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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.

Fish factory fire hits landings and prices

Northbay Pelagic’s fish processing unit in Peterhead is likely to be out of action until the tail end of the herring season, hitting UK landings and probably reducing prices.

Fleetwood Fish Park cash to create 150 local jobs

Up to 150 jobs could be created at Fleetwood Fish Park in Lancashire after prime minister David Cameron announced it had won £2.5M worth of funding from the Regional Growth Fund.

Rainham smoked salmon factory blaze

Fire hit Scotch Smoked Salmon Co in Rainham, Essex, on February 10, taking four fire engines and 21 firefighters to bring under control according to the London Fire Brigade.

Ishida offers bespoke fixed-weight fish fillet packs

A bespoke weighing system has been developed by Ishida for German seafood processor Deutsche See Fischmanufaktur, which weighs just two large fresh fish fillets for a fixed-weight pack while keeping...

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Dalton Philips’ departure from Morrisons leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Morrisons’ new fish site to create 200 jobs

Morrisons will open a new fish manufacturing site in Grimsby by the end of the year, creating 200 jobs and doubling its capacity in a bid meet “growing demand” for...

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Young’s Seafood appoints new boss

Young’s Seafood has appointed Pete Ward as its ceo.

Surf ‘n’ turf will tempt younger shoppers: Mintel

Food manufacturers and retailers could tempt younger shoppers with ‘surf ‘n’ turf’ meals that marry meat and fish ingredients, according to new research from Mintel.

100 set to strike at Sharpak packaging site

Workers at a Sharpak food packaging site at Yate in Bristol are poised to take part in two 24-hour strikes this week over alleged changes to working hours.

Morrisons’ shopper finds tongue-eating parasite in fish

A Morrisons’ shopper got more than he bargained for when he discovered a tongue-eating parasite in his portion of sea bass.

Food manufacturing awards

Ichiban UK wins food manufacturing industry Oscar

Stowmarket-based sushi firm Ichiban UK has wrapped up a coveted award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) last week. 

G&J Jack fish factory saved by fire service

G&J Jack fish factory has escaped disaster thanks to the prompt actions and expertise of the local Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, which battled a blaze at the Fraserburgh plant....

EU Protected food names: interactive map

Dundee Cake looks set to become the next food product to receive Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status after Scotland’s food secretary Richard Lochhead launched a national consultation to consider the...

Coombe Fisheries new £4M site creates 27 jobs

Coombe Fisheries has doubled its processing capacity and created 27 new jobs with a new £4M seafood packing, freezing and storage facility in Barnstaple, Devon.

Young’s Seafood builds on strong chilled growth

Young’s Seafood boosted sales of its brand by 21% in the chilled food category in the past year and has announced plans to expand its chilled range, with new innovation,...

Food industry must collaborate on moral responsibility

The food industry cannot be seen as truly responsible and sustainable until it stops wasting so much of the food it produces, according to Iglo Group.

Young’s Seafood leads sustainable fish charge

Young’s Seafood has called for more organisations to sign up to new voluntary codes designed to make it easier for shoppers to choose sustainable fish.

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Ryder Cup tees up showcase of Scottish food

The Ryder Cup provided a “perfect platform” to showcase Scotland’s food and drink to more than 45,000 visitors from 75 countries on each day of the three-day golf tournament between...

Mackerel returns to sustainable safe to eat list

The return of mackerel to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) ‘fish to eat’ list has been welcomed by the Scottish mackerel processing industry.

Scottish fish landings sink 9% in value

A 9% fall in the value of fish landed at Scottish ports last year represented “a startling drop”, according to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF).

Food and drink industry people on the move – in pictures

Alan Stewart started his role as chief financial officer of Tesco three months earlier than planned, this week, after the retailer launched an investigation into the board overstating its half-year...

Food fraud uncovered at fish and chip shops

Food fraud is rife in fish and chip shops, with one in six fish samples bought differing from what had been ordered, according to sampling conducted for consumer group Which?

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F Smales boosts jobs with new depot

Hull-based fish merchant F Smales & Son is creating six jobs as it sets up a new 5,574m2 depot to help distribute frozen fish.

Barclays cash offers Unique Seafood room to grow

Unique Seafood aims to boost sales and expand storage capacity with the help of a £2.8M package it negotiated with Barclays bank.

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Seafood traceability concern prompts free global resource

Seafood industry bosses have developed a seafood traceability and financial tool in response to industry concerns about food fraud.