Seafood covers the gamut of issues: health - through consumption of poly-unsaturated fatty acids and dangers - through potentially increased consumption of heavy metals; questions about sustainable sourcing; and big issues around new product development to make fish and shellfish (molluscs) more acceptable to consumers. Don’t waste time fishing around for essential information when you can get it from one informed source.
17-Jun-2013 - The Scottish government is urging the nation’s food producers to step up efforts to win EU protected food name status.
10-Jun-2013 - More creative use of oily fish in new product development (NPD) would help increase its consumption to advised levels, according to a prominent nutritionist.
24-Apr-2013 - Seafish, the UK’s authority on seafood, is hoping to net the next generation of fish eaters early, with a new schools’ education programme aimed at three-to-five-year-olds.
03-Apr-2013 - The industry body Seafish has condemned the practice of fish mislabelling after media reports claimed the practice was widespread.
28-Mar-2013 - Fisherman turned food manufacturer Kevin Jonas has hatched a plan to bring large-scale production of Cromer crab back to its North Norfolk home town of Cromer, creating 20 jobs.
19-Mar-2013 - A boat repair business has been ordered to pay £43,000 after it sent two employees to repair a fishing boat’s diesel tank under circumstances that could have led to a fatal accident.
14-Mar-2013 - Frozen food manufacturers should not concentrate on finding “a single new product development [NPD] silver bullet” to increase sales but, instead, segment their offerings to particular types of shoppers.
04-Mar-2013 - Poultry and fish products can now take advantage of the new pluS range of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (r-PET)/ polyethylene (PE) packs from rigid plastic packaging manufacturer Holfeld Plastics.
04-Mar-2013 - Fish processor Seachill has launched its £40M brand The Saucy Fish Co on the Scandinavian seafood market.
07-Feb-2013 - With their slippery scales and staring eyes, fish are often avoided by squeamish consumers. Lorraine Mullaney seeks packaging solutions
07-Feb-2013 - 2 Sisters Food Group's Five Star Fish company recently won a contract to supply Morrisons with cod, haddock and plaice with chilled breaded coating. It needed to produce to bulk with minimal handling and store in limited quantities to preserve the food product colour and highlights, which are key to consumer appeal.
14-Jan-2013 - This spring will bring job cuts for some of the 169 staff at the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) in the Western Isles, as the firm announced a review of its Stornoway harvesting and processing operations last week (January 8).
02-Jan-2013 - Fresh fish is often perceived by consumers as difficult to handle and prepare. Now, shoppers at Morrisons 500 fish counters have a new option that makes it easy to store, cook and clean up after fresh fish, with new taste ideas too.
02-Jan-2013 - Genetically modified (GM) salmon moved a step closer to US, and possibly European, dinner plates last month with the publication of a favourable environmental assessment from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
17-Dec-2012 - European Commission plans to cut fish quotas next year will jeopardise the sustainability of stocks and “make things worse”, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
26-Nov-2012 - The boss of a London smoked salmon business has been prosecuted after a worker had to have a finger amputated when his hand was crushed in machinery.
13-Nov-2012 - More than 200t of illegal fish seized in one of Scotland’s largest food fraud investigations will now be destroyed.
31-Oct-2012 - Global seafood processor MW Brands, which owns the John West range of fish and seafood products, has placed a contract with UK-based data management systems specialist Applied Principle for its data collection systems. The project is being carried out in response to MW Brands' need to update its paper-based system and increase efficiency.
22-Oct-2012 - Food manufacturers should educate shoppers about where and how fish products have been sourced, according to the Iglo Group, which owns the Birds Eye brand.
18-Oct-2012 - Food manufacturers should switch to sustainable fish stocks from endangered ones and help to educate shoppers about making better buying decisons, delegates heard at a fishing industry seminar this week.
12-Oct-2012 - British scallop fishermen, fishing in international waters in the Channel, have pleaded for Royal Naval protection after claiming they were attacked yesterday (October 11) by French fishermen.
02-Oct-2012 - A fresh approach to a 'try me free' promotion is now offering an extra tasty treat for shoppers.
02-Oct-2012 - Birds Eye has bought a Matrix collator/shrink wrapper from equipment specialist Linkx Systems as part of a project to move a packaging line to a new plant.
02-Oct-2012 - The addition of a Marel I-Cut 10 PortionCutter to the processing line at Swedish salmon smokehouse Falkenberg Laxrökeri in 2011 has improved the company's yield and profits.
02-Oct-2012 - An Irish food manufacturer is introducing a frozen ready meal that contains the sea vegetable dillisk to the UK market.
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