United Arab Emirates

Imports of meat have risen and fallen in line with population changes

Dubai highlights growing importance of halal meat imports

By Georgi Gyton

With prospects for economic growth in Dubai and the UAE looking positive, imports of food, particularly meat, will becoming increasingly important as the city’s population grows, according to a report by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Upbeat mood at Dubai show Gulfood

Upbeat mood at Gulfood

By GMN reporter

Traders visiting Dubai for the Gulfood exhibition described the mood as "resolutely upbeat".

Foie gras campaigners claim victory

Sir Roger Moore hits back at Fortnum & Mason

By Line Svanevik

Animal welfare campaigners are claiming a victory against the sale of foie gras as Fortnum & Mason announce that it will not be sold in its new Dubai store.

John Giles looks back and forwards

Looking back to look forwards

By John Giles, divisional director, Promar International

Although the New Year has come and gone, there is still the opportunity to both look back and forwards to see what has happened in the past 12 months and what might happen in the next 12.

FAO calls for policy shift on diseases

FAO calls for comprehensive global policy shift

By Keith Nuthall

The United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has called for a comprehensive and global response from governments to limit the potential of the world’s growing meat and livestock sector to spread disease to human consumers.

International meat bodies welcome new global trade deal

International meat trade bodies welcome new WTO global deal

By Keith Nuthall

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has welcomed the striking of a new global trade deal by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which should ease import and customs procedures that can slow the delivery of meat and livestock to export customers.

GCC has lifted ban on Irish beef and lamb

GCC lifts ban on Irish beef and sheepmeat

By Carina Perkins

Ireland’s agriculture minister has welcomed a decision by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Food Safety Committee to officially lift bans on exports of Irish beef and sheepmeat to the GCC region.