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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.

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.

Scottish butter from Orkney can be found in the restaurant at the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. Pic:©iStock/ihab

Scottish island butter aims high in Dubai

By Jim Cornall

Butter may be in the news because of potential short supply, but butter from the Scottish Orkney Islands has reached new heights not of price, but in terms of elevation.

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Indian delegation touts for UAE trade

By RJ Whitehead

India’s food processing ministry has set out to woo businesses in the Gulf after the World Food India roadshow arrived in Dubai this week.

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