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Sheikh Mohammed launches Food Tech Valley in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed launches Food Tech Valley in Dubai

It seeks to triple the UAE’s food production and will include a smart food logistics hub, R&D facilities as well as agricultural technology and engineering labs

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Australian vegetable industry preparing to renew its Strategic Investment Plan for the next five years

Australian vegetable industry preparing to renew its Strategic Investment Plan for the next five years

As the vegetable industry looks to renew its Strategic Investment Plan (SIP), Australia's peak horticulture research and development body says it is pleasing to see that the majority of outcomes from the existing plan had been achieved.

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Energy modelling for horticulture: How to use it to deliver staggering savings

Energy modelling for horticulture: How to use it to deliver staggering savings

Identifying solutions that can achieve significant energy savings is an increasingly popular way for food producers to drive down growing costs.

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De-coring and cutting bell peppers with the PDS4L system

De-coring and cutting bell peppers with the PDS4L system

Together with its partner HiTec Food Systems from the Netherlands Kronen offers a new version of bell pepper processing systems to the market. PDS4L is optimized for de-coring and segmenting up to 3600 bell peppers per hour and can be operated by one person.

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The future looks bright for Dubai’s meetings and events industry

The future looks bright for Dubai’s meetings and events industry

Dubai Tourism has praised the recent string of successful events in the emirate, showing support for more down the line

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PepsiCo Aims to Regeneratively Farm 7M Acres by 2030

PepsiCo Aims to Regeneratively Farm 7M Acres by 2030

The company’s goal is to scale regenerative farming practices across its entire agricultural footprint, reduce at least 3 million tons of GHGs, and improve livelihoods of farmers across its supply chain.

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Dubai rated safest place in world for business travellers, new survey shows

Dubai rated safest place in world for business travellers, new survey shows

Dubai Global Events Re-opening Forum hears the secret to the emirate's success in bouncing back from pandemic lockdown

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: Amazon Middle East boss plans to double-down on Saudi supply chains

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Amazon Middle East boss plans to double-down on Saudi supply chains

E-commerce giant is bolstering its supply chains in Saudi Arabia amid a surge in demand sparked by the pandemic

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Sophie’s Bionutrients unveils world’s first microalgae burger patty

Sophie’s Bionutrients unveils world’s first microalgae burger patty

Singapore-based food technology company Sophie’s Bionutrients has announced the launch of plant-based burger patty made from microalgae.

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DP World to drive progress in the F&B manufacturing sector

DP World to drive progress in the F&B manufacturing sector

The new F&B Terminal aims at creating a sustainable and diversified economy in the UAE.

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Chick-fil-A is testing robot delivery in California under a new partnership with robotics company Kiwibot.

Chick-fil-A is testing robot delivery in California under a new partnership with robotics company Kiwibot.

The chicken sandwich chain is using semi-autonomous Kiwibot fleets to cart orders at a few restaurants in Southern California.

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How Covid Turned Food Pantries Into ‘Mini-Costcos’

How Covid Turned Food Pantries Into ‘Mini-Costcos’

Hunger activists are using phrases like ‘warehouse optimization’ and ‘streamlined inventory management.’

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The state of the plant-based food industry

The state of the plant-based food industry

A 45% increase in sales over one year is a big deal, but more than 99% of the meat we eat in the US still comes from animals. This continued year-after-year growth at the very least shows there is growing demand for alternatives.

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UAE food manufacturer GFI invests $8mln to boost ready-meal business

UAE food manufacturer GFI invests $8mln to boost ready-meal business

Part of capital will be used to build cooked food line plant in Sharjah

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Beyond Meat ups Mideast game, to debut in India as global competition in plant-based foods intensifies

Beyond Meat ups Mideast game, to debut in India as global competition in plant-based foods intensifies

Beyond Meat ups Mideast game, to debut in India as global competition in plant-based foods intensifies

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Entrepreneurs Are Well Placed To Tap Into Opportunities Presented By The UAE

Entrepreneurs Are Well Placed To Tap Into Opportunities Presented By The UAE's Food Security Agenda: Insights From A Dubai Chamber Analysis

Entrepreneurs Are Well Placed To Tap Into Opportunities Presented By The UAE's Food Security Agenda: Insights From A Dubai Chamber Analysis

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The new outcome-focused world of manufacturing

The new outcome-focused world of manufacturing

Product coding and marking is a small but vital component of all manufacturing operations – an incorrect, or missing code can mean that products can’t be shipped, which can put retailer performance targets at risk, damage brand reputation and result in significant punitive fines

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New solution helps MAP out a sustainable future for sliced products

New solution helps MAP out a sustainable future for sliced products

ULMA Packaging UK has developed what it describes as a more sustainable Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) solution for low-height sliced products such as meat and cheese.

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Avanti Conveyors pledge that their products will be ‘air free’ by 2023

Avanti Conveyors pledge that their products will be ‘air free’ by 2023

AVANTI Conveyors has pledged that all of the firm’s products will no longer require a compressed air supply by 2023.

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McDonald unveils the future of its business,  from minimalist packaging to high-tech, triple-drive thru stores

McDonald unveils the future of its business, from minimalist packaging to high-tech, triple-drive thru stores

McDonald's announced new packaging, drive-thru technology, and an app in an investor call. The restaurant is working to increase drive-thru efficiency and streamline designs. During the pandemic, up t ...

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A small solution to a large problem: how to mitigate tanker drive off damages

A small solution to a large problem: how to mitigate tanker drive off damages

It’s the little things that make a big difference. Overlooking these minute details can prove to be disastrous as well as expensive. Dixon’s sanitary breakaway coupling is your best bet for minimising ...

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NEW UNPACKING MACHINE FOR BISCUITS FROM FLOW-PACKS

NEW UNPACKING MACHINE FOR BISCUITS FROM FLOW-PACKS

Clean separation of product and packaging material from incorrect packaging Many well-known producers in the food and confectionery industry are committed to “sustainable production” with all associat ...

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Tetra Pak receives EHEDG Food Safety Certification in Food Processing with Tubular Heat Exchangers

Tetra Pak receives EHEDG Food Safety Certification in Food Processing with Tubular Heat Exchangers

The Tetra Pak® Tubular Heat Exchanger equipment has become the first tubular heat exchanger to receive the EHEDG certification meeting the leading food safety standards in Europe, in accordance with ...

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A peeling waste solution for fruit processor

A peeling waste solution for fruit processor

A New Zealand food processing company will implement a sludge dewatering technology engineered to cost-efficiently reduce the sustainability footprint of food, beverage and wastewater treatment. The N ...

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TRENDS

 
Intelligent Labeling and Sensors

Intelligent Labeling and Sensors

Intelligent packaging and use of sensors have great potential for reducing food waste and thereby improving food security. There are four families of sensors—for freshness, food package

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“ConsumActors” for food for sustainability

“ConsumActors” for food for sustainability

ConsumActors are a specific type of consumers who want to be involved in the process which creates the food product and no longer want to be merely a passive spectator. Basically, consumActors want to ...

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Food reprocessing

Food reprocessing

Another major source of food supply could emerge if the 30% of food produced that is now lost or wasted, could become available for human consumption. Source reduction and reprocessing of foods appear ... Read More...

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The innovation of functional foods

The innovation of functional foods

Because of the growing attention paid to individual well-being and safeguarding health, innovation and the implementation of technologies in the food industry were in part directed to the development

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Innovative systems to withdraw food for consumer’s health

Innovative systems to withdraw food for consumer’s health

Furthermore, to guarantee food safety, some sophisticated software programs that let food products be traced continue to be subjected to implementation and experimentation. According to European and United States laws

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Scanning food in real time for specific food preferences

Scanning food in real time for specific food preferences

Alternative innovations have been developed that send allergic consumers or those with specific food preferences (i.e., vegetarians or avoiding pork) information through mobile phone apps enabling avoiding

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Food for all

Food for all

Feeding 10 billion people in 2050 sustainably, will require changes of our food chains. Changing of our food demand to more plant-based diets could help as half of the world's cereal production ends up

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