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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.

Young’s Seafood appoints Reed Boardall for frozen work

Young’s Seafood has appointed Reed Boardall to be its partner in the collection, storage and delivery of its frozen foodservice business.

Young's Seafood to cut 650 jobs while saving 250

Young’s Seafood now plans to cut 650 jobs at its Fraserburgh and Grantown-on-Spey sites, while retaining 250 jobs at both plants which will remain open. 

E. coli 'number one' as recorded food safety incidents rise

Food safety incidents caused by microbes continue to rise after E. Coli overtook salmonella as the “number one” problem, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).  

3D food printing among four challenges of tomorrow

3D food printing presents one of the top four food safety challenges of tomorrow, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Grimsby fish firm launches in Belgium

Fish processor Seachill has expanded its Saucy Fish Co brand into more than 800 Belgium supermarkets as part of its international growth strategy.

French urged to pay compensation for Calais chaos

Hauliers caught up in Operation Stack, caused by striking French ferry workers and migrants trying to reach Britain, should receive compensation from Paris, the freight transport industry has urged, ahead...

MSC trials traceability tool against seafood fraud

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been undertaking trials of a new seafood traceability tool in response to increasing incidents of fraud in the sector, where non-sustainable fish varieties are...

Cargill makes £0.95bn fish firm acquisition

Global grain giant Cargill is seeking to cash in on growing demand for seafood with its £0.95bn (€1.35bn) acquisition of leading fish feed supplier Norwegian firm EWOS.

450 jobs saved at Young’s after £1.35M investment

Young’s will create more than 200 jobs after securing £1.35M of investment, following a recent announcement to ditch more than 900 jobs when it lost a major contract to supply...

Calais crisis: Delays hit Scottish shellfish exports

Scottish companies that export live shellfish are struggling to cope as their delivery lorries remain caught in the middle of travel chaos at Channel ports.

Ideal Foods makes use of ACS&T facilities in Grimsby

Ideal Foods, a specialist supplier of whitefish, shellfish and tuna based in Liskeard, Cornwall, has selected food logistics firm ACS&T to supply blast freezing and cold storage services in Grimsby...

Robotic grader for fish and poultry

Weighing and packing equipment specialist Ishida Europe has extended its portfolio of kit for poultry, meat and fish packaging with the addition of a novel system that improves yield and...

How Modern Slavery Act affects food and drink firms

Big businesses – including food and drink manufacturers – will soon be forced to set out their plans to guarantee their supply chains are free from modern slavery, following new...

Calais crisis could sink Scottish seafood firms

Scottish seafood businesses could be forced into bankruptcy due to the traffic chaos at Channel ports, as a top UK business group warns of the mounting financial impact of delays...

End Calais chaos to protect Scottish seafood exports

The UK government and French authorities must do more to resolve the transport chaos around Calais, says the Scottish government after holding a crisis meeting yesterday to probe the impact...

Young’s reshapes board to fight ‘challenging market’

Young’s Seafood has made changes to its leadership and governance structures in a bid to respond to the long and short-term challenges it faces.

News in brief

Seafood firm prosecuted for safety failings

A shellfish processing company has been fined £12,000, after a worker’s hand and arm became trapped in machinery.

New hope for hundreds of jobs threatened at Young’s

Fresh hope of saving hundreds of jobs threatened at Young’s Seafood plant in Fraserburgh, Scotland, has emerged after a key meeting of stakeholders yesterday.

Morrisons to recruit 220 staff at fish plant

Morrisons must recruit 220 staff before it can reach full capacity at its new Grimsby-based fish processing facility.

Young’s Seafood jobs plan ‘bittersweet’ for workers

Young’s Seafood’s plans to axe more than 900 jobs at its plants in Fraserburgh and Spey Valley, while safeguarding hundreds of jobs at its Grimsby site have been described as “devastating” and “bittersweet”....

Young’s Seafood to axe over 900 jobs

Young’s Seafood plans to axe more than 900 jobs with the closure of its Fraserburgh and Spey Valley sites in Scotland, after losing a key contract to supply Sainsbury.

Food manufacture excellence awards

Manufacturing Oscars: previous top winners

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards has crowned a Company of the Year for the past 15th years to recognise the best of the best in British food manufacturing.

Young’s lost Sainsbury contract risks hundreds of jobs

Hundreds of jobs at Young’s Seafood could be at risk, after the manufacturer lost a key contract to supply Sainsbury with salmon.

Salmon boosts seafood industry jobs

Salmon firms have boosted employee numbers by more than a quarter over two years, leading to a net increase in jobs across the seafood industry, according to trade body Seafish.

Mariner Foods assets sale

Mariner Foods’ assets are being sold off after the Grimsby-based seafood firm plunged into administration three weeks ago.