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World Bank: “If the crisis escalates further, it is likely to have repercussions on countries in the Middle East and North Africa...

Middle East food supply threatened by Ukraine crisis: Report

By Andrew Schreiber

Any further escalation in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine could have a serious and adverse impact on the food supply situation in the Middle East, including countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), according to the World Bank.

A unified food safety law was the demand of many exporters to the UAE...

UAE’s new food safety law dish harsher penalties

By Ankush Chibber

The UAE’s new food safety law will see higher penalties for those found to be endangering food safety, according to the draft legislation presented this week by the country’s law makers.

Gluten-free in the Middle East is about 5-6 years behind Europe but has favorable demographics and is growing

Middle East: The next gluten-free boom?

By Kacey Culliney

 The Middle East gluten-free market is nascent but brimming with potential thanks to a young and wealthy consumer base increasingly interested in health and wellness, market experts say.

Trade is on the rise between African nations and the GCC

Horn countries woo GCC food investment

By Eliot Beer

Ethiopia and Somalia are both pushing to increase the level of food and agricultural foreign direct investment from GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) states.

Oman plans to double fisheries industry

Oman plans to double fisheries industry

Oman plans to more than double its fishery production to 480,000 tonnes per year, increasing industry revenues to US$1.9bn, according to a government minister.

Dubai takes first step to become halal hub

Dubai takes first step to become halal hub

By RJ Whitehead

With the international halal market worth over US$1tn, Dubai is moving ahead with long-hatched plans to position itself as a global halal hub. 

Pakistan eyes UAE market for export growth

Pakistan eyes UAE market for export growth

By RJ Whitehead

Pakistan’s food exports to the UAE could potentially triple to US$1.2bn from last year’s US$400m because of local demand for the country’s products, Pakistan’s ambassador to the UAE, Asif Durrani, said at Gulfood earlier this month.

Karan A Chanana, Amira Group’s chairman and chief executive

Amira expands into the UAE organic market

By RJ Whitehead

Indian speciality rice major Amira Nature Foods has announced plans to enter the UAE’s organic food market as it focuses on gaining a larger market share across the wider Middle region.

NFPC and Spinneys sign leases at Kizad

NFPC and Spinneys sign leases at Kizad

By Eliot Beer

UAE firms Spinneys Dubai and the National Food Products Company (NFPC) are both set to establish new facilities in the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), the zone announced.

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