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Improved User Experience From New Ishida Website

Ishida Europe has launched a new website to provide an enhanced customer experience that reflects the expertise and experience of the company and its wide-ranging capabilities in the design, manufacture and installation of packing equipment and integrated line solutions across a variety of end markets and applications. The website - - aims to enhance the user journey across the site with easy navigation between pages, and increased video and downloadable content, including brochures, data sheets and case studies. In particular, with research by Ishida Europe showing that over 50% of its website visitors come from mobile devices and tablets, the new site has been fully optimized for mobile use. As well as detailed model information, individual product pages now

VERON® Hyperbake-ST Flex - Stretch Your Abilities

AB Enzymes is proud to announce the launch of VERON® Hyperbake-ST Flex. VERON® Hyperbake-ST Flex is the novel baking lipase in the Hyperbake family designed to combine highest dough stability and additional baking volume with convenient dosing and flexible formulation. VERON® Hyperbake-ST Flex is the tool for global

MCC Verstraete announces new managing director

A new milestone for MCC Verstraete Since Verstraete IML was founded in 1974, it has always been led by Verstraete family members. In 2017, the company became part of Multi-Color Corporation. Along with this changeover, a lot of new market opportunities, challenges and partnerships came up. Now that the company is put

Dried Potatoes : Huge Demand for Ready To Eat Food Product among People Helps to Flourish Industry Rapidly

According to newly published report by Transparency Market Research, titled 'Dried potatoes Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2027', the overall revenue generated from the global dried potatoes market is anticipated to be valued at somewhere around US$ 2,484.4 Mn in 2018, which is expected to rise at a CAGR of 3.5% throughout the forecast period (2018-2027). Potatoes is one of the most popular dried vegetables usually popular as flakes and also consumed as snacks. According to FAO data, less than 50% of potatoes are consumed fresh and rest is processed to value-added products and dried potatoes. Dried potatoes have a plethora of applications in the food processing industry and food service industry and retail use. In the global dried potatoes market, North


With a rapidly growing population, adopting sustainable production practices on a global scale is an imperative to safeguard the future of our planet. The food supply chain is certainly one area where there is urgent need for improved sustainability. Without food – this precious resource currently being wasted across
Interviews & Profiles

Food Retail Worldwide Is in the Throes of a Revolution

Food retail is changing…and quickly. More quickly than ever in fact! Structures, organizations, market positioning, offerings, partnerships: no facet of this sector is exempt from the ongoing revolution. "Not only is food retail completely overhauling its models, across the board, but it is also buzzing with innovations, further cementing its position as a global food laboratory," says Nicolas Trentesaux, SIAL Network Director.


The GNT Group is a family-owned company pioneering in the creation of specialized, future-proof products from only natural ingredients. Frederik Hoeck, Managing Director of the GNT Group, presents success factors vital for producing the most natural high-quality colors.

Chez Charles: A French Cuisine with Selective Out of Border Flavors

foodHQ conducted an interview with Charles Boghos of Chez Charles Restaurant in Dubai. The restaurant takes his passions and inspirations to the next level. The philosophy of the cuisine is simple and in tune with the highest standard of the Michelin dining worldwide. Through the grand reception, guests are invited to
Industry Experts

The Consistency Strategy

Chris Gibson is an author, a franchise veteran and a F&B specialist with over 25 years of experience in the industry. After heading up some well-known brands that have restaurants all over the World, he is now based in the Middle East and is developing some exciting new food concepts with a vision to take these to new markets. Gibson talked to foodHQ about the brand consistency strategy.

Social Media Predicts Food Trends

New food trends are hard to predict. Food trends are strongly connected to different cultural aspects and are highly influenced by social media. Some big influencers in today’s society are the bloggers who have thousands and millions of followers. Bloggers use their platforms to promote different brands and lifestyles,
Ingredients & Additives

VERON® Hyperbake-ST Flex - Stretch Your Abilities

AB Enzymes is proud to announce the launch of VERON® Hyperbake-ST Flex. VERON® Hyperbake-ST Flex is the novel baking lipase in the Hyperbake family designed to combine highest dough stability and additional baking volume with convenient dosing and flexible formulation. VERON® Hyperbake-ST Flex is the tool for global baking applications especially for medium and long proofing conditions. “While our bestseller lipase VERON® Hyperbake-ST is excellently suited for straight dough applications, we recommend VERON® Hyperbake-ST Flex for enhanced formulation flexibility in processes with medium to long proofing times. The well-known and proven Hyperbake quality is complemented by the additional dosage tolerance for more flexibility.” says Oscar Diez, Business Director Bake. Targeted to regional

Trusting What You Eat Comes Naturally with Earth Goods

Living a gluten-free lifestyle, especially for those who suffer from gluten intolerance, should not be strenuous. While many food brands offer either gluten-free or organic options, there are very few that offer both. Earth Goods makes choosing healthier produce much easier with its range of products that are not only

Perla Fruit Gets Off to A Flying Start in Its First Cherry Season With Compac Invision2 Sorting Technology

Established in June 2019, Turkish packer and exporter Perla Fruit is well on the way to completing successfully its first cherry season. This result is all the more remarkable for having been achieved at a time when the world was rocked by the Covid-19 pandemic. This positive outcome is down in great part to the extensive experience and dynamism of President Kerim Taner and General Manager Murat Hamdi Taner, who steered the company through the many hurdles of this first year of activity. One of their decisions, which was critical to this success, was the choice of Compac as a partner for its automated sorting technology. Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family, its distributor ICOEL and Turkish agent Sardas pulled out all the stops to overcome the unprecedented situation of travel

High Gradient Separator Separates Metal Particles as Small As 30 µm

Magnetic separator for chocolate flakes We received a request from a producer of chocolate garnish for cakes, biscuits and yoghurt. The garnish is in the form of chips and granules that could possibly contain tiny pieces of metal less than High gradient magnetic separator To achieve this, we developed a high gradient
Food Processing

COVID-19 Pandemic: A Wake-Up Call for KSA Processed Seafood Suppliers to be Self-Sufficient?

Processed Seafood has been an essential constituent of the dietary palate of GCC residents, ever since canned tuna made its foray into the Arab countries since the 1970s. Since then the dietary portfolio for processed seafood has expanded into other categories that include, shrimps, basa, sardines and salmon which together serve as an alternative source of protein to the consumers when they want to switch from traditional sources such as poultry and red meat. The processed seafood industry, like other food categories, has undergone its own set of challenges over the last 50 years, which include gulf wars, political agitations, slashing of oil prices and other obstacles. However, it has emerged stronger to evolve and adapt to the vagaries of an ever-dynamic geopolitical environment. The

2020: How Processed Meat Countered the Corona Heat

The year 2020 will probably be written and rewritten in history as “one of a kind.” With countries all over the world having to undergo a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers have been forced to rethink and question age-old norms and practices of doing business. They are undergoing a “creative
Catering & Hospitality

Ramada Ajman Installs New WasteStation

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman seeks to boost its current food waste management scheme through the installation of a new WasteStation machine. Developed and distributed by the UK-based Imperial Machine Company (IMC), the WasteStation is an innovative food waste macerator and dewatering unit. In addition to the hotel's existing compost machine which converts its food waste into fertilizers, the newly-installed machine will further simplify the process and cut down the labor. The hotel generates an average of 360 kg of kitchen waste daily, including fruit and vegetable peels and food scraps, among others. Its previous compost machine can hold up to 80kg of waste, but the new WasteStation has a capacity of processing 700 kg of food waste per hour. It also reduces the process of converting the

Coffee-Drinking Traditions Incubate Sustainable Growth for Coffee shops in MENA

Coffee shops and caf�s are big business in the Middle East, combining to form a USD4 billion market in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, according to Euromonitor International. Deeply-ingrained coffee-drinking traditions have collided with investment from international brands and a growing desire among young consumers

Brazilian Coffee Exports to MENA Witnesses 30% Increase

A rise in coffee exports from Brazil to the Arab region led to sales of USD122 million, as shipping volume increased during the first half of 2017. According to the Brazilian Coffee Exporter Council (Cecaf�), revenue gained from coffee exports from Brazil to the Arab region witnessed a 29.7% increase at USD112 million
Country Reports

ODG Concludes the Sale of Their Point of Sale Material

ODG, the award-winning retail and branding design consultancy headquartered in Dubai, announces the sale of its Hong Kong and Singapore based Point of Sale Material, Visual Merchandising and Packaging entities. This sale allows ODG to focus upon its core retail specializations of Branding, Design and Architecture. ODG operates its strategic and design consultancy to global brands, retailers, shopping malls, real estate developers and concession operators, with a strong focus upon retail and 'retailtainment' in travel retail, transport hubs and F&B operations. The move sees ODG continue to serve the Asian market, under its core service offering. Rupert Provest is ODG's representative in Asia, focused upon growing the existing project base to capture the increasing number of exciting

Polyu Develops a Food Hygiene Standard Certification System

Hong Kong is renowned as the culinary capital of Asia, with local catering establishments of unique styles providing great varieties of Eastern and Western dishes cooked in different ways. However, for long, Hong Kong lacks a food hygiene standard that can cope with such characteristics and the operation mode of most
Logistics & Supply Chain


Industrial Automation can be defined as the use of computer aided control devices to operate different industrial processes by replacing human involvement. Industrial automation helps to operate multiple processes in controlled manner. It helps for mass production by reducing time and increasing production quality. Industrial Automation consists of different levels such as sensor level, automation control level automation, supervision level and enterprise level.

Recognising the best in the industry

Amsterdam / The Netherlands, Once again this year, during Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe at the beginning of December, show organizer Informa Markets will be recognizing companies and organizations for groundbreaking novelties in the Fi Europe Innovation Awards. These awards are regarded as the most prestigious in the food and beverage sector and honour innovators in nine categories based on the latest industry trends. The Fi Global Startup Innovation Challenge gives newcomers the opportunity to present their ideas to a broad professional audience. Entries for the Startup Innovation Challenge are open until 18 September, and, for the awards, until 25 September 2020. Three of the nine categories of the Fi Europe Innovation Awards are new, and include the People's Choice Innovation


Many analysts estimate that recovery will already begin at the end of this year, though they agree that the real relaunch will come next year. TUTTOFOOD, the exhibition dedicated to quality Italian and international food & beverage, is already working hard to prepare its 2021 edition – set to take place at fieramilano