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Junk food ban in Bahrain hospitals on way

Junk food and other unhealthy edibles could be banned from sale at government hospitals and health centres in Bahrain. Health Ministry nutrition experts have proposed the measure in a bid to encourage healthy eating among staff an

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Yemen struggles with food shortages as shipments stay slow

A trickle of aid, medicine and commercial food cargoes is reaching Yemen yet the process remains slow as more ships await clearance to discharge at ports and logistical chains buckle due to fuel shortages and war. Before Saudi Ara

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Small food makers on fast path to US store shelves

Small US food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. Now, an increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion o

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$3.5bn worth food 'wasted in UAE every year'

Nearly 3.27 million tonnes of food, worth more than Dh13 billion ($3.5 billion), produced and imported in the UAE is being wasted every year, according to Massar Solutions, a market leader in vehicle rental, fleet and supply chain solutions.

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Yemen food ships face mounting delays

Merchant vessels are taking weeks to deliver vital food supplies to Yemen as Saudi-led coalition warships search for arms bound for Iran-allied Houthi fighters and heavy fighting disrupts shipments in a worsening humanitarian crisis.

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Egypt's Qalaa Holdings posts $115m loss

Qalaa Holdings, one of Egypt's largest investment firms, reported a full-year net loss of E£879.6 million ($115.3 million) on Thursday but said it would return to profit by the end of this year. Qalaa said its full-year

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Food and hospitality expo opens in Bahrain

More than 65 exhibitors from hotels to restaurants, kitchenware suppliers to embassies are taking part in the seventh annual Food and Hospitality Bahrain Expo 2015, which opened yesterday (April 28) at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Co

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Savola Q1 profit rises 11.2pc

Saudi Arabia's largest food products firm, Savola Group, posted an 11.2 per cent jump in first-quarter earnings on Sunday, but said profits in the second-quarter would be down by comparison with a year ago. Among the few Saudi

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‘Quinoa Open Day’ in Sharjah addresses food security issues

The UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water organised the ‘Quinoa Open Day’ at Agriculture Innovation Center (AIC) today (April 14) in the Agriculture Innovation Center, Al Dhaid, Sharjah. The day aimed at highli

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350 firms for Jeddah hospitality expo

More than 350 local and international companies are taking part in the Food, Hotel and Hospitality Arabia 2015 exhibition that opened yesterday (April 13) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The four-day event was inaugurated by Hassan Bin O

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