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Africa Food Manufacturing Exhibition to take place May 2022!

The exhibition will take place at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) in New Cairo from May 29th - 31st, 2022. 

Registration is now open,  join us at the most comprehensive F&B show in the MENA region. 

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Food & Beverage Industry News

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Egypt and Algeria: North Africa’s fastest-growing markets for the food and beverage (F&B) processing and manufacturing sectors

According to a 2021 international agricultural report from USDA FAS, Egypt and Algeria are two of North Africa’s fastest-growing markets for the food and beverage (F&B) processing and manufacturing sectors. According to Euromonitor, the Middle East and North Africa regions, especially Egypt and Algeria, will experience the world’s second-highest growth in both overall and urban population between 2019 and 2030, trailing only Asia. According to recent macroeconomic projections, strong growth in purchasing power is expected throughout the region. Egypt and Algeria are likely to see some of the highest GDP growth in the region between 2019 and 2030. The region’s growing demand for convenience products makes it fertile ground for U.S. exports of food and beverage ingredients, as well as dairy products, tree nuts, and pulses. Egypt and Algeria hold strategic geopolitical and geographical positions as access points to the Mediterranean region, Arab countries, and Africa, enhancing their attractiveness in this sector.

Source:  USDA Foreign Agricultural Services 2021 Report

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Egypt's food industry exports increase 13% during 6 months of 2021

The Egyptian Export Council for Food Industries announced that the value of the sector’s exports during the first half of 2021 increased by 13 percent to reach $2.052 billion, compared to $1,820 billion during the same period in 2020.

Source:  Egypt today

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Unilever bags $5 bln deal with CVC for tea business

Unilever Plc has agreed to sell its global tea business to CVC Capital Partners for 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion), concluding a process of reviewing and spinning off the division that took more than two years.

Source:  Reuters

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Egypt open for business, ready for growth!

Egypt’s central location, large consumer base, and an impressive reform program are attracting growing interest from the global food and beverage sector.

Source:  Fi Africa

Top 10 FMCG trends for 2021!

FMCG Gurus introduces it's top ten trends for 2021, examining the key trends that will shape consumer attitude and behaviors over the next twelve months, and what opportunities and challenges brands face when targeting these trends. 


What the Food Industry Can Learn from Pharmaceutical Distribution Chains?

January 7, 2020

Pharmaceutical cold chains parallel the temperature-controlled food industry in many ways. Even though they are considered separate industries, food supply chain managers can take several cues from its pharmaceutical brethren and vice versa.

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COVID-19: How does it affect the food industry?

13 March 2020

The novel corona-virus pandemic is already affecting global food supply chains, availability of ingredients, and revenues across many parts of the industry. What are some of the major impacts, and what can food companies do to mitigate its effects? 

Source:  Fi Global Insights

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WPO president talks packaging and pandemic

9 April 2020

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to run rampant, across the world packaged goods are in high demand. PKN asked World Packaging Organisation president Pierre Pienaar to share his views on the role of packaging in a pandemic.

Source:  Packaging News

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KHS Group has introduced a new paper technology

KHS Group has introduced a new paper technology that provides an alternative to shrink film or wrap-around cartons for cans. The company’s Innopack Kisters tray packers can wrap cans of food and beverages in paper.

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Why resilience is a must have for the frozen potato industry during COVID-19

The high cost of keeping products in cold storage and not selling to customers is impacting producers and wholesalers alike. The decline in demand for frozen potatoes is sticky to the restrictions in place for the time being and those in the industry, can see this trial to time to pioneer operations into a more sustainable frontier.

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Authentic flavors boost plant-based advancements

20 May 2020

As plant-based product launches continue to diversify, there is a rising expectation from consumers that yogurt and dessert alternatives should taste as good as dairy.

Source: Food Ingredients First 

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Interesting keyfacts about Food Safety!

30 April 2020

Access to enough amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health.

Source: WHO

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Keeping food safe throughout the whole supply chain process

Food supply chains now cross multiple national borders. Good collaboration between governments, producers, and consumers helps ensure food safety.

Source:  WHO

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How Food Gets Contaminated?

It takes several steps to get food from the farm or fishery to the dining table. We call these steps the food production chain. Contamination can occur at any point along the chain—during production, processing, distribution, or preparation. Understanding where and how it can happen makes prevention easier. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Coronavirus - Food Manufacturers Increase Production By Up To 50%

Panic buying sparked by the coronavirus has prompted food manufacturers to boost production by up to 50%. 


What’s the Difference Between Food Safety and Hygiene?

22 March 2019

You may have noticed people using the terms ‘food hygiene’ and ‘food safety’ interchangeably and wondered whether there’s a difference between the two. While they do overlap, they’re not directly interchangeable from a compliance perspective. Therefore, it’s important to recognize the difference between food hygiene and food safety. 

Source: High Speed Training (HUB)