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Seafood

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.

London chefs call for polystyrene packaging ban

London’s top chefs have called for a ban on polystyrene packaging in an open letter to mayor Sadiq Khan, citing environmental and health concerns.

M&S unveils new Christmas range

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its new Christmas food range, describing it as the “must-have” collection.

Icelandic Seachill to make 86 redundancies after M&S contract loss

Icelandic Seachill, the seafood supplier, has revealed it is to make 86 redundancies and close its deli site in Grimsby in the wake of losing a large contract with Marks...

Interactive Data

Which sector saw highest costs since the Brexit vote?

The cost of manufacturing food and drink products has risen 4.3% over the past 12 months across all sectors, according to latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Seafood firm warns 40 roles at risk of redundancy

Nolan Seafoods (UK) has warned that up to 40 jobs at the Aberdeen-based business are at risk due to volatile trading conditions and the loss of a major contract.

Brexit impact

Freight transport group calls for PM to prioritise logistics

Freight Transport Association (FTA) boss David Wells has urged Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May to prioritise the logistics industry in Brexit talks with the EU. 

Icelandic Seachill warns of job losses after M&S contract loss

Icelandic Seachill, the fish supplier, has warned of job losses after losing a large contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Brexit debate

Brexit could have ‘severe’ trade impact on food firms

Brexit could have “severe” consequences for food manufacturers that trade with EU countries, as they could face delivery delays and customs barriers, a logistics supplier has warned. 

Skipjack tuna to be harvest controlled

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has taken the ground-breaking step of agreeing harvest control rules for skipjack tuna in the Indian Ocean.

Vitafoods

Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Foodex 2016

Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Fish firm denies ‘dodgy wage tactics’ in union row

Chilled fish supplier Icelandic Seachill has denied accusations that its handling of the National Living Wage (NLW) will leave workers worse off, after unions escalated their concerns to the European...

Seafood Global Expo exhibitors exit after Brussels bombings

The Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global has revealed it has seen some exhibitors pull out of the event in the wake of the Brussels bombings.

Morrisons apologises for live worm in fish pack

Morrisons has apologised to a Lanarkshire shopper after she found a live worm inside the packaging of a portion of haddock.

Linpac invests £1.2M in food packaging kit

Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac plans to invest £1.2M in machinery that will enable the firm to produce a further 200M expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays each year at its St...

National Living Wage row over ‘sleight of hand’

Chilled fish supplier Icelandic Seachill has rejected accusations, made by Unite the union, it was guilty of “sleight of hand” over its handling of the National Living Wage....

Marine Harvest cuts 80 jobs in tough week for salmon

Eighty jobs have been cut by Marine Harvest and another seafood company has reported annual losses in a tough week for the Scottish salmon farming sector.

Marine Harvest to invest £20M in salmon hatchery

Marine Harvest is investing £20M into a new salmon hatchery in Glenmoriston, near Inverness, in what is hailed as a major boost to the Scottish food and drink industry.

People on the move in food and drink

Lords, ladies and Savoy chefs all feature in our latest round-up of food and drink industry people on the move.

Feature

Seaweed: An ocean of opportunity

Overlooked for so long, seaweed is finally becoming big business.

Marine Harvest to axe 100 seafood jobs

Marine Harvest Scotland plans to axe up to 100 jobs in a bid to make the business “more efficient and sustainable”.

Dawnfresh Seafoods sells frozen scampi business

Britain’s largest trout producer Dawnfresh Seafoods has sold its frozen scampi business, including stocks, to Whitby Seafoods for an undisclosed sum.

Morrisons in fish trademark war

Morrisons has denied any wrongdoing after coming under fire for registering a trademark for a “very similar brand” as JCS Fish’s BigFish.

People on the move in food and drink

Young’s Seafood, Müller Wiseman Dairies and Wyke Farms all feature in our latest roundup of people on the move in the food and drink industry.