United Arab Emirates

The new system will remove the need for registration in individual territories. ©iStock

GULFOOD 2018

New federal food registration portal launched in the UAE

By Gary Scattergood

It will soon be mandatory for all foods entering the UAE to be registered on a new federal portal that has been launched by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, and Dubai Municipality.

The GCC VAT had got food firms worries. ©iStock

Food firms worry about arrival of Gulf VAT

By RJ Whitehead

A Gulf-wide goods and services tax that will come into effect next year has been one of the main talking points among companies exhibiting at Gulfood Manufacturing this year, with its ripple effect likely to impact business in the food industry.

Kerry Group helping BRF make clean label meat

Kerry Group helping BRF make clean label meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Global ingredients and flavours company Kerry Group is helping the world’s largest halal meat business, Brazil’s BRF, launch clean-label meat products.

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UAE’s ambitions on track to stay food secure

By RJ Whitehead

New estimates suggest that the Middle East will consume nearly 60m tonnes of food annually by 2050 due to soaring population growth, putting pressure on governments to find ways to secure their supplies.

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