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SORTING AND PEELING SOLUTIONS FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY

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SIGEP 2018 PREVIEW

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Sales Manager Paul Thomas

GULFOOD MANUFACTURING PREVIEW

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Production Manager Abdul Shareef

SIAL MIDDLE EAST PREVIEW

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WOP DUBAI PREVIEW

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SAUDI AGROFOOD REVIEW

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GULFHOST REVIEW

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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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YUMMEX MIDDLE EAST REVIEW PAGE 38 POLAGRA REVIEW

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ANUGA REVIEW

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CEREALES INGREDIENTS

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EUROPEAN KIWIFRUITS

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FOOD COLOURS

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COCOA

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STABILISERS

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INTERVIEW

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STEAM PEELER

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Food Business Gulf & Middle East is a sister publication of Gulf Agriculture. Printed & published by Matt Media© Intl. Ltd.(U.K.) 2017

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Italian trade agency kicks off F&B promotional activities in the UAE The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), together with the Embassy of Italy to the UAE and the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai, presents a two months celebration of Italy's authentic food products and

traditions, starting September and ending November 2017 with the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World. In the frame of the “The Extraordinary Italian Taste Campaign”, the Italian Trade Agency organized the official Italian Pavilion, located in Halls 5 & 6 of the World Trade Center and hosted

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more than 26 of Italy's elite food producers. The second initiative is a series of promotional activities at major LuLu Supermarkets (20-26 November 2017) in the Gulf Region, set during the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World. Italian food products will be showcased in-store with the aim of increasing LuLu's customers' awareness and improving the penetration of Italy's food brands and products throughout this region and market. With over 30,000 visitors expected, Taste of Abu Dhabi Festival (9-11 November 2017) is back with its 4th edition. The Festival is a unique event which brings together exclusive restaurants, world-class chefs, cooking classes and a series of innovative and interactive demonstrations. Now in its second edition, the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World (20-26 November, 2017) brings together dozens of Michelinstarred chefs and culinary experts, from the best Italian restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The event is part of The Extraordinary Italian Taste, a worldwide initiative endorsed by the Italian Government to promote authentic Italian food products.

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The first-of-its-kind kitchen concept in Dubai, Deliveroo Editions makes it possible for restaurants to reach customers in areas beyond their current range of access without having a high street premise. Located in the heart of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), Dubai's first Deliveroo Editions site is equipped with six full-sized custom-made kitchen spaces specially designed for preparing restaurant-quality meals. The concept is the result of extensive research and market analysis using unique data available to Deliveroo. Based on its data and insights, Deliveroo can identify cuisines missing in an area, predict customer demand, and handpick restaurants that are likely to succeed in that specific area with a delivery-only concept. This unique insight allows Deliveroo Editions to effectively bridge the gap between demand and supply with no upfront business risks for restaurateurs. The roll-out will see Deliveroo provide restaurant partners with the infrastructure - including bespoke kitchens, local marketing support and fleets of riders - that allows them to launch bespoke menus catered to local tastes.

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Prince Andrew announces GOSSIP CafĂŠ and Desserts' visit to St. James's Palace as official food entrepreneur Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the UAE edition of the 'Pitch@Palace' initiative was recently held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. The event was attended by His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. During his visit, Prince Andrew revealed that UAE homegrown brand, GOSSIP Cafe and

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the opportunity to visit GOSSIP Cafe and Desserts where he was met by Dr. Shayma Fawwaz, an Emirati entrepreneur and creator of the cafe's original concept. The Duke of York was served an array of the cafe's famous GOSSIP MilkCakes, Arabic Qahwa, designer cakes and desserts like truffles and Designer Dates. Prince Andrew lauded the cafe's concept of introducing contemporary Euro-American cuisine infused with Emirati inspired flavors.

Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities Nestlé has recently announced a new ambition for its global youth initiative: Nestlé needs YOUth. By 2030, Nestlé will help 10 million

young people around the world have access to economic opportunities. The global initiative brings together all of the efforts to support young people around the world that Nestlé undertakes on its own and with others, including the Alliance for YOUth. In addition to employability, the initiative now also focuses on the next generation of farmers and entrepreneurs across Nestlé's value chain. It also seeks to encourage innovation, including through a challenge on the HENRi@Nestlé open innovation platform. Nestlé is backing up its commitment by being one of the first companies to join the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth led by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider made the announcements recently in New York. He was speaking at events around the UN General Assembly week. He stressed that investing in young people is important to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. At the same time, it is a far-sighted investment for companies as it boosts economies and business. In the Middle East, Nestlé Needs YOUth impacted more than 5,000 young people in 2016 through initiatives.

Everyone in the fresh produce business wants to consider new options Right now, Italian grocers want more cherries from the UK, where in turn importers are scoping out new and alternative sources of avocados. That's a product which Spain has started to sell to supermarkets in South Africa, where citrus exporters are building a major market in India. The latter wants more European apples and more kiwifruit from New Zealand, which is selling more lemons to Asia, where Malaysian buyers are now trialing prickly pears from Greece. The global fresh produce business is changing dramatically, because it is becoming far more interconnected than ever before. New links between sources and markets are cropping up in various parts of the world, adding a new level of complexity to an already intricate and international trade network. No surprise then, that the number of exhibitors booked to participate in FRUIT LOGISTICA 2018, the leading global trade fair for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry which FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

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takes place in Berlin on 7-9 February 2018, is already greater than ever before. “FRUIT LOGISTICA continues to offer exhibitors an unrivalled opportunity to put their products and services in front of buyers from all over the world,� says FRUIT LOGISTICA's Global Brand Manager Wilfried Wollbold.

Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival to host two new barista championships with prize pot of USD 25,000 The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), the Middle East's only exhibition dedicated to coffee and tea, is raising the stakes this year by featuring the new and exciting Dubai International Coffee Championships with winners getting a chance to take home part of the prize pool of USD 25,000, the largest in the history of barista competitions across the world. The event will be

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held from December 14-16, 2017. The Coffee Championships will include the Dubai International Barista Championship and the Dubai International Brewers Championship, each featuring professional baristas from UAE and around the world. The Coffee professionals will compete against each other in a test of skills, imagination, and creativity while preparing a series of beverages onstage. An equal number of local and international competitors will be featured in the two championships, which will be consecutively held to allow baristas to participate in both competitions. The newly introduced contests are taking place for the first time alongside DICTF at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre in December. This year the world's most rewarding coffee competition has also opened its doors to international contenders to raise the level of

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GEA technology and expertise at Fi Europe GEA, supplier of world-leading process solutions and components for demanding production processes, will be presenting during the international fair Food Ingredients Europe (stand 08.0Q5) in Frankfurt from November 28-30, 2017 the company's range of technology for the manufacture of food ingredients, freeze-dried food and coffee. The technology includes high-shear mixing, a wide range of dryers (solid feed drying, spray drying, fluid bed drying and freeze drying) and fully-integrated process lines, all designed to meet the industry's strictest requirements for hygienic design, product quality, plant efficiency and safety, and sustainable production. GEA's expertise spans every stage of food ingredient processing from reception and bulk handling

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including sugar-reduced cookies and chocolates, protein bars featuring ADM's soya protein crisps and fruit snacks formulated with Fibersol®, a low viscosity soluble dietary fibre that can improve the health credentials of products without contributing to sugar levels. “At ADM, we have access to an extensive array of research tools, techniques and methodologies and use these insights to help our customers connect with the needs of consumers in different areas of the world. The samples on show at Gulfood Manufacturing have been designed to excite visitors and demonstrate that we can help develop products that not only align with the latest trends in the region, but also taste great,” said Ramesh Sambamoorthy, Managing Director, Middle East, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients, a division of ADM.

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ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA was a hive of business activity, with more than 13,000 trade visitors from 76 different countries pouring through the doors of AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on 6-8 September. Visitor numbers were up by 16 per cent on last year's event, setting a new attendance record. Some 70 per cent of visitors came from Asia, with 20 different markets across the AsiaPacific region represented. The main origins in terms of visitors were China, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Japan and Australia. Exhibitor numbers increased by more than 150 on the 2016 edition. A total of 813 exhibitors from 43 different countries took part, while 24 national pavilions featured at the event. China remained the single-largest exhibiting country at ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA, with bookings and company participation expanding by more than 50 per cent compared with last year's event. The other leading exhibiting countries were Italy, Egypt and Australia, which ranked second, third and fourth respectively in terms of exhibitor bookings. Five countries also made their debut appearance as exhibitors at the show, including Costa Rica, Finland, Jordan, the Ukraine and Uzbekistan. OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017


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Archroma offers new food-compliant, bright yellow dye to keep in step with changing EU regulations Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, has extended its Cartasol® range by introducing a new, improved bright yellow dye called Cartasol® Yellow 6GFC liq. that has no added diethanolamine (DEA) or triethanolamine (TEA, and also called TAN). New European regulations have come into force that greatly lower the limits for DEA and TEA contents in paper and board intended for food-contact applications. Dye makers have used those auxiliaries in the past to help maintain storage stability and prevent deposits forming over time. However, these amines are under scrutiny as they are potentially mutagenic, meaning they may lose their ISEGA certificates, and no longer be considered suitable for food-contact applications.” (Germany's ISEGA GmbH provides independent testing and certification for foodcontact and other materials.) Archroma's new, food-compliant yellow formulation is butyldiglycol free, and will completely replace its existing Cartasol® Yellow 6GFN liquid product by the end of this calendar year. The company's continuing active dyereformulation program has led to the latest launch of Cartasol® Yellow 6GFC liq. The new dye has been designed to have the same strength, shade and properties as its predecessor, but with the added advantage of being fully compliant with the food contact requirements. In addition, the new grades are

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New Ipanema Coffees' cupping room connects operational excellence to environmental conservation Endowed with an exclusive architecture, the project synthesizes Ipanema's daily mission of linking innovation and operational excellence of their high-quality specialty coffee production processes to environmental conservation. The new room also ensures customers and visitors from several countries a differentiated cupping experience, and the certainty that at Ipanema farming coexists with nature in total harmony. Open to customers and visitors, the new Ipanema Coffees' cupping room and quality control laboratory are much more than just a place

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for tasting the specialty coffees produced and exported to 28 countries by the three farms located in the cities of Alfenas and Conceição do Rio Verde in the south of the state of Minas Gerais. Endowed with an exclusive architecture, the project has an audacious and innovative design, and synthesizes Ipanema's daily mission of linking the operational excellence of their processes to environmental conservation. Designed to require minimum resources, the construction expresses the sustainability principles practiced on the farms reduce, reuse and recycle. The reuse of containers, the use of photovoltaic cells and the reuse of woods from coffee plantations, among other initiatives, make the quality control lab and the cupping room a model of innovation and sustainability on the field.

IOI Loders Croklaan has appointed Manuel Laborde as Chief Operating Officer Asia Region IOI Loders Croklaan, the leading producer of premium quality Specialty oils and fats, has announced the appointment of Manuel Laborde as Asia's Chief Operating Officer in charge of the operation of IOI Loders Croklaan in Malaysia and China. These

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locations serve China, Asia Pacific, Indian sub-continent, Middle East and Latin America as well as Africa. Effective September 1st, 2017. Mr. Laborde's appointment follows his role as the Group's Chief Business Development Officer, responsible for Global Strategy and Business Development, M&A, and Global Business Segments of Infant Nutrition (Betapol® OPO), Confectionery Ingredients, and Bakery Ingredients. “Asia a critically important market in the global food and Infant Nutrition industry. IOI Loders Croklaan is a solution provider to global and regional leaders in the food industry, we have over 500 innovative products and hundreds of customer codevelopment projects on-going at any time. The region is growing rapidly in our core food ingredient segments like chocolate confectionery as well as bakery ingredients, and most importantly in the premium infant nutrition market that demands growing

volumes of OPO a specialty ingredient that mimicks the fat composition of mother's milk in infant formula" said Manuel Laborde.

Bühler's optical sorting technology protects the integrity of premium, Italian foods from foreign materials Bühler is working with an Italian premium food producer, to help them meet the growing demand for semi-finished products for the food industry. Milani Foods, based in Verona, prides itself on its unique blend of experimentation, tradition, innovation and craftsmanship, to deliver the finest tailor-made vegetable creams, fillings and sauces to the taste, expectations and demands of their customers. They turned to Bühler when demand for their authentic Italian products soared and to meet growing market expectations of food safety and traceability. Milani Foods used to 'buy-in' pre-sorted artichokes and mushrooms, from Italy and abroad, so that it could provide the industry

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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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produce - from single products, such as peas or berries, to more complex vegetable mixes. Says Stefano Bonacina, Bühler's Fruit & Vegetables Segment Manager: “Milani Foods needed to remove FM, such as white plastic, wood and cardboard. Extensive trials of various technologies revealed that the best results were achieved using PolarVision™ technology installed on a SORTEX E1D machine. “The addition of Bühler technology to the Milani Food production lines means the company has elevated safety to the highest levels, improved production efficiency and product quality. Bühler's SORTEX PolarVision™ technology is a best-in-class solution to help Milani Foods continue its tradition of innovation and craftsmanship.”

ANUFOOD China 2017: North China's only food event concludes another successful year ANUFOOD China 2017 - the only food trade event in North China - wrapped up successfully on September 1 after three activity-packed days. Taking up a total of 35,000 square meters, the event hosted 703 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions and received 15,101 unique visitors from 21 countries & regions in food industry. As the largest country contingent from Europe, the German pavilion showcased renowned dairy products drawing considerable footfall, while its Korean counterparts - the biggest international pavilion at the event - won over buyers with their local specialties and traditional processing skills. Other sizable pavilions hailed from France, Poland, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Argentina, Singapore and Kazakhstan, with regional foodstuffs and beverages such as Argentina's famed beef products; Russia's confectionery and snack foods as well as meat products from Kazakhstan. “We came to Beijing because it's the capital of China. We recognize that we are able to find many trade partners and distributors for our members here,” said Vasilchenko Andrey Pavlovich, Vice-President of the China Business Center from Russia. Echoing his sentiments, Nicolas Jauzion of D'Aucy Long Life from France expressed, “We think that now is a good timing for us to meet the customers from North China.” FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

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“After starting off in Shanghai, we decided to expand our operations to North China - here at ANUFOOD China,” said Philip Hayessen, Managing Director of TSI GmbH & Co. KG from Germany. Also packing a punch, domestic pavilions from Hebei and Shandong respectively showcased unique regional flavors, together with the Zhejiang contingent, which made its foray at the event.

SABIC's new phthalate-free polypropylene impact copolymers enable downgauging and faster processing for thinwall packaging SABIC announces an important expansion of its industry leading SABIC ® PP polypropylene portfolio for packaging industry with the introduction of two new high flow, injection-molding grades, SABIC ® PP “513MK46” and “512MK46”, impact copolymers based on a phthalate free catalyst. These new offerings open further opportunities for packaging manufacturers and convertors with production efficiency through shorter cycle times and weight savings through thin wall manufacturing. The new grades are developed to help SABIC customers to comply with industry's organoleptic requirements for taste and odor, with excellent stiffness and higher top-load strength for high stack ability that help manufacturers achieve faster production cycle times, lower transport and storage costs. “The need for the industry has never been greater to find efficient solutions to the challenges - especially in food packaging - that the world faces today. SABIC understands the need for its packaging customers to not only stay ahead of industry trends and regulations but also meet the demand for lowering weight and cost by reducing packaging thickness with down gauging, faster production cycle times, and minimizing waste and the environmental impact. SABIC's new impact polypropylene 513MK46 and 512MK46 grades are created to help our customers remain at the forefront of industry where consumer safety and sustainability are all critical,” said Lada Kurelec, Director of Polypropylene Business for SABIC. Developed for thin-walled packaging OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017

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applications for both food and non-food applications; high flow SABIC® PP 513MK46 (MFR 70) and 512MK46 (MFR 50) products provide a great balance between high stiffness and impact strength than a standard impact copolymers. The grades are typically used in rigid packaging such as packaging for frozen / chilled / ambient food, dairy products, applications in the housewares, appliances, toys, caps and closures. These new products are produced in SABIC's Saudi Kayan facility in Jubail and they will be available for customers around the world.

India Palace introduces a royal dining experience - Khansama India Palace award Winning restaurant serving authentic Indian food complemented by traditional interiors, introduces a royal dining experience, Khansama, weaving a tale of India's rich heritage through food. Cooked to perfection, the limited-edition Festival menu includes rich and spicy dishes that are sure to remind one of the food that was enjoyed by the Royals throughout history. The new Khansama menu is a legacy of traditional Royal Indian food that takes one down memory lane with its repertoire of Indian Starters, Curry and Biryani curated from the royal kitchens. Khansama is a traditional term for the Royal Master Chefs working in the stately palace kitchens, who created rare and flavorful recipes to satisfy their Kings' gastronomic desires. Commenting on the new menu, Mr. K. Muraleedharan, Chairman & Managing Director, SFC Group said, “We are extremely pleased to launch our limited-edition Khansama Festival. An age-old tradition, some of the dishes I strongly recommend to try are Sunheri Jheenga & Kasturi Murg. The richly flavored Sultan-e-Gosht & Shahi Zaffrani Murg make excellent main courses. We are pleased to offer this experience for all who would want to dine like the Maharajas did in their times.” Hosting a variety of distinguished Indian specialties, India Palace is truly a paradise for food connoisseurs. Every ingredient used in India Palace is bespoke, sourced from longterm partners who share similar values and passion for quality. Khansama is available at India Palace restaurants across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST


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Cama group at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai and at Pacprocess in Tehran Cama Group is an Italian private company based near Milan, whose core business is the engineering and production of complete high technology secondary packaging systems and machines. Its outstanding packaging knowledge combined with a unique machine range (Packaging Division) and robotic loading units (Robotic Division), highlights Cama Groups capability to offer completely integrated packaging lines from primary packages all the way through to final packaging ready for palletizing. Cama has been established since 1981 and has been designing and manufacturing its own robotic systems for over 35 years, working across Food, Dairy and Ice Cream, Tea / Coffee, Chocolate and Confectionery, Biscuit and Bakery, Pet Food and Non Food industries. The group invests the 5% of its yearly turnover in Research & Development, devoted to constant upgrading and technical development of machines and packaging systems with the purpose of increasing and maintaining a high quality technology in several market fields. CL175, the Cartoning Machine on show on stand in Dubai, represents a new Side Loading Concept, part of the Break-Through Generation (BTG). It was engineered in Cama to offer the maximum flexibility and efficiency. According to Cama, the System meets expectations of those customers looking for a solution able to work with different speeds, product sizes and at times relevant product variations and carton dimensions. This is not simply a New Cartoner, but a COMPLETE SYSTEM, which could be an alternative to a Cartoner and a Top Loading Unit.

Chilean Blueberry committee forecasts similar fresh blueberry export volumes to previous season for 2017-18 The Chilean Blueberry Committee has announced that fresh blueberry export volumes for the 2017-18 season will fall by 1.6% compared with the previous season, slightly exceeding 100,000 tonnes to an estimated shipping export total of 101,700 tonnes. However, in a report produced by iQonsulting together with the Blueberry Committee, the forecast for the season also anticipates a 3.9% FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST

increase in blueberry production volumes compared with the 2016-17 season to a projected 150,400 tonnes. Andrés Armstrong, Executive Director of the Chilean Blueberry Committee, said that in spite of the forecast drop in export volumes, the committee expected to have a better season than the last one. “The previous season was very much affected by the earlier harvest, which led to us taking a lot of fruit to markets at a time when it was not expected. Although the forecast for 2017-18 is for similar exports to last season, the campaign is taking place within the normal harvesting period.” Armstrong added that the Blueberry Committee “works hard to ensure our producers and exporters obtain the best fruit with a quality that distinguishes us from our competitors by employing new technologies that support this goal.” Isabel Quiroz, Executive Director of iQonsulting, the consultancy that prepared the report for the committee, explained that the slight fall in expected blueberry exports was due to differences in the percentage of fruit exported as fresh and frozen.

New vegan nuggets: enjoyment meets convenience The boom in vegan meat substitutes continues. A study by market research institute Mintel shows that the greatest growth is among flexitarians with reduced consumption of meat. According to the study, last year 18 percent of Germans ate more meat alternatives than the previous year. Mintel talks of a paradigm change, as niche vegetarians turn into mass-market flexitarians, and the market potential for meat alternative products is correspondingly high. But such products are only successful if their taste and consistency compare favourably to the meat product, and if they offer health benefits and ideally also address the ongoing convenience trend. Hydrosol has developed a new stabilising and texturing system that lets manufacturers of meat alternatives address the wishes of ever broader target groups. Vegan nuggets suitable for hot consumption are a current example.

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nternationality will be the most outstanding aspect of the next SIGEP (20-24 January 2018, Fiera di Rimini). World guiding light for the artisan gelato and pastry sectors, the great expo organized by Italian Exhibition Group expo – Italy’s most important exhibition & convention provider, founded with merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza – now at its 39th edition, will have an even more global profile, thanks also to a great program of championships and events. In the pastry sector, the Pastry Events continue to take form and add even more prestigious appointments.

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PASTRY QUEEN 2018 First and foremost the eagerly awaited return of the Ladies World Pastry Championship (22nd and 23rd January). Now at its 4th edition. The Championship will bring together 12 of the best lady pastry cooks from all over the world. Competing for the title of Pastry Queen this year, they are arriving from Australia, Brazil, Colombia, the Philippines, France, Japan, India, Morocco, Mexico, Russia, Thailand and the USA. The young contestants will have to undergo the judgment of a panel made up of the 12 teams’ trainers. The championship was conceived by its President Maestro Roberto Rinaldini and its honorary President is Maestro Iginio Massari. ITALIAN SENIOR PASTRY CHAMPIONSHIP: THE TOP PLAYERS ARE COMPETING For Italian-made pastry, on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st there will be the prestigious Italian Senior Confectionery Championship, promoted by SIGEP and Conpait, which will feature 17 contestants, from

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SIGEP 2018: THE 12 NATIONS COMPETING AT THE GELATO WORLD CUP HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED Internationality, training and business. The three historic aspects of SIGEP, the world’s most important artisan confectionery expo, organized by Italian Exhibition Group, will be carried even further, from Saturday 20th to Wednesday 24th January 2018, at Rimini Expo Centre. It’s impossible not to start with the events of an international nature, which are the expo’s pulsating heat. So here are those of the Gelato sector.

all over the peninsula, and 3 different specialities: a pièce in chocolate and plated dessert, a pièce in sugar and chocolate cake, a pièce in ice and gelato cake. ITALIAN JUNIOR PASTRY CHAMPIONSHIP An exceptional opportunity to highlight young national pastry art talents is also offered by the Italian Junior Pastry and Chocolate Championship, promoted by Conpait and SIGEP, in collaboration with the AMPI, scheduled for Saturday 20th January. The winner will represent Italy at the 2019 Junior World Pastry Championship in Rimini. SPECIALIST TRAINING AT SIGEP Another key word at SIGEP 2018 will be professional training, always a fundamental element of the SIGEP universe and whose presence will be further strengthened. Twelve training schools from all over Italy - from Venice to Pescara, will compete on Wednesday 24th January in an exciting new, pastry competition in the shrine of the sector’s Championships, the Pastry Arena. SIGEP YOUNG: AN EXPO FOR MEETING, LEARNING, GROWING There’s a new appointment with SIGEP Young, the great possibility for students, accompanied by their teachers, to come into contact with the work world, thanks to the possibility of courses with important companies during the expo. Visit www.sigep.it to get more information and to request free entrance ticket please contact helpdesk.rn@iegexpo.it OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017

GELATO WORLD CUP The biennial competition that sums up the best of the world’s artisan gelato schools is returning. Following selections in the various countries, the line-up of the 12 teams who will compete at SIGEP 2018 has been set: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, France, Japan, Morocco, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and United States. The Gelato World Cup will be held from 20th to rd 23 January in the South Foyer at the centre of the Rimini expo venue. It promises to be a spectacular edition with 60 contestants, 14 judges and 8 competition tests. ALBERTO PICA MEMORIAL All the gelato sector appointments are also very high-profile. The “Memorial Alberto Pica” international contest reserved for gelato makers, promoted by the Association of Italian Gelato Makers and IEG and held with the expo since its debut in 1980, is returning with a great new feature. In fact, at SIGEP 2018, an international contest dedicated to "sorbets" with a focus on internationality will also be held: it will be possible to use fruit from all over the world, to highlight the participation of the numerous foreign contestants, who will be able to make use of the typical fruit of their country of origin. “Cake of the year”, “Hazelnut flavour gelato” and “A thousand ideas for a new flavour - the gelato of the year”: these will be the categories of the traditional contest in which the gelato masters will fight it out to the last drop of… sweetness. The best ten gelatos classified will receive awards. The winners of the hazelnut flavour gelato and 1,000 ideas for a new flavour will compete for the title of “Gelato maker of the year”. FUNCTIONAL AND HEALTHY GELATO: Then there’s functional healthy gelato, ready to meet all requirements. This is the revolution of the "balance in nutrients", carried on by the Italian Gelato Masters, who have combined passion, research, science and knowledge of functional healthy gelato since 2014.

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,600-plus exhibitors bound for MENA's largest specialist food manufacturing and processing event as geographical location, stability and government investment affirm Dubai's critical role in the future of food. As the world's population figures continue to soar, so does demand for food with a United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs study revealing the global figure is growing annually by 83 million people and estimated to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050. Consequently, the need for food is set to increase by at least 60 per cent. In the GCC alone, population growth is forecasted to maintain a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.4 per cent to reach 57.6 million by 2019, according to Alpen Capital. As a result, regional food consumption will rise by a CAGR of 3.5 per cent to hit 51.9 million tonnes annually. Identifying an urgent need to address growing food demand in the region, fueled by a growing population with an increasing disposable income per capita, Dubai, boosted by its strategic geographical location, modern infrastructure, sociopolitical stability and commitment to economic investment has moved to the forefront of the international food supply chain industry. And Gulfood Manufacturing 2017, which takes place from 31 October to 2 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) - will reinforce the emirate's strategic objective to become a global hub for the food processing and supply chain industries. Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC, said: “Dubai's geographical location, political stability and world-class infrastructure support the food processing sector and food export trade. The continued growth of Gulfood Manufacturing is further evidence of how the world's leading food industry providers view the show as a must-attend and Dubai as a preferred destination to both house and grow their global business.” Backed by a visionary leadership committed to diversifying the country's economy - the food trade currently accounts for 11 per cent of the UAE's GDP - Dubai has assumed a crucial role from manufacturing, processing and packaging, to re-exports and the growing importance of food security. The UAE is already the world's OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017

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GULFOOD MANUFACTURING TO UNDERLINE DUBAI'S STATUS AS GLOBAL FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN HUB biggest re-exporter of rice, accounting for 81 per cent of global trade. Innovative government-backed initiatives such as Dubai Wholesale City and Dubai Food Park and private sector investment, highlighted by halal food producer Al Islami's USD27.2 million facility at Dubai Investment Park, Brazil's BRF SA's USD150 million plant and Abu Dhabi's National Food Products Co's USD411 million facility at the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) have further cemented the UAE's increasingly influential role in the food supply chain industry. “Government and private sector investment in the industry complement Gulfood Manufacturing as all major stakeholders continue to work together in Dubai's quest to become the primary hub in the global food production value chain,” added LohMirmand. Emphasising the emirate's high standing in the global food supply chain, Gulfood Manufacturing - the region's largest food manufacturing, processing and supply chain event - will feature more than 1,600 local, regional and international food supply chain suppliers and service providers with thousands of buyers. Exhibitors from more than 60 countries will be showcasing their latest innovations, including 30 national pavilions, with first-time participation from countries including Poland and across the CIS. Fresco NZ, a Dubai-based supplier of food processing and handling solutions, will be FOOD BUSINESS GULF & MIDDLE EAST


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exhibiting for the fourth straight year and is fully aware of the role Gulfood Manufacturing plays in cementing Dubai's role as a key player in the global food manufacturing industry. “Gulfood Manufacturing provides us with a tailored platform to exhibit our products to new and existing regional customers. It also allows our customers to see we are locally based and committed to servicing their needs pre- and post-sale,” said Ken Hetherington, Regional Director of Fresco NZ. “While Dubai's global ambition will keep re-exports high, the need for increased local manufacturing is growing because it reduces carbon footprint, labour costs and logistics Gulfood Manufacturing provides these opportunities for growth.” To ensure participating companies can connect with the right partners and investors, Gulfood Manufacturing 2017 will host the 'Big Buyers' Programme, which will host more than 2,000 pre-qualified buyers from across the Middle East and Africa, with a predetermined budget to spend with participating exhibitors. Also new for this year are the Gulfood

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Manufacturing Awards, which will recognise industry excellence in a glittering ceremony and gala dinner on the evening of October 31, while the Innovation Tours will offer visitors a memorable journey showing real-life innovations within some of the region's top, award-winning food factories. An industry-leading conference will also be held on the sidelines of the exhibition featuring in-depth analysis, debate and discussion on topics including digitisation in the industry, smart manufacturing, big data and analytics. Gulfood Manufacturing 2017 will open from 10 am - 6 pm on 31 October and 1 November, and 10 am - 5 pm on 2 November 2017. The show is only open to F&B trade professionals and visitor attendance is free of charge. For more information, please visit gulfoodmanufacturing.com

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usiness France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will once again be running two pavilions and an innovation corner dedicated to the French food industry during the world-renowned Gulfood Manufacturing tradeshow, taking place in Dubai from October 31st to November 2nd, 2017. France will be represented by around 50 French companies that will be showcasing products and know-how focused on the ingredients and processing packaging equipment for the food industry.

The France Pavilion: Ingredient space “Gulfood Manufacturing is a point of convergence for those seeking to meet ingredient suppliers from across the world", said Philippe Leray, CEO of Vinpai. Visitors to Gulfood Manufacturing will be able to meet innovative French companies keen on showcasing the diversity of France's offering, from dairy products and cereals, to ovo-products and fruit preparations. The French Pavilion for ingredients will be run in partnership with the international trade agencies (Commerce International) of the Hauts de France and Brittany regions. It features floor space of 360 m2 at Sheikh Saeed Hall: S1-C76. France's agri-food products and equipment combine quality and excellence to cater closely to the requirements of consumers in the region. The United Arab Emirates imports 85% of its agri-food products. France is the 2nd largest European supplier in the region. Despite the competitive nature of the market, the outlook for the development of trade relations with the region is bright. Exports of ingredients and food preparations from France to the UAE grew by almost 5% between 2011 and 2016, to reach 107 million USD. The quality of French products is internationally recognized, allowing it to closely meet the needs of partners in the Middle East. Dairy and bread/cake/pastry ingredients are also key components of France's export flows.

can bring projects to fruition", Anthony Hereng, Sales Director at Claranor remarked. The pavilion devoted to French equipment manufacturers will cover 450 m2 in Hall Zabeel 3: Z3-A54. Over 30 French companies will be presenting products that are not only innovative, but also well suited to the local specifications. Focus will be placed on the great diversity of France's offering in the equipment arena. Leading companies from a wide array of industries will be at the event including water treatment, the cold chain, labeling, packaging, packing lines, sterilization, water jet cutting, extrusion and engineering, in addition to baking equipment such as ovens, molds and pancake machines. The GEPPIA (a grouping of more than 140 manufacturers of processing and packaging equipment for the agri-food and non-food industries), will be partnering with Business France at the French Pavilion, offering visitors a 3D experience that will totally immerse them in the world of a food product in four minutes. The purpose of the tool is to provide an insight into the innovation capacity of French equipment manufacturers and their desire to ramp up the presence of new technologies in the sector. Following last year's success, Business France will be holding a contest at the equipment pavilion, whereby the packaging & processing machinery French Trade Association, GEPPIA and the French association of food intermediate products, Club PAI will be teaming up as partners and members of the jury. This contest is geared primarily towards promoting France's innovations and enhancing the potential of its companies.

LEADING COMPANIES FROM A WIDE ARRAY OF INDUSTRIES WILL BE AT THE EVENT INCLUDING WATER TREATMENT, THE COLD CHAIN, LABELING, PACKAGING, PACKING LINES, STERILIZATION, WATER JET CUTTING, EXTRUSION AND ENGINEERING, IN ADDITION TO BAKING EQUIPMENT SUCH AS OVENS, MOLDS AND PANCAKE MACHINES

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mulsifier pioneer Palsgaard continues to break new ground for its customers in both sustainable sourcing and food safety, capturing the market's attention with its 'Make the Change' initiative. Palsgaard A/S, whose founder invented the modern, vegetable-based emulsifier 100 years ago, this year, is stepping up efforts to help food manufacturers swap non-sustainable ingredients for sustainable ones, and to ensure the highest levels of food safety.

Making the change The Danish-based company's latest initiative, 'Make the Change', points out a simple fact that many manufacturers have overlooked: that sustainable emulsifiers (produced at a 100% CO2-neutral plant using RSPO segregated palm oil) present a quick, easy way to answer consumer and regulatory demands for highquality, sustainably sourced ingredients. Smart strategy Palsgaard CEO Jakob Thoisen makes a clear case for the company's emulsifiers as a smart strategy to 'cleaner', more sustainable products: “Swapping non-sustainable emulsifiers for sustainable ones is a great idea because it doesn't require re-formulation and it's easy to prove that they're actually sustainable, too.” “We've invested in food safety and sustainable sourcing for decades, pioneering the development of these areas and making the results available to our customers to help them stay ahead of market trends. And we have certainly seen it pay off for them.” Palsgaard's list of investments - and first-tomarket achievements - in these areas is indeed long. In 2015, the company became, for example, the first emulsifier manufacturer in the world to achieve 100% CO2 neutrality. In 2016, the first to achieve RSPO Segregated sustainable palm oil status. And in 2017, Palsgaard was the first food ingredients company to join Act NOW, an organisation formed to promote sustainable value chains, with particular focus on bringing together politicians, NGOs, OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017

companies and employees to raise awareness of here-and-now actions for reducing energy consumption. Now, as the company's award-winning Corporate Social Responsibility report describes, even stricter demands are being directed at Palsgaard's supply chain to support customer confidence. Market alignment For food manufacturers visiting GulFood Manufacturing 2017, the fruits of Palsgaard's pioneering efforts translate directly to new market opportunities and a more secure future. The company's range of sustainable, non-GMO, vegetable-based emulsifiers enables healthier recipes, solves production issues, supports consistent product quality and, through more efficient production helps to reduce food waste.

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he 2017 edition of SIAL Middle East will continue its fast-paced growth, reflecting the opportunities that this region has to offer. The 8th edition of SIAL Middle East will build on the success of the 2016 edition where more than US$ 1 billion worth of deals were signed as 900+ exhibitors and 16,000+ visitors & buyers networked in a trade friendly business environment. SIAL Middle East 2017 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 2017 edition will take place from 12-14 December at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). With special focus on the foodservice sector, the 2017 edition will feature Arabia Feast Edible Buffet, a new culinary competition developed in line with the Emirates Culinary Guild's constitution to ensure the enhancement of Emirati Cuisine. A team of 2 chefs will present a traditional Arabian wedding feast as it would be served at a five-star hotel in the UAE for 20 guests. This new feature is part of La Cuisine, which is the region's largest

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franchisors and franchisees to hear from regional and international speakers talk about concepts to running of restaurants. Middle East Food Forum will essentially be the voice of the restaurant industry in the region. A unique feature at SIAL Middle East this year is Digitalise. This feature aims to offer social media and public relations advice to the foodservice and HoReCa professionals. Digitalise will have 3 distinct elements: Social Media Hub: Free social media health check for all attendees and receive guidance on how hotels, restaurants and cafes can improve their social media presence and drive benefits for their business. Communications Hub: Free PR & Marketing template that HoReCa companies can utilise to promote themselves to the right audience. Meet the Influencers: Media and blogger meet and greet with visitors. Learn from the industry reviewers and critics. The 8th edition of the SIAL Middle East will also see participation from South America. Officially supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, 12 Brazilian companies will be showcasing the country's diverse agro industrial base. For the first time, Kuwait will bring together a national pavilion to a food, beverage and hospitality exhibition. Also joining the event for the first time is European Union pavilion, showcasing top quality products from across Europe. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of

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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 2016, 501 buyers from 36 countries were part of 9,046 meetings and introductions with exhibiting companies. As part of the programme, the Hosted Buyer Introduction Suite introduced in 2015 will return once again as exhibitors and buyers have mutually praised this quick and efficient networking opportunity. Each session in the introduction suite is based on specific product category to ensure most effective matching of exhibitors and buyers. Other initiatives at SIAL Middle East 2017 include Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition, Abu Dhabi Food Security Roundtables, SIAL Conferences, Roaming Chefs and the Mercurys Awards for the Travel Catering sector. SIAL Middle East is part of SIAL Network, the world's largest network of professional B2B food exhibitions. In 2016, the three-day event grew 9.5 per cent year-on-year, and featured 952 exhibitors from 47 countries, 30 national pavilions and 16,562 trade visitors from 95 countries.

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For more information and to register for SIAL Middle East 2017, go to: www.sialme.com

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he region's most important event in the fresh produce industries is returning to Dubai from 05 to 07 December 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The exhibition will coincide with the 12th annual edition of the International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM Dubai). WOP DUBAI 2017, the only exhibition that brings together professional businessmen to set one goal in one place and it is the only exhibition dedicated to fresh produce industry in the Middle East. With its rapid growth and recognized in fresh produce industry as the key international trade event for business leaders, International Perishables Expo Middle East - Dubai's most international and celebrated event of its kind and an excellent platform that fruit & vegetable sectors around the world to showcase innovative and fresh unique business concepts. Tarek Sibai, planetfair's Project Manager adds, “We are very proud that WOP and IPM Dubai have experienced such tremendous growth and established themselves as the most important industry

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THE BIGGEST NUMBER EVER OF COUNTRIES PARTICIPANTS AT WOP DUBAI 2017 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.� WOP DUBAI 2017 is delighted to announce the latest segment for LOGISTICS and COLD CHAIN, the additional section will OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017


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mainly focused the cold chain business in the Gulf Region and create adequate opportunities for professionals from cold chain and logistics sector to come together with end-user industries. WOP DUBAI 2017 - Logistics and Cold Chain, is predominantly divided into different sections including cold storage technology, cold transports such as air cargo, shipping lines, refrigeration systems, parts and maintenance, mobile refrigeration units, reefer trucks and reefer air cargo and other cold chain services. The continuous growth of WOP DUBAI was demonstrate its position as the prime trade fair for fresh produce in the region as well as strengthen the Emirate of Dubai as a worldwide trading center for fruits and vegetables

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audi Agro-Food 2017, the 24th international trade show for food products, ingredients and technologies, featured the state-of-the-art products, technologies and services, including frozen and chilled foods, confectionery and chocolates, healthy and natural foods, and presentation, processing and packaging equipment. The event held from October 8 to 11, 2017 at the Riyadh International Convention Center

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offered international, regional and local companies a platform to discuss key issues, discover new investment opportunities, facilitated business deals with major stakeholders, and network with the leading industry professionals. Dedicated to the food processing and packaging industry, Saudi Agro-Food gathered the region's leading professionals in the agriculture and food industries to benefit from exclusive business opportunities in a custom made setting for showcasing up-to-date technologies, products, services and solutions for all stages of food processing and packaging; as well as all types of popular and new food products. Over four days, exhibitors got the chance to meet face to face with thousands of wholesalers, distributors, retailers and other industry professionals, and develop partnerships which will see their products stocked in shops and supermarkets all over Saudi Arabia.

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GULFHOST 2017 PROVIDES ACCESS TO INDUSTRY EXPERTS TO GROW DIGITAL PLATFORMS

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ith 77 per cent smartphone penetration across the GCC, the emergence of a new digital customer has put pressure on the food and beverage sector to stay relevant and for outlets to keep a competitive edge. From embracing social media to developing apps, the inaugural trade show GulfHost 2017 provided access to industry experts to discover the best technology solutions to stay ahead of competitors. The dedicated platform for hospitality and catering equipment solutions, GulfHost, took place from 18-20 September 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). This year's show also introduced “The Restaurant Development Conference”, powered by International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) Dubai and Middle East Food Forum. The conference provided practical insights into running a successful F&B business in the region, with core themes including marketing and growth in digital and the emerging role of social media. “Technology is changing the way restaurants interact with their customers, with apps impacting operators' topline and becoming an essential contributor to success. It has never been more important to embrace technology, particularly as the region's digitally savvy population continues to grow. The adoption of smart technology, use of mobile apps, and social media to enhance guest experience is vital for long-term business success,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management (DWTC). “GulfHost is the ideal platform to learn how adapting to technology can result in success.” Social media is a key driver for restaurant OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017

recommendations, with nearly two-thirds of social media users in the Middle East regularly using social networks for recommendations. Food apps have also been a major catalyst of change, according to KPMG. Consumers use their smartphones and food apps to find new restaurants, and read online reviews, with 40 per cent of respondents also buying meals through their device. GulfHost showcases a variety of technologies to help F&B owners create more Instagrammable moments within the restaurant whether the backdrop, on the plate or in the cup - to promote image sharing, enhance the experience along the full customer journey, and develop tech-savvy promotional opportunities to reach new target audiences. GulfHost 2017 is co-located with five other shows; Speciality Food Festival, yummex Middle East (jointly organised by DWTC and Kölnmesse) SEAFEX Middle East (organised by DWTC) and The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show (which are owned and organised by dmg events).

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ummex Middle East (ME) has once again impressively demonstrated its top position as an international trade fair for sweets and snacks in the MENA region. The event took place for the first time under the new trade fair umbrella of the "Dubai International Hospitality Week", with five other co-located trade shows: GulfHost, The Speciality Food Festival and SEAFEX Middle East, organised by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), as well as The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show, organised by dmg events. Exhibitors and trade visitors thus profited from expanded access to the growing hospitality and foodservice market in the MENA region and were able to open up attractive new business potential. The consistently positive market situation in the region and the partner trade fair concept also promoted opportunities for successful business contacts and initiation of transactions in the hotel industry and food service sectors, as well as in the retail business. For the 11th edition, yummex ME demonstrated its importance as a central, firmly established business platform for sweets and snacks, and convinced with a high degree of internationality: 333

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GROWING MENA MARKET IS DRIVING SNACKS AND SWEETS TRENDS exhibitors from 43 countries presented their new products and trends to 8,507 trade visitors from 111 countries. Represented for the first time were exhibitors from Argentina, Romania and Switzerland. The largest national participation came from Turkey, Germany and Malaysia. Companies jointly presented their sweets and snacks offerings for the region in 18 regional and international pavilions. "yummex ME 2017 was a complete success. Exhibitors and trade visitors profited from extensive access to the retail and hospitality sectors, were able to OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017


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utilise a variety of synergies and establish profitable business contacts. This further increased the attractiveness of yummex ME as a leading business platform for all those involved", emphasises Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelmesse GmbH. yummex ME is organised by Koelnmesse and the Dubai World Trade Centre. In the context of the "Innovation Corner" special event, two themes were focused on during this year's event: the yummex ME trend partner Innova Markets Insights presented "Sweet Trends" - global industry trends - and underlined their importance for the MENA region. The yummex Innovation Awards also presented prize-winning, innovative new products. The renowned market research company presented the top ten global trends of 2017 for the snacks and sweets world, as well as their transfer to the diversified and high contrast market in the MENA region. Consumer trends like growing health consciousness and the focus on indulgence were presented on the basis of numerous new products in the sweets and snacks market. All of this offered exhibitors and trade visitors an ideal overview and numerous approaches for participating in the success of the booming sweets and snacks market in the MENA region. According to studies of Euromonitor International, the growth rate in the segment of sweets and snacks in the MENA region is twice as strong as the global average. Growing regional markets, increasing incomes and strong consumer behaviour present the manufacturers of sweets and snacks with ideal conditions for successful access to the market and for exploiting profitable potential. “It's fantastic, on day one we have almost achieved our objectives. We met companies from various countries in the MENA-region and signed off distributors for three markets. We go to a lot of trade shows around the world. yummex is certainly one of the best trade fairs we have been to. The show is very professional and there is a lot of engagement. We will for sure rejoin next year“, says Eoghan Webb, Head of Export from Fulfil Nutrition. The trend overview, with its futureoriented presentation of innovations in the sweets, snacks, aromas and additives segments, was therefore an important starting point for many exhibitors and trade visitors. OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017

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THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND OF SUBMITTED PRODUCTS IN COMPARISON TO THE PREVIOUS YEAR DEMONSTRATES THE GROWING INTEREST IN INNOVATIONS, THE AWARDS AND THE BENEFIT OF THE ATTRACTIVE ADDITIONAL PRESENTATION POSSIBILITIES THAT COME WITH THE AWARD yummex Innovation Awards 2017 The "Innovations Awards" for especially innovative, newly-launched sweets and snacks products were awarded for the fourth time in four categories. The increase in the number of participants and of submitted products in comparison to the previous year demonstrates the growing interest in innovations, the awards and the benefit of the attractive additional presentation possibilities that come with the award. It underlines the venerable position of yummex ME as an industry meeting point and provider of impulses for trends and innovations in the MENA region. An independent jury of experts evaluated the many submissions for the competition from regional and international companies. The prize winners were exhibited at yummex ME in the "Innovation Corner" and will also be presented in Cologne from 28-31 January 2018 at the ISM, the world's leading trade fair for sweets and snacks. All winners can be viewed at http://www.yummexme.com/innovations in the Events area in the Innovation Awards Gallery.

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he whole Polagra trade fair, the largest trade fair for the whole food industry in Central-Eastern Europe held in Poznan, Poland from September 25 to 28, 2017. This year the exhibition included more than 900 exhibitors from 36 countries. It was visited by more than 51 thousand professionals. The event was complemented with a wide selection of trainings, conferences, contests and culinary demonstrations. Poznan attracted people not only from Poland, but also foreigners who came to the fair from such countries as Singapore, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar, Romania, Holland, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium and Ukraine, who participated in the event under the Hosted Buyers program. Quality and healthy food sectors This year Polagra Food offered a possibility to get acquainted with the products of over 200 exhibitors. The exhibition was dominated by the Polish dairy and meat industries. The two sectors were represented by many market leaders whose stands, on one hand, offered lots of products that we often come across in stores in Poland and, on the other hand, lots of premier products. Lactose-free cheeses, GMO-free products, cold cuts made according to home-made recipes represent trends which were easily noticeable during the fair. Additionally, Polish producers prepared interesting ideas for cheese and meat snacks, including those that consumers are searching for at present, i.e. healthy, fit and eco foods. Apart from the dairy and meat sectors, the fair was largely participated in by companies operating in the fruit and vegetable processing sectors, producers of sweets, snacks, teas and drinks. Such products were showcased by entrepreneurs from 21 countries, amongst them

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representatives from Belarus, Egypt, South Korea, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. In 2018 Polagra Food will be held in May. Following what we have learnt from the event organizers, the decision to change the date has been made on the basis of consultations carried out among the sector representatives.

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he 34th Anuga was the best trade fair in a long time for many of the exhibitors. More than 7,400 companies from 107 countries, a new record, presented products from all over the world and all categories over the course of five days. Around 165,000 trade visitors from 198 countries took advantage of this unique offer for sourcing, information and ordering at top level. "Anuga is the world's biggest and most important business platform for the international food industry," Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse, commented towards the end of the event. "The trade fair brings the global supply and demand together very precisely. With its clear concept and focus on relevant themes, it is a reliable marketplace for the global food world for customers from Germany and abroad." In addition to the high level of internationality, which characterised the picture of the trade fair on all days, the quality of the visitors was once again outstanding. For example, Executive Directors and top buyers from leading global trading companies were registered. The out-of-home market was also OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017

ANUGA 2017: 165,000 TRADE VISITORS FROM 198 COUNTRIES represented by international teams in Cologne as well as decision-makers from the major online trading companies. The trade fair was opened by the NRW Minister, Christina Schule Föcking. The honorary guest at the opening was the Indian Minister for the Food Processing Industries, I.E. Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal. India was the partner country of Anuga 2017. "Once again we have experienced a record-setting Anuga," remarked Friedhelm Dornseifer, President of the German Association of the German Retail Grocery Trade (BVLH). "The high interest from the international food industry proves that the trade fair is a must-attend event in the diaries of the food manufacturers and buyers.

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LIMAGRAIN CÉRÉALES INGRÉDIENTS, 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 M 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'

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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 a large range flours and cereal ingredients. The company offer addresses to all the food manufacturers but its two main markets are SNACKS and BAKERY. 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 OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017


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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…)! LCI has also over 20 years' experience in pellets business and exports them the world over. LCI have cut, laminated, stamped, 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

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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 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.

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!

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hy kiwis from Europe? Kiwifruits might be native to China and not usually associated to European growers - however, Italy, Greece and France are among the biggest kiwi-producing countries worldwide, exporting to over 51 countries worldwide. What sets aside European kiwis from other countries? The mild winters and warm summers of the Mediterranean team up with traditional farming methods to grow a large and succulent crop; add a dash of strict regulatory quality control by the European Union and you get the finest natural result: a juicy, healthy and sweet fruit, grown just right just for you! The main kiwifruit variety produced is Hayward (light brown skin color/ bright green flesh with edible seeds). The average size is 70-130 grams. What are the health benefits of kiwis? Loaded with many important nutrients, Kiwifruits are a rich source of dietary fiber and is considered to be colon-protector. High levels of vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E and flavonoid anti-oxidants such as beta carotene, lutein and xanthin, make kiwi a healthy snack. It is also an excellent source of vitamin C and provides over 150% of the daily recommended intake (DRI) while its seeds provide omega 3 fatty acids, linked to reduction of risks of coronary heart disease. Finally, Kiwifruit provides 10% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of folic acid, or folate, essential to the reproduction and formation of red blood cells. It is those health benefits and excellent fruit quality that campaign Premium European Kiwi is set to spread the word about: a three year journey in United Arab Emirates, China and Canada brings consumers closer

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to European kiwifruit producers and gives them the opportunity to know more about cultivation, quality and flavor characteristics. In 2017, Premium European Kiwi campaign is visiting United Arab Emirates for the second year, in order to participate at International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP Dubai) from 5 to 7 December, meet local opinion makers and raise awareness on the premium quality of kiwifruits coming from Europe. In the past two years since its launch, the campaign has travelled to United Arab Emirates, China and Canada, participating to trade shows, organising promotional events and outdoor advertising as well as point of sales promotion in local supermarkets. For the next period, the campaign is organising instore promotions in major super markets of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as many more promotional activities for HORECA professionals and the general public. Kiwifruits from Europe are available in United Arab Emirates from October to May. Ask your supermarket for European kiwifruits and enjoy a delicious and healthy snack everyday! About the campaign The campaign “Premium European Kiwi� (www.europeankiwi.eu) is funded by the European Union and 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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ROHA PURSUES AGGRESSIVE EXTERNAL GROWTH WITH THE ACQUISITION OF NEW FOODS INDUSTRY S.P.A., IN NORTHERN ITALY

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oha, one of the world's leading colour manufacturers has announced the acquisition of New Foods Industry S.p.A. near Verona in Italy, expert in dry ingredients for the food and beverage industries. This is the 3rd acquisition for Roha in 2017, consolidating its position in the colour business with synergistic innovating ingredients. Benefiting from its global footprint in industrial, R&D, procurement, and Sales (13 manufacturing sites and application centers on all continents), Roha ensures strong local customer proximity with more diversified product portfolio, bringing other organoleptic innovative solutions, and supporting its customers with strong application and technical support. Founded in 1974, New Foods Industry is known across the globe for its wide range of high quality natural dehydrated ingredients answering challenges in most Food & Beverage applications, including natural enhancers, “garden fresh” aromatic herbs and vegetables among others. Similarly, the sweet and dehydrated ingredients include fruits pieces, fruit and vegetable juice powders and natural sweeteners. GardenFresh® by New Foods provides a natural range of ingredients produced through advanced drying technologies bringing superior quality products to its customers. The GardenFresh® products entail preserved freshness of dried vegetables and fruits while adding colour, flavour and nutritional value to the range. The Verona region where New Foods is located is one of the most abundant

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and diverse agricultural areas in Europe, with close access to many key natural raw materials. The acquiring of New Foods with Roha is a coming together of similar business philosophies and complementary business segments. Speaking about the merger, MD-Roha Group, Mr. Brijesh Tibrewala said: “The acquisition of New Foods, while bringing Roha into the segment of dehydrated natural ingredients gets the Group even closer to its customers with a complementary offer positioned around its colour original focus. Coupling ranges will allow Roha leverage abundant opportunities in natural market segments.” About ROHA Roha is one of the fastest growing brands of food ingredients in the world, answering challenges from the Food & Beverage, Nutrition & Health / Pharmaceutical, and Personal care industries, with unique solutions through its network of application centers, supported by a strong network of 21 sales offices allied with 110 distributors and stock points. With employee strength of over 1100, Roha believes in investing heavily in people to drive innovation. Roha's state-of-the-art production facility in the Roha district of Maharashtra, India, is supported by 12 other manufacturing centers and application labs in the US, Brazil, Mexico, UK, Spain, South Africa, Egypt, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, China and Australia.

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or CasaLuker, innovation and quality are two of its most essential ingredients. This is why, as from last year, the company started to commercialise four new types of chocolate couvertures made with Fino de Aroma cocoa together with a very special ingredient, panela, or raw sugar made from evaporated cane juice. CasaLuker decided to include in its portfolio a product that is traditional for the Colombian market but new to other markets in the world. This type of raw sugar has now been incorporated as an essential part of their new chocolate couvertures. Panela is used to replace refined sugar in response to the preferences of modern consumers, whereby the added value of products is derived from their artisanal, natural, healthy and differentiated quality. Panela is a derivate of sugar cane that is only grown in some parts of Latin America and India. It is rich in vitamins and contains phosphorous, calcium, iron, glucose, and fructose, which are maintained throughout the artisanal production. This artisanal production involves cutting the cane manually and transporting it to the trapiche, where the panela is made. The juices are then extracted by crushing the cane and they are then passed through a first filter before heating. The juices are heated to a specific temperature and once the residues and impurities have been removed, the evaporation and dehydration processes begins. The cane

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CASALUKER — THE SWEET TASTE OF COLOMBIA juice is concentrated and beaten until pulverized. The particles are then made the same size and the panela is left to cool before it is packed. The target consumers of these new products are; chocolatiers, chefs, pastry chefs, and amateurs that want to make special and original products. New products: Dark Chocolate Trapiche: This dark chocolate has an exquisite chocolaty aroma, delicately combined with fruity notes. Its taste is a combination of unique and unmatched cocoa notes, perfectly balanced bitterness, and the typical sweet caramel notes of panela. Dark Chocolate Morena: A semi-dark chocolate with a mild aroma of cocoa and a subtle sweetness. Its flavour is a fusion of sensations where the cocoa and bitter notes are in OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017


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perfect harmony with the sweet notes and the panela. It also has the citric, fruity and caramel notes of sugarcane, which together with its delicate creaminess produce a fusion of flavours that define it as a chocolate with a special profile. Milk Chocolate Melao: An imposing milk chocolate flavour and the unmistakable sweet caramel notes of panela invade our palate, blending with the delicately creamy milk, mild cocoa and vanilla notes that highlight the typical flavours of a panela-sweetened chocolate. White chocolate Dorado: The panela used in its recipe gives this white chocolate a golden hue, which makes it original and provocative. This exotic chocolate stands out for its sweet flavour and creamy milk caramel and panela notes, producing a delicate refreshing flavour. CasaLuker Panela: CasaLuker's powdered panela, with its caramel flavour and golden colour, is an interesting sweetener, which maintains its nutritional components and can be used to replace refined sugar. With these new products, CasaLuker reaffirms its commitment to become an

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international leader in the diversification Fino de Aroma cocoa, a special product grown in South America and appreciated in gourmet markets around the world.

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ith revenues of 464 million euros, the Hamburg-based Stern-Wywiol Gruppe again experienced doubledigit growth in 2016. Its Hydrosol subsidiary made an important contribution to this continued positive balance. A specialist in stabilising and texturing systems, in recent years the company has grown to become one of the leading suppliers of stabilising systems on the international market. In Europe the company is in the top 3 in the category. Hydrosol has made a name for itself worldwide with custom solutions for dairy products, deli foods, meat and fish products. Most importantly, the company has demonstrated a nose for leading-edge trends. As early as 2009 Hydrosol presented clean label solutions at Fi Europe. The Market Insights organisation presented the “Flexitarian Effect” as one of the top trends in 2016, but Hydrosol had already been offering all-in compounds for vegetarian and vegan meat alternatives since 2014. The company develops its innovative stabilising and texturing systems based on a detailed knowledge of the raw materials available on the world market and how they interact with each other. “Our core competence lies in the targeted combination of functional components” says Dr. Matthias Moser, CEO Hydrosol. “An understanding of the interactions among hydrocolloids, proteins, fibre, enzymes and other ingredients is the key to quality results. We see time and again that these synergistic complexes give much better results than single ingredients. Our broad capabilities in applications technology are thus elementary to our successful product solutions.” Current developments by this creative Ahrensburg company include stabilising and texturing systems for the production of vegan nuggets, burger patties and schnitzel, as well as functional systems for the economic production of cheese preparations and recombinations. With new, tailor-made solutions for the manufacture of poultry products, Hydrosol customers can participate in the worldwide growth of this segment. Another innovation is functional raw materials complexes for the sustainable processing of rennet and acid whey into high-value dairy products like pudding desserts, beverages and fermented products that can be used as alternatives to yogurt and sour cream. A video OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017


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on the newly designed website www.hydrosol.de gives a look at the varied activities of Hydrosol R&D. Partnering atmosphere The passion and creativity of the company's staff are very important to its success, as Dr Moser reports: “One of our strengths is our low fluctuation. Our domestic and foreign customers have the same contact persons at Hydrosol for many years. With the resulting long, trusting relationships, our people are very familiar with the individual needs of each customer. This enables them to deliver custom-tailored service and fast solutions to problems - in person at the client's location if necessary.” Flat hierarchies are a matter of course at Hydrosol. According to Dr Moser, they help maintain high motivation and a sense of responsibility. Torsten Wywiol, CEO of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, is proud of the special corporate culture: “We're different from many other companies in our industry. Each company in our group retains its autonomy. And most importantly, we offer our employees the greatest possible freedom. We're a familyrun company, and as in every good family, innovative ideas can thrive only in a stimulating and partnering atmosphere.” As an owner-operated, independent company Hydrosol can also react faster, more flexibly and more dynamically to events on the world market. Dr Moser notes, “If you want to expand in different markets, you need to do even more than develop individual solutions for individual customers. Fast, flexible reaction to customer needs and requests is at least as important as innovation-driven new ideas that give customers new value creation possibilities.” Currently Hydrosol meets customer wishes in over 100 countries. With 15 foreign offices and further certified partners, this stabilisation specialist has direct access to all key global markets, including growth markets like Latin America, North Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, where Hydrosol is already successfully established. This lets Dr Moser look optimistically to the future. “The international food industry is undergoing a shift. With future demographic developments, the industry will have to ensure the nutrition of more and more people. This will be possible only if new alternative solutions can be found. Stabilising and texturing systems play a central role in this. With this in mind, I believe that over the next ten years we can double our revenue and headcount especially because we offer a special combination of innovative problem solutions and the flexibility of an owner-operated family company.”

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Hydrosol at Gulfood Manufacturing 31.10. - 02.11.2017 Dubai, U.A.E. Stand S3 – E24

Meltingly delicious. With Hydrosol. Pizza topping, cream cheese slices, recombined alternatives to white, processed or salad cheese: These closely coordinated hydrocolloid and protein mixtures stabilise the consistency of final products - as well as the production costs.

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Lata Menon, Regional sales manager, KMC

gain this year, the Danish-based cooperative KMC will exhibit at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai. KMC manufactures and sells innovative and costeffective potato-based ingredients to the global food industry. Their set-up provides unique supply chain control from field to food manufacturer and ensures quality, consistency and reliability. The product portfolio includes application-specific solutions, modified potato starches, native potato starch, potato granules and potato flakes. We talked to regional sales manager for KMC, Lata Menon. Which industries does KMC target? KMC strategically focuses on the food industry. Our potato-based ingredients provide functional properties across all food segments. However, I would like to highlight our expertise in replacing expensive and price volatile ingredients. We can replace milk proteins in cheese products, egg in mayonnaise and dressings and gelatine in fruit gums and jellies. We are happy to help our customers adjust their recipes and their

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POTATO-BASED INGREDIENTS AND SPECIALIST KNOWHOW process to meet the demands of the end consumers. I would also like to mention our high performance cold-swelling starches made with our unique spray cooking technique. The bakery or snack industries can benefit from higher dough viscosity, improved crispiness and better heat and shear stability. Why is the MEA region important for KMC? The UAE and Dubai, in particular, has evolved as a hub for the entire region around it, offering great infrastructure and a OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2017


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business friendly environment. The food processing industry in the UAE has grown steadily year by year, with many subsidiaries of global food companies as well as small and medium manufacturing food businesses setting up base here. There is a rising domestic demand in the country, which creates a favourable climate for food processing companies to grow here. At the same time, exports to regional markets, specifically the Middle East and Africa also play a significant role in this successful growth story. At KMC, we truly understand the importance of this region and thus we have had our sales office in Dubai since 2013, to serve the interests of our customers in the Middle East, India and Africa better. This is also the reason why we have been participating at the Gulfood Manufacturing for several years.

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Why does KMC exhibit at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai? As I mentioned, KMC has been exhibiting at the Gulfood Manufacturing more or less since its inception and we see it as a great platform to connect with our existing customers and meet new potential customers. We use this platform as an opportunity to display some of our unique innovative potato-based ingredients. We will also present a range of product samples, like feta type cheeses, mayonnaise and wine gums to name a few, as part of our demonstrations to our visitors. We are really excited about the event and are looking forward to a successful show.

Come and see us at Dubai International Trade & Convention Centre, S1 - D83

Let’s take food forward Reduces your costs | Easy to implement | Customized texture KMC MEA FZ LLC P.O. Box 48034

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KMC Denmark +45 9642 5555

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TOMRA SHIPS WORLD'S LARGEST STEAM PEELER

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OMRA Sorting Food has delivered an industry first in the form of the world's highest capacity steam peeler, which will be used by a leading potato processing company. The new Eco steam peeler stands more than eight metres tall, and has the capability to peel 650kg of potatoes in less than seven seconds. The processing capacity of the steam peeler is more than 65,000kg (143,300lbs) of potatoes per hour or a daily rate of 1,560,000kg (3,439,200lbs). Eamonn Cullen, market unit manager peeling at TOMRA Sorting Food: “When you consider this pressure vessel will peel almost 3,000 individual potatoes in less than seven seconds, these results demonstrate the scale of the achievement.” Steam peeling has for a long time been the most efficient method of removing skin from the surface of vegetables. The new Eco steam peeler is not only the fastest steam peeler; it is also the most efficient in the industry using 28 percent less steam than other peelers of its type. Eamonn continues: “We were the first to introduce high pressure steam peeling to the vegetable processing industry and we have continued to invent technologies to improve steam peeling performance. This latest steam peeler enables processors to reduce the energy consumed in the process to levels not seen in the industry before. “TOMRA's mission to lead the resource revolution, through innovative solutions for optimizing our world's resources is at the core of what we do. Our commitment to delivering the best user experience and the highest performance products has brought us to this industry leading position. This innovative steam peeler is another example of how we put our values into practice.” For further information on steam peeling with TOMRA Sorting Food, visit: www.tomra.com/peeling.

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ollowing the successful installation two years ago of what was Sidel's fastest bottling line in the world at the time, the Health Water Bottling Company (HWB) of Saudi Arabia decided to invest in two further lines. The original solution still runs at a speed of 134,000 bottles per hour (bph), whereas the two new Sidel complete PET water lines are both now running even faster - at the new, record-breaking output rate of 150,000 bph each, making a total installed output of 300,000 bph. Bottled water is a growing market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and HWB leads the way with Nova water. In the country, a growing population with an increasing focus on health has resulted in a dramatically bigger demand for both still and carbonated water over recent years. In the Greater Middle East region, the top ten countries represent 92% of the total volume of the beverage market. Of these, Saudi Arabia is second only to Turkey and, according to forecasts, the market for PETbottled water in the Kingdom is expected to grow by 7.3% CAGR over the current four-year period (2016 - 2020), outpaced only by CSD. The first company ever to be awarded the prestigious “Quality Mark� by the Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation, HWB has always endeavoured to differentiate itself from OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017

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PET WATER LINES FROM SIDEL ACHIEVE 150,000 BPH IN SAUDI ARABIA the competition by being innovative within the bottled water market. Since its inception in 1973, the company has also constantly sought the right opportunities to diversify into the marketing and distribution of beverages other than water and, consequently, now offers a comprehensive portfolio of drinks. As well as producing the market-leading, premium brand of bottled water in the region, Nova, which spearheads its water division, HWB also produces other highly reputable brands, as well as distributing Holsten, a malt drink and Power Horse, an energy drink, throughout the KSA. These brands strongly reinforce the company's reputation for only supplying products of the highest quality.

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