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Gulfood trade show highlight halal opportunities in region

gulfood-chefs_08062014_055305A leading trade show for the food and manufacturing, processing and packaging industry is set to highlight opportunities and meet the need of manufacturers looking to grow their business in the halal market.

At Gulfood Manufacturing which will run from October 27th to 29th at the Dubai World Trade Centre, more than 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries will introduce the latest equipment, ingredients, packaging and technologies to the region. They seek to raise standards, increase production capacity and meet requirements of growing sectors, such as halal.

With the global Muslim population currently standing at 1.6 billion and the second-largest worldwide, and with cultural strictures that demand the consumption of Halal-certified foods – particularly meat and poultry, opportunities for food manufacturers and processors to capitalize on the significant revenues offered by this target segment abound.

Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, Exhibition and Events Division, DWTC, said: “The opportunities for food manufacturers supplying halal certified foods exists not only in serving their respective local populations, but in using the capabilities developed locally to serve global Muslim demand too.

“These opportunities, however, require modern technologies in production, processing, packaging and logistics. Gulfood Manufacturing attracts the industry’s top suppliers from around the world to Dubai – making it easy, accessible and exceptionally targeted for companies to find the answer to their needs, LohMirmand added.

Source: Emirates news agency

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