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US Poultry Industry to Have Strong Presence at Gulfood 2014

12 February 2014

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - For Gulfood 2014, the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) has partnered with chef, Uwe Micheel, for a culinary demonstration and 16 Council members will exhibit in the USA Pavilion.

USAPEEC, a non-profit trade association that represents US poultry and egg exporters, has announced that Chef Uwe Micheel, president of the Emirates Culinary Guild and director of kitchens at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai, will conduct a culinary demonstration featuring US poultry and egg products on Tuesday 25 February from 13:00 to 15:00, during the upcoming Gulfood show in Dubai.

The demonstration will be in the USA Pavilion in Sheikh Saeed Hall, booth S-B50 (Grove Services), and over a two-hour period, Chef Micheel will be preparing five dishes using US turkey and chicken. Gulfood is one of the largest food and hospitality trade shows in the world, boasting more than 4,200 exhibitors and almost 78,000 visitors in 2013.

“Gulfood has grown exponentially over its 27-year history, and the Middle East is an important region for U.S. poultry and egg exports,” said USAPEEC President, Jim Sumner. “Partnering with Chef Uwe Micheel in featuring the nutritional value and versatility of our products at the show will help increase awareness among importers and visitors, and ultimately, exports of US poultry products.”

“The US poultry and eggs industry has earned worldwide reputation for producing high-quality, nutritious, and wholesome products,” said Mr Micheel. “I look forward to demonstrating their versatility at the Gulfood show.”

16 Member Exhibitors

Through its presence at the show, USAPEEC will support its 16 exhibiting member companies, which includes some of the largest poultry producers in the US, along with trading companies and others. The number of USAPEEC’s members who have been exhibiting at the show has grown over the past few years, illustrating the show’s regional and international reach of buyers.

In 2007, the number of USAPEEC members exhibiting was eight, increasing in 2013 to 13, and this year to 16.

Exhibitors include AJC International, American Egg Board, Crider Foods, Grove Services, Globex International, Interra International, Intervision Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Lamex Foods, Marcus Foods, Michael Foods, Mirasco, Perdue, PMI Foods, PS International, and R.J. Adams.

USAPEEC and its members are located in the USA Pavilion in Sheikh Saeed Hall.

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