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Russia looks to export opportunity for halal venison

Russia looks to export opportunity for halal venison

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

A recently opened slaughterhouse in northern Siberia has been certified to sell venison in accordance with Islamic standards (halal) and is currently in negotiations to export commercial batches of premium cuts to Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

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.

ADM prepares for rising soy demand in Middle East

ADM prepares for rising soy demand in Middle East

By Oscar Rousseau

Ingredients giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) will lead a step-change advance in meat functionality by selling a soy product from its Brazilian plant to the Middle East and Africa.

Kerry Group helping BRF make clean label meat

Kerry Group helping BRF make clean label meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Global ingredients and flavours company Kerry Group is helping the world’s largest halal meat business, Brazil’s BRF, launch clean-label meat products.

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UAE’s ambitions on track to stay food secure

By RJ Whitehead

New estimates suggest that the Middle East will consume nearly 60m tonnes of food annually by 2050 due to soaring population growth, putting pressure on governments to find ways to secure their supplies.

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Qatar food inflation recovers despite Saudi-led sanctions

By RJ Whitehead

Qatar's government might have succeeded in reducing the impact of economic sanctions placed on it by other Arab countries after official figures reported that food price inflation had eased during August.

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