Middle East

Mazoon Dairy and SIG Combibloc Obeikan have announced the launch of a full range of liquid dairy products. Pic: Mazoon Dairy

Oman company Mazoon Dairy launching new products

By Jim Cornall

Mazoon Dairy, the largest integrated dairy company in the Sultanate of Oman, and SIG Combibloc Obeikan, provider of aseptic packaging and filling machines for food and beverages, have announced the launch of a full range of liquid dairy products.

The new factory is now one of the largest Italian dairy factories in the UAE. Pic: Getty Images/acqua_tranquilla

Italian Dairy Products expands UAE cheese factory

By Jim Cornall

The Italian Dairy Products factory, headquartered at Sharjah Food Park, in the United Arab Emirates, has doubled the total size of its factory to 26,000 square-feet, with an eye on expansion in the UAE and Gulf markets.

Lebanon is expected to run out of bread in 2½ weeks. Pics: GettyImages/alefbet/Mo Semsem

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Humanitarian aid scrambles to circumvent Lebanon’s bread crisis

By Gill Hyslop

The head of the United Nations’ food agency said the beleaguered country – which is battling economic and political woes, the COVID-19 pandemic and a major blast that tore through its capital city – could run out of bread in about 2½ weeks.

The new Ricotta system allows some types of mature cheese to be spreadable. Pic: Hommak

Hommak develops new Ricotta system

By Jim Cornall

A new Ricotta system is the latest innovative solution designed by Turkish processing equipment manufacturer Hommak.

The Creative Studio is a state-of-the-art facility, located adjacent to the Bunge Turkey office. Pic: Bunge Loders Croklaan

Bunge Loders Croklaan to open Creative Studio in Turkey

By Gill Hyslop

The sustainable plant-based edible oils and fats specialist will inaugurate its first Creative Studio in Istanbul in Q3, a dedicated workspace designed to accelerate customer innovation in the growing Middle East/North African markets, while adhering...

More than 50 Turkish dairy companies can now export their products to China. Pic: Getty Images/Caner CIFTCI

China gives Turkish dairy green light

By Jim Cornall

Turkish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli and Trade minister Ruhsar Pekcan have announced that barriers to dairy products to be exported to China have been removed.

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Ingredion launches polyol sweetener to tap health-conscious trend

By Oliver Morrison

Ingredion EMEA has launched its first polyol sweetener -- ERYSTA Erythritol – to enable manufacturers to reduce or replace sugar to achieve nutrition-related claims, such as ‘no added sugar’ or ‘calorie-reduced’, in multiple applications.

Pierre Marcolini Maison Orient Ramadan chocolate boxes. Pic: Pierre Marcolini Maison

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Pierre Marcolini Maison launches new Ramadan chocolate collection

By Anthony Myers

Luxury chocolatier Pierre Marcolini Maison has launched a ‘New Moon Celebration’ collection to mark the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with a range of new flavours inspired by the sweet aromas of the Middle East.

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