University of Dubai students develop sensors to monitor food safety in communal refrigerators

UAE – Two students at the University of Dubai (UoD) have developed an award-winning prototype that uses automatic sensors to assist monitor the safety and freshness of food donated to communal refrigerators. The prototype named “Generous DXB Smart Refrigerator” serves as an illustration of how all facets of society may assist the UAE’s Ne’ma National Food Loss and Waste Initiative,…

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Etihad Cargo to launch cutting-edge cold chain facility

UAE – Etihad Cargo is almost ready to launch a new cold chain facility in Abu Dhabi after having to delay the project due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a corporate commitment to offer its clients the best logistical solutions, Etihad Cargo keeps making significant investments in its infrastructure and product lines. The newest cutting-edge cool chain facility…

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SIG awarded for innovative packaging technology at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022

UAE – SIG, a leading packaging solutions provider, has received the Breakthrough Food Technology Award at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 for its “Heat&Go” packaging, a tribute to the company’s commitment to Research & Development and unwavering determination to open up new opportunities for customers and retailers.  SIG’s key offerings provide convenient packaging solutions that protect the flavour, aroma, colour, nutrients, and…

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ABCC pens deal with ApexBrasil to increase Halal exports

UAE – The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) have inked an agreement to encourage and increase the exports of Brazilian halal products to Arab nations. Through the partnership, they hope to promote more Brazilian goods in the halal market, particularly higher value-added food products. As part of this, they will…

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Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 set to tackle global food system challenges and power ground-breaking innovation

Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 will be the definitive destination leading the future of food production – from new ingredients and advanced technologies to integrated supply chain solutions and breakthrough developments driving the industry forward. UAE-DUBAI – Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced leading global trade fair, Gulfood Manufacturing, will take place from 8-10 November 2022. Showcasing new global products, solutions…

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ISO holds annual meeting in Abu Dhabi

UAE – The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is holding the largest international gathering for standards in its first in-person Annual Meeting in more than two years, centered around the theme “collaboration for good”. The world’s top leaders from standards, business, civil society, academia and media are attending the meeting in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), hosted by the…

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Abu Dhabi targets pest control as way of bolstering safety, quality of local produce

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) has set out plans to bolster the quality and safety of local produce to support Abu Dhabi’s food security goals. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, in his role as Chairman of ADAFSA, outlined protocols aimed at improving the efficiency of…

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Dubai Municipality organizes scientific workshops to mark 2022 World Food Safety Day

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Dubai Municipality has organized several scientific and awareness programmes to echo the importance of implementing food safety procedures throughout the month, in view of the World Food Safety Day on June 7. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said that the Municipality has been working on promoting Dubai as one of the world’s most…

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ADAFSA launches Abu Dhabi Agricultural Genome Programme to enhance genetic research

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) in cooperation with some national research centres in the UAE, has launched the Abu Dhabi Agricultural Genome Programme (ADAGP), in order to apply the best international practices in the field of agricultural genetic research. Considered the first of its kind in the region, the programme enhances Abu…

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Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority  confirms safety of Ferrero’s products in country

ABU DHABI – The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority  (ADAFSA) has confirmed that  Abu Dhabi’s markets are completely free of chocolate products manufactured by Ferrero, suspected  of being linked to food poisoning in a number of European countries due to salmonella infections. According to ADAFSA, it jumped to action as soon as it received notification from the European…

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