitamin D is an indicator of our investment in technology. These objectives are in

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line with the leadership's vision, which is looking to increase the industrial sector's contribution to the country's GDP up to 25% in the next eight years." H.E Maryam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, Minister of State for Food Security stressed the importance of joint efforts of the private sector, the government and the community in driving positive change and growth. “I see the three as pillars of the triangle of progress, each complementing the other. I take this opportunity to urge the private sector and the community to identify and work towards innovative solutions that help truly transform the world and touch people's lives,” she said.

Al Rawabi's Contribution to the 'Year of Giving' The year 2017 was declared as the 'Year of Giving' by the UAE's President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to reinforce 'giving' as a value that was also cherished and personified in the UAE's Founding Father Sheikh

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On behalf of the Board and Members of the Czech & Moravian Dairy Association, Mr. JiĜí Kopáþek, Ing., CSc., Chairman of the Board, would like to invite you to

EU MILKY WAY stand At GULFOOD Exhibition, on the 18-22 FEBRUARY 2018 At DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE Hall 1, Stand A1-18 The Members of the Czech & Moravian Dairy Association are promoting high quality European dairy products: milk, cream, condensed milk, condensed cream, yogurts, fermented drinks, dairy spreads, curd spreads, curd desserts, and cheese.

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Zayed. The goal of 'Year of Giving' has been to make a difference in the lives of those we care for and in ourselves. Since its inception in 1989, Al Rawabi has been committed to serving the community through its robust CSR activities which it has carried forward with renewed vigour over the year of 2017. Al Rawabi, being a true Emirati brand has imbibed the values of the 2017 initiative of the 'Year Of Giving' to further contribute to the greater good of society and its people.

Chilean cherry exports hit record volume at over 150,000 tonnes The Chilean cherry sector has reached a milestone as an industry - overtaking the historic cherry export limit of 20 million cartons - by shipping more than 30 million cartons during the current 2017-18 season; a figure that is expected to keep rising as exports continue. “Until last week of December 2017 we had reached more than 27 million cartons exported, but with the shipment that went out at

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the weekend, the industry has now overtaken 30 million cartons, the equivalent of 150,000 tonnes of cherries,” announced Cristian Tagle, President of the Cherry Committee of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX). According to Tagle, the volume reached to date has now surpassed the record 2014-15 campaign, when Chile exported over 21.7 million cartons or 103,081 tonnes of cherries.“We estimate that Chilean cherries will continue to supply the Chinese market past Chinese New Year, which takes place on 16 February,” he said. Tagle noted that the record exports have only been possible thanks to growers receiving favourable climatic conditions, particularly at the start of the season. However, he added that the achievement was also the result of hard work by producers and exporters, which had led to a greater planted area and an emphasis on bettertasting, more productive varieties, as well as the implementation of technologies that have enabled improved management and care of orchards.

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Cargill and ARASCO open corn milling facility for Saudi Arabia Through a joint venture between Cargill and ARASCO, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has a new corn milling facility to meet the growing demand of the region's food and beverage industry. The Middle East Food Solutions Company (MEFSCO Corn Milling Facility), inaugurated in Al-Kharj, is Cargill's first investment in KSA. The investment marks the company's commitment to the Middle Eastern economy and support for the region's food and beverage manufacturers. The MEFSCO facility was built to serve the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), which include Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. With the new plant, the joint venture is able to double its glucose and starch production capacities, triple total production volume and expand its product portfolio to include high fructose corn syrup to meet the growing demand across the

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confectionery, juice, bakery and catering segments in the region. Julian Chase, global Leader for Cargill starches, sweeteners and texturizers said, “The Middle East food industry is one of the world's fastest-growing markets. The MEFSCO facility gives regional food and beverage manufacturers access to high quality, innovative products produced specifically for them. ARASCO's local knowledge and supply chain infrastructure were crucial in our ability to design a facility that best serves local market needs.

Thirsty Camel launches to provide guilt-free refreshment on the beaches of Dubai Home-grown organic coconut brand, Thirsty Camel, has launched its Nam Hom coconuts on Kite Beach recently. Thirsty Camel coconuts are hand-picked organic Nam Hom coconuts from Thailand, making them 100% organic. The coconuts are handpicked from organic,

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sustainable, biodiverse local farms, and cooled to under four degrees within a few hours from being picked from the tree to keep them completely fresh and with the same great taste as the moment they were picked. They're served up chilled on Kite Beach in Dubai - and they're soon to be available in organic stores too, or delivered to your home! The coconuts are kept to a cool 1-4 degrees, meaning that Thirsty Camel coconuts keep the same great taste as the day they were picked. The water from the fresh, young green coconuts is fat free, low in sugars and calories, and rich in electrolytes and vitamins, as well as hypoglycemic and hypotension-inducing compounds such as calcium and potassium. The real difference is the taste though, Nam Hom coconuts are known as the aromatic

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coconut, and they are picked at nine months old, at the point at which they have the maximum amount of fresh hydrating water.

Fabcon expands Middle Eastern presence through Kuwaiti deal A leading food processing equipment manufacturer has bolstered its presence in the Middle East by supplying bespoke equipment for one of the region's first purpose-built batch fried crisp factories. UK-based Fabcon Food Systems has provided the systems for a £1.5 million production line in a new Kuwait factory, built and owned by the AlWazzan Foodstuff Industries Group. It is the company's first direct sale into the Middle East market. Working closely with the Kuwaiti group's management team, Fabcon have installed a range of their specially-designed pre-processing equipment, including frying, seasoning, distribution and supply line supporting structures. The Norwich-based specialists were chosen for the project after demonstrating their experience in potato processing and seasoning, and their project management credentials, to see the project through its design, supply, installation and commissioning phases. Trevor Howard, managing director of Fabcon Food Systems said: “We were approached by AlWazzan's owner Muntaser AlWazzan after he learned about our expertise in building batch crisp lines. “The purpose-built factory is hugely innovative and the facility is an exciting new venture in a new market for Muntaser and his company. They now have a 21st century production plant to support their business as it quickly expands across the region.” Muntaser AlWazzan, of AlWazzan Foodstuff Industries Group, added: “To operate a successful facility we required the best equipment, knowledge and expertise. Fabcon's team has delivered all of those things and expertly saw the project from start to completion. “We now have one of the most innovative potato crisp production facilities in the Middle East with room for further expansion.” Formed in 2015, Fabcon Food Systems manufacture, supply and install innovative handling and processing equipment for the food industry. Designed and built at the company's Norwich factory, Fabcon supply their systems and machinery to customers in the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East and Africa. JANUARY - MARCH 2018


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Freshness from europe, quality italian produce presented at mac fruit attraction, Shanghai An important opportunity to promote top-quality Italian and European fruit and vegetables in China thanks to Mac Fruit Attraction, Shanghai, the first European-organized event to showcase the fruit and vegetable industry in China. CSO Italy, promoter of the Freshness from Europe initiative, took part in the event with a 156m2 stand that hosted the partner companies in the Project. During the press conference organized in Shanghai to present the event, President of CSO Italy Paolo Bruni emphasized the abundance and the quality of the main varieties of Italian fruit in the world promoted through the Freshness from Europe Project. A project whose target countries include China, but also the US, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and Japan, and which involves businesses that are members of CSO Italy, which together represent 60% of the Italian fruit & vegetable industry. Italy produces around 17 million tons of fruit

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and vegetables a year. This includes 7 million tons of fruit and 3 million tons of citrus fruit. It exports around 3.9 million tons of fruit and vegetables, including around 2.7 million tons of fruit and 300,000 tons of citrus fruit. It is Europe's leading producer of fresh apples, kiwis and pears, and the second-biggest producer of citrus fruit.

GOSSIP The Brand' goes global at 'Pitch@Palace' finals in St James Palace 'Gossip the Brand,' a multi-concept Emirati company offering bespoke F&B and experiential services, took a step towards global recognition as it served its array of its famous designer desserts and fusion-inspired menu during the 'Pitch@Palace' Global finals held at St James Palace, the most senior royal palace in the United Kingdom. Serving as one of the official caterers of the prestigious event, and supported by Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, 'GOSSIP The Brand' expressed its support towards entrepreneurship and acknowledged the

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opportunity of being able to share its success and share its offerings to a royal audience. Dr. Shayma Fawwaz, Founder and CEO of 'GOSSIP The Brand,' shared that the UAE currently leads Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in terms of global talent competitiveness. She also attributed this leading position to the strong support of the UAE's wise leadership and their efforts to create an environment that embraces entrepreneurship and innovation. 'Pitch@Palace' is an initiative that seeks to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to meet the people who can help them make their business proposals become a reality. The UAE edition of the program was recently held at the Emirates Palace under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy

Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Shaikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and Hussain Jassim Al Nowais, Chairman of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development.

Tomra sorting food targets further growth in EMEA with senior sales appointments TOMRA Sorting Food has appointed two highly experienced senior sales people for EMEA to further implement its controlled growth strategy. The global leader in sensor-based food sorting solutions has promoted Karel Strubbe to regional sales director with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This follows six years based in California where his most recent role was as TOMRA Sorting Food's sales director for the Americas and Oceania. A Belgian native, Karel has 11 years' experience with TOMRA and returns to the company's Leuven headquarters in his home country to bolster its sales force, build customer partnerships and lead a large and growing team of regional sales managers. Commenting on his appointment, Karel says: “EMEA is the most complex and diverse region in the world, spanning 65 countries, many cultures, and 40 languages in Europe alone. There are significant opportunities and challenges here, so I'm really looking forward to leading TOMRA Sorting Food's sales operation across the region. “We take a collaborative approach with customers in the Americas, and in EMEA I will continue with the ethos of understanding customers' needs and providing them with the right technology, innovation and customer care. TOMRA has a strong reputation worldwide in sensor-based food sorting solutions and this puts us in a good position to expand our customer base in EMEA.”

The finest Brazilian Steakhouse, Fogo de Chão, brings authentic southern Brazilian dining experience to Dubai's DIFC Internationally-renowned Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão announced that it will open its newest location in Dubai's DIFC at Central Park Towers in February 2018. The opening marks Fogo's second location in the Middle East with joint venture partner the Enany Group of Companies, and its 51st FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

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location globally. Fogo de Chão, which began in Brazil, has locations around the world including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Beverly Hills, Miami and Mexico City, to name a few. “Dubai is an exquisite global destination and we are delighted to share Fogo de Chão's Brazilian hospitality, cuisine and churrasco dining experience with this city's full-time residents and international visitors alike,” said Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “We are proud to be part of Dubai's dynamic culinary scene, and to continue our international growth with this exciting new location.” “We're thrilled to continue our partnership with Fogo de Chão, bringing its high-quality food, unique Brazilian dining experience and talented gaucho chefs to Dubai, following the

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successful launch of the Jeddah restaurant in August 2017,” said Mr. Fahad Enany. Located in Dubai's sophisticated DIFC district, the new Fogo de Chão is ideally situated near City Walk, Emirates Towers, and Downtown Dubai. In addition to a main dining area, the location will also boast the Fogo Bar & Lounge, a shisha lounge, private dining areas, courtyard and an outdoor terrace with striking views of the Burj Khalifa. ®

Kissabel is a hit with European consumers Kissabel® apples have won European consumers' seal of approval in their first test: the new varieties, with coloured flesh - from pink to intense red - received widespread approval for their innovative appearance and great flavour. This is the outcome of the brand's first commercial trials, performed in late 2017 in retail chain stores in France, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. The tests were managed in their respective countries by the partners in IFORED, the international project that brings together 14 of the biggest apple producers from 5 continents with the aim of developing and marketing new red-flesh varieties under the Kissabel ® brand. With their innovative, original character, the three types of apple launched at Fruit Attraction in October last year received an enthusiastic response from trade professionals. They combine an attractive exterior with an amazing interior and nice flavour. In the countries where the sales launch was accompanied by guided tasting sessions, consumers' feedback was also very positive about the apples' flavour and their own possible future purchases. “We carried out the tests in two stores with small volumes of Kissabel® Orange. Globally, the feedback was very positive - states Marc Peyres, Blue Whale export sales manager, France - In both tests people were happy about the taste. This is the most important factor for us. For long term development of the market, people must find them nice for the colour and then like the flavor”. “The feedback is that Kissabel® is something truly different, and stores are really looking forward for future sales - says Steve Maxwell, CEO Worldwide Fruit, United Kingdom - People definitely think that Kissabel® apples are really JANUARY - MARCH 2018


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Univar Middle East & Africa Univar Middle East & Africa Food Ingredients provides innovative and inspiring solutions which support the latest consumer trends and demands across the Middle Eastern food industry. Univar offers its customers a versatile, speciality ingredient portfolio from world-leading supply partners, with in-house technical excellence, outstanding service and extensive supply chain services. Save the date for Gulfood Manufacturing, which will be held on November 6-8TH 2018 in Dubai. At GFM 2018, Univar will be showcasing cutting edge ingredients from key supply partners in a variety of food applications. For more information please contact your local Univar Account Manager or email FoodEMEA@univar.com. We look forward to seeing you there.

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SEALPAC at Anuga FoodTec 2018: all-in-one tray sealers and thermoformers, sustainable packaging systems, high-value convenience solutions At Anuga FoodTec 2018, the leading and impulse-generating exhibition for the global food industry, SEALPAC will focus on innovations around efficient and sustainable packaging processes and materials. The leading manufacturer of tray-sealing and thermoforming technology has almost doubled its stand surface to be able to present its full range of packaging equipment and solutions to the expert audience. Visitors to the stand will find state-of-the-art packaging lines in live operation, efficient solutions for the industry's predominant trend towards skin packaging, as well as packaging innovations from around the world, especially for the growing convenience segment. Maximum precision, flexibility and efficiency is demonstrated with the fully automated, servodriven, all-in-one SEALPAC A7 traysealer. This particularly flexible packaging machine is suitable for a wide product range and efficiently handles all types of sealable materials whilst achieving outputs of up to 100 packs per minute (depending on the application). The FlatSkin® packaging system combines an attractive product presentation with extended shelf life and a particularly sustainable use of packaging materials (up to 75% less plastic). A highly transparent barrier skin film fixates the product directly onto its flat cardboard carrier, which has been coated with a polymeric protective layer. After taking out the product, the thin polymeric layer is easily removed from the cardboard carrier to allow for separate disposal. SEALPAC also meets the industry's demand for more sustainable packaging solutions with its EasyLid® concept. This packaging system, developed in close cooperation with Naber Plastics, provides a hermetic seal and full lid function in just one sealing process. It requires a special and patented tray produced from mono PP materials. Next to the conventional sealing edge, the EasyLid® tray JANUARY - MARCH 2018


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has an additional ring that is hermetically sealed with the top film by means of SEALPAC's unique sealing technology.

Branded Functional Ingredients Reign as Top 2017 Trend in Foods & Beverages The food and beverage market has seen a plethora of new trends and innovative product launches, but branded functional ingredients topped the charts in interest and success in 2017-a trend anticipated to continue throughout 2018. Demand for healthier versions of everyday foods and beverages that offer additional health benefits continues to rise, and probiotics have shown to be a preferred solution for manufacturers. These companies are choosing to formulate with branded strains, like GanedenBC30ÂŽ, which are supported by extensive research, formulation assistance, certifications and consumer awareness.

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Consumers are increasingly taking a proactive approach to their wellness as compared to a previous reactive approach, causing a rise in demand for functional ingredients as a whole. Ingredients that offer digestive and immune health support-two main concerns for consumers-have seen the most interest, with probiotics at the top of the list for formulation. With a multitude of strains available, manufacturers are sorting through options by choosing science-backed, branded ingredients that offer the support of highly qualified and experienced suppliers. GanedenBC30ÂŽ (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) leads globally, with more than 900 products currently on shelves-over 350 of which launched in 2017. GanedenBC30's shelf-stable characteristics and survivability, extensive research, multiple health benefits and certifications make it an appealing option for fortification. The extensive number of products boasting the strain has built

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solid consumer awareness, and the ingredient is continuously listed as a trending option in the probiotic space-showing the power and value in branded, functional ingredients. “Both ingredient suppliers and CPG manufacturers are realizing that it takes more than just adding a generic ingredient to win the loyalty and trust of label-savvy shoppers,” said Michael Bush, president and CEO of Ganeden. “Many of the foods and beverages that find the most success in the natural products space today are fortified with high-quality, branded ingredients that consumers recognize and trust.” The success of branded functional ingredients is drawing attention from global companies, such as Kerry. The company recently selected GanedenBC30 to be brought under its umbrella, joining leading immune health ingredient, Wellmune®. These branded ingredients strengthen Kerry's nutrition and general wellness positioning, and build a solid foundation for expansion into the functional ingredient space-a trend that many companies are taking notice of.

Organic kiwifruit joins ecorevolution with laser labeling AgrocolliBio, one Europe's largest growers and marketers of organic kiwifruit has announced a major investment in innovative laserlabelling technology in collaboration with technology provider Laser Food, as the move away from wasteful paper labels gathers momentum across the continent. With feedback received from customers already very positive, the growerexporter is now set to expand the use of the technology into exotics and other products. Based in the Italian province of Latina, AgricolliBio grows significant volumes of green kiwifruit for export worldwide, with Italian production supplemented by supplies from its own growers in South Africa, enabling it to deliver year-round availability. The core business is supplemented by apples and pears from Italy, and ginger from Peru. However, from 2018 company founder and managing director Alexander Feulner expects AgricolliBio's kiwifruit business to grow further, with the addition of year-round gold kiwifruit from the firm's own production in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Feulner emphasises that an important point of difference for the company is its focus on growing and exporting its own organic FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

production. “Everything is organic and we grow, which is a bit different to what you see on the market today where there are many marketers who buy from many different companies and growers, whereas we are the primary grower,” he explains. AgricolliBio's collaboration with Laser Food the company behind the innovative Laser Mark laser-labelling technology - began over a year ago when Feulner learnt about the system during a visit to Spain and decided to invest in it. Although AgricolliBio has only been working with the technology for a short time to label kiwifruit, Feulner says the positive reception to the labels has encouraged the company to expand the system to other products.

Authentic florals, herbs, spices, tea and ginger flavours and extracts for contemporary product concepts Global expert Sensient Flavors presents its All Natural Flavour Collections: The trend flavours help food and beverage manufacturers to respond successfully to upcoming market trends and reflect current consumer preferences. The latest findings of Sensient's consumer and market research underpin Sensient's new All Natural Flavour Collections, which are split into five key botanical areas: Florals, Herbs, Spices, Tea and Ginger. “As sophisticated consumers demand more natural, healthier options, and the chance to express their individuality, botanicals are making a comeback in the food and beverage world,” comments Barbara Lezzer, Director of Marketing Europe - Sweet and Beverage, Sensient Flavors. Sensient's Floral Collection offers spicy and herbaceous as well as delicate and sweet flavours for a multitude of applications, from cocktails and gin to confectionery and dairy. Jasmine, Chrysanthemum, Desert Wildflowers, Elderflower, Geranium, Rose and Lavender feature in the 10-strong line-up, alongside Orange Blossom, Cherry Blossom and Hibiscus. Sensient's Spice Collection adds a touch of natural sophistication and complexity. A modern twist places Black Pepper, Pink Peppercorn, Star Anise, Clove Bud and Saffron firmly in the beverage arena, while their inherent heat means that Cinnamon, Capsicum, Cardamom and Liquorice are the ideal way to add warmth to bakery and dairy. Completing this collection, Juniper Berry is perfect in meat-based savouries. JANUARY - MARCH 2018


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Culinary herbs add naturalness and, from an aesthetic perspective, their delicacy catches the eye in cheeses and savoury snacks, soft drinks and cocktails. Sensient's carefully curated Herb Collection comprises Garden Mint, Coriander Leaves, Sage, Rosemary, Hops, Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Lemongrass and Aloe Vera. Tea is no longer a beverage to be had at a certain time of the day. Exciting new offerings have consumers reaching for tea in different forms and flavours around the clock. It is associated with sophistication and flair as well as with naturality and health. The ability of tea to offer rich, intricate profiles makes it the perfect way to add flavour and depth to everything from ice cream to chocolate and alcoholic beverages. Sensient's Tea Collection brings together an extraordinary exploration of 8 different tastes: Green Tea, Matcha Tea, White Tea, Cascara Tea, Rooibos, Chai Tea, Black Tea and Earl Grey.

Sidel partners Coca-Cola in developing new design for fanta bottle in pet Sidel has collaborated in the new “spiral” PET bottle project from The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), with the company's 40-year expertise in PET packaging instrumental in the successful rejuvenation of the Fanta brand and the challenges involved in getting it right. First appearing on shelves in the1940s, Fanta is TCCC's biggest brand after Coke. Like any great product, Fanta has evolved over the years, with a number of bottle re-designs under its belt. However, the popularity of the Fanta Splash bottle shape had led to it becoming something of a generic bottle for sparkling beverages on the supermarket shelves of key markets. Consequently, this diluted the Fanta ownership of the bottle shape in what is the second-largest brand outside the US and therefore a very important product in the TCCC range. That is why Coca-Cola started to design and develop a new proprietary Fanta packaging shape, applicable to both PET and glass bottles, in order to provide a protectable new global standard for the brand. A similar bottle shape has been deployed for the whole Fanta bottle family and it is now available for 500 ml, 1L, 1.5L and 2L formats. When it comes to the 1.5L and 2L bottles, the Spiral design offers easier gripping and an improved pouring experience for the consumer. FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

Leveraging the successful cooperation with Sidel, an alternate 500ml Spiral bottle has been developed to ensure stability specifically for gravity-fed inclined shelves which are typically implemented in cold chain distribution. This required specific design rules to be adopted, with very precise bubble numbers and locations around the ribs which constitute the spiral. A consideration throughout the development of the PET bottle was the capability to also transfer the new shape to the glass bottle, an objective which was also successfully achieved. Today, the new Spiral Fanta bottle in PET is sold in Italy, Poland, Malta, Serbia, Finland, Romania and the UK, with plans for global roll-out over the coming months.

Bühler builds the world's first ultra-low-emission coffee processing plant Bühler is building the world's most advanced coffee processing plant for the Norwegian coffee producer Joh. Johannson. It combines innovative roasting technology with record low greenhouse gas emissions. The coffee roasting biogas is close to carbon neutral, making the processing plant with the lowest emissions globally possible. “With Bühler, we have found a solution partner that fully understands our sustainability concerns and is capable of putting them to practice,” says Espen Gjerde, CEO of Joh. Johannson. “Together with our customer Johannson, we are setting a new ecostandard in the field of coffee production,” says Stefan Schenker, Head of the Bühler Business Unit Coffee Processing. Coffee continues to be a growth market with growth rates of about 3% worldwide. After the considerable efforts of processors to achieve sustainable sourcing of green coffee, the focus is now being increasingly set on the manufacturing process in the coffee factory. This is because this process consumes a lot of energy: A factory with an annual processing capacity of 10,000 tonnes consumes roughly 870 kW - about as much as 100 Norwegian households. Now the Norwegian coffee producer Joh. Johannson has teamed up with Bühler to reverse the trend: In June 2017, Bühler was awarded the contract for building the world's most efficient climate- and environmentalfriendly coffee processing plant. For this low-carbon production plant, Bühler will supply the complete process technology JANUARY - MARCH 2018


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from green coffee intake to cleaning, blending, roasting, and grinding. For the roasting process, Bühler has fitted its Infinity Roaster with a unique preheating unit and a novel energy recovery system. The system operates on the basis of collecting heat by multiple heat exchangers allowing centralized intermediate storage of the energy released by the process in temperaturestratified water tanks. The energy stored is largely used for powering the same roasting process and preheating of green coffee, but may also be reused - say - for raising the temperature of the incoming cold air. Some of the energy will also be used to heat the offices and laboratories. This technology reduces the energy consumption of the roasting process by 50%, which accounts for as much as 80% of the entire energy consumption. The total balance of electric power required by the factory is covered by huge solar cells. Moreover, the planned facility will boast one of the most advanced off-gas purification units for roasting systems: Regenerative thermal oxidation (RTO) allows smart control of the air currents, which in turn enables heat to be stored and returned to the process. The entire plant is operated by a highly complex, smart, and automated process control system, which measures the product temperature inside the roasting chamber at intervals of a second and fine-tunes the process in the presence of even the slightest changes. This produces maximum profile accuracy, which has a direct impact on the quality consistency of the coffee's taste and on flexibility. Despite all the company's sustainability requirements, there is never any compromise for Joh. Johannson when it comes to top quality and the unmistakable taste experience for consumers.

Riso, the multicuisine restaurant, is now open in Oud Metha, Dubai Riso Veg Italian Kitchen, a continental cuisine restaurant with a specialization in Vegetarian Italian food, opens its doors in the UAE. The authentic Italian restaurant offers a casual, warm atmosphere with a reading nook, free and accessible WiFi, café as well as dining seating and a selection of the choicest Mexican, and Arabic food. The restaurant even hosts a selection of Fondue, mocktails, and a Stone Grill menu sure to tantalize every visitor's tastebuds. Vegetarian-friendly and freshly prepared options make the restaurant a must-visit for FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

persons with all preferences. Visit Riso for meetings, dinners and drinks, or some quiet time reading, or even as a remote workplace with its inlaid reader's area, free WiFi, and designating lounge and fine dining seating. Sharan Kakwani, Co-Partner, Riso, said, “Having worked extensively in the F&B and food-service industry, I felt that what was lacking in a place like Oud Metha was a café and restaurant experience that was at once homely and casual as well as adventurous and fun. We decided to set shop opposite Lamcy Plaza, where the ease of parking coupled with all our offerings will surely make the dining experience of all our patrons memorable. We are keen to see how the concept fairs with our target audience, and look forward to kickstarting this journey with our brand, Riso.”

Hydrosol now offering trendforward concepts for fruity refreshment drinks New all-in compounds address growing beverage market with new ideas The market for refreshing beverages is growing around the world. The main drivers in the category are fruit juices and fruit juice drinks, which are seeing disproportionate growth. Hydrosol's new all-in compounds let beverage manufacturers as well as dairies benefit from this growing demand. Its Stabifruit functional systems contain all the important components for making refreshing fruity drinks, and offer many advantages over concentrates. Fruit juices and refreshing fruity drinks have a very positive image with consumers. According to research by Innova Market Insights, flavour and health benefits are the most important sales arguments from consumers' point of view. Fruit juice manufacturers must meet increasing consumer demands while at the same time addressing various production challenges, from growing cost pressure to requirements placed on storage of concentrations, to guaranteeing the optimum product quality. There are also regulations concerning enrichment with vitamins and minerals, as well as the increasingly frequent calls to reduce sugar content, which negatively impacts the mouth feel and viscosity of drinks.

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GULFOOD 2018 MEGA SHOW TO CONSOLIDATE UAE'S LEAD ROLE IN GLOBAL FOOD AGENDA

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he 2018 edition of Gulfood, the world's largest annual food and beverage trade event and the first major international food industry trade show of the year, will further strengthen the UAE's lead role in setting the global food agenda, according to the exhibition organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Citing the long-established reputation of Gulfood as a key driver in fostering innovation across the local, regional and global food and beverage supply chain, DWTC officials revealed on-site sales generated by 95,000-plus buyers and visitors at Gulfood 2018 - which runs from 18-22 February - will contribute heavily to a global food market expected to generate revenues of USD3.03 trillion by 2020, according to Research and Markets, a Dublinbased market research company. With the global food market due to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5 per cent from 2015 to 2020, the UAE food and beverage market alone is anticipated to reach a valuation of AED82 Billion (USD22 billion) by the end of the decade, according to Euromonitor International. “In attracting the Middle East's largest trade industry audience, generating huge transactional volumes every year on the show floor, and setting global foodstuff commodity prices, Gulfood is the region's premier food and beverage industry platform - it underlines Dubai's leading role in the global food sector,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events, DWTC. “With regional investment in food production on the rise, international manufacturers see the Middle

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East as a lucrative market for their products. In this dynamic climate, Gulfood continues to empower the global food and beverage community as an unmatched trading and knowledge platform that offers unrivalled market overviews and insights to industry professionals.” The bright forecast for Gulfood 2018 follows hundreds of major deals struck and initiatives launched at this year's event, including US Beef regaining eligibility to ship beef products to Saudi Arabia, a USD31 million market. US exhibitors at the show reported on-site sales of USD85.5 million with forecasts of a further USD722 million in direct sales as a result of their participation, according to the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS). The FAS also recruited 47 potential food and beverage suppliers - with a network spanning Asia, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East - to service US exporters at Gulfood 2017. In the UAE, Dubai-based gourmet snacks specialist Hunter Foods signed a lucrative deal with Chinese importers, while the Emirates Authority for Standardisation & Meteorology (ESMA) hosted the pioneering Global Halal Industry Platform. Following a successful debut in 2017, Gulfood 2018 will continue its sectorised approach to further increase accessibility and trading potential. Tens of thousands of finished food and beverages will be featured in halls dedicated to eight of the biggest commodity trading sectors: Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Health, Wellness & Free-From; Pulses, Grains & Cereals; Meat & Poultry; Power Brands and World Food. With the Pulses, Grains & Cereals and Fats & Oils sectors already close to being sold-out amid unprecedented demand, the Meat & Poultry sector is also tracking strong sales two months before the show. “For United States red meat exporters, Gulfood has a well-established reputation as the premier marketing event in the Gulf region,” said Philip Seng, President & CEO, US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). “Over the years, Gulfood's footprint has expanded considerably and it's now a key venue for exporters looking to grow their business in emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Europe.” New to the 2018 event is the Gulfood Discover Zone, where exhibitors will be able to apply for recently-launched products to be showcased in an exclusive and interactive

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lounge. The Gulfood Discover Zone will also feature a dedicated area for companies that have never conducted business in the MENA region before and are using Gulfood as a market-entry opportunity. Finalists for the Gulfood Innovation Awards, which also return in 2018, will also be showcased in the Gulfood Discover Zone. Another new feature is the Gulfood Startup Competition, which is designed to foster further innovation in the food and beverage supply chain. Open to aspiring food industry professionals or students, the competition will reward sustainable development and socially-impactful ideas that are either disrupting the old ways of doing business, or promoting healthier and environmentally-correct practices. “Gulfood Start-up promises to be the region's most influential innovation enabler for the next generation of food industry pioneers,” added LohMirmand. “The competition will connect impassioned food technology entrepreneurs from across the Middle East with the region's largest food technology and product buyers.” With more than 5,000-plus exhibitors expected at the 23rd edition of the event, Gulfood 2018 will feature more than 120 JANUARY - MARCH 2018


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national pavilions including first-time participants from as far afield as Estonia, Serbia and Slovakia. The show will also see hundreds of international heads of state, ministers, government officials and scores of national trade associations eager to ink lucrative bi-lateral trade agreements among tens of thousands of anticipated visitors. Gulfood 2018 will also see the return of perennial features including Halal World Food, the world's largest annual Halal food sourcing trade show; the annual Emirates Culinary Guild International Salon Culinaire; the world's largest single-entry chef competition; and the Gulfood Innovation Awards, which recognise best-in-class excellence and innovation across the region's food and drink industry. Gulfood 2018 is a trade event open strictly to business and trade visitors. The show is open 11am-7pm from February 18 - 21 and 11am5pm on February 22. Visitors can pre-register for AED250 (USD68) at www.gulfood.com to save AED150 (USD40) on the on-site entry fee of AED400 (USD108).

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Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be running 4 French pavilions at Gulfood this year. This trade show devoted to new F&B products will feature around 70 French companies, all eager to present their latest offerings and know-how. France renews a strong participation at the Gulfood this year, highlighting the latest French products on a surface area of 800m2 across four halls: fine food in the world food section in Sheikh Saeed Hall; dairy products in Hall 1; meat and poultry in Hall 3; drinks in Za'Abeel Hall. For the first time at Gulfood, visitors will be able to discover a live cooking show provided by Cordon Bleu, the world renowned French Culinary Arts and Hotel Management institute, it will be held the whole week in Sheikh Saeed Hall and undertaken by the select Chefs Nicolas Houchet and Emil Minev. The role of Le Cordon Bleu is to teach a whole range of technical and University training programmes for working in the restaurant, hotel and tourism industry since 1895. Le Cordon Bleu's teaching method is based on practical learning with demonstrations and practical classes. The institute is developing its network year after year attracting 100 nationalities across the campuses. Le Cordon Bleu has a presence in the Middle East, with two institutes in Lebanon, awaiting other expansions in the region. France is a major player in numerous segments, including dairies, fruits, vegetables, meat, and products for bakery to name just a few, agri-food products combine quality and excellence to cater closely to the requirements of consumers in the region. Marc Cagnard, Business France Director in the Middle East stated: “Agri-food is France's largest industry sector in terms of both revenue and jobs. By 2040, the global population is likely to be approaching 9 billion and the French agri-food market is estimated to be growing by an average of 4% a year, with health food alone set to grow 2.5% a year over the next three years.� France is the 6th largest exporter worldwide with USD 65 billion. The Middle East region boasts a market share of more than 3,4% for French food exports which represents a value of 2.2 billion USD. The two first partners in the area are Saudi Arabia and UAE, making both a value of 1.1 billion USD. They are followed by Egypt and Lebanon.

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he starting gun for iba 2018 has been fired. The world's leading trade fair for bakery, confectionery and snacks, taking place from 15 to 20 September 2018 in Munich - covering the whole spectrum of the bakery, confectionery and snack food sector has many things planned: ”We aspire to extend iba's leading position in the bakery, confectionery and snack sector, because the fair portrays the world's most important trends of that trade”, explains Dieter Dohr, CEO of GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH,“that is why food safety, iba.TO GO! Food & Beverages Concepts, interconnected baking, smart shop design and modern production techniques will play a leading part.” There are many different important trends, says Michael Wippler, president of the German Bakers' Confederation, that will have a lasting effect on the trade over the next couple years. Take the growing consumer interest in fresh and healthy products as an example, “back to basic” meaning traditional baking and products -, energysaving but quality-increasing machines or bread as a health-promoting food under the heading “healthy and well-being”. Mr Wippler is convinced that a visit to iba offers many suitable business improvements, providing visitors with that competitive edge. “Their skills and wide range of products allow bakers and confectioners to react to their customers' wishes flexibly. Being up to date, constantly learning new things and recognising widereaching trends are also an indispensable part of the job. iba offers an incomparable overview of the international market, gives additional information and has the

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IBA AS A TRENDSETTER AND A GUIDE EVERY THREE YEARS, IBA - THE WORLD'S LEADING TRADE FAIR FOR BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY AND SNACKS - TAKES PLACE ON THE FAIRGROUND MESSE MÜNCHEN. THE NEXT IBA WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 15 TO 20 SEPTEMBER 2018. IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FAIR FOR BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS OF ALL SIZES AS WELL AS RESTAURANT PROPRIETORS AND DECISION MAKERS OF THE FOOD RETAIL MARKET, AND AS SUCH CAN BE CONSIDERED A TRENDSETTER AND A GUIDE AT ONCE. IBA IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THE WHOLE TRADE SHOWCASES NEW PRODUCTS AND VISITORS HAVE THE CHANCE TO GET INFORMED ON NEW AND UPCOMING TRENDS.

priceless advantage of profound professional training opportunities. As a marketplace, iba offers everything the baking trade needs for dayto-day business, regardless of business size or specialisation. Useful for a single bake house as well as production sites or points of sale.” In sum, the secret to iba's success can be formulated as follows: All the important market JANUARY - MARCH 2018


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leaders participate and use the fair as a platform for their premieres every three years. For this purpose, they really put their back into it and not only put their products on display but also show them in action. These shows are complemented with problem-solving trade lectures, workshops, consulting services and live shows from international trade experts for companies of all sizes. Moreover, fair visitors in 2018 can look forward to international competitions like the iba.UIBC.CUP, where the best of the trade compete against each other in bake houses made from glass, located directly on the fair. Moreover, the German Bakers' Confederation offers a very special framework programme for international visitor groups at iba, says Wippler. After all Germany has a lot to offer with its 3,000 bread specialities and 1,200 different small baking goods. “Apart from visits to bakeries in and around Munich, exclusive English baking lessons will take place every day in the “iba academy” in hall B3. Participants will learn how to make the traditional German

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specialities pretzels and cheesecake. There will also be an attractive programme for exhibitors and visitors, when the fair closes at night: For 2018, an iba Oktoberfest tent will be set up on the fairground to supply entertainment and relaxation with brass music and Bavarian specialities. Looking back, iba 2015 has been the most international event so far. The number of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world visiting the fair was never before seen. The fair in terms of numbers: 77,184 visitors from 167 countries came to iba in Munich. After Europe, most visitors came from Asia, which puts the continent in second place of the visitor ranking. Altogether, there were 1,309 companies from 57 countries at the last iba.

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is Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, opened Gulfood Manufacturing 2017, the fourth edition of the Middle East's largest ingredients, processing, packaging, and logistics exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Touring the 80,000 square metre show, which ran for three days and attracted tens of thousands of food supply chain professionals from more than 60 countries, Sheikh Mansoor was given a snapshot of the global innovation and industry-defining

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solutions now impacting a manufacturing sector that is striving to meet sweeping changes in consumer preferences. “Consumer tastes and preferences are rapidly changing with experience, sustainability and affordability now more of a focus than ever, turning Gulfood Manufacturing 2017 into the platform for reinvention of the global food manufacturing and processing sector,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC. From manufacturing, processing and packaging and supply chain solutions, this year's show lifts the lid on an extensive range of new products and concepts that will enable industry leaders to keep pace with the everchanging consumer demands. More than 1,600 exhibitors from 60 plus countries showcased their products and services, including 30 national pavilions, with first-time participation from countries including Poland and across the CIS. “The continued growth in the show's participation highlights how the world's leading equipment, ingredients, logistics and chain suppliers view Gulfood Manufacturing as the preferred platform to leverage an operational foothold in the regional market. Dubai continues to offer a supremely stable base in which to do business, backed by a visionary leadership and a government that is committed to investment and diversification of the economy as part of its long-term future growth strategy,” added LohMirmand. The international influence of Gulfood Manufacturing 2017 is evidenced with the show hosting the biggest Italian participation in its history, with 3,800 square metres dedicated to companies spanning all sections of the country's food manufacturing and equipment industry supply chain. All the major manufacturing players are present, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, USA and the UK. China, meanwhile, has also brought its biggest participation to date as the Far East giant challenges the status quo across the industry. Gulfood Manufacturing 2017 show featured five dedicated sectors: Ingredients, Processing, Packaging, Supply Chain Solutions, and for the first time, a focused Automation & Controls sector, which highlighted how automation and robotics are revolutionizing the industry. In addition to the exhibition, Gulfood Manufacturing 2017 is hosted the Business Talks Conference and featured three keynote addresses and four symposiums. The show also featured a Big Buyers Programme, hosted more than 2,000 pre-qualified serious buyers - one of the region's biggest hosted buyer programmes - with a predetermined budget to spend with exhibitors.

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SIAL MIDDLE EAST RECORDS BUSINESS DEALS WORTH AED4.6 BILLION

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rganisers of SIAL Middle East have confirmed that deals worth AED4.6 billion were recorded at the 8th edition of the three day exhibition, boosted by an increase in participants which attracted more than 26,000 visitors and experts from the food, beverage and hospitality industry. Thamer Rashid Al Qasemi, Chairman of the organising committee for SIAL Middle East, said the results underlined SIAL's regional and global position as the fastest growing business exposition strengthening the local food economy. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the exhibition concluded on 14 December by honouring the 600 exhibitors that took part in donating the UAE Red Crescent's 'Preservation of Grace' initiative. The exhibitors were awarded certificates of appreciation in recognition of their participation in the initiative which was launched by ADFCA in line with country's the Year of Giving, and saw roughly 30 tonnes of food exhibited at SIAL Middle East donated to charity. Al Qasemi said, “The introduction of the Red Crescent's 'Preservation of Grace' programme was to help promote the 'Year of Giving' initiative both locally and internationally, as well as to introduce a culture of tolerance and giving.” Believing SIAL Middle East to be a crucial event for industry professionals, Al Qasemi said it is the key component to addressing ways to narrow the gap between supply and demand across the region, by providing innovative and diverse alternatives to meet the needs of the consumer. He said: “By hosting SIAL Middle East over the

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last eight years, the emirate of Abu Dhabi has demonstrated its exceptional potential in organising large-scale international events and exhibitions, and its excellence in their management to compete with similar global events. “The results of this year's edition show the emirate's leadership in adding value to the events it hosts and organises. SIAL Middle East has become an ideal platform for international companies operating within the food and hospitality industries, and is a driving force for entrepreneurs to expand their projects and investments.” JANUARY - MARCH 2018


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producers with an opportunity to build new partnerships that promote the Emirati dates worldwide, enhancing the national economy and develop date palm industries.� One of the highlights of SIAL Middle East was the victory of Emirati citizen Ibrahim Al Mallouhi who took home the top honours in the prestigious National Competition for Preparing Coffee.

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orld of Perishables (WOP) DUBAI 2017, the leading platform for fresh produce in the Middle East under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, concluded successfully on Thursday (December 7, 2017) at the Dubai World Trade Center. The annual exhibitions hosted over 300 exhibitors from around the world showcasing a wide variety of natural green products and services as well as fresh produce to meet the growing demand of the region's major cities, which constantly innovate and develop to build a livable and sustainable environment for both citizens and visitors. Tarek Sibai, Show Director, planetfair LLC, said: “We are overwhelmed with the successful conclusion of WOP Dubai 2017. The UAE in particular has a fast-growing market for fresh produce, including organic products. The tandem between IPM and WOP continues to

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WOP DUBAI 2017 SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES ON FRESHER NOTE get better each year, creating a niche market concerned with building a more sustainable and healthier environment. The opportunity for growth is huge and we can expect a bigger and greener event next year.� Trade visitors were treated to a diverse range of plant species, garden and landscaping accessories, logistics support services, plant maintenance, floristry and garden features from local, regional, and international market. A total of 37 country JANUARY - MARCH 2018


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participants & 15 official country pavilions were participating in both the shows. WOP DUBAI 2017 cooperated with Fruitnet Forum Middle East on December 4, a day before the opening. The brand-new networking event organized by leading industry publication Eurofruit, a member of the publishing company Fruitnet Media International, brought together some of the region's leading industry players and discussed some of the concerns of the fresh produce trade in the Middle East. Jacopo Taconni, Marketing and Communication Manager, Fresh Fruits Company, commented: “Surely the quality of the visitors and decision makers attending every year is remarkable. Dubai is an important hub for fresh business and this show considered to be the gate to the Arab World. The trade fair presence has surpassed our expectations, which is why we have a positive outlook on further participations. I would like to thank to all WOP DUBAI team for the services JANUARY - MARCH 2018

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that have been provided during the show.” “Barakat welcomed the opportunity to meet some of our existing suppliers from around the world and also the opportunity of meeting new suppliers looking to establish their products here in the UAE market,” stated Steve Rudge, VP Procurement of Barakat Group of Companies. The event also hosted various seminars during the three days for both IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI, particularly on cultivation technologies for horticulture such as 'Application of Humic Substances in Dry (Arid) Areas, Applications and Results' by Dr. Yasser Degham of Humintech, Germany and 'Control Options of Relevant Parameters for Optimal Plant Growth' by Herald Braungardt of Step Systems. The WOP and IPM 2018 Show will be held in autumn 2018.

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continuous development of new product concepts and on demand technical assistance. At Leng-d'Or we have been true to the idea of innovation in all our products for more than 50 years. We are responsible of the largest range of Snack pellets in the market using a wide variety of ingredients such as: potato, corn, wheat, legumes, vegetables and many others. Leng-d'Or takes advantage of its experience within the Middle East countries to support manufacturers' efforts to formulate the best possible products according to each market need. The result is an efficient, cost-effective solution that tastes good, looks good and is good for you.

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Can you share your experience? We started with the promotional campaign of European apples which lasted for 3 years. We were responsible for all marketing, PR activities including match-making activities. I was also involved in European Meat campaign and European Quality Poultry campaign. During this time, I connected many businesses in different kind of products. What are the services you can provide international clients? We run promotional campaigns of any kind. We help companies that are interested in Gulf markets and find strategic partners. We organize trade missions, b2b meetings, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, we deliver trainings on how to do business in the UAE. JANUARY - MARCH 2018


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ONE OF THE BIGGEST SUPPLIERS OF REFINED SUNFLOWER OIL

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ulgaria is among the biggest producer of non GMO sunflower seeds in the world. Some of the biggest sunflower oil producing factories in Eastern Europe are located in Bulgaria and more than 80% of their production goes for exports, the typical products are: crude and refined sunflower oil, sunflower meal and other by-products. The perfect combination of natural resources and modern technologies is united in the production complex "Klas", located in the heart of Golden Dobrudzha - one of the ecologically cleanest regions with the world's and Europe's most fertile chernozem soil. Yearly more then 120,000 tons of sunflower seeds are crushed and the monthly production capacity for sunflower oil exceeds 5,000,000 L. The company is established in 2001 and for this time it became one of the biggest suppliers of refined sunflower oil under private label for almost every retailer

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in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Greece. We are working on a regular basis with Kaufland, LIDL, Metro, Carrefour, Penny and Auchan in these countries. Starting from 2015 the company began first shipments to the MENA region and China, where currently Klas Oil produces private label for retailers like Dukan and Othaim in Saudi Arabia, Nesto in Dubai, Lulu in Dubai, Qatar and Bahrain, and many other smaller distributors. All production units of Klas Oil are built, equipped and operated according to the highest European standards. Klas Oil aims for the highest quality of its products and in the last years we managed to fulfill the requirements of the most important international food safety standards - ISO, IFS, BRC and HALAL.

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HALAL CHICKEN PRODUCTS

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HALAL, PREMIUM QUALITY, FROZEN, PRE-COOKED CHICKEN PRODUCTS

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iverside Foods UK specialise in supplying a range of Halal, premium quality, frozen, pre-cooked chicken products. UK based Riverside Foods, offer total traceability to the egg as one of Europe's largest fully integrated poultry production facilities in Croatia with state of the art feed mills, rearing farms and strictly controlled slaughtery and processing facilities. All of Riverside's products are Halal and are produced and prepared in a facility purpose built for Halal slaughter and processing, ensuring the company's products comply with authentic Halal certification requirements from animal welfare to slaughter. Riverside is certified by the Centre for Halal Quality Certification and has an open door policy regarding their Halal procedures and customers are invited to visit the factory and speak directly with the Mufti who is recognised and reputed in the UAE. Riverside Foods have introduced a new range of Gluten Free chicken which includes Chicken Goujons, Chicken Chunks, Chicken

Escalopes, Chicken Mini Fillets and Chicken Kievs. The products are made with 100% whole muscle, unprocessed, chicken breast coated in a delicious, golden, gluten free breadcrumb. The gluten free breaded chicken products are made to rigorous standards using the best ingredients and are clearly labelled to help customers identify them. Riverside's products are BRC accredited to meet the AOECS Standard for gluten free foods and the manufacturing factory operates strict standards in terms of supplier and ingredient approval, including complete ingredient traceability. Riverside are also certified and licensed by Coeliac UK to carry the internationally recognised Crossed Grain symbol under licence number GB 071. Riverside's broader product offering includes a whole muscle range produced with unprocessed 100% chicken breast such as Chicken Fillets, Dippers, Chunks, Kievs and Goujons. Riverside's further processed range is produced using chopped and shaped chicken meat and includes Chicken Steaks, Burgers, Nuggets and Popcorn. Riverside's products are available in a variety of coatings from breadcrumb and batter to southern fried and hot 'n' spicy and many more. The products are individually quick frozen for convenience and are quick and easy to prepare with a five-way cook in minutes.

Please contact Riverside Foods UK on +44(0)1691 839288 Please visit the website @ www.riversidefoods.co.uk

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Premium quality halal chicken products Please visit us at Gulfood Show, stand S-P7, Sheik Saeed Hall

Units 1-5, Sutton Farm, West Felton, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4HX United Kingdom

Call us on +44 (0) 1691 839288 Send an email to enquiries@riversidefoods.com

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F COMPANIES LIKE MECS, BASED IN THE UAE ARE PROMOTING A WHOLE RANGE OF RETURNABLE TRANSPORT PACKAGING (RTP) SOLUTIONS INCLUDING RETAIL READY TRAYS, FOLDABLE & NESTABLE CRATES, PLASTIC PALLETS AND FLC'S

ollowing Elon Musk's successful use of Returnable Packaging recently, he had this to say to reporters, “It would be like trying to sell an aircraft where one aircraft company has a reuseable aircraft and all the other companies had an aircraft that were single use. Crazy as that sounds - that's how the rocket business works”! Just like Space X, who will now have 2 rockets to re-use on the next trip, many Food producers are realising that sending one-way packaging like cardboard boxes, trays & drums is both expensive in the long run and also not good for the planet and our renewed push to move more away from land fill and into recycling. Recently the UAE government pledged to divert 75% away from land fill by 2021 which is an excellent ambitious target, it will mean more businesses looking at how they can cut their own carbon footprints and reduce the throw away packaging in the yard. Companies like MECS, based in the UAE are promoting a whole range of Returnable Transport Packaging (RTP) Solutions including Retail Ready Trays, Foldable & Nestable crates, plastic Pallets and FLC's. Mark Hammond, MECS Co-Founder had this to say “Our customers are looking for ways to cut cost from their own supply chain or asking how they can deliver benefits to their customers who are constantly pushing for the newest developments. We offer a consultative approach which usually leads us

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IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!! to finding an area or packaging item which can be converted to RTP that ultimately benefits, both our customer and their end users. Retail Ready Packaging cuts a lot of double handling and manual lifting, it also makes the produce look much more appealing to the shopper. Advances in Polymers have led to Wood Effect Trays giving a real 'Fresh Market 'feel to shop floor displays. Using RTP cuts a lot of throw away cardboard which benefits all of us. It's not Rocket Science and if a genius like Elon Musk has seen the benefits, maybe you should challenge your own business to look at its throw away 'rockets'!

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18 – 22 February 2018 Dubai World Trade Centre

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Jan-March 2018 edition of food  

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Jan-March 2018 edition of food  

Extra Distribution: Gulfood 2018 Please visit our booth Concourse CCZ: 101

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