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New Zealand and Dubai have announced a three-month pilot for an electronic export certification - a new initiative set to further enhance trade of animal products between the two nations. The pilot, a first for the UAE, was agreed by New Zealand’s Consul General H.E Kevin McKenna and Mr. Khalid Sharif

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Food is big business in Singapore. The small city state may has limited arable land for traditional agriculture, but it makes up with exciting research and development efforts, and thriving innovation climate. In 2017, Singapore’s food manufacturing industry contributed S$4.3 billion to its GDP. Singapore food exports make up more

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Exhibiting for the first time at this year’s Gulfood at Dubai World Trade Centre, the European Union is set to host an exclusive VIP dinner on day one of the exhibition for F&B professionals. Hosted by the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, the dinner on February 17th

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The world-first MasterChef, the TV Experience – set to open at the new Millennium Place Marina, in Dubai this April, has appointed internationally-acclaimed chef Maria ‘Margarita’ Vaamonde-Beggs to head the entire kitchen set-up and menu creation. Venezuelan born Margarita has already begun menu development and staff training ahead of the opening

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Major new healthy food launches are being lined up by exhibitors at Gulfood – the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition – which marks its 24th edition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from February 17-21, 2019. Buoyed by a significant trend in mindful eating, exhibitors are preparing to

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Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be exhibiting across four French pavilions at Gulfood 2019. The region’s renowned F&B trade show will showcase products of over 70 French brands and companies. This year, many of them that introduced their products in the year’s

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Jennifer Pettinger-Haines, Managing Director Middle East at Bench Events and Co-Founder of GRIF Society, discusses how Dubai’s F&B landscape is increasingly holding its own on the global scene. With London’s dynamic restaurant scene widely regarded as a leader in the global food and beverage industry, I was fascinated to hear that

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Lick, an innovative frozen yogurt brand made with 100% yogurt, is now available to the UAE food service industry through Ymakan FZ LLC. The Ymakan team has partnered with leading Singaporean food service distributor, Foodxservices Inc Pte Ltd, to bring the UK-born brand to the Emirates, after Lick saw huge success

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Saudi restaurants have been instructed to display the calorie content of each item on their menu, following a new directive from the Kingdom’s food authority. The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) announced the initiative on January 1, in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and the Consumer

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