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Egypt rocked by dog and donkey meat scandal

14-Jul-2015 - Egyptians have been unknowingly eating dog and donkey meat, along with meat that is not Halal, the country’s head of food safety has said.

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Almarai profit up 22%, but subsidiaries lose US$87m

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Nestlé to open $120m food processing plant in Dubai, creating 400 jobs

Nestlé is investing $120m in a 175,000m² manufacturing facility in Dubai to produce Nescafé coffee and Maggi products, creating 400 jobs.

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