Food Processing

Oman's Sohar Port and Free Zone aims to move beyond handling grains and sugar to develop more value-added food processing

Sohar Port sees food processing future

By Eliot Beer

Oman’s Sohar Port and Free Zone is hoping to become a regional food processing hub, building on its plans to develop a major agro import terminal at the port.

Companies have made major investments in food processing in the region in recent years

GCC food processing set for boom

By Eliot Beer

The GCC food processing sector will see dramatic growth over the next few years, averaging 8.5% per year up to 2018, according to a new report.

There's big demand to reduce fat and sugar in Middle Eastern baked goods, says Short

Ulrick & Short eyes Middle East fat replacer market

By Eliot Beer

British food ingredients manufacturer Ulrick & Short is planning its entry to the Middle East market this year, to take advantage of the growing demand for fat and sugar replacers.

PURE Bioscience also expects to withdraw its FCN for the use of SDC on produce

PURE Bioscience ‘deeply disappointed’ after FCN withdrawal

By Joseph James Whitworth

PURE Bioscience has said it is ‘surprised’ and ‘deeply disappointed’ at the need to withdraw a Food Contact Notification (FCN) for use of its antimicrobial in raw poultry processing after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said silver intake levels...

Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling from FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

By Kacey Culliney

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

modified surfaces processing Cambridge University

Operational efficiency month

Scientists tackle bacteria on processing surfaces

By Rachel Arthur

Modified surfaces on food production lines will be examined by scientists at ‘Fouling and Cleaning in Food Processing 2014: Green Cleaning' conference.

Colouring foods guidance notes published

When is a colour not a colour? When it’s a food…


New guidance on colouring foods clears up a problematic question for the food industry in Europe: When is a colour a food additive, requiring an E number, and when is it a food extract with colouring properties?

Aspartame sales plunge for Ajinomoto

Aspartame sales plunge for Ajinomoto

By Rod Addy

Global sales of aspartame “decreased considerably” during the first quarter of Ajinomoto’s financial year, according to the company.

Greencore sales rise after Uniq acquisition

Greencore sales rise after Uniq acquisition

By Oliver Nieburg

Irish convenience foods manufacturer Greencore saw its sales soar in its first quarter interim results driven by its recent acquisition of Uniq.

Responsibility Deal: signatories have pledged to meet the FSA's 2012 salt targets

Salt campaign group welcomes responsibility deal

By Rick Pendrous

Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH), a leading UK health group which campaigns for reduced levels of salt in processed foods has welcomed the targets announced in the Public Health Responsibility Deal for food, published by health secretary Andrew...


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