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WOP DUBAI PREVIEW

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SIAL MIDDLE EAST PREVIEW

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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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Tomra acquires New Zealand sorting machine manufacturer Compac for NZD 70m TOMRA Systems ASA, has signed an agreement with the owners of Compac Holding Ltd (Compac) for 100 per cent of the shares in the company. Closing of the transaction is expected to take place during the first quarter of 2017, subject to approval by the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office. “The food market is large and continuously growing with requirements around food safety and quality becoming increasingly more stringent. Food producers are also consolidating, becoming larger, more sophisticated and more global. As a leading technology supplier into this industry we see clear advantages in mirroring this trend. With the acquisition of Compac, we reinforce TOMRA's leading position within the food segment and we will be the first player to present an offering to our customers for sorting

fresh and processed foods with both lane and bulk sorters.”, says Stefan Ranstrand, TOMRA's President and CEO. Compac is a New Zealand-based provider of post-harvest solutions and services to the global fresh produce industry. The company designs, manufactures, sells and services packhouse automation systems that sort fresh produce based on weight, size, shape, colour, surface blemishes and internal quality. Established in 1984, today Compac employs approximately 700 people across locations in New Zealand, Australia, US, China, Latin America, South Africa, Spain and Italy. Compac has a leading position within the sorting of apples, kiwifruit, cherries, avocados and citrus. About 6000 Compac sorting lanes have been sold worldwide in over 40 markets. “Market forces have driven double digit growth at Compac over recent years, and we have rapidly become a global business from humble New Zealand roots. Joining forces with

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TOMRA will enable us to continue to meet the increasing demands for our products and services in a more scalable and operationally efficient manner”, says Compac CEO Mike Riley. TOMRA Sorting Food

designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines for the food industry. Over 5,900 systems are installed at food growers, packers and processors worldwide. The company provides high-performance optical

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, ISO 9001:2008 and Halal Certification. In 2003, it was awarded the 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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DSM launches new cultures to reduce cheese ripening time DSM, a global sciencebased company active in health, nutrition and materials, has extended its range of continental cheese solutions to enable cheesemakers to achieve a more sustainable cheese production. With Delvo®Cheese CT-Taste, producers of continental cheeses such as Manchego, Gouda and Edammer can halve the ripening time of their cheese while maintaining the same great taste, texture and shelf-life that consumers expect. Cheese consumption around the world is on the rise, and the positive growth trend is expected to continue. Worldwide consumption of cheese has increased from 15 million tons per year in 2000 to over 20 million tons in 2012. By 2020, it is predicted that cheese consumption will surpass 25 million tons. This opens up an array of new opportunities for cheese manufacturers and as a result, producers are looking for ways to produce more cheese, faster, to meet this growing demand. At the same time, responsible companies aim to increase environmental sustainably of their products, which can be achieved through a more efficient production process. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


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DSM's Delvo Cheese CT-Taste allows cheesemakers to cut ripening time by up to 50%. This high-quality blend of cultures creates a balance between aroma and acidifier cultures that allows producers to create the same taste and texture, in less time. This more efficient process results in a significant energy savings, as less energy will be used to control temperature and humidity for each gram of cheese produced. According to DSM's internal data, for the production of 1 million kilograms of continental cheese with a typical four-week ripening time, reducing ripening time to two weeks would save around euro 200,000 in production costs. “Delvo Cheese CT-Taste opens up new opportunities for companies that want to produce their cheese more efficiently and sustainably,” says Gert van den Hoven, Product Application Specialist for Cheese at DSM. “More importantly, it does this without

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impacting the taste and other sensory experiences of the final product, which are key considerations for consumers. This is a welcome solution especially now, as more and more dairy companies strive to deliver great-tasting, high-quality nutrition to a growing world population.” DSM enables cheese producers to create better food for everyone and this unique solution enables the production of more sustainable, great-tasting cheese. With over 100 years' experience in cultures and enzymes, DSM offers one of the broadest portfolios of dairy solutions, enabling better food for everyone.

Bosch Packaging Technology wins the German Packaging Award 2016 The prototype Sigpack VPF (Vertical Platform for Flat Pouches), the first freely scalable flat pouch machine, has been honoured with the

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German Packaging Award 2016. The award is presented on an annual basis by the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut - dvi). The packaging machine won over the jury with the innovative nature of the overall concept and its superb execution in technical terms. In particular, the scalability offered by the machine, which allows manufacturers to switch production at any time from one line to as many as twelve, is what signals a completely new approach within this segment. The jurors gave their verdict on a total of 213 projects from nine countries. Product Manager Frank Buhler and Maik Lamprecht, the Project Manager for Platform Development - from Bosch Packaging Technology in Beringen, Switzerland accepted the award during the presentation ceremony, which was held as part of this year's FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg. 'We are really pleased that our machine has managed to win the Packaging Award as early as the prototype stage. This confirms we

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have developed the kind of solution the market is looking for. We are already looking forward to working with a wide range of manufacturers from the pharma and food sectors who have already expressed an interest,' explains Frank Buhler. The prototype for the Sigpack VPF from Bosch represents a revolutionary concept for the filling of flat pouches: The equipment stands out because it breaks new ground in terms of scalability, and this makes it flexible enough to adapt to whatever the customer requirements may be. Manufacturers from the food and pharma industries will, therefore, be able to tailor production to current market conditions. As well as the option to expand production from two to 12 lines, the size of the bags can be quickly adjusted, too. A further benefit of the Sigpack VPF is its innovative dosing system, whereby each line has its own dosing chamber and its own stock of product. This means for example two products can be filled on the same machine at the same time.

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The German Packaging Award has been presented since 1963 on an annual basis by the German Packaging Institute across ten categories. Under the auspices of Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, this is an opportunity for the trade association to honour outstanding technical solutions and innovations - for the manufacture of packaging - which have been deemed to improve packaging still further for consumers, the environment, and the markets and add greater value to it. Companies may put forward equipment already on the market and also prototypes. All winners of the German Packaging Award may also be nominated for the international WorldStar Packaging Award, which has been presented by the World Packaging Organization (WPO) since 1970.

The best of Sacmi beverage technology at Drink Technology India With a quarter of the world's population and one of the world's most dynamic economies, India is a strategic market for the industry's top global players and Sacmi responds to their needs with advanced, customised solutions and the excellence of far-reaching service. A single production, sales and assistance centre serving the entire Indian market. This is Sacmi Engineering, based in Ahmedabad, the thriving industrial centre in Gujarat State. Sacmi Engineering brings together the various manufacturing, sales and service facilities working in India, providing a clear reference point for the ceramics and beverage & packaging industries. More than thirty years of successfully doing business on this market and strong local manufacturing roots provide a solid foundation for the Sacmi Group's participation in Drink Technology India 2016 (15 - 17 December, Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Mumbai); the last edition of this event, which focuses on industry-related technology, enjoyed 37% growth in terms of both visitors and specialised operators from all over South-East Asia. With a quarter of the world's population and constant dynamism in terms of fast-evolving consumer habits, India is a not-to-be-ignored strategic market for the world's leading beverage players: and for them, the Sacmi Group is pivotal for the design and the production of the complete manufacturing lines that handle everything from cap and preform production to filling, labelling and quality control. Sacmi Engineering's work also means service excellence and even greater added value from the Sacmi Group - a group that provides customers with close support right from the design stage, and throughout the working life of the machine or system.

Bakhresa's Flour Mill Flooring Refurbishment with Flowcrete The $800 million food producer Bakhresa Group specified a hardwearing epoxy floor as part of its recent renovation project to turn an ageing Durban facility into a state-of-the-art flour mill. Bakhresa knew that the floor coating would need to maintain a hygienic surface despite the challenging working conditions that are FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

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unavoidable within large-scale food production facilities, which can include heavy equipment, intense cleaning regimes, corrosive by-products, thermal shock and frequent foot traffic. To ensure the floor was up to the task, a combination of high performance resin solutions from Flowcrete was chosen for the revitalised flour mill. The resilient, self-smoothing epoxy flooring system Flowshield SL was applied within the mill's critical production area. The ability of Flowshield SL to withstand high mechanical and chemical stress made it the perfect fit for this part of the site, as it will be able to maintain a seamless finish in the face of Bakhresa's busy daily workload. The joint-free, impervious nature of this system makes it a hygiene asset within food and beverage facilities, as it leaves no hard-toclean gaps for bacteria, mould, mildew and fungi to get trapped within. Instead, any dirt or grime can be quickly and easily washed away by the site's cleaning routine, minimising the risk of contamination incidents. The non-critical areas of the site, such as the warehouse, packaging and logistics spaces, were coated with the epoxy resin finish Flowshield SL 1000. This system would provide the same hygienic and aesthetic properties as the production room floor but it could be thinner in these areas as it would not have to endure such rigorous conditions. In total, 11,000m2 of resin materials were required to bring the facility's floor up to the necessary standard. Flowcrete supplied all the systems in a custom Sand Yellow colour in order to meet the client's aesthetic requirements. Bakhresa chose Flowcrete for the project, as it was aware that the resin specialist had a long history of supplying food and beverage producers with floors designed to overcome the industry's multiple challenges. As well as being able to provide floors that met the various practical demands across Bakhresa's new site, Flowcrete was the only manufacturer that was able to deliver the materials quickly enough to meet the renovation's strict deadline. Flowshield SL is ideal for businesses that want to limit the time required to complete a flooring project, as it can be quickly installed and its fast cure formulation avoids long waiting periods where it is impossible to walk across the site or send in follow-on trades. FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

Fresh-cut bananas become a reality thanks to new FOOD freshly® innovation FOOD Freshly announces world-first in the form of treatment that can safely preserve fresh-cut bananas without any detriment to natural taste, structure or colour. Fresh-cut, ready-to-eat bananas could soon be available on supermarket shelves thanks to a ground-breaking shelf-life extension treatment developed by FOOD Freshly®, the German specialist in Bio-preservation for fruits and vegetables. The product, O Plus Ultra-7, is an antioxidant which is able to add approximately eight to10 days of shelf-life without using preservatives, genetic modified organisms (GMO) or other harmful substances. Fully compliant with EU, US, and Canadian food safety legislation, O Plus Ultra-7 is, in common with all FOOD freshly® products, applied as an aqueous solution in which bananas are dipped for 1-2 minutes. Natural banana flavours are preserved following treatment, while structure and colour are retained without becoming soft. Processors also do not need to use modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) or other special cost-adding packaging. “Bananas are not to be found in the fresh-cut landscape as of yet, since they turn brown immediately,” explained Benjamin Singh, Director of Technical Sales at FOOD Freshly®. “Current antioxidants on the market were not able to handle these sensitive fruits until now.” FOOD freshly® is dedicated to helping fresh-cut processors grow sales by introducing new, innovative fresh-cut products. Along with naturally flavoured apples, fresh-cut bananas are the next useful step to help expand fruit processors' market share and to grow their business. “We are glad to be able to offer the unique opportunity of being first-to-market with a freshcut banana product to our customers,” Singh added.

Eloma Joker: the original in the compact class attains full age Compact, multifunctional and for highest productivity in a confined space: already in 1998, the Eloma Joker, the smallest in the combi steamer range, has gone in production. This year the flexible compact combi steamer celebrates its 18th birthday and can proudly claim to be OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


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grown-up, still at a width of just 52 cm. Even at that time, the Joker showed great performance in a small space with a capacity of 6 GN containers in 2/3 format. According to Eloma, they were the first manufacturer to close a market gap with the space saving miracle - there has been a huge demand already at the end of the last millennium. “The fact that many of our well-known competitors followed us and added a compact unit to their product portfolio in the recent years proves how pioneering this innovation was 18 years ago“, says Dr. Hilmar Rudloff, Managing Director at Eloma GmbH. The Joker has established itself as an integral part of the Eloma combi steamer portfolio, has set standards and does not have to hide behind the big ones at all. During 18 years of Eloma compact class, the Joker has been evolving constantly. Customer requirements have always been in the foreground. Eloma offers numerous Joker solutions for a wide range of applications, in both 2/3 and 1/1 GN format. For example, Eloma has a mobile version, a built-in solution and also various accessories like the Multi-EcoHood for a pleasant indoor climate and the fully automatic cleaning system autoclean®. Thanks to the innovative MT Technology, which can also be found in the bigger premium serius GenuisMT, operating the Joker fulfills the basic principle of Eloma: ease of cooking. Eloma, with its diverse Joker equipment options, always offers the fitting solution, whether it's in catering, traffic service, quick service restaurants, as a stand-alone unit in hotel or restaurant kitchens or many other applications. Due to the high quality and robustness, the Eloma Joker is even suitable for use on trains with its particularly high requirements. The necessary TÜV certificate for the JokerMT was issued this year.

Taiyo: Functional solutions for better health At this year's Hi Europe (29 November to 1 December), global operator Taiyo GmbH will showcase its wide range of health ingredients. A particular highlight is Sunfiber®, an allnatural, soluble dietary fiber and one of only five ingredients to receive “True-Fiber” status from the US FDA. Rich in fiber, Sunfiber® exhibits excellent pH, heat and freeze-thaw stability, and is an ideal ingredient to support a FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

healthy lifestyle. Visitors to Taiyo's booth will also be able to experience a wide range of versatile, naturally derived ingredients that offer both excellent taste and health-boosting properties. Bursting with a powerful combination of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibers, the products can be used to enrich a number of foods, beverages, medical and pharmaceutical formulations. Sunfiber® improves functionality in foods, beverages, supplements and ready-to-drink applications. As it's totally tasteless, odorless and completely soluble in water, Sunfiber® has no visible effect on the end product but significantly boosts its health benefits. It is clinically proven to lower the glycemic index, improve mineral absorption, maintain digestive health and is even able to reduce postprandialblood sugar peaks in healthy as well as glucose-intolerant people. Sunfiber® is available in different qualities, depending on the desired application and claims, including three new organic varieties. As a pioneer in the research and manufacture of functional ingredients, Taiyo keeps a keen eye on current market developments and the growing consumer interest in natural ingredients. Whether it's dietary fiber, tea or superfruit extracts, or highly bioavailable iron and zinc fortification agents, Taiyo's versatile portfolio helps manufacturers to develop innovative products with a health and wellness positioning. Hi Europe provides the perfect environment to discover Taiyos comprehensive portfolio of functional ingredients. “We can tailor our ingredients for a wide range of purposes, applications and formulations to meet individual requirements,” says Dr Stefan Siebrecht, Managing Director of Taiyo. “Our ability to create holistic product concepts brings healthy food and beverages to life that appeal to both our customers and end consumers alike. We are looking forward to discussing Taiyo's entire product and service portfolio with visitors from all over the world,” he added.

New agents extend Proseal's global reach Leading heat sealing specialist Proseal has further extended its global footprint with the appointment of KayDee Solutions LLC as its agent in the Middle East. This expansion adds to the company's OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


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existing worldwide representation, which includes subsidiary companies in the United States and Australia and agents in Holland, Chile, Poland, Turkey, Spain, South Africa, Thailand and Ireland, meaning Proseal now has a presence on every continent except Antarctica. Proseal says its drive into overseas markets reflects the continuing growth in demand for convenience foods and the resulting requirement for fast and efficient packing solutions. “Our unrivalled knowledge of the UK market and our extensive product portfolio mean we are ideally placed to help businesses worldwide make the most of the growing opportunities in the convenience sector,” explains Tony Burgess, Head of Sales and Control Systems at Proseal. “A key focus for all these applications is on food quality and safety, and delivering extended shelf life.” Among the advantages Proseal's wide range of tray-sealing equipment offers these emerging markets are ease-of-use, reliability, adaptability for different products and ease of integration into existing lines. The company's model range provides solutions for all types of production needs, from hand-operated, portable machines for small-scale usage to high-speed, fullyautomatic in-line models capable of up to 210 packs per minute.

France presents a three-pronged approach to gastronomy with a firm focus on innovation Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will introduce this year a brand new 'Innovation Corner' to highlight French products & packaging for the local food industry and three separate pavilions featuring Gourmet products, Ingredients and Equipment: up to 60 French companies are expected at this year's Gulfood Manufacturing, Speciality Food Festival and Seafex events. France is making an emphatic statement about its leading position as the home of gastronomy, with its strong presence and unique offerings at this all-important annual trade show. Business France is spearheading France's participation at Gulfood, across three different pavilions. Like every other year so far 29 years, the FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

French offering at the event will cement its position as one of the finest sources of quality food and related products. Most of the brands that will be participating are wellsuited for entering this market - whether it is being halal-friendly in the case of ingredients, or equipment that will be well-suited to the booming food industry production in UAE Middle East region. And for the first time this year, there will be a special 'French Innovation Corner' (located in the Ingredients Pavilion) where the most unusual and innovative new products will be showcased. Visitors will be able to discover everything from the latest technologies and packaging ideas, to new flavors, trendy ingredients and healthful foods - highlighting the cutting-edge creativity of France.

Tetra Pak opens an Innovation Centre to boost Food and Beverage Innovation in Middle East and Africa Tetra Pak, the world's leading packaging and processing solutions company, has opened the first Customer Innovation Centre (CIC) in the Greater Middle East & Africa region. The centre will help food producers identify new growth opportunities through a collaborative innovation journey - from idea generation, to product design and market launch. The centre provides experimentation with food and beverage concepts, it is equipped with the latest tools and technologies designed to support brainstorming, research, product design and development, as well as formulation testing. “For years, Tetra Pak has shared market insights and product concepts with its customers. Now, with our new Customer Innovation Centre, we are able to support brands in a more collaborative and comprehensive way to ensure they maintain their competitive edge,” explains Philippe Illig, Director Marketing and Product Management for Tetra Pak Greater Middle East and Africa Region. “Every one of our customers has different opportunities and challenges. We tailor our services to suit every brand, helping customers deliver innovative product solutions that meet their own needs, as well as those of the consumer.” Tetra Pak has been operating in The Greater OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


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Premium European Kiwi campaign launches with great success in Dubai An esteemed audience of importers, nutritionists and journalists attended the first event of campaign PREMIUM EUROPEAN KIWI in The Palace Downtown Dubai Hotel on Thursday, 29th September 2016. During the event, the invitees had the opportunity to taste unique recipes based on kiwifruits, as well as to discuss with European kiwi producers about the quality and superior taste of European kiwifruits. The event organisers were four esteemed producer organisations from Greece, namely Agricultural Cooperative of Chrisochori NESPAR, Agricultural Association NESTOS, Alkyon SA, and Goustera SA., who are cooperating for the implementation of promotional campaign PREMIUM EUROPEAN KIWI. Through this campaign, the organisations aim to promote the superior quality and naturally sweet taste of European kiwis in the United Arab Emirates market. During the expedition's stay in Dubai, the producers had the opportunity to visit local importing companies and present the qualitative characteristics of the European kiwifruit. The campaign and the participating producers will participate in the upcoming WOP Dubai from 13 to 15 November 2016 (booth no. G40), where all visitors will have the opportunity to take their own kiwifruit sample packages and presents! The campaign “Premium European Kiwi” (www.europeankiwi.eu) is funded by the European Union and the nation of Greece for the promotion of kiwifruits in Canadian, Chinese and the United Arab Emirates' markets. The campaign is implemented by the consortium of producers: Agricultural Cooperative of Chrisochori NESPAR, Agricultural Association NESTOS, Alkyon SA, and Goustera SA.

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JEROS lands new orders in Middle Eastern food boom With several new orders in the Middle East, Danish producer of industrial washers JEROS is experiencing first-hand the region's growing demand for equipment that saves time in production while ensuring high food safety standards are met. “As the industry grows, so does the demand for systems that enable a more efficient and secure production. This is driven not least by large food manufacturers who are establishing themselves in the region, putting food safety very high on the agenda,” says Evita Rosdahl, CEO of JEROS. The Danish manufacturer of washers has seen an increased interest in its products in the region. Among recent orders is a washing system for National Food Industries LLC in Dubai. Here, JEROS' washers ensure that weighers and scales are cleaned effectively, limiting the wash time and speeding up production changes. “The Middle East has high food safety standards, meaning that equipment has to be washed frequently. A multi weighing scale, for example, has several scale pans that needs to be washed separately. These scale pans are expensive, and it takes a lot of time if employees have to wash them manually,” Evita Rosdahl explains. “A washer can clean 32 pans in one sixminute cycle, saving both time and water while ensuring safe handling of the expensive equipment. The washers clean at the exact temperature required, and the end rinse at 85°C ensures bacteria-free components and quick drying, important to maintaining a good hygienic environment,” says Evita Rosdahl. The washers are ergonomically designed including trolleys so that employees do not have to lift equipment by hand.

Food Business Managing Editor Matt with Konstantina Bouman and Christos G. Stampoulopoulos First Councellor for Economic and Commercial Affairs, Embassy of Greece during the campaign launch

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SIRHA LYON 2017, THE FOODSERVICE EVENT YOU CAN'T MISS!

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irha: The World Hospitality & Food Service Event is expecting 200,000+ professional visitors to attend its next edition at the Eurexpo Center in Lyon, France, January 21-25, 2017. The last edition of Sirha in 2015 welcomed 189,028 from 135 countries professional visitors and 3,045 exhibitors presenting products, equipment, and services for restaurants, hotels, catering, bakerypastry and foodservice operations. Foodservice and hospitality professionals flocked to the show to get a first glimpse of products which had never been seen anywhere else in the world (725 new products launched at the show, with 367 making their world premiere). Moreover, every two years, the Sirha Innovation Awards turn the spotlight on twelve of the sector's most cutting-edge products, equipment and services. Innovation and excitement are around every corner at Sirha, with more than 1,600 live demonstrations happening every day. Professionals get to see foodservice equipment in action and products tastings in order to better select the technology and food needed to optimize their operations or seduce their customers. In addition to sourcing new products, foodservice professionals gain knowledge of key industry trends that will shape the future of how and what people eat. Sirha's program of expert conferences and full-scale model restaurants inspire and inform attendees. Not to forget the Food Studio, a live trends laboratory, the place to be for R&D managers and chefs. Sirha also plays host to 19 worldrenowned competitions for chefs, cheese experts, baristas, bakers, and more. The famous Bocuse d'Or culinary competition will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017 and the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie will get together the best sweet talents in the world. This can't-miss industry event takes place in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France.

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ith increased food and beverage production and machinery manufacturing featuring highly on Dubai's industrial objectives, the sector-specific Gulfood spin-off event has grown 20 per cent in one year. The third edition of Gulfood Manufacturing, the Middle East's biggest food manufacturing, processing and packaging, logistics and materials handling exhibition, will return to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 7-9 November 2016 with an impressive 20 per cent larger growth compared to its second event 12 months ago. Having swelled to 13 halls from 11 last year - Gulfood Manufacturing 2016 will be split into three specialist areas across more than 80,000 square metres of exhibition space: Ingredients

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“Gulfood Manufacturing ticks all the right boxes in terms of providing a tailored, sectorspecific platform for global food producers and companies across the entire food production value chain to meet local and regional partners and accelerate regional development in the food manufacturing sector,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC. “As evidenced by the significant growth in participation at this year's show, the world's leading equipment, ingredients, logistics and cold chain suppliers view Gulfood Manufacturing as the preferred platform to leverage an operational foothold in a market where the ruler's vision is to spur long-term growth across the food manufacturing sector.” In terms of country participation, Gulfood FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

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Manufacturing 2016 will showcase exhibitors from 58 countries including 29 official national pavilions. Every major machinery manufacturing nation is present including Austria, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. This year's show will also welcome new pavilions including Indonesia, Ireland, Russia and South Africa. A broad spectrum of heavyweight companies already confirmed to participate at the show include IPS, Al Thika Packaging, Falcon Pack, Ipack Spa, Ishida, Multivac, Rieckermann and all the leading ingredients players including Cargill, Doehler, Symrise, Transveritas and Wild Flavours. To ensure participating companies are meeting the right partners, traders and investors, Gulfood Manufacturing will roll-out its biggest-ever Hosted Buyer Programme sponsored by Tetra Pak. More than 2,000 of the region's biggest and most important industrial buyers are being invited to the event and offered complimentary flights, accommodation and transport to-and-from the venue. “We have listened to our exhibitors' feedback and it's abundantly evident the Hosted Buyer Programme has yielded tremendous results in terms of on-show business and year-round legacy sales. The volume of sales underpins the show's business proposition that Dubai is strategically positioned to serve as the manufacturing and logistics gateway between East and West,” added LohMirmand. “The programme continues to expand every year and this year's initiative represents our largest to date. We anticipate welcoming more than 2,000 buyers from 24 countries.” Gulfood Manufacturing will also host a series of specialist conferences including the Food Logistics Forum - the region's only food and beverage-specific logistics event. The Forum will bring together the region's leading production, foodservice, retail, logistics and transportation players for two days' of intensive education sessions, as well as dedicated time to build new business relationships and explore best practices. The Forum will address critical issues shaping the future profitability and sustainability of the entire food value chain, including achieving consistent cold chain integrity; building seamlessly integrated supply chain system; improving airport-airline cargo handling; strategies for locking down supply chain management efficiencies; safety and security measures; cuttingedge warehousing, and technical innovations in material handling.

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ith the UAE's food and beverage (F&B) market growing at an annual rate of four per cent and projected to be worth AED 48.5 billion by 2018 according to Euromonitor International, surging market potential has driven unprecedented demand for exhibition space at The Speciality Food Festival, Yummex and SEAFEX - a trio of niche food industry events powered by Gulfood running from 7-9 November 2016 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). In-line with regional demand for specialty, Halal, gourmet, organic and other high-end, premium quality food products, this year's trio of specialist food events are poised to be more than 10 per cent larger than last year's shows. “The popularity of clean, natural, sustainable, artisan and other high quality produce including seafood and confectionery across the region continues to grow year-on-year,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC. “The trend is evident in consumer buying patterns, as well as bulk buyers and hospitality outlets seeking to capitalise on demand by providing more innovative culinary offerings to diners.” The growing popularity of niche food products is being predominantly driven by the UAE's young, affluent and well-travelled population. A recent survey by Visa revealed that 89 per cent of UAE consumers eat out every week, while market research by Real Estate Consultants CBRE currently ranks the UAE as the world's third largest market per capita for food and beverage consumption. In-line with increased exhibitor demand for The Speciality Food Festival, SEAFEX and Yummex formerly known as Sweets & Snacks Middle East and celebrating its 10th anniversary with partner Koelnmesse GmbH - more than 30 C-Level buying delegations from the region's major retail outlets, hotels and mass catering companies will descend on the specialist food events to source new products from around the world. The major buyers include top-level procurement delegations from regional and international brands including Jumeirah Group, Spinneys, Waitrose, Emirates Flight Catering, Rotana Group, Manuel Market, Carrefour Hyatt Group and Dubai Duty Free to name a few. Mohammed Kapital, Vice President Supply Chain and Logistics at Jumeirah Group, said: “We are proud to partner with the Dubai World Trade Centre and support the Middle East and North OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


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Africa's largest food and beverage trade event. The specialty food festival, SEAFEX and Yummex is the principal procurement platform for sourcing specialist food products for use across Jumeriah Group's extensive UAE network of hotels and restaurants. Our team has received industry awards for its cutting edge procurement and business strategies and we are honored to support the event.” Andrew Pert, DWTC's Portfolio Exhibitions Director of the three specialist food events, added: “Identifying and sourcing superior quality products from trusted food suppliers is now a commercial necessity for F&B entities across the region. With MENA regions burgeoning tourism and strong hotel occupancy - led by Dubai, our three specialist food platforms give retail and hospitality players access to thousands of premium food products, many of which are completely new to the market.” The tastes and preferences of the Middle East's consumers are also the primary inspiration behind an array of colourful new features taking place at the specialist food events. Heading the list is the all-new and completely sold-out Global Date Market. The dedicated area is witnessing huge demand from exhibitors in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Tunisia, Sri-Lanka and the USA who are eager to export dates as healthy snack and dessert products to international markets. Similarly, the Speciality Coffee Event MENA will attract regional baristas and coffee companies battling for a lion's share in a domestic coffee market which generated sales of AED544.5 million last year - up 10 percent on 2015 - according to international market researchers, Euromonitor. With a total of 2,200 new café licenses being issued across the GCC last year according to Euromonitor, the Speciality Coffee Event MENA is a tailored platform for baristas, café owners, restaurateurs and hoteliers looking to source from hundreds of gourmet and organic coffee blends around the world that appeal to high-end consumers at the lucrative end of the market.

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ubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has signed a landmark partnership with the Italian Trade Agency (ICE) - the official government organisation, which promotes Italian companies internationally - that will see the best Italian food and drink producers participate at DWTC's trio of specialist food events later this year. The agreement will also see Italy as the first 'Official Country Partner' for The Speciality Food Festival, which runs alongside Yummex Middle East and SEAFEX, at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 7 to 9 November, 2016. “This landmark partnership reflects the longstanding support that our trio of niche food events have historically received from our partners at the Italian Trade Agency,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC. “The UAE and GCC are vitally important export markets for Italian food and beverage producers and our highly-specialised food

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ITALY AT SPECIALTY FOOD FESTIVAL 2016 trade events provide strategic commercial platforms to meet existing partners and outsource new trading opportunities in the UAE and the wider MENA region.” With Italy now ranked as the Emirates' thirdlargest European trade partner, Italy-UAE trade flows surpassed euro 7 billion in 2015 - up from just under euro 6 billion in 2014. Additionally, Italian food exports to the UAE reached an all-time high in 2015. With the UAE importing more than euro 13 billion of international food products last year, Italian food and beverage products accounted for OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


more than euro 380 million, according to Mr. Gianpaolo Bruno, the Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE. “The UAE is the gateway for Italian exports to the wider Middle East and North Africa region but it remains a highly-important market in its own right. Between 2005 and 2015, the total share of Italian food and drink imports to the UAE rose from 0.9 per cent to 2.9 per cent,” said Mr. Bruno. According to ICE, Italy emerges as one of the UAE's top suppliers in terms of food quality. In fact, food quality is so important to Italians that the country has established strict criteria and guidelines to ensure authenticity of its products along the entire production chain through a system of regulated denominations and geographical indications. Moreover, Italy now has a quality hallmark 'The Italian Extraordinary Taste' designed to help consumers and operators immediately identify the authenticity of the product. “Italy has over 20 different regions and each has its own unique and distinctive cuisine. As a nation we have been gifted with all the main ingredients for optimal food production: vast territories, clean soil, biodiversity, pure water, a mild climate, creativity and passion for food resulting in high quality ingredients for excellent dishes,” said Mr. Bruno. He added: “Italy produces over 600 different kinds of cheese and has been the world leader in pasta-making for over 500 years.” “Despite its simplicity, much of the food served throughout Italy requires a great deal of work to produce and prepare. That is one of the reasons why the Italian culinary tradition treats every meal as a celebration and a reward, virtues that resonate well in the UAE, where meals are important social occasions for nationals and expatriates alike,” said Bruno. To meet the demand, more than 400 Italian restaurants opened across the UAE, according to ICE. At The Speciality Food Festival the Italian delegation includes more than 30 of the country's leading food producers, of which half hail from Italy's sun-drenched southern Mediterranean region. The exhibiting companies will display a wide range of high-quality products, from gourmet foods to dairy, pulses, meats, dried and canned food, olive oil, vinegar, confectionery and snacks. On this occasion, ICE and DWTC will collaborate on a large number of promotional activities related to the food sector including the First Italian Cuisine Week - the most influential event promoting Italian quality food and beverage and lifestyle in the world.

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he region's two most important events in the plant and fresh produce industries are returning to Dubai from 13 - 15 November 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Cooperating with Dubai Municipality, the 8th

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edition of the annual International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP Dubai) promises to be a great success, with 235 exhibitors expected from 34 countries attending, representing growth of 15% compared to last year. The exhibition will coincide with the 11th annual edition of the International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM Dubai). This year, 7,000 attendees and decision makers are expected to visit from 78 countries around the world. An extra hall was added to accommodate the increased demand, bringing the total footprint to 9,720m2. This represents a 30% increase from last year, which reflects the significance of the event in this booming industry and secures Dubai's position in the global marketplace. India and Greece have, for the first time, joined the long list of countries choosing to promote themselves at the event with a Country Pavilion. Other countries include Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy, Kenya, Portugal, Turkey and Spain. The largest Country Pavilion for OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


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the third year running will be Morocco, while China will host the second biggest pavilion this year. Despite its rapid growth and success, the event has maintained its reputation as a place to network with like-minded industry professionals, customers and traders. Tarek Sibai, planetfair's Project Manager adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very proud that WOP and IPM Dubai have experienced such tremendous growth and established themselves as the most important industry exhibitions in the Middle East. We have worked closely with Dubai Municipality Fruit & Vegetables Department for eight consecutive years, which has contributed greatly to our success. Dubai Municipality and WOP Dubai share a common goal and will continue to work together to make Dubai a worldwide trading centre for fruit and vegetables.â&#x20AC;?

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IAL Middle East 2016 will once again be a platform for discussion around latest global food trends with special relevance to the Middle East region. Building on the exceptional success of the 2015 edition, SIAL Middle East 2016 further aims to strengthen its position as a platform to meet quality buyers in a trade business friendly environment. Once again over the 3 days, SIAL Middle East will bring back key initiatives around the exhibition floor ensuring SIAL Network's agenda of knowledge transfer and discussion surrounding global food trends is fulfilled. The 2016 edition will take place from 5-7 December at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The event will feature over 1000 exhibitors from more than 50 countries showcasing their products and 65% of these exhibitors will actually exhibit in the region for the first time. SIAL Middle East is an excellent platform for European exhibitors to break into the Middle East market. Two key propositions that differentiate SIAL Middle East from other events in the region are the quality of visitors and trade buyers and a trade business friendly

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SIAL MIDDLE EAST 2016: BUILDING ON THE EXCEPTIONALLY SUCCESSFUL 2015 EDITION environment. Number of pavilions have confirmed their participation at SIAL Middle East 2016, some of which include Italy, Poland, Cyprus, Morocco, and India. With special focus on the foodservice sector, the 2016 edition will feature the Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chefs Challenge, a new culinary competition for the young chefs from the region as part of La Cuisine. 9 five-chef international culinary teams will be invited to Abu Dhabi to participate in this major event which is designed to develop into the most notable gastronomic contest anywhere in the Middle East for Young chefs. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


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Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, SIAL Middle East is organised in strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA). It is with their support that a dedicated VIP hosted buyer programme fully funds the visits of up to 500 top buyers from the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa region to attend SIAL Middle East. In 2015, 438 buyers from 31 countries were part of 9,871 meetings and introductions with exhibiting companies. As part of the programme, the Hosted Buyer Introduction Suite introduced last year will return again this year where exhibitors will be able to meet selected hosted buyers in speed networking sessions. Each session will be based on specific product category to ensure most effective matching of exhibitors and buyers. Running for 34 years, the Mercurys is the most prestigious award in travel catering sector, worldwide and the 2016 edition will be no exception. The last year's edition was attended by the creme de la creme of the global travel catering industry with 120 guests including representation from airlines and catering companies. Considering the global strategic importance of the region as a vital trading hub, SIAL Middle East in Abu Dhabi perfectly sets a platform for domestic and international food & beverage industry. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016

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.E. Eng. Abdullrahman Bin Abdullmohsen Al-Fadhli, the Minister of Agriculture, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, inaugurated the Saudi Agro Food and Saudi Agriculture in the presence of senior officials representing the sector. Which ran until Oct. 5, acted as a strategic platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge among decisionmakers, strengthening the bonds of cooperation and partnerships between stakeholders from different countries. More than 350 specialized exhibitors from the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Asia, in addition to local companies showcased the latest in agricultural and food products, services and equipment. Held under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture, the show enjoyed international participation of well known agriculture and food companies from around the world including national and country pavilions. This year's exhibition revolved around â&#x20AC;&#x153;Investing in sustainable food securityâ&#x20AC;? highlighting the organic farming and its products, in addition to the Fish Farming which is in line with the latest government strategy that aims at achieving sustainable food security. The Kingdom's largest show brought together hundreds of local, regional and international

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SAUDI MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE OPENS SAUDI AGRO FOOD 2016 industry professionals, key decision makers, business leaders and suppliers to explore numerous investment and partnership opportunities and discuss latest Industry trends with international importers, trade buyers, as well as local and regional food manufacturers. For 35 consecutive years, SAUDI AGRICULTURE, held concurrently with SAUDI AGRO FOOD, the 23rd international Trade Exhibition for Food Products, Ingredients & Technologies and SAUDI FOOD PACK, the 6th International Trade Show for Food Processing & Packaging, has reinforced its leadership position in the field of agricultural and food development and the industries associated with it, and proved its effective contribution to the growth and development of this sector in Saudi Arabia and its elevation to international standards. .

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5th International Congress of Manufacturers of Biscuit, Pasta and Industrialized Bread & Cakes held in Florianopolis, Brazil in September 2016 under the patronage of ABIMAPI. Most of the Latin American leaders of this industry gathered in the event and it highlighted the best healthy products from Brazil to the world. The Congress held from 22 to 24 September this year in Florianopolis which is one of the most beautiful island of Brazilian state Santa Catarina. Executive President of the Brazilian Manufacturers Association of Biscuits, Pasta, Industrialized Breads & Cakes (ABIMAPI), Claudio Zanao inaugurated the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brazilian manufacturers of Bread, Pasta, Cakes and Biscuits are leading the Latin American markets with their quality products and the ABIMAPI's 15th International Congress will help them to improve their International market shares especially in North America, Africa, Europe and Middle East countries,â&#x20AC;? said Claudio Zanao in his inaugural speech. In the three days

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ABIMAPI CONGRESS CONCLUDES SUCCESSFULLY session of the Congress there were many seminars in different subjects. On the inaugural day the famous speakers of Brazil Cristiana Lobo and Mendonca de Barros made an effective presentation on country's Economic and Political situations. Discussions and presentations continued all three days with well-known speakers like Thalita OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


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Participant of ABIMAPI, Clarissa Marchioreto with Food Business Magazine. de Souza Lima, Lucia Cruz, Mario Narita, Fred Gelli, Fabiana Furquim, Tathiane Frezarin, Fabio Gandour, and Martha Gabriel on different subjects. Twelve International buyers from 10 different countries, Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, United States, Uruguay, Italy, Germany and Bolivia participated in the Congress. During the Congress a trade show also conducted by ABIMAPI for their member Companies. Brazilian Companies like Barion, Bauducco, Bela Vista, Casa Mani, Caseredo, Cisbra, Cozzine, Doce Amor, Feinkost, Grani Amici, M Dias Branco, Marilan, NHD, Ninfa, Ocrim, Fasson, Piraque, Livere & Leve, Selmi, Suavipan, Village, Vitao, Sustentare were participated in the show and they had an interactive business meeting with all the International buyers and journalists attended the Congress. These companies are also participants of Brazilian Biscuits, Pasta and Industrialized Breads & Cakes international project developed in partnership with ApexBrazil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency. After the congress international media delegates visited few companies in Sao Paulo. FRUTOS DA AMAZONIA is company formed to promote natural products of Amazon. Frutos Da Amazonia, a company managed by business women of Brazil manufacturing Panettone, Biscuits, Cookies, Jams, Fruit Mix, Drinks etc out Amazonian fruits. Iolane Tavares, Director and Ana Paula Paura, Marketing Manager of Frutos Da Amazonia explained that their company is OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016

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ABIMAPI Executive Chairman Cladio Zanao and International Project Manager, Rodrigo Iglesias with International Media representatives. fully committed to nature and society. Also journalists visited famous bread, cookies, pasta and biscuit manufacturing companies like Bauducco, Selmi, Roots to Go etc. Rodrigo Iglesias, International Project Manager and Reneta Boes, International Promotion Coordinator of ABIMAPI pointed out that the business meeting during the congress was very fruitful and there is a good result for it. Brazilian Companies have done a business of USD 125,000 during the Congress. They are expecting an exports of USD 5 million in coming 12 months. Also they are planning for 230 meetings between Brazilian and foreign companies to boost the bilateral trade.

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ntipasti and delicatessen products have been the speciality of the Feinkost Dittmann delicatessen company for over one hundred years. At the production site in Taunusstein, Germany, various products are manufactured as preserves in glasses or as fresh products packed in plastic trays. Vacuum supply for the packaging machines has been performed by a central vacuum system by Busch for over a year [installation 12/2013]. It is considerably more economical than the vacuum technology used previously. The energy consumption alone was reduced by more than 70 per cent.

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Products in the so-called "fresh department" are packed in plastic trays in the production building in Taunusstein. During this process, air is sucked out of the packaging trays before a CO2N 2 protective gas mixture is added to the package. Synthetic material foils are then used to give the packaging a gas tight seal before the packaging is closed with an additional plastic cover. This type of packaging guarantees that the oxygen content is under one per cent thanks to the evacuation of air and use of protective gas in the packaging. This dramatically increases the products' shelf life. The product presentation with transparent packaging is also ideal because foil does not lay directly on the product or even perhaps crush the product due to the negative pressure in the packaging. In total, four packaging machines (tray sealers) are used for packing during twoshift operation. The vacuum required for this is generated by six oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pumps with 5.5 kilowatts of motor power each. They were originally installed directly on the packaging machines. For hygienic reasons and to reduce the thermal load in the production rooms, these vacuum pumps were later installed in a separate room above the production room and connected to the packaging machines using a pipe network. Andreas Lutz, the technical project manager in the production plant, was not very happy with this solution because the vacuum pumps still required high levels of maintenance. Also, fluctuations or failures in the vacuum network were first noticed if one of the packaging machines showed an error message and automatically shut down when the vacuum level was not reached quickly enough or was not reached at all. This led to repeated production downtimes on individual packaging lines. In 2013, Andreas Lutz contacted the vacuum specialists from Busch. They were tasked with offering a more reliable and efficient solution. At the same time, continued use of the existing pipe network was to be integrated. In addition, the vacuum supply was to be designed in such a way that connection of further packaging machines would be possible if production capacity were to grow. Busch analysed the OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


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conditions on site and all technical parameters in detail and worked together closely with the project manager from Feinkost Dittmann and the in-house laboratory. The result of this analysis and comprehensive consultation was a central vacuum system with four Mink claw vacuum pumps. These have the basic advantage that they do not require an operating fluid such as oil in the compression chamber. This makes all maintenance work that has to do with oil unnecessary; for example, oil checks, oil changes, oil filter changes and the costs for procuring and disposing of oil and filters. Mink claw vacuum pumps also use noncontact operation. This means that there are no parts in the compression chamber that come into mechanical contact and thus cause wear. This renders the exchange of wear parts and the associated working hours and costs unnecessary. The noncontact operation method of claw vacuum technology also enables a high degree of efficiency and thus requires less motor power than conventional vacuum pumps. This central vacuum system was installed at the end of 2013. Three vacuum containers with a volume of 3,000 litres each are upstream from the Mink claw vacuum pumps. This ensures that sufficient vacuum levels are immediately available at the machines when they are needed. Previously, all six rotary vane vacuum pumps were in operation an average of 15 hours per day. The Mink vacuum pumps in the new central system are controlled so that only those currently needed for the actual vacuum requirements are running. Two of the vacuum pumps with standard motors are responsible for the so-called base load. The other two vacuum pumps are frequency controlled and ensure fine adjustment of the vacuum requirements by adjusting their speed. With this intelligent solution, the pumping speed of the central vacuum system adjusts itself precisely to the current requirements. These controls drastically reduce the actual operating times of the individual vacuum pumps because, during normal operation, all four vacuum pumps never need to operate at full load. So Feinkost Dittmann's central vacuum system has OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016

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Packaging line with tray sealer for packing olives in trays sufficient power reserves to connect further packaging machines. There is a plan to additionally connect a vacuum filler for glass preserves, which would eliminate the need for the current decentralized liquid ring vacuum pump installation with 7.5 kilowatt drive and thus create further energy savings. After more than two years of operation, project manager Andreas Lutz is extremely positive when he takes stock of the situation: G Reduction of energy requirements by more than 70 per cent G Drastic reduction of maintenance efforts G Increased reliability G No failures or breakdowns Maintenance of the new central vacuum system is performed by service technicians from Busch. However, this is limited to annual measurements of the ultimate pressure and current consumption at each of the individual vacuum pumps as well as changing the upstream particle filters and an oil change in the gearbox.

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KEEP ON EATING PIZZA, SANDWICHES, CANDY AND PASTRY: VEGAN ALTERNATIVES FOR SNACKING

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he growing trend of veganism challenges the product developers to replace animalbased ingredients. There is a rising group of consumers considering adopting vegan products, but still wants to eat classical snacks, such as pizza, pastry and candy. Innovative ingredients based on potatoes can be used to formulate allergen-free and GMO-free products, so these new consumer groups do not have to give up their favourite snack items. Looking at plant-based alternatives An increasing number of people look at plantbased alternatives in their diet. There are many reasons why people chose a vegan lifestyle. A growing number of consumers restrict their intake of animal-based products for health reasons. Environmentalists want to stop the excessive use of our planet's resources. And finally, people are concerned about animal welfare. Other reasons to focus on plant-based diets are triggered by the focus on super foods, such as berries and ancient grains. Consumers increasingly look into so-called “free from” foods

that do not contain any allergens or genetically modified ingredients. Eating plant-based dishes is getting more trendy and popular in the media, where also celebrities declare themselves vegetarians or vegans. An increasing trend in Europe and the USA A few years ago, it was complicated to live a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Today, however, there are more dining options, more new and alternative categories in the supermarkets and the amount of plant-based culinary influences from other countries are increasing. A quick search on the internet returns many sites and forums where people discuss lifestyle changes involving plant-based food products. Simultaneously, they also focus on other claims such as gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free and GMO-free. An increasing number of products are labelled as vegan according to the Mintel GNPD database, and the number of vegan product launches has increased from 1.2% to 4.5% in Europe within the last five years. The vegan movement is especially strong in some European countries and e.g. 10% of all new products in Germany and 8.3% in the UK are claimed to be vegan. The flexitarian lifestyle in which consumers reduce their intake of meat - especially red meat - is also growing. According to Innova Market Insights, 38% of the consumers in the USA eat a meatless meal once a week and this number is even higher in Europe, where 53% of the people in the UK and 69% in Germany choose to eat a vegetarian meal every week. There is a growing group of consumers who wants to go vegan, become “part-time vegans” or simply wants to reduce animal-based food items on certain occasions. The important message to the food industry is that today's vegan products are not necessarily only limited to vegan consumers. Vegan snacking Consumers that are inspired by the vegan lifestyle or look for plant-based, nonallergenic and non-GMO products do not want to give up on well-known snack items such as pizza, candy, cakes or sandwiches. Therefore, product developers need to replace animal-based products in this type of food applications. In the following paragraphs, different examples illustrate how potato-based ingredients can help the product

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developer replace milk proteins, gelatine or eggs. Potatoes are GMO-free and nonallergenic, which are both highly valued by many vegan consumers as well. Dairy-free block cheese Cheese is an essential ingredient shredded on pizza, sliced in sandwiches or diced in a salad. To develop a dairy-free cheese, it is important to obtain a cheese-like texture and a good sliceability and shreddability. Furthermore, different melting profiles are required as well. An imitation cheese on a pizza needs to be easy melting and have a good flowability to cover the pizza toppings. Slices on sandwiches only need a restricted melt and must have an excellent elasticity and foldability. Dices need a firm, brittle and almost flaky texture. Dairy proteins are important for texture building and emulsification. CheeseMaker potato-based solutions can both build a cheese-like texture and emulsify fat. To obtain a wide range of textural and melting properties, there are three different CheeseMaker starches available for the product developer. The CheeseMaker CF55 will result in a restricted melt, whereas the CheeseMaker CF75 will give an easy melting product. Combine them to get any customized melting behaviour. CheeseMaker CF77 is also applied in products that are easy melting, but the texture will be much firmer. It has a superb shreddability and therefore targets the food OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016

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emulsifying capacities. To make an egg-free imitation mayonnaise or dressing, the EmulsiForm CM 1120 is recommended. EmulsiForm CM 1120 is an excellent emulsifier with high stability. Replacing eggs has a number of advantages. Not only is it possible to make vegan products, but also cholesterol-free mayonnaise-type products or dressings that will be perceived as healthier by the consumers. Eggs are also a wellknown allergen and removing them from the products will make it allergen-free. Modified potato starch can be stored at ambient temperature and has a long shelf life, especially compared to fresh eggs or egg yolks. The dosage is much lower than for eggs, which makes it a very cost-effective solution as well. EmulsiForm CM 1120 is pH and shear stable, so it is easy to apply in the production.

service segment. It will behave excellently in industrial shredders, but has a texture that is less cheese-like compared to the products made with CheeseMaker CF55 and CF75. As the CheeseMaker CF starches both emulsify and texturize, it is easy to make a lean label with only few ingredients. A vegan imitation cheese can easily be formulated with modified potato starch, fat and water and only minor ingredients such as flavour, colour and salt have to be added. Potato starch is very white in colour and neutral in taste, so it is easy to make different customised cheese products.

Gelatine replacement in gummy candy Gummy candy often contains gelatine derived from pork and cannot be consumed by people that do not want to eat pork-derived ingredients for religious reasons or consumers that prefer vegan products. The use of potato starch in gummy candy for partial replacement of gelatine has been well-known for a long time. If, however, these starches are used in formulas to obtain a full replacement of all gelatine, the gummy candy gets too soft, has a sticky texture and too short structure. Last year KMC launched the innovative Gelamyl 801 product. This enables the product developer to obtain a complete replacement of gelatine and still get a gummy candy that is as close as possible to the texture as one with gelatine. It also has a significantly lower stickiness and improved elasticity compared to candies made with the conventional starches used in the confectionery industry. It is easy to implement the Gelamyl 801 in the production as it has a low viscosity during processing. As for all gummy candy made with starch, it is important to have the proper drying conditions after moulding the candies. The clarity of the gummies is excellent and the neutral flavour of the potato-based starch makes it easy to obtain the desired flavour profiles.

Egg-free mayonnaise-type products or dressings Just like dairy proteins, different components in eggs, i.e. cholesterol and lecithin, also have

Replacing egg- or milk wash on bakery products Traditionally, bakery products are brushed or sprayed with egg-based or dairy-based solutions

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to obtain a good shine. Also sesame seeds, poppy seeds, oatmeal flakes or other kind of toppings are often adhered with egg- or milk wash. The product developer can substitute the traditional animal-based glazing agents with GlazeMaker 25 - a modified potato starch - to get the same or even better shine and adhesion. The product can be applied after proofing and either before baking or after baking. It is easy to dissolve GlazeMaker 25 in water and it is stable for many hours. As the product has a long shelf life, it is also less dependent on price fluctuations on eggs and dairy proteins and it has a stable supply. Last but not least, it is a cost-effective solution as well. The GlazeMaker 25 product can be used on all kinds of bakery items, from bread rolls, gluten-free products and pastry to crackers, cookies and cereals. Modified potato starch in vegan snack products The paragraphs above illustrate that a number of classical snack items can be made vegan by

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replacing animal-based ingredients with different modified potato starches. It is possible to remove milk proteins from cheese, eggs from mayonnaise products, gelatine from gummy candy and egg- or milk proteins from bakery glazes. Modified potato starches are GMO-free and non-allergenic, which is favoured by many vegan or health-oriented consumers. Many of the snack items discussed above can be made with only few ingredients, which results in simple ingredient decks with few necessary raw materials. The starch powders are easy to implement in the production and the neutral flavour and colour make it simple to create customised solutions with exciting colours and flavours. Replacing animal-based ingredients with modified potato starches is also a very cost-effective solution that will make these snacking products available for many consumers in the future.

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LIMAGRAIN CEREALES INGREDIENTS, YOUR FRENCH COMPANY PARTNER

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imagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) is a subsidiary of Limagrain, an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. LCI develops and manufactures authentic and functional cereal ingredients for manufacturers in the food industry. Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients achieve a turnover of 110 million Euro and add value to more than 200,000 tons of cereals every year. The proximity of our facilities, a few meters from our processing plants surrounded by the fields of the farmer members of our cooperative, allows the full traceability of all products. Thanks to Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients' researchers and technicians who coordinate the programs of selection and improvement for maize and wheat millers and thanks to our 6 factories, LCI have developed a comprehensive large range flours and cereal ingredients. The company offer addresses to all the food manufacturers but its two main markets are SNACKS and BAKERY.

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Snacks by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients! Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients is the only company with a large and comprehensive range for all the industry of Snacks: Maize grits for extrusion, Snacks pellets and Masa flours for Tortillas! Access to the genetic resources of LCI has enabled the development of specific varieties suited to various industrial uses, particularly in direct extrusion, where the consistency and fluidity of our maize grits and flours result in a homogenous extruded product (snacks or breakfast cereals). Granulation, fat content of grits can also be adapted to finished products or density requested. The Limatrace guarantee in the chain ensures compliance with regulation on mycotoxins, GMOs, pesticides and allergens (gluten-free), Traceability (IP sector throughout the chain), Consistency (constant quality - crop area - climate - varietal mix), Functionality (variety - process optimization). Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients provides a wide range of masa flours for Tex-Mex applications: tortilla chips for dipping or eaten as ethnic snacks, tacos, soft tortillas (fajitas), corn chips, etc. Masa flours are produces with a patented hydrothermal process that achieves premium Masa (regularity, shelf life, texture, blistering…)! OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016


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LCI has also over 20 years' experience in pellets business and exports them the world over. LCI have cut, laminated, 3D technologies offering a large variety of texture and shapes as well as recipe combination. Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients! Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients creates functional cereal ingredients dedicated to the baking industries. Anchored in Auvergne, but with an international vision, LCI allows then its clients to benefit from the knowledge and the passion of its team, in order to offer quality ingredients adapted to the bakery market expectations and the specific industrial needs. As an expert on Clean Label, Nutrition and Softness, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédient provides a wide range of solutions for bread, Viennese pastries, Puff pastries and other dough

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industry: native flours (wheat and maize produced in its two mills), mixes and premixes, Taste and colour ingredients, nutritional ingredients. Furthermore, aware of the specifics of the baking industries, the LCI's team created an improver and functional ingredient range especially dedicated to the professional of the bakery industry. At last, with a passionate team, Bakery by Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients provides clients with real support in their product development. Our team have the ability to understand the materials, the ingredients, the process interactions and can take action to produce ingredients that match production line requirements.

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ne of the leading worldwide brands of edible colours and food ingredients, India based Roha has taken aggressive customer service steps by heavy investment in core infrastructure support towards providing robust and forward thinking technical support to Middle East. With this development, Roha has become extremely efficient and competitive with regards to its range of natural colors in the Middle East countries. Roha is pleased to announce that Mr. Girish G. Pandorwala has joined the Group as Regional Manager, Middle East. Roha is conscious of Middle East being a key market for future growth. As widely known, UAE is the third largest reexporter in the world and Dubai is the hub for food trading in the Middle East. Food and beverage companies from around the world have formed a base in Dubai. It has become one of the world’s fastest growing markets owing to the centralized location, liberal economic policies and freely convertible currency. Moreover, robust infrastructure and business environment is encouraging the food trade offering huge potential for our range of clean label Colouring Foodstuff as well as for our traditional synthetic and natural colours with E-numbers. To quote Mr. Mahesh Tibrewala, Managing Director of Roha DyeChem, who, describing his overview on this expansion said “It is our declared vision and policy to grow closer to our customers, physically and metamorphically, to infuse a personal touch OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2016

ROHA, GLOBAL FOOD COLOR CONGLOMERATE, UPS ITS ANTE IN MIDDLE EAST BY DEVELOPING AVANT- GARDE, FUTURISTIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUPPORT SERVICES BASED OUT OF DUBAI and to create a climate of change. This development is a step in that direction. Also, our vision is to strengthen and consolidate our leadership position in this extremely important market and to expand the reach of our products and services in the region. To that end, it was thought that it will be imperative for us to have a strong customer service foothold in the region”, it is evident that Roha is now committed to take its business interests in Middle East to an entirely new level. With a new office in Dubai, it will help Roha realize their long term vision of establishing themselves as the market leader in Middle East in our product segment of natural colors and coloring foodstuff. It will also bring a lot of local expertise, experience and innovation in these particular demographics and give the firm a chance to engage with the customers, review and revamp the products accordingly, hence providing customized, need based solutions.

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CACAO FINO DE AROMA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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asaLuker is a large Colombia-based family owned business that has now been an established chocolate manufacturer for 110 years. Colombia has some of the best “Fino de Aroma” cocoa beans in the world; a category established by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) for cocoa that reaches certain flavour, aroma, and quality levels. Only 8%

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of the total global cocoa crop is granted this premium status. For its entire international portfolio of chocolate couvertures CasaLuker only uses cocoa beans from Fino de Aroma growing regions in South America as well as local cane sugar. It produces all the chocolates in Colombia and exports to more than 35 countries as a true origin producer from tree to chocolate. In 2014, CasaLuker entered the Dubai market with a goal of reaching the best chocolatiers and pastry chefs with its 100% Cacao Fino de Aroma chocolate couvertures. The well-known chef Pascal Clair is in charge of spreading the word about Colombian Fino de Aroma chocolate. Hotels and restaurant such as the Westin Hotel, Burj Al Arab and Sofitel are now using some of their products. Recently, CasaLuker expanded its presence in the market by distributing its

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products in Bahrain through a partnership with The Baking Product, a company that began to offer four Fino de Aroma chocolate couvertures to chefs, pastry chefs and chocolatiers around the country. The launch took place in the Culina Training Centre with Pascal Clair demonstrating how to use chocolate couvertures in four different recipes. Next November The Baking Product will set up a new demonstration session, this time with Chef Emmanuel Hamon.

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HIGH QUALITY AT ALL FAT LEVELS

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ayonnaise is one of the world's most popular deli products, but its high fat content is a disadvantage from a health point of view. To reduce this without sacrificing texture, normally some of the fat is replaced with substances like starch that bind water. While economical, this procedure is undesirable in certain markets like Russia and the Middle East, since it is considered to reduce the quality. Hydrosol's stabiliser experts have now developed a starch-free integrated compound that enables the production of high-quality, low-fat mayonnaise. The final product has a creamy, pleasantly light consistency with a very good mouth feel and excellent taste.

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“Replacing fat with starch in low-fat mayonnaise products has economical as well as processing advantages. But consumers often see it as a kind of deception,” reported Dr. Dorotea Pein, Product Manager Hydrosol. “For this reason we have developed a new formulation that uses hydrocolloids and vegetable fibre to provide texture while still giving a pleasantly soft, creamy texture that can absolutely measure up to a full-fat mayonnaise.” The new Stabimuls M30 NOS integrated compound is based on powdered egg yolk, dairy protein, vegetable fibre and hydrocolloids. It can be used to make salad creams with fat contents as low as 30 percent. Like all Hydrosol integrated compounds for mayonnaise, this new product is easy to use in manufacturing. It needs only water, seasonings, oil and vinegar. Following suitable shearing, the final product can be filled and packaged.

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