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World: Consumers to favor the ancient, familiar, sustainability, says report

The year 2017 will be one of extremes, from 'ancient' products including grains, recipes, practices and traditions to the use of technology to create...

Middle East: Water bottler uses Sidel technology, saves 25% more

Emirates Refreshments Company (ERC) has carried out a short-neck conversion on its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottling line. ERC, brand owners of Jeema Mineral Water...

Middle East: Consumers demand food origin information, report

A surge in consumer demand for knowledge of food origin and source is now a key factor for successful sales and marketing in the...

Asia: FOA releases labeling scheme for mountain products

FAO's Mountain Partnership and Slow Food have launched a voluntary product label for mountain goods that is meant to improve market access for small...

Middle East: Nestlé inaugurates US$149M factory in Dubai

Nestlé has today inaugurated its new Al-Maha factory in Dubai, producing Nescafé coffee and Maggi cooking aids for the local and regional markets. Now operating...

World: Delta Food Industries opens dairy plant in SAIF Zone

Delta Food Industries  opened an AED 40 million (US$10.89 million) dairy plant in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) this month. "The new plant...

Middle East: UPM Raftlatac release film with PE, PP features

UPM Raflatac unveils Raflex PRO, a flexible film for applications where polypropylene (PP) would be too rigid. It joins the Raflex family of conformable films...

World: Eye, bone health among top health concerns, finds DSM study

Health concerns change throughout life, as people age, according to a DSM study on 7,000 people across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)...

Europe: Consortium gets €7.7M on packaging research

The European Union (EU) has awarded the international NanoPack consortium €7.7 million (US$8.82 million) to develop and demonstrate a solution for extending food shelf...

Middle East: Gulfood Manufacturing 2016 to open in November

The third edition of Gulfood Manufacturing in the Middle East will open at the Dubai World Trade Centre from November 7 to 9, 2016. Comprising...
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