United Arab Emirates

Bord Bía exhibited at Gulfood in Dubai for the first time

Irish food body exhibits at Gulfood for first time

By Rod Addy

Irish food body Bord Bía participated in Dubai’s Gulfood Manufacturing last week for the first time, with a relaxation of restrictions on Irish beef and sheep meat exports to Oman boosting activity. 

The funding will partly go towards tackling avian influenza

US funds pandemic animal disease action

By Chloe Ryan

The US has committed $87 million to efforts to combat pandemic animal diseases that threaten human health, including avian influenza.

New consumer trends will be examined at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai

DuPont focuses on GCC trends at Gulfood

By Aidan Fortune

DuPont Nutrition & Health will be focusing on catering for the changing tastes of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) consumers as it presents at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015. 

South Korea has adopted the United Arab Emirates' halal certification standards

South Korea adopts UAE halal certification

By Chloe Ryan

South Korea is hoping to establish a strong export trade in meat with the United Arab Emirates, and has announced it will adopt the Emirate’s halal certification system to help ease the process. 

At the beginning of 2015, certification was granted to the country’s largest poultry producers

Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In the past eight months, 47 Ukraine companies have received halal certification, with the aim of targeting exports to the Middle East, said head of the Center of Halal Research and Certification in Ukraine ‘Alraid’ Larissa Polishchuk. 

The first deliveries will be supplied to UAE and Qatar

Russia to launch halal poultry exports in 2015

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is getting ready to launch exports of halal poultry products to the Middle East in the coming months, Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has announced. The first deliveries will be supplied to UAE and Qatar, with exports of halal chicken...

Higher-value cuts such as tenderloin continued to do well

Australia sees drop in Middle East beef exports

By Georgi Gyton

Australia saw its beef exports to the Middle East fall 13% last month, compared to January 2014, according to data from the Department of Agriculture, and compiled by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA).

Increasing affluence is leading to increased meat consumption with many moving away from cereal-based foods

Gulfood says ‘more meat’ will be trend for 2015

By Georgi Gyton

A rapidly growing population in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will mean demand for protein-rich food such as meat is likely to increase, according to Gulfood.

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition Dubai in pictures

Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in pictures

By Georgi Gyton

GlobalMeatNews take you through a snapshot of the exhibitors at the recent Gulfood Manufacturing show in Dubai, looking at what products were being showcased and what exhibitors are noticing in the Middle East market.