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...

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