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UAE acts with global perspective to improve food safety!

Posted 04/24/2018 by Harsh Gupta, Business Manager India and UAE

As per the World Health Organization(WHO), unsafe or contaminated food in current times poses a serious global health hazard. Urbanization, convenience in travel and globalization lead to an increase in the risk of spreading foodborne diseases across international borders. Did you know nearly 600 million people worldwide are estimated to be exposed to contaminated food each year, of which 420,000 cases are fatal?

UAE’s growing need for food safety standards

While Dubai is identified as the leading city in the urban emerging markets in terms of purchase parity and consumer discretion, with a growing and dynamic food industry, the Eastern Mediterranean region records more than 100 million people being affected by foodborne diseases every year.

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To address the food safety concern, the municipal bodies in UAE have introduced various proactive measures to spread awareness and collaboratively find solutions to the related industries. These include:

H.B. Fuller’s commitment to food safety

Adhesives used in the packaging of food play a critical role in guaranteeing uncontaminated and safe food. The growth of world’s population and the consequent demand for availability of high quality food at multiple locations, far from its production and processing sites, are both the major drivers and challenges of the food packaging industry. Selecting the right adhesive for the different packaging substrates is necessary to ensure that food quality remains untouched and external contamination risks are prevented.

At H.B. Fuller, safety being our primary concern, we follow various European and non-European regulations to provide the highest possible level of packaging safety and integrity, for multiple applications in the food industry. Our Advantra® grades are designed for difficult-to-bond substrates and to withstand extreme weather and transport conditions, supporting improved food packaging performance and high quality food delivery to the consumer.

Find out about H.B. Fuller’s innovative packaging solutions, and discover how we can help you convert your commitment to food safety into a reality.


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