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Monday, 16 October 2017

Trade: Germany gets a Taste of Caribbean Diversity

A diverse collection of food and beverage producers from the Caribbean descended upon the world’s leading food fair ANUGA in Cologne, Germany in October. The leading food fair attracts some 7000 exhibitors from over 100 countries and close to 200,000 visitors, was home to eight producers from the Caribbean under the Caribbean Kitchen pavilion facilitated by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export). “Food and drinks is such an integral part of Caribbean culture which continues to be in high demand from the European markets. The firms selected to exhibit at this years’ ANUGA exemplify the quality and innovation needed to be successful exporters” highlighted Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director of Caribbean Export. The participating companies include 2016’s Caribbean Exporter of the Year award winners the West Indian Biscuit Company (WIBISCO) manufacturers of cookies and crackers from Barbados. Following a successful event in 2015, La Benedicta the region’s only producer of apple cider from the Dominican Republic will return. Four Jamaican firms are participating for their first time including Coffee Solutions with their Ridgelyne Blue Mountain Coffee; Ecofarms™ producers of organic gourmet honey and healthy honey products; Shavuot producers of herbal teas and powder products using indigenous ingredients such as Soursop and Moringa. Also from Jamaica is Southside Distributors producers of a range of condiments, canned products, juices and syrups using locally sourced fruits and vegetables.

Source: www.carib-export.com

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