Emirates News Agency – Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology completes the first sugar reduction program in the region

DUBAI, June 9, 2022 (WAM) – Representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), in collaboration with the UAE F&B Manufacturers Group, today joined Emirates alumni and young F&B professionals for the final session of the first in the area. Knowledge Creation Program for Sugar and Calories hosted at the Tate & Lyle Research Laboratory in Dubai.

The eight-week program, which ended Thursday, is part of a joint initiative between MoIAT and the UAE Food and Beverage Business Group to train young professionals and support food and beverage producers in the region to reduce calories and sugar in foods and aim to develop consumer demand for a healthier diet.

Speaking at the event, Farah Al Zarooni, Deputy Minister for Standards and Regulations, said: “According to the UAE National Industrial Strategy for Improving the Competitiveness of Domestic Producers, the Ministry is committed to supporting the and calories in food and beverages and to support industrial companies in the UAE, using the knowledge and skills to adapt to market trends and maintain international standards.

“This platform will raise awareness and provide know-how to the healthiest choices in the food and beverage industry, provide the necessary technical and business know-how and guidance to help companies seize opportunities in the food and beverage industry. It also underlines the ministry’s efforts to update its rules and regulations to support the country’s sustainable development and improve the quality of food and beverages. “

Saleh Lootah, President of the Food and Beverage Group of the United Arab Emirates, said: “UAE food companies are investing in innovation in new product development and this program will help them gain faster market access and maintain global standards.” . The arts R&D centers are key to strengthening the sector in the region and are vital to the development of local talent. “

More than 350 representatives from the MENA region participated in six sessions of the program in person and in person. The event was attended by representatives of the entire F&B value chain, including legislators and food safety authorities such as the Municipality of Dubai, the Food and Drug Administration of Saudi Arabia, the Agriculture and Food Safety Authority of Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi. Sharjah city and the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

Emirates F&B students and young professionals participating in the program represented Zayed University, Dubai University in Canada, Al Ain University, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), Manipal Academy of Higher Education and more.

The program aims to raise awareness of the latest sugar and calorie reduction technologies, offering hands-on experience through demonstrations at the new Tate & Lyle Innovation and Customer Cooperation Center and providing ongoing support to food and beverage manufacturers.

Dominique Floch, Middle East, Africa and Turkey CEO at Tate & Lyle, Dominique Floch said: creating products that suit him a healthier lifestyle.

“However, the challenge has always been how to maintain the great taste that consumers expect, while promoting a balanced diet. “Our new Center for Innovation and Customer Collaboration combines Tate & Lyle’s state-of-the-art science and technology with world-class ingredients and unrivaled compositional expertise to make healthy food taste even better and delicious food even healthier.”

Translation: Ahmed Sherif http://wam.ae/en/details/1395303055865

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