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UAE is closely monitoring and testing food coming from Japan: Environment Minister

Posted on 27/03/2011

The UAE has taken precautionary measures for monitoring and testing food items imported from Japan and its neighbouring countries to ensure they are not contaminated with radiation, Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, has affirmed. The measures are in light of recent developments in Japan ' A group of national laboratories are conducting these tests,' he said while addressing a ceremony hosted by the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology to mark the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi pushes policy to promote local produce

Posted on 18/10/2010

Abu Dhabi residents will soon be able to buy fresh and locally-produced vegetables, fruits and meat from major retailers thanks to a new government initiative. Farmers Service Centre under Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) — which is responsible for agriculture and animal welfare in the emirate — is set to sign agreements with retailers for marketing locally-produced products, officials told a press conference in the capital on Sunday. "Some major retailers have already started ...  >>MORE

UAE participates in 36th Session of the Committee on World Food Security

Posted on 17/10/2010

Many countries and organisations participating in the 32nd session of food security, held in Rome from Oct. 11-16, hailed the speech of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, read on his behalf by UAE Environment and Water Minister Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd. The speech depicted keenness on the UAE on food security and its sustained efforts to contribute to achieving it. The remarks were made during the celebrations of FAO in the presence of some heads of States and other ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority launches Facebook and Twitter Pages

Posted on 12/10/2010

Continuing its efforts to use social media for public outreach and food safety awareness drives and close on the heels of the success of its Zady Blackberry service, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has now established its presence on leading social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. The pages will provide the readers with regular updates on food safety, animal health and agriculture in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Announcing the launch of its Facebook and Twitter pages, ADFCA ...  >>MORE

ADM abattoirs introduce a new technology to detect meat bacterial contamination

Posted on 23/08/2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has introduced a modern technology to the Meat Testing '&' Quality Control Laboratory whereby a new device has been brought in to test '&' count bacterial contamination in meat samples with the aim of enhancing quality control and raising the bar on the specifications of meat delivered for consumption in the framework of the social responsibility of the Municipality; which is keen on maintaining the sanitation '&' safety of the public, and combating the risks ...  >>MORE

Foremost concern is food safety for consumers, Sheikh Mansour

Posted on 29/07/2010

His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs has said that Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA)'s organisational efforts have resulted in a tangible dynamism to attain a high degree of food safety in the emirate. "One of our principal objectives at this stage is to alter the widespread impression - shared by food distributors, owners and workers at outlets - that ADFCA's activities centre around imposing fines and ...  >>MORE

UAE plans to export camel milk to Europe

Posted on 05/07/2010

The UAE is planning to export camel milk after the European Commission (EU) has given its green light to its plan on safety and quality of camel milk and billed it as ‘'good'' and falls in line with health and food standards applied in the European Union, a senior UAE official has disclosed. ‘'The UAE is intending to export camel milk to European markets next year, to be among the first suppliers of this product to the EU,'' Abdullah Al Janan, Executive Director for Agricultural and Animal ...  >>MORE

Japanese get first taste of UAE's camel milk chocolate

Posted on 09/06/2010

UAE-based camel milk chocolate producer Al Nassma yesterday opened its first store in Japan. The new outlet is based in the Mitsukoshi department store in the business district of Nihombashi in the centre of Tokyo. "This is a clear signal that UAE companies are able to gain an international foothold even in such complex markets like Japan," Martin van Almsick, General Manager of Al Nassma Chocolate, told Gulf News. "We are proud that we were able to reach this important stage target in the ...  >>MORE

Regulation for energy drinks issued

Posted on 31/05/2010

The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, or ESMA, has announced the issuance of a technical regulation for energy drinks and its handling requirements. UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 8/2010 issued the mandatory standard, giving a gross period of six months — by October 29, 2010 — for suppliers and producers, regulators and others involved to adjust and comply to the requirement. The product has spread in the market widely, and largely consumed by those who do not have enough ...  >>MORE

Over 300,000 animals vaccinated

Posted on 10/01/2010

Over 300,000 vaccinations were administered to sheep, goats and cows in the Abu Dhabi emirate to prevent communicable diseases in a campaign launched on December 27 by Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA). Mohammed Jalal Al Reyaysa, spokesperson of ADFCA said the total number of cattle vaccinated in Abu Dhabi mainly against foot and mouth disease was about 70,818 in the Capital, 71,991 in the Western Region and 170,293 in Al Ain. Enterotoxaemia, bastorella, inflammation of lung pleura and ...  >>MORE

Federal food law to take shape soon

Posted on 07/12/2009

A federal law on food will soon start to take shape to further ensure food safety in the country, disclosed Minister of Environment and Water HE Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahd. The minister said that the safety of food, produced locally or imported from abroad, constitute an important element of the safety of the community and provides an essential foundation for the food security for all. The federal law will be prepared in collaboration with strategic partners of the Ministry in the area of ...  >>MORE

Seafood trade in the UAE tops Dh1 billion in 200

Posted on 11/09/2009

Seafood trade in the UAE has exceeded Dh1 billion, with imports and exports reaching more than Dh782 million and Dh65 million respectively and re-exports totalling to Dh108.5 million in 2008, according to latest industry statistics, thereby reflecting the country's stable seafood market. Driven by its commitment to further developing the seafood trade in the Middle East, Orange Fairs '&' Events has announced the launch of the third annual 'Sea Food Expo', the region's only dedicated seafood ...  >>MORE

UAE to cut Ramadan food prices up to 60 per cent

Posted on 27/07/2009

The United Arab Emirates plans to cut food prices during the holy month of Ramadan so that crisis-hit consumers can afford to fill their plates when they break their fast at the end of each day, an official said on Sunday. The second-largest Arab economy signed agreements with supermarket chains across the country last week to offer discounts of up to 60 percent on more than 200 food items during Ramadan, said Hashim Saeed al-Neaimi, the manager of consumer protection at the UAE's Ministry ...  >>MORE

Food prices drop in second quarter

Posted on 14/07/2009

UAE consumers appear to be heading for a break from the steady rises in food costs as the prices of some products declined in the second quarter while others recorded only slight increases. Official figures showed the prices of bread, rice, dairy products, cooking oil, tea and coffee recorded their first real quarterly fall in nearly two years while the prices of other foods and poultry edged up by less than one per cent. The figures by the Ministry of Economy showed the prices of sugar ...  >>MORE

Basmati rice prices down by almost 62% in the UAE

Posted on 04/05/2009

Basmati rice prices have fallen between 41 per cent and 62 per cent over past few months until yesterday, a senior official at the Ministry of Economy has told Emirates Business. "The price of a 20kg bag of Tilda rice fell by 62 per cent from Dh340 to Dh210. The 20kg bag of Sinara Basmati Rice fell by 41 per cent from Dh275 to Dh195. The 5kg bag of Egyptian rice dropped by 59 per cent from Dh39 to Dh25. Other kinds of rice from the United States, Thailand or the Philippines fell by more than ...  >>MORE

UAE to Slash Food Costs

Posted on 08/04/2009

The United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday it would move to bring down the cost of basic food items charged by retailers because they were no longer appropriate following a slump in world commodity prices. The second-largest Arab economy last year signed a series of agreements with supermarket chains to fix the cost of basic food items such as sugar, cooking oil, rice and flour at 2007 levels in an effort to curb inflation at a 20-year peak. But many of those prices now exceed the global ...  >>MORE

Bin Fahd: We need to face food security challenges

Posted on 25/02/2009

Minister of Environment and Water, Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahd, has emphasized the need to coordinate efforts by all government apparatus in the country in order to face challenges related to food security especially in the wake of the current economic crisis. He was speaking at the opening session of the 4th Dubai International Food Safety Conference, which was being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on the sidelines of the Gulfood Exhibition. Bin Fahd ...  >>MORE

Food prices likely to drop by more than 50% after April

Posted on 04/02/2009

Food prices in the country are expected to drop by more than 50 per cent from April after the second phase of the Ministry of Economy's plan to reduce prices comes into effect, said a top official of the ministry. Speaking to Emirates Business, Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, Director of the MoE's Consumer Protection Department, said: "Even now, prices are dropping on a daily basis and by April it will fall by more than 50 per cent." The ministry's plan to reduce prices is in line with the general fall ...  >>MORE

Rice prices fall in UAE as India cuts floor rate

Posted on 27/01/2009

The price of basmati and non-basmati rice has plunged in the UAE by 35 per cent – and traders expect further falls as the Indian Government is lowering the minimum price it set for basmati exports. "The price of super basmati has come down by US$700 (Dh2,570) per tonne from US$2,000 to US$1,300," SG Vaseem, Executive Director of dealer Whitegold Rice, told Emirates Business. "The price of a tonne of non-basmati has come down from US$900 to US$580. "Local customers and retailers are asking for ...  >>MORE

Tainted peanut butter batch 'not available in UAE'

Posted on 22/01/2009

UAE residents have no need to fear consuming peanut butter products here, said an official – even as more US companies recalled their products containing the creamy substance due to salmonella fears. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had warned the public against consuming anything with peanut butter, linked to an outbreak of salmonella, a food-borne bacteria, which has killed six people and sickened 482 in 43 states. A list of companies that have voluntarily withdrawn their peanut ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Environment and Water signs agreement with FAO

Posted on 10/11/2008

Minister of Environment and Water HE Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahd and Representative of UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in UAE Kayan Jaff signed in Abu Dhabi yesterday an agreement for technical cooperation for setting up a regional system aimed at enhancing capability to ensure food safety. The minister said that the agreement will enormously develop the capability of the laboratories in the country to test genetically modified food products. The agreement will also assist the ...  >>MORE

UAE achieved self-sufficiency in several food products - Bin Fahd

Posted on 16/10/2008

Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahd said that the United Arab Emirates has attained self-sufficiency in a number of agricultural produces, thanks to the farsightedness of the lost leader of the nation, Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose footsteps were followed by the prudent leaders of the country. Giving his message on the eve of the World Food Day, the minister said that President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister of ...  >>MORE

China dairy product ban being enforced

Posted on 29/09/2008

UAE authorities are strictly implementing a ban imposed by the General Secretariat of Municipalities (GSM) on Chinese dairy and related products because of traces of the industrial chemical melamine in them. "We have stepped up our vigil after Hong Kong withdrew Chinese made crackers, Heinz baby cereal and Lotte's Koala Cookies on Friday for melamine contents," Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) officials said. GSM decided to ban Chinese dairy and related products on September 25, ...  >>MORE

UAE's US$4b food bill set to climb

Posted on 25/08/2008

The United Arab Emirates, which is investing in farms in Asia and Africa to ensure food supplies, will see its US$4 billion a year food import bill rise on population growth, the minister of environment and water said. "We are investing in land in Sudan, Pakistan and Egypt to secure food supplies without being at the mercy of market fluctuations," Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Water, said at a conference in Dubai yesterday. "Food import costs will rise in line with ...  >>MORE

Sharjah to have Dh120 million egg production project

Posted on 21/08/2008

The Sharjah Agriculture Development Corporation (SADC) has embarked upon a Dh120 million egg production project, which will occupy a total area of one million square foot. The project, to be executed in four phases over a period of two years at the Seeh Al-Lebsa area in Sharjah, will have a total output of 3,500 cartons of egg per day. According to Sheikh Faisal bin Khalid Al Qasimi, Proprietor and board chairman of the SADC, the project will help meet the local market demand and would, upon ...  >>MORE

GCC spends US$12bn a year on food import: Arab expert

Posted on 19/08/2008

With spendings of Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on food crossing USUS$ 12 billion every year, regional and global changes make it necessary for the for member states to invest in the field of agriculture in Africa, as the prices of foodstuffs have risen by 75 % since 2000, according to an Arab expert on modern agricultural technology. Speaking at a lecture organised by the Centre of Information Affairs in Abu Dhabi on Monday on "The Prospects of the GCC states' Agricultural Investment ...  >>MORE

UAE rice shortage likely to ease in October

Posted on 11/08/2008

A rice shortage in the UAE due to export curbs is likely to ease in October when producers replenish stocks and boost supplies, traders said yesterday. But UAE consumers - for whom rice is a major food staple along with bread - will continue to feel the pinch as most available stocks were bought when prices nearly trebled earlier this year after export curbs by countries from India to Vietnam. "Maybe by the end of the year, you will see prices at the local market easing, when the new stocks ...  >>MORE

Food safety programme launched in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 11/08/2008

The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has launched a mandatory programme in food safety. The Essential Food Safety Training and Certification programme is aimed at staff of all food businesses in Abu Dhabi. The programme started on Sunday. An approved list of training centres contracted by the authority will do the training for a minimum of six hours. The training will be followed by an assessment by a third party who has been contracted for this purpose. Trainees who pass the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi unveils food security plan

Posted on 02/07/2008

Abu Dhabi plans to develop over 70,000 acres of farmland in Africa's largest country Sudan as the first step in a broader strategy to secure food supplies amid rising prices. Mohammed Al Suwaidi, acting director-general of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, told Reuters that food security was now a priority for the government and his organisation was also seeking agricultural projects elsewhere. "Food security is not just an issue for Abu Dhabi emirate or the United Arab Emirates. Recently, ...  >>MORE

UAE has sufficient food reserves

Posted on 17/06/2008

The GCC states in general – and the UAE in particular – are shielded from the food shortages faced by some Arab states, said a senior official. Reserves of all strategic commodities are available in large quantities that will meet the needs of UAE nationals and expatriates, said Dr Hashem Al Nuaimi, Director of the Consumer Protection Department (CPD). "The food crisis is largely attributable to external factors," he said. "For example some countries have stopped exporting agricultural ...  >>MORE

Minister calls for more support to farmers to ensure food security

Posted on 17/06/2008

Minister of Environment and Water reiterated the need for giving more support to farmers, fishermen and livestock growers as to ensure food security in the country. Attending a meeting held at the ministry to discuss the food security plan for 2009, the minister said that the qualitative support to these vital sectors is of prime importance. Assistant Undersecretaries and directors of various departments at the ministry attended the meeting, and discussed recommendations on horizontal ...  >>MORE

UAE traders importing rice from Thailand

Posted on 15/06/2008

Traders in the United Arab Emirates are securing more rice supplies from Thailand, causing its rice exports to soar by 135 per cent. Thai Consul-General Pasan Theparak told Khaleej Times that from January to April this year, UAE imports had reached US$19.4 million or an increase of 135 per cent as compared to only US$8.3 million during the corresponding period last year. Earlier, Gulf food importers were quoted as saying that they would not wait for India to lift its export ban on rice, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development stresses need for strategic food reserve

Posted on 12/06/2008

As global food crisis continues unabated, a UAE study has called for diversification of the country's sources of food imports to control prices and avert possible food shortages. The study, conducted by the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, also stressed the need for a strategic food reserve on which the country could rely, should there be any crisis in exporting countries. The spiralling food prices in Abu Dhabi emirate - which ranges between 30 to 50 per cent and even 60 at times- ...  >>MORE

'World food security had to suffer several pressures' - UAE Minister

Posted on 06/06/2008

UAE Minister of Environment and Water Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd said that the world food security had to encounter several pressures and challenges during the past years. This reality asks the international community to take extremely serious and fast remedial actions in order to save millions of people from starvation and hunger, the minister said. Speaking at the High-Level Conference on 'World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy' in Rome on yesterday, Fahd said ...  >>MORE

Ministry extends ban on Somali meat imports

Posted on 02/06/2008

Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Water issued a ministerial decision here today, extending the ban on Somali meat imports for one more year. The ban was initially imposed as a preventive measure against rift valley fever. – Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  >>MORE

Mansour bin Zayed chairs ADFCA meeting

Posted on 27/05/2008

HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority chaired in Abu Dhabi yesterday a regular meeting of ADFCA. During the meeting, Sheikh Mansour stressed that food safety was a collective responsibility of producers and consumers alike. He instructed the concerned authorities to apply strict regulations to ensure consumer safety. The meeting was attended by HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi ...  >>MORE

Plans to milk the desert

Posted on 25/05/2008

UNESCO wants Gulf States to set up camel farms in order to reduce the amount of air conditioning needed for milk production and to keep the region's camels from overgrazing range land. Under its novel proposal to combat desertification, the regional Unesco Office in Doha, the Qatari capital, has offered to support development of an experimental camel farm that, among other things, would seek to demonstrate how ravaged desert ecosystems can be restored and determine whether native plants could ...  >>MORE

Food inflation in UAE falls as measures take effect

Posted on 19/05/2008

Food inflation in the UAE sharply receded in April after more than a year of steady increase, indicating a series of government measures to control prices have started to produce results. After surging by between one and six per cent in February over the previous month, the general food index grew by between zero and three per cent in April over March, the Ministry of Economy said in its latest monthly update. The decline followed a series of agreements signed by the ministry with Carrefour, ...  >>MORE

UAE rice importers demand 25% subsidy

Posted on 13/05/2008

Rice importers in the UAE, under intense pressure to cope with the international shortage of rice and its rising price, have demanded a 25 per cent subsidy on the food grain from the UAE government as part of measures to control inflation. Last year, the UAE imported about 750,000 tonnes of rice mainly from India, Pakistan, Thailand and Egypt, traders said. In March this year, India, the world's second-biggest rice exporter in 2007, banned all non-basmati rice shipments as a protectionist ...  >>MORE

UAE's MoE, WFP official discuss surging food prices

Posted on 10/04/2008

UAE Minister of Economy (MoE) Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), John Powell on Wednesday discussed the regional and global consequences of food price rise crisis. John Powell is in the UAE to take part in the current Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development (DIHAD) conference. Commenting on the productive discussion, Al Mansouri said, said the UAE Economy Ministry is closely cooperating with WFP and is making ...  >>MORE

New food law in capital from May 1

Posted on 06/04/2008

The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, yesterday announced a new law to ensure the safety of food items. The law will come into force in Abu Dhabi from May 1. Sheikh Khalifa was speaking at a conference in the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI). The law stipulates imprisonment for at least three months and/or a fine ranging from Dh30,000 to Dh200,000 for anyone who brings or trades in food that is harmful to health, said Rashid Al Shuraiqi, Director of ...  >>MORE

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UAE is closely monitoring and testing food coming from Japan: Environment Minister


Abu Dhabi pushes policy to promote local produce


UAE participates in 36th Session of the Committee on World Food Security


Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority launches Facebook and Twitter Pages


ADM abattoirs introduce a new technology to detect meat bacterial contamination


Foremost concern is food safety for consumers, Sheikh Mansour


UAE plans to export camel milk to Europe


Japanese get first taste of UAE's camel milk chocolate


Regulation for energy drinks issued


Over 300,000 animals vaccinated


Federal food law to take shape soon


Seafood trade in the UAE tops Dh1 billion in 200


UAE to cut Ramadan food prices up to 60 per cent


Food prices drop in second quarter


Basmati rice prices down by almost 62% in the UAE


UAE to Slash Food Costs


Bin Fahd: We need to face food security challenges


Food prices likely to drop by more than 50% after April


Rice prices fall in UAE as India cuts floor rate


Tainted peanut butter batch 'not available in UAE'


Ministry of Environment and Water signs agreement with FAO


UAE achieved self-sufficiency in several food products - Bin Fahd


China dairy product ban being enforced


UAE's US$4b food bill set to climb


Sharjah to have Dh120 million egg production project


GCC spends US$12bn a year on food import: Arab expert


UAE rice shortage likely to ease in October


Food safety programme launched in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi unveils food security plan


UAE has sufficient food reserves


Minister calls for more support to farmers to ensure food security


UAE traders importing rice from Thailand


Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development stresses need for strategic food reserve


'World food security had to suffer several pressures' - UAE Minister


Ministry extends ban on Somali meat imports


Mansour bin Zayed chairs ADFCA meeting


Plans to milk the desert


Food inflation in UAE falls as measures take effect


UAE rice importers demand 25% subsidy


UAE's MoE, WFP official discuss surging food prices


New food law in capital from May 1