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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.

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.

Waitrose recalls mint sauce that may contain glass

Waitrose has been forced to recall jars of mint sauce that may contain shards of glass, as a number of supermarkets were hit by recalls this week.

Prepare for slavery act or risk ‘disaster’

Food and drink businesses with a turnover of more than £36M a year should prepare now to comply with the new Modern Slavery Act or risk “disaster”, warns law firm Roythornes, after...

Seafood firm installs more inspection kit

Aberdeen-based seafood processor Joseph Robertson has installed two further CW3 combination checkweigher and metal detection units and a standalone IQ3 metal detector from Loma Systems, complementing three existing CW3 machines...

Young’s Seafood to focus on efficiencies after Findus sale

Young’s Seafood plans to focus on processing efficiencies and market growth following the sale of Findus Group’s continental European operations.

Seafood Scotland in food pairing sessions with gin producer

Seafood Scotland has been busy promoting the best of its country’s produce with two seafood and gin tasting sessions.

Alibaba opens UK office for euro expansion

Global online retail giant the Alibaba Group has appointed a UK md to run its UK office, as part of plans to expand its business empire into Europe and facilitate...

Macduff Shellfish caught by Canadian firm for £98.4M

Scottish fish processor Macduff Shellfish Group has been acquired by Canadian-based Clearwater Seafoods for £98.4M from the Beaton family and the private equity fund Change Capital Partners.

Additive cuts sodium

Trials of a sodium reduction ingredient called Umami Essence in canned tuna have proved successful, according to Israeli company Salt of the Earth, which is behind the product

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...