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ADM Adds New Line of Specialty Tapioca Starches for the EMEA Region Archer Daniels Midland Company is proud to announce a long term partnership with General Starch Limited (GSL), a leading tapioca starch producer located in Thailand. ADM will have exclusive distribution rights of the GSL modified tapioca starch products in the majority of the European countries, as well as in the Middle East and Africa. This range of specialty tapioca starches will then be sold under the ADM brand in a second phase of the partnership. The agreement covers the full range of modified tapioca starches for the food industry. These non-GMO specialty tapioca starches provide excellent viscosity with a clean neutral flavor profile, and can be used as an effective alternative to the modified waxy corn and potato starches in a wide range of food applications. The product range also includes modified tapioca starches for industrial

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applications such as textiles and adhesives, or for wet-end applications to substitute the cationic potato starches. “We are very excited to expand our European portfolio with another raw material, which will generate great opportunities and new developments supported by our Starch Lab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.” says Johan Schrijver, Sales Director Starches EMEA. “This partnership puts ADM in a position to develop innovative customer solutions through a broad range of starches, each with unique properties and showcases our commitment to become one of the leading starch suppliers in EMEA.”

IFFA 2019:The meat-industry summit meeting A new exhibition hall, an optimised layout, more exhibition space and registrations from all market leaders - these are the positive auguries for IFFA 2019. The industry is demonstrating a strong commitment to its leading global trade fair and will make its presentation on

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Meet the Best IFFA. One world-leading trade fair, one focus: meat. From hand-crafted to high-tech, this innovation platform presents the industry trends of the next 3 years. It is the meeting place for experts from industry, retail and the butchers’ trade – for the first time also in the new Hall 12! www.iffa.com mary.ann.romano@uae.messefrankfurt.com

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substantially more exhibition space than at the last edition of the fair. Under the motto 'Meet the Best', IFFA will once again set the technological benchmarks for the future and show the entire spectrum of products and services for the meat sector - from manufacturing to high-tech. Not without good reason is IFFA the leading trade fair for the meat industry: numerous renowned companies from Germany and the whole world have already registered to present their latest products and services on 119,000 square metres of exhibition space (gross). The world's leading trade fair for the sector next opens its doors from 4 to 9 May 2019 when it will once again make Frankfurt am Main the centre of attention for the sector. Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt: “Together with the industry, we are looking forward to a fantastic IFFA 2019 - all the signs point to further growth. Thus, IFFA is continuing its long success story. It was held for the first time in conjunction with the conferences of the German Butchers' Association at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre in 1949. We are very proud that, over the intervening decades, we and our partners from the sector have been able to make taking part in IFFA a must for the entire meat industry.” Messe Frankfurt is looking forward to welcoming more than 1,000 exhibitors from around 50 countries. On around 119,000 square metres of exhibition space (gross) - eight percent more than at the last IFFA manufacturers will present innovative technologies, trends and futureoriented solutions for all stages of the meat-processing chain, from slaughtering and dismembering, via processing and refining, to packaging and sales. Over 60,000 trade visitors from 140 countries are expected.

Rimini's 40th Sigep ends this year after exceeding 200,000 visitors A constant observatory on sweet business, long complete product chains, all the export destinations, real business contacts from a qualified public, diligent matching between professionals who speak the same global language, a place for information and training for the sector, terrain for related and new markets. This is an overview of the 40th SIGEP organized by ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP (IEG), which ended recently at Rimini Expo Centre. On the five days, this year SIGEP again hosted an overall total of 200,000 visitors, of whom 32,848 were foreign buyers from 185 countries. Germany and Spain were the countries from which the largest number came, followed by France, Poland and England. There was also important participation from large markets such as the United States, the Russian Federation and China. The world artisan confectionery show, at which the key JANUARY-MARCH 2019


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players were the gelato, pastry, bakery, coffee and chocolate product chains, ended with more figures typical of a leader: 1,250 exhibitors occupied the entire expo centre's 129,000 square metres, 1,294 events were organized on the official program and by companies, 925 journalists were accredited, of whom 138 were foreign, with a total of over 200 million media contacts to date. SIGEP also played a key role on the social networks: over 10,000 photos on Instagram with the hashtag #SIGEP2019. The profile generated 1,334,738 impressions in the last week. On Monday 21, the total coverage on

Universal NutriBeverage Sdn Bhd. has the tradition of manufacturing quality beverages since 1971. To keep up with the changing lifestyle of today’s dynamic consumers, we have upgraded our production and products. The Company produces brands like SUN UP Fruit Drink Base Concentrates, 7 RINGS Flavoured Cordials and SUN UP & HOBURY ready-to-drink Fruit Drink/Juice. All these products are manufactured under stringent condition supervised by trained QC personnel to ensure that the highest standard of quality is consistently maintained. Universal NutriBeverages Sdn Bhd. is proud to own a research and development center where food technologist constantly strive to develop new products with nutritional and health benefits for consumers. Our company is strategically located in Shah Alam town, 30 minutes from major sea port (Port Klang) and city. The company’s management and production credentials include GMP, HACCP, and Halal Certification. In 2003, it was awarded the ISO 9001:20 Keris Award for Malaysia Honesty Enterprise. In 2007, the company won the SMI Rising Stars Award and the 50s Enterprise Award in the following year 2008. Our business is not limited to the local market alone. Demands for our products from overseas had grown tremendously with improved quality and competitive prices. Currently, the company exports to Asia, Far East, Middle East & Europe.

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Tate & Lyle helps Middle Eastern food and beverage brands to reduce sugar and calories to help address rising rates of obesity and diabetes Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, hosted customers from across the Middle East at a nutrition seminar at which the Company's technical, nutrition and marketing experts explained how manufacturers can adapt their products to support healthier consumer diets. Technical, marketing, and business development representatives from multinational and regional food and beverage businesses came together in Dubai on 30 January to learn how to reduce sugar and calories in their products. Public health officials also attended the event to learn about the ingredients and solutions that producers in the region can use to help tackle obesity. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE are among nine Middle Eastern countries with some of the world's highest levels of adult obesity, with between 27% and 40% of the population affected. Although there is no simple solution, experts agree that tackling obesity means addressing excess calorie intakes. Increasing the availability of low calorie foods and beverages can help people to take in fewer calories over the course of their day when consumed as part of a balanced diet. Dominique Floch, Technical Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Tate & Lyle, said: “Today's food industry has a greater sense of urgency around sugar and calorie reduction, as obesity levels continue to rise at a worrying pace, and health authorities turn to taxes, new on-pack labelling schemes, and other levers to try and halt its progression. At Tate & Lyle we are passionate about contributing to healthier and tastier food and JANUARY-MARCH 2019


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beverages choices. Sugar does so much more than just adding taste in a recipe - it can add texture, bulk, colour and shelf life - and by using the right blend of ingredients, brands can replace these functions to offer products with fewer calories that will still satisfy a sweet tooth. Using a blend of our soluble fibres and low calorie sweeteners, we recently helped a major juice brand lower sugar by 55%.�

The world's largest trade fair for sweets and snacks shines out with top level internationality After three successful trade fair days, ISM came to an end on 30 January 2019 with a very good result. Over 38,000 trade visitors from over 140 countries experienced a host of new products and an attractive event programme at the world's largest trade fair for sweets and snacks. With a foreign share of over 70 percent, ISM achieved an upward trend in the development of the international trade visitors. 1,661 exhibitors from 76 countries (previous year: 1,656 exhibitors from 73 countries) presented a comprehensive range of exhibits and used the trade fair to present their new products. ISM was able to slightly increase its level of internationality again up to 87 percent. "Once again in these difficult times, ISM confirmed its international standing as the industry's most important business platform once again in 2019. Not only the stable, high key figures corroborate this, but also the high level of quality of the exhibitors and visitors," summed up Gerald BĂśse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse. Bastian Fassin, Chairman of the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair Task Force (AISM) added: "We also set benchmarks regarding the quality of the offer in the worldwide comparison." The professionals from the sweets and snacks sector cannot find so many existing and new products of high-quality leading brand manufacturers, small and medium-sized companies as well as start-ups anywhere else than in Cologne. "The top buyers and decision-makers of the industry selected used ISM as the platform for their orders or for establishing new business contacts. According to exhibitors, the quality of the trade guests at ISM was consistently high. This is also confirmed by the visitor questionnaires as well as registration details. Top purchasers again came from abroad from large trading companies and importers. The German trade was also represented in its entirety once again. Of the top 20 international food retailers, 18 were on-site. Furthermore, the growing significance in the online trade was reflected by the participation of numerous top ecommerce companies at the trade fair. JANUARY-MARCH 2019


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possibilities. The company plans to continue this expansion course, as Dr Moser explains: “Our ambitions are growing. Today the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe has consolidated sales of 520 million euros. Our bold objective going forward is to grow by ten percent annually. Hydrosol is a very important part of that within the Group. In order to increase our already high growth potential we are focusing on internationalisation and food safety.”

Exhibitor registrations are now open for Asia Fruit Logistica, which returns to Hong Kong next September Asia Fruit Logistica returns to Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo on 4-6 September 2019, and exhibitors can register now to secure their stand. Asia Fruit Logistica underlined its position as the premier continental trade show for Asia's fresh fruit and vegetable business in

2018, attracting more than 13,000 highquality visitors from over 70 different countries on 5-7 September. Asia Fruit Logistica 2018 drew high-quality buyers from some 20 different markets across the Asia-Pacific region, resulting in strong business outcomes for exhibitors. Some 826 companies representing 46 different countries and all continents were exhibiting their products and services, further enhancing the global profile of the event. “Asia Fruit Logistica is not just a focus for Asian buyers but increasingly for buyers from all around the world. It's a great meeting point for the industry,” said Alexis Contreras, sales executive of Mexican company Berries Paradise, an exhibitor at the 2018 edition. As well as connecting suppliers and buyers from Asia and the rest of the world, Asia Fruit Logistica underlined its position as the region's premier information hub, showcasing the latest products and solutions

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to help companies grow and enhance their business. Asia Fruit Logistica attracted more exhibitors from the logistics, machinery and technology sectors in 2018, reflecting the growing importance of such supply chain partners and service providers for the business moving forward.

Annapoorna - World of Food India 2018: strong visitor and exhibitor growth confirms position as leading trade platform The 13th edition of Annapoorna - World of Food India closed its doors on 29 September 2018 in Mumbai with a visitor record. 10,232 trade visitors from around the world informed themselves about the diverse offering of the central trade platform for the food and beverage industry on the Indian subcontinent. The trade fair was also able to register an extraordinary increase in terms of exhibitors: 338 companies from 20 countries (45% increase in comparison to last year's edition) presented their products. In addition to the national pavilions from India, Italy, Poland, the Republic of Korea and Turkey, there were pavilions from Brazil and New South Wales/Australia for the first time. The internationality, the presentation of the Annapoorna Food Retail Awards 2018, as well as the diverse conference programme once again made the trade fair the ideal industry meeting point for companies and the most important platform for the food and beverage industry in India. The Annapoorna - World of Food India is organised by the Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt. Ltd. and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The coming edition will take place from 29 to 31 August 2019 under the new name Annapoorna - ANUFOOD India.

Feelgood factor: Shades of sunshine set to drive food color innovation in 2019 The sunshine spectrum - bright yellow through to deep orange - will stimulate colorful food and beverage development in 2019 as consumers seek out products that inspire upbeat, positive emotions and unite people with a feeling of joy, according to GNT Group. Shoppers - particularly younger ones hailing from Generation Z - will gravitate towards food and drink colored with natural yellow and orange shades in order to tune into the optimistic sentiments they convey, GNT said. Food and beverage brands are increasingly developing marketing messages that communicate the ability of their products to bring happiness to the JANUARY-MARCH 2019


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consumer. Innova Market Insights has announced 'I Feel Good' as one of its top trends for 2019, noting that the number of food and beverage launches with a 'feel good' claim on the label increased by 36% year-onyear in 2017. Maartje Hendrickx, Market Development Manager at GNT, said: “In 2019 consumers will prefer food and drink that can arouse a sense of freshness and light, qualities that yellow and orange shades deliver. Just as pink was embraced by Millennials, Generation Z will channel the positivity of sunshine shades to sprinkle cheerfulness into their lives.” GNT has harnessed this trend in a new collection of coloring foods - EXBERRY® Sunshine Shades. Ranging from bright sunbeam yellow to warm harvest orange, they are all derived from raw materials rooted in nature, including pumpkin, carrots and turmeric. The Sunshine Shades range has been developed as part of GNT's new Love Color with EXBERRY® initiative for 2019, which will explore how color can influence mood and

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deliver feelings of excitement and contentment, while also satisfying adventurous, curious consumers who are keen to discover new experiences. Market experts The Food People recently identified 'Mellow Yellow' as a key trend and observed that “color trends are becoming as important as the food and drink itself.”

For the first time in the Middle East Nescafé introduces fresh coffee beans Nestlé Professional Middle East, an expert in helping food service operators grow their businesses with creative, branded beverage and culinary solutions, recently unveiled NESCAFÉ Whole Bean roast coffee blends for the first time in the Middle East, along with the groundbreaking NESCAFÉ Milano commercial coffee machine. As Nescafé continues to revolutionize the coffee industry, it is now set to offer coffee operators a 'complete coffee solution' - that packages NESCAFÉ Milano top quality

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ingredients ranging from NESCAFÉ Whole Bean roast coffee to soluble coffee blends, and best in class service through ProCare, all in one to help businesses deliver only the finest cup of coffee to consumers. Designed to ensure speed, easy operations, and a greater choice of espressos and specialty coffees, the high-performing NESCAFÉ Milano satiates coffee connoisseurs with a wide range of options par excellence. The new coffee machine is highly compatible with NESCAFÉ Whole Bean roast coffee that is being introduced in the region for the very first time. By adding whole roasted beans to its ingredients portfolio, NESCAFÉ demonstrates a strong determination to expand its coffee offering, and to meet consumer expectations in terms of taste, variety, and authenticity.

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Leveraging over 80 years of experience, NESCAFÉ's complete coffee solution provides a wider selection in terms of ingredients, now offering a range of both whole roasted coffee beans and soluble coffee, as well as milk and chocolate, to help operators serve delicious espresso-based specialty beverages to coffee connoisseurs, at the push of a button.

GEA to build the largest infant formula plant in China for Junlebao Dairy In September 2018, GEA secured an order from the Shijiazhuang Junlebao Dairy Co. Ltd. in China to supply the country's largest spray dryer for the manufacture of infant milk formula (IMF), with a planned production capacity of six tons per hour. The project has already kicked-off, with commercial production scheduled in the second quarter of 2020. Founded in 1995, Junlebao achieved sustained and rapid growth over the years and today is the largest dairy processing company in the Hebei Province and the fourth largest dairy processing company in China. Well known for its liquid milk products, e.g. yogurt, lactobacillus beverages and UHT milk, it entered the infant formula milk powder market in 2017. In 2016, GEA provided already the whole production line technology and plant for infant formula milk powder for the Junlebao factory located in Junyuan. The new plant, which is being built adjacent to the one completed in 2016, is a turnkey project for GEA, which includes supplying wet mixing, evaporation, drying and downstream powder handling. GEA is also responsible for the plant design, project execution, installation & commissioning and automation. Central to the plant will be the GEA MSD®-1600 multi-stage spray dryer, one of the world's most advanced dryers - combining spray and fluid-bed drying in a three-stage drying process. The GEA MSD® drying tower produces formula powder products exactly to customer specifications and achieves an excellent agglomeration effect.

Consumer-needs-based ingredients portfolio presents opportunities for trending soups, sauces and ready-to-eat meal kits FrieslandCampina Kievit, one of the leading global manufacturers of food and beverage ingredients, has recently conducted a study into FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

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EXPLORE EUROPEAN DAIRY PRODUCTS AT GULFOOD DUBAI European Dairy products will be on show at GULFOOD Dubai, the world’s largest food exhibition, from February 17-21, 2019. Explore the diversity and quality of UK Dairy products at the Dairy council for Northern Ireland (DCNI) stand, located S-M42.

Milk used for EU dairy products is one of the highest standard. Dairy farms and processing plants in United Kingdom produce high quality milk and milk products – not only participating in internationally recognized quality insurance schemes but in many instances surpassing/exceeding regulatory requirements. The United Kingdom climate is moderate with an abundant rainfall which is ideal for the growth of rich, nutritious grass. Its lush pastures provide the perfect diet for dairy cows, allowing them to graze outdoors for the majority of the year. United Kingdom is naturally suited to the sustainable production of high quality dairy products. Dairy farms are family owned, passing from one generation to the next. United Kingdom dairy products are produced to the highest European standards for quality, sustainability of supply, animal health and welfare, and environment.

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trends and developments in the savoury market to better serve its customers in developing winning consumer products. By using its own exclusive online conversation analysis, as well as in-depth market information, global trends like 'clean label' and 'indulgence' have been studied with respect to soups, sauces and ready-to-eat-meal kits. Based on consumer behaviour and needs, Kievit developed a selection of promising concepts for its customers and updated its portfolio of fat powders for the savoury market. Soup, sauce and ready-to-eat meal kit manufacturers can benefit from Kievit's findings and ingredients to win in the market. "Trends in the savoury market are closely related to global trends in the food and beverage industry," says Gea de Groot, Global Product Group Manager. "Consumers look for two important things: a clear, clean and comprehensible label, and indulgent experiences". Kievit's research shows that, while two years ago ownership of the topic 'clean label' seemed to be reserved for specialists and corporates, consumers nowadays embrace clean label as a trendy lifestyle. They demand clarity on the ingredients of products they consume, enabling them to make conscious choices. "This also means that we see a rise in the use of fresh products in meal kits."

Fabcon Food Systems eyes further growth following Australian deal One of the industry's leading food process equipment manufacturers has stepped up its global presence by supplying bespoke equipment for an Australian snack maker. UK-based Fabcon Food Systems has

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provided a full seasoning system for Snack Lovers, a savoury snack manufacturer known for the unique shapes, textures and tastes of its products which are sold across Australia. Working closely with the Melbourne firm's owners, Fabcon has completed the installation of a full bespoke seasoning line at the company's factory as it looks to increase its output and product range. It's Fabcon's eighth installation outside of the UK in the past 12 months - on top of new orders in Nigeria, Romania and further business in Kuwait. Trevor Howard, managing director of Fabcon Food Systems, said: “Snack Lovers has a long and successful history in the Australian snacks market so we're really delighted to be part of the company's ongoing success story. We clicked straight away with the team and understood what they needed to help support their seasoning process. "Our system is now fully installed and playing a key role in the production of many popular potato snacks. We're looking forward to developing our relationship in the months and years ahead." Ewan Busch, co-founder of Snack Lovers, added: “We met the Fabcon team at a trade event in Vienna in 2017 and were really impressed with the quality of their seasoning equipment and its pricing. “We had specific quality improvement needs for our systems and Fabcon really stepped up to the challenge and reacted quickly. We're delighted with the installation and it has really improved our production process for our snack products. Our relationship with Trevor and the Fabcon team goes from strength to strength.”

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Somerdale flies the flag for British cheese in the Middle East Somerdale International, the leading exporter of British cheese to over 50 countries around the globe, is set to boost further the profile of British cheese in the Middle East. Somerdale will be showcasing a range of British cheese at Gulfood 2019 being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre 17th - 21st February 2019. What is billed as the world's largest annual food & beverages trade show, Gulfood will see some 98,000 visitors and 5,000 exhibitors attend. With its sales to the Middle East now worth c. £2 million per annum, Somerdale International will be exhibiting its range of Westminster Cheddars. The Westminster brand is already well known in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (where

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it is the 3rd largest cheddar brand), Dubai, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq and Egypt. However, Somerdale believe that there is further potential for the brand both in these existing markets and other countries in the Middle East region. In addition to Westminster Cheddar, Somerdale will also showcase high quality British territorial cheeses; Blue Stilton, a wide range of Somerdale developed speciality cheeses such as Cheddar with Cracked Black Pepper, Cheddar with Chilli & Lime, and waxed Cheddars from Abergavenny Fine Foods.

ICONS© Coffee Couture to be 50-stores strong in the GCC ICONS© Coffee Couture, a forward thinking and health conscious lifestyle coffee shop chain, is looking at continuing its stead-fast growth in the Middle East through its recently signed partnership with ABL Company. Presently, the coffee-and-cakes giant is looking at an expansion across Kuwait with six branches, and the total number of franchises open in the GCC of the brand will amount to 40 by 2020. The brand is also looking at a 10 company-owned store expansion in the United Arab Emirates within the next six months, of which the newest Icons Branch just opened its doors recently at Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah. The other GCC Countries are in partnership successfully already and will count a number of 40 stores within the coming years. ICONS© as a brand is looking upward in terms of its new launch across Kuwait, bringing its German Bio Coffee and its mix of healthy and indulging sweets and savories for a balanced lifestyle to the country. The brand vision is to be pivotal in creating healthier communities around its coffee shops through nutritious and balanced food offerings, education and promotion of an active lifestyle to empower the individual to make life remarkable. Since the café concept has started to franchise, its growth has been continuous around the GCC and Europe. ICONS© is a brand launched with a sound business model that is consumer-oriented and based on creating its iconic flavor and feel through carefully selected Master Franchise Partners across the GCC, and beyond. JANUARY-MARCH 2019


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the retail and food sector following the opening of our new state-of-the-art distribution centre,” he said.

High quality organic chocolate couverture pieces from specific fine cocoa varieties for a diversity of applications According to Innova Market Insights, one of the top trends of 2019 will be “adventurous consumers” on the lookout for new and unusual flavour experiences. The new little chocolate couverture pieces made from specific fine organic cocoa varieties, to be presented by HERZA for the first time at BioFach 2019, will enable manufacturers of sweets and bakery products, ice cream or cereals to benefit from this trend. Not only are the new products delicious for their pronounced, individual flavour; they also have a multitude of applications - for instance as chocolaty chips in muesli, ice cream or cake. Also they can be

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used for coating end products, since all four varieties can be melted very easily. The chocolate chips are made from individual varieties of high-quality fine cocoa from different countries of origin. The dark variety consists of 100 percent quality cocoa from the Dominican Republic. With a cocoa content of 55 percent, it offers a pleasantly tart, full-bodied and astringent taste with aromatic notes of dried fruits. The milk chocolate couverture chips, on the other hand, are made from pure fine cocoa from Madagascar. The high cocoa content of 40 percent gives the chocolate an intensive, harmoniously balanced cocoa taste with a delicate roasted flavour and fruity elements complemented by a slight vanilla note and pleasant sweetness. For manufacturers who set store by organic, fair trade products, HERZA offers special milk chocolate couverture pieces made from fine Peruvian cocoa. These have

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a particularly high cocoa content of 50 percent. The chips have a subtle milky note and a strong, woody cocoa character.

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JBT Corporation a leading solutions provider for the global food and beverage processing industries, has announced the launch of two systems from its FTNON fresh-cut machinery business that have been designed to make life easier for bell pepper and onion processors. Introduced by FTNON at its recent customer open week, held in Horst, The Netherlands, the two systems place an emphasis not just on effectiveness and reliability, but crucially also on ease-of-use and cleanability. The newly-launched FTNON Sweet Pepper Decorer, designed to be very hygienic and completely cleanable, has been developed to remove cores and problematic seeds from bell peppers in the most efficient way possible. According to FTNON's Lars Heuvelmans, the compact machine, which can handle two bell peppers at a time, uses pneumatic coring devices to remove the center of peppers, before a high-pressure air system cleans out the remaining seeds. The cored and cleaned bell peppers are cut lengthwise into pieces by a mechanical segmenting station, which enables them to be divided into halves, quarters or eights. As well as its efficiency, a key feature of the decorer is its cleanability. “It's easy to access all areas of the machine - you just slide out the drum and you have access to the inside, the drills and the knives,” explained Heuvelmans. “If you look at a bell pepper, inside there are a lot of small seeds which will get into every part of the machine, so cleanability is a very important feature.” Onion Peeler, developed by FTNON in collaboration with US-based Gills Onions and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), mainly focuses on yield, convenience and ease-of-cleaning, ensuring compliance with ever more stringent food hygiene requirements. Waste and the peeled product are separated at the earliest possible stage, meaning the risk of contamination or waste peel reaching other areas of the machine is greatly reduced,while the design has eliminated chains and other hygienically vulnerable components. Both of which, said Heuvelmans, make a very real difference, not only for improving hygiene but also for overall cleanability. By employing super magnetism, the system also eliminates the need for wires, tubes, belts and springs, resulting in a machine with frictionless components, which has the effect of tremendously reducing maintenance costs. JANUARY-MARCH 2019


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Lycored's tomato extract is the first to achieve non-GMO project verification Lycomato®, Lycored's proprietary blend for supplements, has become the first tomato extract to carry the NonGMO Project Verified seal. The seal gives consumers assurance that a product has completed a comprehensive third-party verification for compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard. Lycomato is Lycored's first proprietary blend and remains one of its best-selling products. Certified in the US and EU, it offers a synergistic combination of carotenoids, tocopherols, and phytosterols, sourced from non-GMO tomatoes. Zev Ziegler, the Head of Global Brand & Marketing (Health) at Lycored, said: "Letting nature provide a path towards wellness has always been a core pillar of our company. In that light, we're proud to announce that Lycomato® has become the first Non-GMO Project verified tomato extract on the market." Consumer demand for non-GMO products is rising sharply. The number of people who say they avoid GMOs has reportedly tripled over the past 11 years and currently stands at 46%. Non-GMO Project Verified is the fastest growing label in the natural products industry, representing over $26 billion in annual sales and more than 50,000 verified products for over 3,000 brands. Zev Ziegler added: "2019 could be the year when demand for non-GMO products reaches a tipping point. We're delighted that Lycomato will carry the Non-GMO Project Verified seal — it's another sign of our unwavering commitment to providing consumer-friendly products of the highest quality, efficacy, and safety."

Mitr Phol returns to Gulfood with plenty of sweet happiness Between the 17th to 21st of February, the Dubai Trade Centre will take centerstage for the 2019 edition of Gulfood. Mitr Phol, Dubai's only producer of sugar will be hosting a stand at Hall Concourse 1, Stand CC3-24 with their wide range of custom sugars which will be available to all who wish to experience their incredible range of high quality sugar crystals. According to international sales manager, Mr. Sarakit Jantanasakulwong, “For close to a century Mitr Phol has provided the highest quality sugar products. We are pleased to showcase this history and products once again at Gulfood with an emphasis on our baking sugar range. This year will feature a sample of baked goods and activities to demonstrate the benefits of each sugar types. All of this to express Mitr Phol's commitment to delivering a greater customer experience while baking. There will be something for every palette.” Consumers who indulge in refined sugars will be stunned by its pure sparkling white crystals. Visitors to the JANUARY-MARCH 2019

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stand will also be wowed by the Mitr Phol caster sugar, which unlike any other sugar is of extraordinary quality and acts as a magic elixir during dessert preparations. The range of natural unrefined sugar is also a must taste for those seeking a pure sugar option. Also present are the gluten free icings made of tapioca starch to ensure the smoothest texture. Lastly, is the caramel granulated sugar with its delicate, yet crunchy texture. All products will be available in sizes ranging from 454G to 1KG. With its unique characteristic, Mitr Phol products are crafted will to sprinkle happiness on simple baking activities.

NADEC sets new Guinness World Record in KSA NADEC (The National Agricultural Development Company) of Saudi Arabia, which prides itself in producing 100% fresh milk, showcased this equity to the world by setting a new Guinness World Record in KSA. The world record was for the World's

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Largest Drink Carton Number and was set in Al-Andalus Mall. Nadec formed a breathtaking and massive “100�, using its signature UHT milk cartons. The number 100 represents the brand's promise of delivering 100% fresh milk. The required number to set the world record was 5000 products, and Nadec comfortably beat the world record by using 6550 milk cartons to achieve the world record for the World's Largest Drink Carton Number. The certificate was presented by the Guinness World Record's official adjudicator, Ms. Seyda Subasci Gemici to Mr. Khalid Farid Mansour, General Manager Sales MENA, Mr. Atif Maqbool, Director Trade Marketing and Shopper Activation KSA & GCC and Mr. Falah Al-Enizi General Manager West, officially confirming the record. To conform with the Guinness guidelines, the Largest Drink Carton Number, had to have over 5000 products, with no gaps in between each product. The event was attended by Nadec

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‫جاهز ‪ ،‬يمكن إضافة زيت الزيتون أو الخل إلى المحلول‬

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‫زيتون يتمتع باعلي قيمه غذائية واغني نكهة ‪ ،‬كما انه ترك‬ ‫لينضج على الشجرة‪.‬‬

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‫الزيتون األسود الصغير الذابل‪،‬‬ ‫يتم إزالة المرارة اثناء نضوجه ‪ ،‬لديه نكهة متميزة‪.‬‬

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ajor new healthy food launches are being lined up by exhibitors at Gulfood - the world's largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition - which marks its 24th edition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from February 17-21, 2019. Buoyed by a significant trend in mindful eating, exhibitors are preparing to launch new products - many of which are free from gluten and dairy - with significant health and wellness benefits. The health-focused products are a cornerstone of Gulfood's new theme for 2019: 'The World of Good, The World of Food'. The launches come as Euromonitor International, the world's leading independent provider of strategic market research, forecasts the MENA region's health, wellness and free-from product sales will rise 7 per cent over the next five years compared with a global average of 4 per cent. Euromonitor says regional consumers are paying more attention than ever to what

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they eat and are opting “for products that make them feel good and lead to long-term health benefits.” With Euromonitor highlighting how regional consumers “are becoming more selective in their choices, prioritising fresh, natural and minimally processed food and drinks,” the research provider has identified regional key trends as: vegan and glutenfree products, along with plant-based proteins, products with low-calorie options and those with no 'artificial' ingredients, including sweeteners, as well as longevity foods such as avocado oil and dragon fruit. Such is the region's appetite for food with health benefits that Gulfood organiser DWTC has given Health, Wellness & FreeFrom its own showcase sector within the 2019 event.

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“The importance of nutrition has spiralled in recent years,” explained Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events, DWTC. “The advice to 'eat well' is no longer just about keeping our bodies healthy. Eating responsibly also implies a sense of knowing what and when to eat, as well as an awareness of where food comes from and how it is produced. The backstory of products is becoming as important as tastes.” New Country Healthcare LLC (NCH), a Dubai-based distributor and retailer of health and wellness products, will leverage Gulfood 2019 to roll out healthy, new-tomarket brands which promote a healthy lifestyle, according to Dr. Nael Al Koudsi, the firm's Managing Director. “Gulfood has always been a source of the latest trends and new brands,” said Al Koudsi. “NCH will use Gulfood, as the regional industry's largest gathering of its type, to identify local and international partners to help us develop our brands in new territories. The market is having a positive inclination towards healthy options in the food and beverage sector. The consumer shopping experience has also changed in a short time as all the leading hypermarkets have started focusing on a dedicated area with a special section for healthy food options.” Identifying MENA trends shifting towards organic and natural products, as well as increased demand for clear and clean labels for product ingredients, NCH plans to launch three new brands into the market via Gulfood: specialised Fossil River liquid salts from Spain, which are naturally low in sodium; Jasberry from Thailand, which is crossbred rice and pasta made only from superfoods; and locally-produced SimplyDates - snack bars made purely with dates with 0 per cent added sugar. Meanwhile, regional food supply giant Barakat Quality Plus, which will showcase a new range of ice pops and juices at the show, says the trend towards healthy food represents “a sea change in the consumer's general outlook to what is good” for them.” The company's Managing Director, Chef Michael Gerhard Wunsch, says consumers now “go beyond just the information on labels and actively research food and JANUARY-MARCH 2019


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beverage ingredients to clearly understand the benefits and pitfalls.” Wunsch believes the trend must be met by producers increasing innovation. “The sector needs to equip itself with the latest technologies for food research, packaging and environmentally-friendly best practices for food waste management. To do justice to the position of strength we have to create and empower global trends,” he added. German exhibitor CSM Deutschland GmbH, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of baking and confectionery ingredients and frozen baked products, is looking to capitalise on the growing trend for health and wellness. Gulfood is a great opportunity for us to display our world-class portfolio of bakery ingredients, products and services. Our focus has always been on providing qualitative, nutritious and delicious baked products,” said Vladimir Trankovsky, VP International Operations, CSM Bakery Solutions. “The industry is now being driven by consumer preferences towards healthier food options and mindful eating habits and CSM Deutschland GmbH focuses on sourcing the finest ingredients for healthminded consumers.” With Gulfood projected to attract upwards of 98,000 attendees from 198 countries, visitors will discover a show packed with 5,000 exhibitors and 120 country pavilions vying for business across eight primary market sectors: Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Health, Wellness & Freefrom; Meat & Poultry; Power Brands; Pulses, Grains & Cereals; and World Food. Gulfood 2019 is a trade event open strictly to business and trade visitors. The show is open 11am-7pm from 17-20 February and 11am-5pm on 21 February. Visitors who pre-register before 7 February will save AED150 (USD40) on the on-site entry fee of AED420 (USD114). Visit www.gulfood.com

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FRENCH CULINARY INNOVATIONS TAKE CENTER STAGE ONCE AGAIN AT GULFOOD 2019

B OVER 70 F&B COMPANIES TO SHOWCASE THEIR CULINARY PRODUCTS. 4 FRENCH PAVILIONS WILL BE DEDICATED TO A SPECIFIC SECTOR: DAIRY, MEAT & POULTRY, BEVERAGES, WORLD FOOD

usiness France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be exhibiting across 4 French pavilions at Gulfood 2019. The region's renowned F&B trade show will showcase products of over 70 French brands and companies. This year, many of them that introduced their products in the year's past are returning, whilst new companies have come on board to present their new offerings in the world of F&B. France renews its participation to Gulfood this year to offer the region the best F&B products while introducing new brands and the latest developments from other popular and wellestablished companies. On an area of 900 square meters, 4 sections will be dedicated to showcase a variety of the exhibitors categorized by dairy products in Hall 1, meat & poultry in Hall 3, beverages in Za'beel Hall and world food in Sheikh Saed Hall. The Middle East market is gaining importance for France and this year's strong French participation in Gulfood demonstrates that fact. More than 1,4 billion USD were exported directly into the GCC area, with Saudi Arabia being the 17th market for French savoir-faire and UAE as the 24th. Imports into the UAE from France have grown by over 213% since 2010 to reach more than USD 446 million in 2017. France is the second largest European supplier to the UAE F&B sector. Globally, France is a key player in numerous F&B segments and has a variety of product ranges that are well tailored for the region. Out of the most famous are the dairy and the bakery sectors. It is also a worldwide leading country in breeding cattle, sheep, goat and poultry holds, whose sector forms a large portion of the country's gross national product. European leader in fruit & vegetable (with an average of 9 millions of tons produced per year), France leads by investing in innovation, to exploit

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the benefits of these products in terms of a healthy and responsible diet and to increase consumer orientation towards health, well-being, authenticity and biodiversity. French foodstuff companies specializing in such products will particularly be of focus at Gulfood 2019. Marc Cagnard, Managing Director at Business France Middle East stated: “In France the F&B export industry is vital for our sustainability and it is something we work on and produce with passion. We will be bringing this passion once again to Gulfood with our participation in 2019. We have been strong supporters of this trade show since 1987 and will continue our commitment to foster everlasting F&B business between France and the region. Our returning and new exhibitors are very excited to present some of their latest products that have been launched and to meet with prospective partners from across the region”. This year, the regional partner agencies DEV'UP Centre Val de Loire (Center of France), Hauts de France (North of France), Aquitaine Food Agency (South West of France) and Bretagne Commerce International (West of France) - will also be in attendance to support companies from their region during Gulfood. Key partners with fine products contributing to the show's success include EVIAN, the number one mineral water in the world and in the Middle East, BADOIT, the sparkling mineral water brand for fine dining and endorsed by top Chefs globally, and CAFES RICHARD, a traditional “French-style” coffee roaster linked to the French gastronomy, Art de Vivre and to Paris (the leader on its market).

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French Culinary Innovations take center stage once again at Gulfood 2019 World Food: Hall Sheikh Saeed Dairy: Hall 1 Meat & Poultry: Hall 3

Beverages: Hall New Za’abeel 6 Business France booth: S1-M27

Come to taste French flavours during all the show!

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French Pavilions Manager clemence.goruppi-beaujard@businessfrance.fr

Miryem OUKAS MESSIDI

Head of Communications miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr

Sophia SALMI

Regional Head of AgriFood sophia.salmi@businessfrance.fr


EXOTIC TASTE OF MAURITIUS

Located just above the Tropic of Capricorn and on the eastern coast of Madagascar, the island of Mauritius is known for its fusion of cultures, exotic cuisines and beguiling green and peaceful environment. Since its independence in 1968, the Mauritian economy has diversified from a mono-crop sugar cultivation to a well-diversified agro-economy comprising of a wide range of agro products such as special sugars, fish, spices & herbs, canned food, speciality ethnic foods such as fruit pickles, a spectrum of pre-cooked snacks, bakery products and pasta amongst others. In line with its adherence to satisfy its trade markets, the products are manufactured under international quality and norms and are HACCP certified. The Economic Development Board of Mauritius will lead a delegation of 8 operators at this year’s edition of Gulfood, who will be offering a unique opportunity to feast on the rich, melting pot of Mauritian cuisine and the taste of a tantalising mix of flavours. The staple dishes are based around rice and curries and utilize a range of spices brought to the island by the Dutch, the Indians, the English and the French. Furthermore, a conducive & stable business environment, a sound political & financial jurisdiction and the ideal geographical proximity, makes Mauritius a safe trade and investment location. In addition to its extensive bilateral tax and investment treaties, Mauritius is party to a number of regional trading blocs, including SADC, COMESA, IOC as well as AGOA- USA, iEPA- EU, FTA-Turkey, PTA- Pakistan amongst others which makes the country an ideal platform for trade and investment.

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S SOUTH AFRICA IS AMONG THE WORLD'S TOP FIVE EXPORTERS OF CITRUS, AVOCADOS, GRAPEFRUIT, TANGERINES, PLUMS, PEARS, TABLE GRAPES AND OSTRICH PRODUCTS. IT WAS THE LARGEST EXPORTER OF GRAPEFRUITS IN 2017.

outh Africa's well-developed food and beverages industry continues to be recognized as a global player. The country is traditionally known as a reliable supplier of excellent quality fresh fruits and vegetables of different varieties throughout the year, as well as producing the world's best fruit juices, canned fruits and preserves. South African meat products are also extremely popular around the world. South Africa is among the world's top five exporters of citrus, avocados, grapefruit, tangerines, plums, pears, table grapes and ostrich products. Most significantly, it was the largest exporter of grapefruits in 2017. An increasing number of South African producers and exporters of a wide variety of processed foodstuffs are growing their brands on international markets, particularly in the gourmet food sector. A number of these firms have gained worldwide recognition for their innovation in terms of packaging, presentation and branding, winning awards at major global events for the world's food industry. These includes brands, such as Ceres, Nandos, Peppadew, Mrs. Balls, Ina Paarmans, and Sally Williams. At Gulfood 2019, South Africa will be participating with 25 exhibitors focusing on different categories of products such as Sauces, Chutneys, Juices, Rooibos Tea, Edible Oils, Chips, Cookies, Meat, & Dry Fruits. South Africa Agro-Processing Sector South Africa's agricultural sector accounts for approximately 12% of its export

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SOUTH AFRICA: RENOWNED SUPPLIER OF QUALITY FOOD & BEVERAGE ITEMS TO THE WORLD earnings with the fruit and vegetable industry showing rapid growth during the past 20 years. Overall, exports reached nearly 60% of local production. Other important export products are: dairy products, flowers, food preparations, hides and skins, meat, sugar, non-alcoholic beverages, pineapples, preserved fruit and nuts.

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nce again, Gulfood Trade Show in Dubai allow us to strengthen our personal contact with customers, leads and suppliers, and showcase our latest product novelties. We will highlight our new healthy, natural, bio and functional snacks. The snack category is becoming more sensitive to clean labelling, high protein, nonGMO, and gluten free trends. Leng-d'Or's “BETTER FOR YOU“ product range is widening every year with options for frying, baking and popping. Visitors to our booth will be surprised with new products including our MULTIGRAIN CHIP, a pellet manufactured with premium raw ingredients such as oat flours, red whole wheat corn, wheat and rice. We are committed to providing a comprehensive and completely personalized advice service, with the aim of creating sales positions which are always favorable for our customers and consumers in more than 70 countries.

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ochwald is a leading European dairy cooperative and the secondlargest in Germany. The cooperative consists of more than 3,000 dairy farmers and 8 production sites in Germany and the Netherlands. All dairy products are made from fresh cow's milk, without the addition of milk powder. Many products are exported to over 100 countries worldwide, with a strong focus on the Gulf markets and Asia-Pacific region. The product range includes evaporated and condensed milk, UHT milk, sterilised cream, UHT whipping cream, spray cream, drinking yoghurt, different cheeses like mozzarella and pasta filata, and industrial milk powder and whey powder. Hochwald is known for premium brands such as Bonny and Mana. Introduced in 1968, Bonny celebrated its 50 th anniversary in Saudi Arabia in 2018. Today, Bonny is the market-leader for special dairy products like unsweetened evaporated milk in tins and resealable bottles and ready-to-drink flavoured milk drinks in cans. Apart from its own brands,

HOCHWALD FOODS GMBH — A EUROPEAN SPECIALIST FOR MILK PRODUCTS MADE FROM FRESH COW'S MILK FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOCHWALD AT STAND 153 IN HALL 1 OR AT WWW.HOCHWALD.DE/EN. Hochwald also produces private-label and retail brands in a variety of package formats and sizes. From 17 to 21 February 2019, Hochwald will be exhibiting at Gulfood in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It will emphasise its expertise in producing onthe-go dairy products with a new ambient drinking yoghurt in three flavours packed in a convenient 200 ml TetraPak, and will also present its new Poppy's Kitchen brand to importers and consumers.

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Gulfood End-Products show Dubai / February 17-21, 2019 Ingredia booth Hall 1, F1 - 17 More on: www.prosperite.com JANUARY-MARCH 2019

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ulfood Manufacturing 2018, the fifth edition of the region's biggest food industry processing event - witnessed a major expansion of the annual show's visitor geographic footprint across continents, further cementing its position as a gateway to Africa - one of the world's major global growth markets. Key players among the 35,000-strong turnout of visiting industry professionals from 160 countries, revealed that commercial potential evidenced by African buyers had delivered an unexpected, yet welcome, windfall over the three-day show, which ran November 6-8 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). For global sector leader International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), which leveraged an experiential display to attract high levels of interest on its first Gulfood Manufacturing outing, the show's ability to unearth intercontinental opportunities made the long journey to Dubai worthwhile. “The effect of our multi-sensorial experience room, where we tried to re-imagine the future of food to foresee what changes might be and how they might translate into today's F&B world, was certainly the highlight of our participation,” said IFF's Mamdouh Seoudy, Business Development & Marketing Manager Middle East & North Africa. “We were thrilled with the commercial potential we generated and the diversity of new buyers we were able to meet. The geographical diversity of visitors was especially noticeable for us, with SubSahara Africa delivering a great and unexpected representation. The size of the event, the number of visitors, and the quality of exhibitors and content was beyond our expectations.” IFF's ringing endorsement was underpinned by other mainline exhibitors, who all reported a significant uptick in on-the-floor business compared with the 2017 event. Dohler, the global technology-driven ingredient, systems and solutions provider, reported a 15 per cent first-day upswing in lead generation with the quality of leads leaving the company's MENA Regional Project Manager Gayatri Vivek Damle, “most impressed.” German smart processing solutions provider GEA added that the 2018 show proved invaluable in reaching new prospects with JANUARY-MARCH 2019


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Branding and Advertising Director Stefan de Roo celebrating actual early-show signed deals. “Half way through the show we'd nearly met out targets,” he said. The breadth and speed of buyer response came as no surprise to show organisers DWTC, with the 2018 edition taking on the mantle of 'Future in Focus' for the global food processing and distribution industry which is on the cusp of a major disruptive overhaul. “The show has huge industry appeal as it hosted a spread of international breakthrough technologies which are set to reshape a sector, which is racing to meet seismic changes in consumer demand and driving the 4th industrial revolution efficiency to heighten competitiveness,” explained Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC. “Across the globe, every serious industry player acknowledges the need to keep abreast of the new sector dynamics and that investment for competitive advantage is now non-negotiable. The upsurge in interest from Africa is attributed to the huge investment upswing under way on the continent to optimise its agricultural potential and the fact that Dubai is a gateway to this vast market with daily flights to most African nations being only around four-hours and with freight seaJANUARY-MARCH 2019

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lanes easily accessible from Jebel Ali port.” The net result was a show which morphed into a 'laboratory of the future', with Gulfood Manufacturing's 1,600 exhibitors from 60 countries applying cutting-edge innovation to a range of critical industry issues, from improved food safety and traceability systems, to food waste, improved yields, labour scarcity and shifting consumer preferences. All these key issues were aired at show's associated 'Food Tech Summit', which ran on November 7 and 8 and blueprinted the Factory of the Future by exploring next-gen technologies, including artificial intelligence, digitalisation, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), automation, robotics and blockchain transformation. “The future-themed content of the conference, and the wider show, provided an enormous pull, with the conclusion being that for this industry the future is quite literally here today,” said LohMirmand. “Our history of value-add show features continued with newlook innovation demos and tours.”

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foodservice extravaganza was the Indonesian Catfish Entrepreneurs Association (APCI). The APCI chose SEAFEX 2018, the only exhibition for seafood professionals in the region, for the global launch of its brand "Indonesian Pangasius". Heralded for its health benefits, with the use of probiotics, and sustainable farming processes that uses groundwater and lowdensity ponds, the APCI hooked more than 45 prospective buyers for the pangasius - mostly from the UAE and Saudi Arabia, generating business potential in excess of USD10 million. “I had sensed that this Indonesian Pangasius product would be well received, but the results that were obtained here really exceeded expectations. We are very happy that our long support to APCI brought positive outcomes,” said Mr. Machmud, Director of Marketing at the Directorate General of PDSPKP, from the Indonesian Ministry of Marine and Aquaculture Affairs (MMAF). “With this great interest shown in the Indonesian pangasius offering, the next step will be to convert the business contacts and we look forward to returning again.” said Mr. Samiono Supangat, from APCI. Meanwhile, Rational AG, the German professional kitchen equipment manufacturer, underlined its commitment to the region and its growing business across the Middle East at GulfHost 2018, reporting significant year-onyear interest. Simon Parke-Davis, Managing Director, Rational, said: “Our target is always to have access to people looking to transfer thermal energy into food. At GulfHost we were able to meet these individuals and begin to develop the right business relations. Compared with last year we secured 25 per cent more leads on the first day alone.” Romania's largest ice cream manufacturer, Betty Ice, enjoyed a sweet showing at yummex Middle East, securing a regional partner for its products in record time. Razvan Kaminski, National Key Account and Development Manager, Betty Ice, said: “This was our second appearance at yummex Middle East and within the first day we managed to secure a partner for the Gulf region. We were able to meet not only buyers, but people who deal in transport and logistics who have been able to provide us with information on shipment methods of our JANUARY-MARCH 2019

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product. Because of the show, we are now much better informed and equipped.” Alongside the healthy business deals and agreements being forged across the halls, the GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference, powered by the International Center for Culinary Arts (ICCA) in Dubai and the Middle East Food Forum, saw regional F&B heavyweights forge blueprints for industry innovation, through a series of open-door learning experiences. “With exhibitors reporting year-on-year growth in interest and finding new partners, and first-time exhibitors exceeding their own expectations, coupled with visitors exalting the quality and innovation on display, the quartet of shows once again delivered on their promise of setting the agenda and shaping the future of the region's foodservice industry,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions and Conferences, Dubai World Trade Centre. “The addition of the cutting-edge GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference, with some of the biggest names in the industry taking the stage to provide crucial insights, forecasts and advice for the industry, raised the bar even further. Planning has already begun on taking the next edition of the bespoke food shows to another level.”

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he ninth edition of SIAL Middle East, the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the region, and the fourth edition of Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition concluded today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, facilitating 135 trade deals valued over AED5 billion during its three-day run. The event drew the participation of 1,089 exhibitors, 34 country and specialised pavilions, and 28,073 industry experts and unique visitors from more than 45 countries. On the final day of the event, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) honoured several food establishments for their commitment to implementing Abu Dhabi's food safety requirements as well as the organisers of Weqaya programme ran by Department of Health - Abu Dhabi. ADFCA also honoured a number of government entities that participated in the 9th edition of the event. Thamer Al Qasimi, Chairman of the SIAL Middle East 2018 Organising Committee, said: “The exceptional success of SIAL Middle East 2018 and the unprecedented visitor turnout demonstrates the continued regional and global interest in the mega event that serves as an ideal platform to explore the latest F&B products and services, and to discuss promising investment opportunities with leading specialists, top buyers and decision-makers.”

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SIAL MIDDLE EAST 2018 CONCLUDES IN ABU DHABI Al Qasimi added: “It is a top priority for SIAL Middle East to support the vitally important regional F&B sector in keeping pace with the latest industry trends, strategies and innovations to ensure the continued development of national food industries and enhance food security for the sake of current and future generations.” Al Qasimi also thanked SIAL Middle East's sponsors and partners from the public and private sectors as well as the organisers of country pavilions and exhibitors for their active role in ensuring the continued success of various activities held during the event.

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ndustrial Auctions was officially established in 2010, when it's current CEO, Mr. Ad van Kollenburg opened their doors to the online auctions. Focussed on the food and beverage industry they were determined to become market leader and it already shows that the online auctioneer is taking over territory in the industry. Over the years they have organised hundreds of auctions for renowned companies like Vion, Nestlé, FrieslandCampina, COOP and many more. In their head office, located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, they perform their business activities. With a hall of 5000 m2, next to the highway and near the airport they can effectively and efficiently fulfill their work. With a yearly increasement of auctions throughout Europe and a buyers network worldwide the online auctioneer is proving itself valuable to the industry. The cost and fast availability in particular play an important role, when asked about the advantages. A used machine is cheaper than a new one and can also be picked up within a week after the auction. Also the fact that people buy online more easily contributes to the good development of the online auctioneer. By providing transparency, open and clear communication, integrity and clarity towards each other they leave their clients care free. With a hands-on mentality, always following the safety rules, no hidden agenda on no-nonsense they get the job done. With the knowledge they have gained through the years about the F&B industry and highly valuated service and eye to detail they provide, they strive to keep their JANUARY-MARCH 2019

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INDUSTRIAL AUCTIONS: PROFESSIONALS IN ONLINE AUCTIONS FOR THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY professionalism on top from beginning to end. This is evident in making detailed descriptions and many pictures of the lots. When possible making videos of the machinery, meeting clients during viewing days at all their auctions, helping with disassembly and loading with pick up days or as part of the aftersales arranging transport all over the world. “We will always strive - no matter how - to be of best of service to our clients and contractors” Industrial Auctions wants you to experience participating at an online auction in a particular and inventive way. Getting familiar with their working methods, their casual atmosphere, their high level of commitment and enthusiasm makes believe a cooperation is more than worthwhile. Besides, a simple registration is easily made, find the machinery your company is looking for, place your bid, win and pay and pick up.

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he Netherlands is the world's second largest exporter of agricultural products, after the USA. The Dutch agricultural sector is diverse. It covers a wide range of livestock and plantcultivation sectors that include, for example, arable and dairy farming, cultivation under glass. The agri-food industry is a strong driver of the Dutch economy with over 5,300 companies and one out of every six employees working in the food industry. The Netherlands has several features that attract global food players in food industries. According to a recent report of National Geographic, the Netherlands is an “agricultural powerhouse� because the Dutch have continued to set the example for sustainable farming across the globe. The Dutch utilize advanced strategies to produce food, such as climate-controlled farms and

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Food Business editor M. Matt (left) with H.E Hans Sandee, Consul General, Consulate General of the Kingdom of Netherlands. sustainable greenhouses. The Netherlands agri-food complex is very innovative and aims to provide top quality products and the latest know-how. Our policy is to strive for sustainable production methods and to work on harmonizing international trade standards. Food quality control receives utmost attention throughout the complete supply chain from farm to fork, said Hans Sandee, Consul General and the Commission General for Expo 2020 at Consulate General of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Dubai. “We are so delighted to learn that the UAE and the Netherlands will be working towards innovation, youth and women entrepreneurship, among other key areas, as part of preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai take-off. The Netherlands will invest 19.4 million (Dh81.1 million) for its Expo 2020 participation”, he added. Over 67 Dutch firms to take part in Gulfood This year a record number of over 67 Dutch companies will be joining at the Gulfood 2019 exhibition, which will be held from 17-21 February at World Trade Centre, Dubai, said Samar Kadri, Agriculture Attaché at Consulate General office, Dubai. “This group of 67 Dutch companies contains suppliers of food, dairy, bakery, food ingredients and specialized manufacturers of food processing and packaging equipment. It demonstrates the growing importance of the Gulf market for Dutch suppliers of food, food ingredients and food processing technology'', she added in an interview with Food JANUARY-MARCH 2019

Samar Kadri (right) with Agriculture Counselor Mr Erik Smidt for GCC countries. Business magazine managing editor M. Matt. The record number of Dutch exhibitors at Gulfood 2019 underlines the strengths of the Netherlands when it comes to developing, producing, processing and distributing food products for global markets. Exhibits include dairy products including cheeses, infant formula, eggs, savoury delicacies, meat products, beverages, potatoes and wide range of dutch food products. Agriculture and food activities for companies from the Netherlands who wish to do business in the Gulf region are coordinated by the Agricultural Office at the Netherlands' embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “Our goal is to pursue pro-active involvement in the public and private sectors in the GCC countries. The agrifood team also assists companies in market access problems”, said Agriculture Counselor Erik Smidt who is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and covers the entire GCC countries.

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he third smallest country in the EU after Luxemburg and Malta, Cyprus' agricultural sector is small in comparison to its European neighbours. The success achieved in marketing and promoting halloumi cheese as an international brand demonstrates that the island can establish a unique identity for its products: the challenge now is to repeat this success with the island's other agricultural products such as olive oil, fruits and vegetables. Indeed, some 44 per cent of Cyprus' agricultural output derives from crop protection, which apart from the export products of potatoes, oranges, lemons, mandarins, grapefruit and grapes, also includes cereals which are a main source of fodder for the island's livestock farmers. According to a latest report, Cyprus' agricultural share of total domestic exports is around 13.4%, and it is quintessentially Mediterranean with health-promoting foods such as citrus fruit, vegetables, grapes and potatoes. As for processed agricultural goods, Cyprus' key exports are halloumi, fruit and vegetable juices and meats. The island's famous halloumi cheese has become one of the top export products for Cyprus. The country has a rich gastronomical history, and halloumi - with its rich flavour and particular texture - constitutes a cornerstone of Cypriot cuisine. The traditional markets for Cypriot citrus products have been Russia and the United Kingdom, both enthusiastic consumers of oranges,

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CYPRUS TO OFFER UNIQUE MEDITERRANEA N HEALTH PRODUCTS CYPRUS HAS A LOT TO OFFER IN THE FOOD AND DRINK INDUSTRY TO THIS PART OF THE WORLD FOR MANY REASONS. THE QUALITY WHICH IS ACCORDING TO THE EUROPEAN STANDARDS, THE SIMILAR FOOD INGREDIENTS AND VARIETIES PRODUCED FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN ATMOSPHERE AND THE OLD RELATION WITH THE ARAB WORLD WHICH LED CYPRIOT MANUFACTURERS TO ESTABLISH AN EXCELLENT BUSINESS RELATIONS WITH THE UAE AND THE WHOLE ARAB REGION.

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tangerines and mandora, a cross between a mandarin and an orange. Agricultural exports to the EU constitute around 64.2%, while other European countries 16.7% and Asia 16.2%. Lefkonitziatis: Offering traditional dairy products Dairy was founded back in 1960 and operates under its current management since 1984. The company processes milk and produces a series of Halloumi and other traditional dairy products. Halloumi and Yoghurt are the main products the company manufactures today. The majority of the Halloumi made is exported to other EU countries with the UK and Sweden bing the biggest market. Nowadays the company processes around 9 million liters of milk annually and with the increase of demand for Halloumi cheese alongside with the growing prospect of the European Union is aiming to increase further its production. Cyprofresh: Handling More than 30 Percent of Cypriot Citrus Exports “Our company is a cooperative grower's union established in 1964 with the purpose of treating, packing and marketing the agricultural products of its grower members”, says Panicos Panayi, Sales and Marketing Manager, Cyprofresh. Our long time co-operators and customers are wholesalers, packers and large supermarket chains in Europe such as Belgium, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Croatia, the UK and more. Outside the European borders we trade with Canada, Russia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Bahrain and others. K. Fruit Factory Ltd: Authentic pomegranate juice Kleopas Pomegranates is a subsidiary company of K. Fruit Factory Ltd, dealing with the production of pomegranate and turning it into fresh, authentic pomegranate juice. It produces excellent quality pomegranates in its own plantations, stretching over 230,000m2 with thousands of pomegranate trees in the Asgata district of Limassol. Authentic pomegranate juice is produced in the local small industry of Kleopas Pomegranates following all EU regulations. The Company's specialized and excellently trained staff, its state-ofthe-art machinery and the strict hygiene and safety regulations guarantee an excellent product, with the unique formula of Kleopas Pomegranates. JANUARY-MARCH 2019

Cyprus Potato Marketing Board The Cyprus Potato Marketing Board was established by Law in 1964 and promotes for more than 40 years Cypriot potatoes. As from 1st of May 2004 Cyprus joined the EU and the potato market has been liberated. The CPMB however, continues to operate very successfully in the free market being the biggest exporter of Cyprus potatoes with over 1250 potato growers which sum up to more than 70% of the producers of Cyprus Island wide. Growers are organized in “Growers Groups”, the largest one being the Pancyprian Potato Growers Group (POP) that numbers almost 900 members. The Cyprus Potato Marketing Board is also co-operating with another 2 groups (Sotira group and Achna-Augorou group) and some 1000 independent growers. The CPMB has undertaken the planning (quantities, varieties etc) the packing, the shipping and the marketing of these potatoes. Also the CPMB is planning to export a bigger quantity than last year reaching more than 70,000 tons.

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