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Veggletto® - The Egg Alternative A break-through system for HEALTHY good tasting egg-alternative foods.

The egg industry is fraught with problems in product safety, instability, animal welfare issues, high costs and major waste streams. More than 30% of the world’s population is vegan or vegetarian. The recently launched, Veggletto® system is a break-through innovation for egg-alternative cooking that is good for you AND importantly consumers say these products cook and taste just like real egg foods. The Veggletto® technology provides consumers, food service and industry with natural great tasting preparations having most of the properties of natural eggs in a convenient dry mix, chilled or frozen. Veggletto® is totally cholesterol-free, egg-free and is lower in fat than natural eggs and the contained fat is mostly polyunsaturated plus excellent protein value and essential amino acid

Nutrislice Contactless Order Ahead™ Empowers ‘Back-to-School’ Foodservice

NutrisliceⓇ, a leading provider of digital engagement and guest experience solutions for the non-commercial foodservice industry, today announced Contactless Order Ahead™ to address social distancing guidelines expected when colleges, universities, and K-12 schools reopen. Nutrislice Contactless Order Ahead is a


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 the supply chain – society as a whole becomes unable to function. System inefficiencies in the food sector also cause an unnecessary output of energy during production, which amplifies the undeniably negative impacts of climate change on agriculture, including unstable growing conditions for many crops and an overall reduction in the volume of produce from arable land. These issues, coupled with the rise in global population and demand for food, represent significant areas of

How Plant-Based Food Will Reshape The Market In 2019

It won’t be long until the turn of the year, and once again this will bring typical New Year’s resolutions such as “healthier nutrition” with it. This time though, it seems like 2019 might be the year for consumers to really stick with their food-related resolutions: in the food and beverage market, all signs are

Bringing your Kitchen Cupboard into your Packaged Foods

A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report has put nine countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) among those with the planet’s highest obesity levels: leading with Kuwait, where obesity rates are 37.5 percent, closely followed by Jordan at 35.5 percent, Saudi Arabia at 35.4 percent, Qatar at 35.1
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.
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,

Cibus Rescheduled to May 2021

The 20th edition of Cibus, the International Food Exhibition, has been rescheduled for next year, from 4 to 7 May 2021. The decision, taken by Fiere di Parma and Federalimentare, has been mutually agreed with ITA – Italian Trade Agency and the businesses of the Italian agri-food supply chain. An international forum entitled "CIBUS FORUM - FOOD&BEVERAGE SECTOR AND COVID: FROM TRANSITION TO TRANSFORMATION" will be held in Parma in September, later this year. While in the next few days, an innovative digital Sourcing and Business Matching platform, called “My Business Cibus” will be launched. Regarding Cibus, initially rescheduled for September 2020, we recognized the absence of the necessary conditions able to guarantee the qualitative and quantitative outcome of the incoming program,

IPACK-IMA Focuses on Sustainable Materials And Packaging With IPACK-Mat

Following its successful debut in 2018, the IPACK-Mat project devoted entirely to innovative solutions in the field of high value-added materials will be back at the 25th IPACK-IMA to be held in the Fiera Milano exhibition centre from 4 to 7 May 2021, further expanding the show’s scope and contents. In a major new


In light of the changing global situation relating to the COVID-19 virus, we have continued to monitor the impact it is having not just on our industry, but on society in general. Many meetings took place with the Dubai World Trade Centre and we reviewed other options to organise an event in the last quarter. However,
Ingredients & Additives

A Healthy Gut Is the Best Protection

The world has woken up to a new era where immune health is in the spotlight. Food manufacturers can draw on probiotics which, clinical research has shown, may help consumers strengthen their natural defenses.

Diverse Machine Portfolio Caters for Demanding Needs of Constantly Changing Coffee Market

Established in 1982, Gruppo Gimoka is one of Italy’s leading coffee roasters. The company serves all sectors of the industry, including home, out-of-home/vending and the food industry, where, through its various brands, it delivers beans, ground coffee, pods, capsules and soluble coffee. The company controls the entire value chain, from green coffee procurement, through rigorous control of all roasting, grinding packaging & encapsulation phases and onto distribution. Its home market accounts for 60 percent of its sales, with export making up the rest. Over the last six years the company has undertaken a series of initiatives, including managerial growth; enhancement of specialized skills, focusing on blend development and process quality; and significant investment in its production and

The benefits of cartonboard for the liquid food industry

For liquid foods, such as chilled prepared soups, yogurts, savory dips, ice cream tubs and desserts, ‘wrap-around’ sleeving – where products are packed into plastic tubs and then into a cardboard sleeve – is becoming more and more popular as a cartoning method. This is due to its ability to improve a manufacturer’s

Success under Conveyor Belts

Growing demand for automation & manufacturing have created a need for conveyor belts. The rising demand for conveyor belts owes to their effectiveness and conveyance. These belts have facilitated industrial processes in a safe and quick way. They are of many types and are highly required for the transportation of large
Catering & Hospitality

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 during the first seven months of the year, in comparison to 2016. A total of 653,200 bags of coffee were exported to Arab counties between January and July 2017, while 645,100 were exported during the same period last year, indicating a 1.2% increase in export volume to Arab countries. Lebanon remained the top buyer of Brazilian coffee in the Arab world with a recorded USD29.9 million spent on coffee imports during the same period. It was followed by Jordan at USD14.6

Competitions part of Dubai International Coffee Championships

The Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), the Middle East's only exhibition dedicated to coffee and tea, is raising the stakes this year by featuring the new and exciting Dubai International Coffee Championships with winners getting a chance to take home part of the prize pool of USD25,000, the largest in
Country Reports

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 small and medium-sized catering establishments. To address the issue, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has applied its expertise in food safety to develop the comprehensive Food Hygiene Standard Certification System (FHSCS). Being the first of its kind and tailor-made for local catering establishments, FHSCS enables caterers, especially the small and medium-sized, to acquire certification with minimum resources. It is expected to help enhance both food hygiene and

tna Expands China Operations & Strengthens Local Customer Support

tna is pleased to announce the opening of TNA Solutions (Shanghai) Co. Ltd to provide local food manufacturers with on-the-ground support services. Located in the Minhang district of Shanghai, the office will be managed by Sean Xu, who recently joined tna as general manager - China, and will host both sales and

Aviko Snowvalley Teams Up with Tomra Sorting Food

SnowValley Agricultural Group and Aviko Group, invested by the joint venture between the two leading potato product brands, have decided to once again team up with their long-term processing partner TOMRA Sorting Food, for the development of a new state-of-the-art French fry processing facility. Both SnowValley and
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.


Based on Technavio’s market research report, the global frozen food market is expected to grow at a steady rate and post a CAGR of more than 6 percent during the forecast period. The rising urbanization leading to the demand for convenient food products will drive the growth prospects for the global frozen food market during the estimated period. The consumption of convenience food such as frozen foods is increasing with the rising disposable income, hectic lifestyle, and the improved living standards due to the rise in urbanization. Also, with the growing inclination of both consumers and producers towards the ease of use, increasing the shelf life of products, reducing the preparation or cooking time, and reducing the clean-up times, the market will witness demands for healthy frozen


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