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Along with the EU, camel milk products have been approved for export to the US and Canada.

UAE camel milk gets EU green light and looks to new markets

By Jim Cornall

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) has announced the European Commission has approved the UAE’s Camel Milk Residue Monitoring Plan and continues to allow the export of UAE camel milk to the 27 EU countries for 2021.

The GCC VAT had got food firms worries. ©iStock

Food firms worry about arrival of Gulf VAT

By RJ Whitehead

A Gulf-wide goods and services tax that will come into effect next year has been one of the main talking points among companies exhibiting at Gulfood Manufacturing this year, with its ripple effect likely to impact business in the food industry.

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Mazola signs UAE distribution deal as GCC consumption grows

By RJ Whitehead

Global cooking oil major Mazola is placing its focus on expanding even further into the Middle East’s growing non-retail sector by appointing Farm Fresh as its new distributor for food-service business in the UAE.

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Ethical labels worth $2bn in UAE market

By Eliot Beer

Sales of products with ethical labels of some sort reached more than US$2bn in the UAE last year, according to Euromonitor, with recycling and preservatives the main areas of focus.

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Polish push new apple types to UAE market

By Eliot Beer

Polish apple producers shut out of the Russian market are turning to the UAE, but now face challenges from long-held consumer expectations, according to the head of the Polish Fruit Union.

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Consumers seek Ramadan bargains as UAE ups subsidies

By Eliot Beer

Saudi, UAE and Egyptian shoppers are prepared to switch brands for a bargain even as they increase their food spend during Ramadan—a time when the UAE Ministry of Economy pays US$68m on food subsidies.

Siniora CEO: 'This will add to Siniora’s portfolio, to help us continue our growth in the same way as we have in Jordan and Palestine...' ©iStock

Siniora buys UAE’s DMP, eyes GCC growth

By Eliot Beer

Palestinian meat producer Siniora has bought the UAE firm Diamond Meat Processing (DMP) in a deal worth US$17m, in order to expand into the UAE and wider GCC.

Date palm win: ICBA has been rewarded for its work on the

Saline research body wins Khalifa date award

By Eliot Beer

The International Centre of Biosaline Agriculture has won this year’s Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation, as the award announces future changes.

UAE warns on deadly DNP weight-loss supplement

UAE warns on deadly DNP weight-loss supplement

By Eliot Beer

UAE authorities have warned consumers not to use the slimming aid DNP following a recent death from the drug in the UK, as more than 190 other diet supplements face restrictions.

The UAE has around 160 species of dates

UAE date palms get UN recognition

By Eliot Beer

The UAE’s date palm oases may be formally recognised by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation as of global agricultural importance, the FAO announced this month.

UAE aims to achieve sustainable quinoa production by 2021

UAE pushes quinoa as staple crop

By Eliot Beer

The UAE has launched a major quinoa cultivation project to introduce the crop as a domestically produced staple, following successful farm trials.

UAE heart attack victims tend to be much younger than elsewhere

UAE plans law to cut salt and fat in food

By Eliot Beer

The UAE is planning to introduce a new law restricting levels of salt and fat in packaged food, officials from the country’s Ministry of Health have said.

Italian food exports to GCC leap 21%

Italian food exports to GCC leap 21%

By Eliot Beer

Italian food exports to the GCC were up 21% in 2013, with the UAE and Saudi Arabia leading the growth and sales, according to figures from Italian food export organisation Cibus.

China and UAE boost food trade ties

China and UAE boost food trade ties

By Eliot Beer

China and the UAE pushed for an increase in bilateral food and agriculture trade between the two countries during a visit to Abu Dhabi by a high-level Chinese trade delegation last week.

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.

Middle East hungry for more seafood

Middle East hungry for more seafood

By Ankush Chibber

Earlier this year, Oman embarked on one of the most ambitious food production projects in the Middle East when it announced plans to invest US$1.29bn in fisheries development from 2013 to 2020.

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