Dubai: The new campaign to promote beef produced in the EU, “What Wonderful EU Beef!” has been launched in the UAE. The campaign focuses on the superior quality and taste of the meat to encourage buyers in the UAE to choose beef produced in the European Union and Spain.
EU beef is known for its excellent quality owing to the precise and strict European Production Model which outlines Animal Health and Feeding Regulations, Animal Welfare, Sustainability and Respect for the Environment, and Traceability and Food Safety measures. The solely grain-fed beef is classified based on age of the animal and sold in a variety of food-grade cuts. Beef produced in the EU is also hormone-free and reared sustainably to promote food security within the European Union. Europe and Spain follow stringent checking systems all along the production process from farm to table. The campaign seeks to highlight these features of the beef to increase awareness about the quality of the product in the Middle Eastern markets.
The campaign includes different initiatives to promote the European and Spanish beef, such as a reverse trade mission to Spain, animated video explainers, video recipes, an exclusive website with recipes and much more. Speaking on the launch of the campaign, José Ramón Godoy – International Manager of PROVACUNO – said, “Beef produced in the EU and Spain is of exceptional quality and we hope that, through this campaign we are able to raise awareness in the country about its benefits and particular features. The Middle East is home to a multi-cultural population that consumes beef in a variety of ways. We hope that with this campaign, they will choose our beef over other options.”
Provacuno, the Agro-food Inter-professional Organization of the Spanish Beef Industry, consists of national associations that represent companies from the production, industrial and commercial sectors of this product. These associations represent and defend the interests of their members. In addition, Provacuno is where these associations come together and where decisions are adopted with regards to the internal regulation of the sector.
Provacuno was established on 2 December 1997 and officially recognized as an agro-food inter-professional organization by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, on 30 June 1998, in accordance with Law 38/1994 that regulates the agro-food inter-professional organizations.
It represents approximately 85% of the industry in Spain, including both producers and processors.