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Gulfood Manufacturing in pictures

Gulfood Manufacturing 2017

Gulfood Manufacturing in pictures

By Oscar Rousseau

GlobalMeatNews takes you through a whistle-stop tour of the latest meat-related machines promoted by exhibitors at Gulfood Manufacturing 2017, which organisers called the biggest trade show of its kind in the Middle East.

ADM prepares for rising soy demand in Middle East

ADM prepares for rising soy demand in Middle East

By Oscar Rousseau

Ingredients giant Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) will lead a step-change advance in meat functionality by selling a soy product from its Brazilian plant to the Middle East and Africa.

Phil Hogan will lead a diplomatic offensive to halal-dominated food markets in the Middle East

Hogan to lead Middle East agri-food trade mission

By Oscar Rousseau

European commissioner for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan will front an autumnal trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Iran in what could unlock lucrative new deals for halal meat traders.

Brazilian beef exporters will charge forward with growth plans for the Middle East this year

China’s hunger for Brazilian beef eases drop

By Oscar Rousseau

Early trade figures for the start of the year indicate Brazil’s top beef markets, Hong Kong and China, eased the burden of falling sales over January and February.

BRF: foodservice remains an integral pillar of European expansion plans

Brazilian meat giant's foodservice web drive

By Oscar Rousseau

BRF Europe has launched an online foodservice platform as the Brazilian-owned meat giant pumps resources into a new strategy to expand in Europe’s growing foodservice market.

BRF said Turkey is one of the world's largest poultry markets for halal meat

BRF to buy Turkey’s Banvit in $470m venture

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meatpacker BRF SA and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund have agreed to buy outright the largest poultry producer in Turkey, Banvit, in a joint venture worth $470m. 

Exports, particularly poultry, account for more than 50% of MHP's revenue

Ukraine’s MHP posts $8m third-quarter loss

By Oscar Rousseau

Ukraine’s grain and poultry giant MHP has reported a net loss of $8m for the third quarter of 2016 after a profit of $24m in the previous quarter.