UAE-based Prime Group awards Filipino manufacturer halal certification

by Dina Maaty | 15 Aug 2019

UAE-headquartered Prime Group, a quality and compliance solutions provider in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, has awarded a facility of The Pure Foods Hormel Company, Inc. the halal certification. The Pure Foods Hormel Company, a food manufacturer in the Philippines, produces TENDER JUICY Chicken Franks and PUREFOODS Corned Beef. “Consumers today are now

Truebell expands portfolio with Far Eastern product range

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jul 2019

The UAE-headquartered Truebell, a GCC importer of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), will be adding a variety of Eastern Asian products to its portfolio over the next 12 months. “Over the last few decades, the region has become a melting pot of ethnicities, resulting in the globally-attuned F&B destination that we see today,” says Bhushant J.

Quick Look: Rational’s VarioCookingCenter

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jul 2019

When it’s rush hour in the kitchen, everything has to move quickly – including cleaning. As soon as the casserole is done, a quick interim clean is due, and then it’s onto the production of dessert. On the menu today: rice pudding. It’s of great benefit if nothing sticks to the pan and everything is

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed discusses plant-based investment at’s Future of Food event

by Dina Maaty | 21 Jul 2019

With a focus on the recent surge in innovation and demand in plant-based food technology, partnered with Facebook and WeWork to host The Future of Food 2.0: Plant-Based Investing. Future of Food offered attendees insights into the world of plant-based investment, bringing thought leaders together for a discussion on the topic. Executive Director

Making butter: from production to points of sale

by Dina Maaty | 27 Jun 2019

As the French love affair with butter goes from strength-to-strength, we explore the techniques and traditions that go into the artisan craft of its production.  While butter may be a relative latecomer to the artisan food movement compared with the boom in traditional breads and cheeses, in the west of France, things are changing. The

Rational celebrates producing one million combi-steamers

by Dina Maaty | 19 Jun 2019

Rational, a company operating in the field of hot food preparation for commercial kitchens, has produced its millionth combi-steamer and sent the unit on a world tour before having it installed at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich. The SelfCookingCenter leaves the production halls of Rational in Landsberg am Lech hundreds of times every day, but the

Going beyond supplying water, MonViso’s managing director Stefano Iorini

by Dina Maaty | 16 Jun 2019

Going beyond supplying water, MonViso’s managing director Stefano Iorini emphasises the value and importance of community outreach Briefly tell our readers about your company MonViso Italian Mineral Water is a brand with a heart. Our CSR and sustainability programmes donate to Al Jalila Foundation, which supports the global cause of transforming lives through medical education

Rational presents new grill and tandoori skewer for 2/3 GN

by Dina Maaty | 14 May 2019

The range of accessories for the smallest Rational combi-steamer, the SelfCookingCenter XS, has grown again: the tried and tested grill and tandoori skewer is now also available for the XS Mod. 6 ⅔ unit size. Many Rational customers like to cook meat, fish or grilled vegetables with the grill and tandoori skewer in the SelfCookingCenter.

Multi Billion Dollar Worth Deals Signed At Gulfood 2019

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Apr 2019

Gulfood 2019 ended its 24th run at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) with major alliance breakthroughs and multibillion-dollar export deals reinforcing the emirate’s reputation for specialist industry events that serve as strategic gateways to hugely-lucrative and transformational global markets. The 2019 edition of the show was the largest to date, attracting more than 100,000 visitors

HORECA Trade Secures Distribution Rights for FlavOil

by Mahak Mannan | 31 Mar 2019

HORECA Trade, a Bidfood Group company, the multi-channel foodservice provider of international F&B brands has signed a new exclusive distribution agreement with London-based edible oil company, FlavOil, to supply it’s High Oleic Cooking Oil to the UAE’s foodservice channels. Commenting on the secured designation, Bidfood Middle East chief commercial officer, Wael Al Jamil, said: “FlavOil

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