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Tomato-Based Coating Eyed for The Inside of Cans, Food Packaging

Researchers from the Spain-based Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea "La Mayora" (IHSM-CSIC-UMA) and the Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Sevilla (ICMS-CSIC-US) have created a lacquer coating derived from tomato pomace for application to the inner surface of metal food packaging and food


Corn is the primary grain farmed and produced in the world and has been used for centuries in Central and South America to produce products such as tortillas, tacos, and corn chips. The growing diversity of the global population in the early 1900s saw many people exposed to different foods and flavors, with Mexican-based foods such as fried tortilla chips gaining popularity in the United States. Since the 1930s, corn-based products have increasingly become part of the mainstream snack food industry, with fried tortillas evolving into mass-produced corn chips, and are now one of the world’s most popular snack foods. As one of the most established equipment manufacturers for food production equipment, Heat and Control has been involved with producing corn-based snack foods since the 1950s

Boutique Hotel Installs New Cooking Suite In ‘Kitchen for The Future’

A hotel undergoing a multi-million-pound revamp has tasked UK supplier of induction cookers Exclusive Ranges with installing a first-of-its-kind cooking range in its kitchen. Stanwell House, a privately owned boutique hotel in the center of Lymington, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment project – building a

Canned Food Market Size Will Reach $149.6 Billion by 2030, Growing by 4.3%

Due to the rising demand for easy food in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global canned food industry will increase by 4.3% year from 2020 to 2030, reaching $149.6 billion. Canned good market size is increasing in the world Professional producers know the size of the canned good market is increasing in the
Ingredients & Additives

Stabilizing Systems: Citrus Fiber To Replace Eggs, Locust Bean Gum Alternatives And Ice Cream Texturizers

Taste and texture remain crucial in encouraging shopper retention, and stabilizers and texturizers are important pieces to this puzzle. Addressing the challenges of price and supply fluctuations of key ingredients like locust bean gum, food innovators are rolling out a host of solutions bridging functionality with cost-effectiveness. FoodIngredientsFirst speaks to CP Kelco, Hydrosol, Nexira, Palsgaard and ADM about the latest food innovations in stabilizing systems. CP Kelco’s vegan liquid egg alternative CP Kelco recently launched a vegan liquid egg alternative, pegged as a solution for product developers who are concerned about egg food safety and allergies, looking for a stable supply to combat egg shortages, or designing a vegan alternative. “Our solution utilizes Kelcogel Gellan Gum

Food Thickeners Global Market

Major players in the market are CP Kelco, ADM, Ingredion Incorporated, Ashland Global Specialty Chemicals Inc., Tate & Lyle PLC, Cargill Inc., Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG, TIC Gums, Medline Industries LP, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Deosen Biochemical (Ordos) Ltd. The global food thickeners market grew from $11.44

Pallets Market: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

The global pallets market size was valued at $57.4 billion in 2010, and is projected to reach $130.5 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 4.1% from 2023 to 2032. Pallets are a tertiary form of packaging that can be used for stacking, storing, protecting, or transporting of goods in supply chains. It is utilized as a base for unitization of goods for logistics and warehousing. Moreover, pallets can be manufactured using materials such as wood, plastic, metal, and corrugated paper, which can be handled using material handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, or conveyors. Pallets find applications in nearly all supply chains including industries such as chemicals, food & beverage, retail, and others. Market Dynamics The unprecedented growth in e-commerce industry is expected to

Processed Danger: Industrial Food Additives And The Health Risks To Children

In a recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers explore the potential adverse health effects on children due to the use of industrial additives in processed food. The health effects of processed food Previous studies have linked ultra-processed food (UPF) consumption to negative health outcomes, further reinforcing the existing negative perception of industrially processed food. Consuming industrially processed food has been associated with adverse health effects; however, these reports are only correlational and do not prove causation. Thus, further research is needed to determine whether various processing methods that remove fiber from grains, incorporate high sugar, fat, and salt concentrations, or include additives with detailed

Smarter Meat Snack Processing

Just days before February’s Meat Snacks Short Course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), Jeff Sindelar reflected on the importance of the event for processors and the value of offering another way the university’s experts interact with the meat and poultry

Khalifa Port to Set Up Massive New Grain Storage Facility

Abu Dhabi Ports has inked a 50-year land lease agreement with Anchorage Investment, for the development of grain storage and processing plants at Khalifa Port, to be managed by National Feed, one of the largest Agro commodity processors in Abu Dhabi. Set to be developed on a 100,000-sqm plot, and with an initial design
Catering & Hospitality

Weeklong Event Makes Food Safety Personal at Golden State Foods

World Food Safety Day is June 7, but Golden State Foods makes food safety a priority year-round; and then boosts that commitment through a full week of recognition, training and reinforcement. Have you ever wondered how your favorite restaurants and quick-service locations ensure the health and safety of the food you’re about to order and eat or take home to your family? From farm to fork, our food travels on a journey with complex processes along the way. No one thinks about this more than the 6,000-plus associates at Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified suppliers to the foodservice and retail industries, feeding one billion people every day. The United Nations annually designates June 7 as World Food Safety Day to raise global awareness and inspire action to manage
Country Reports

Expectations The Turkish Food Market Will Exceed $40 Billion

The international company “Deloitte” (headquartered in London) expects that the food service market in Turkey will grow by 86 percent over the next three years, to exceed 770 billion Turkish liras (about 40 billion dollars). The leading company in providing auditing and financial advisory services said in a statement Thursday that it issued a report on the Turkish food service market in which it surveyed the full-service daily restaurant chains that make up the bulk of food services in Turkey. According to the report, the size of the Turkish food services market was estimated at 144 billion Turkish liras (about $7.5 billion) in 2021, of which full-service restaurants constituted the largest segment, with a share of nearly 40 percent. The report indicated that the market achieved a growth

South African Food Producers Warn Of Higher Prices As Infrastructure Crumbles

South African food producers, among the biggest on the continent, are spending hundreds of millions of rand mitigating prolonged rolling power blackouts, water supply issues and crumbling infrastructure. This investment, sometimes at the cost of essential capital expenditure, will eventually be passed onto consumers,

Japan Seeks to Boost Food Exports

The export value of Japanese agricultural and fisheries products and other food items has been on the rise every year, surpassing 1.4 trillion yen in 2022. The Japanese government aims to increase that figure to two trillion yen by 2025 by boosting support for producers and production areas. A massive three-day trade

The Specialty Food Festival 2022

MENA's Leading event for the Gourmet and Fine Food Industry From 8-10 November 2022, The Speciality Food Festival will turn Dubai World Trade Centre into a bustling global marketplace and experiential ground for everything artisanal, speciality food and exotic ingredients. Catering to the exclusive hospitality &

Private Label & Licensing Middle East

Private Label & Licensing Middle East is MENA’s only event where buyers can get straight to the source for cost-effective customizable products, branding & packaging solutions, bringing together food & and non-food suppliers, private label & contract manufacturers from over 30 countries across the globe, all


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Saudi Food Expo 2023


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