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Dubai is latest emirate to announce food mega-park plans

12-Jul-2017 - Dubai’s first dedicated food park will be built at a cost of AED5.5m (US$1.5m) and incorporate a mix of government infrastructure, warehousing and manufacturing facilities. 

Saudi exempts food packaging from plastics ban

Food packaging will be exempt from a new Saudi Arabian ban on the entry of non-biodegradable plastics into the country.

UAE officials move to ban health risk 'fake herbal supplements'

Health officials in the United Arab Emirates have moved to clamp down on 11 'dangerous' supplements, which they say pose a serious health risk to the public.

World Food Programme seeks to avert 'nutrition catastrophe' in crisis-hit Yemen

The UN's World Food Programme is seeking to improve the nutrition of 1.9 million children and women in war-torn Yemen by delivering targetted supplementary feeding programmes in the Middle East's poorest nation.

East is eden: Middle East ripe for chocolate growth amid volume declines in the West

Euromonitor International suggests the Middle East offers opportunities for chocolate manufacturers seeking to drive value growth.

Refugees given tools and training in northern Iraq

A Germany-funded project to train refugees in greenhouse cultivation, beekeeping, hen production and food processing has been launched to help thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrians.

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Saudi Arabia bans Belgian poultry meat

Saudi Arabia has banned the import of poultry meat and eggs from Belgium following an outbreak of avian influenza.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Del Monte buries the hatchet ahead of retail and NPD joint-venture

Plus: Multinationals unite to boost coconut supply chain in SE Asia.

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