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Seafood manufacturing heroes are invited to apply for this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – the Oscars of the food and drink manufacturing industry.
A Cornish smokery nets £85,000 extra a year from a single 50kW wind turbine it installed in November 2012, according to its md Jon Short.
Salmon waste could help treat famine victims thanks to novel technology – currently being trialled by Loch Duart – that can extract edible proteins from the leftovers.
Consumers could be put off eating fish, if new EU rules governing the labelling dates of frozen fish are not better defined, the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has warned.
Entries for the 2014 Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards close on July 31. Don’t miss your chance to be a star. Enter online at www.foodmanwards.co.uk
Young’s Seafood has outlined the next steps in its chilled food strategy, with the firm planning investments in two centres of excellence at its Fraserburgh and Marsden Road sites.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is to produce guidelines for its members to tackle modern slavery and other human rights abuses, after a Mori poll revealed overwhelming support for ethical...
Food firms are revisiting smoked flavours, working with different varieties of wood to bring fresh experiences to consumer taste buds, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions.
The government’s Modern Slavery Bill should include provision to scrutinise the food supply chain, according to the Labour Party and the Association of Labour Providers.
The exploitation of foreign workers can be halted only by improving cooperation not boycotting products, warns the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
A French seafood packer has installed an Ishida X-ray inspection system to monitor frozen scallops before they enter the packing process.
Seafood processor Paramount 21 has invested in a 464.5m2 warehouse adjacent to its Newton Abbot production site in Devon to release production space as it steps up its new product development....
Lamb and fish prices have increased the most within the meat industry over the last three decades, according to new data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Sainsbury was involved in a third of food safety product recalls so far in 2014, according to food alerts issued by the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA).
This month (May) marks the formal launch of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards, which are now open for entries.
A new fish processing system from Marel called ProCon Flowline uses radio-frequency identification technology to track all products on the line and monitor worker performance.
Speciality seafood firm Elsinore Foods has announced its acquisition by fine food distributor Golden Acre Dairy Foods Holdings in a move that expands the latter’s product offering for major supermarkets....
Global food and drink firms will launch new products designed to release the untapped potential of multi-sensory experiences based on sound and vision, a leading cognitive neuroscientist has revealed.
New England Seafood International (NESI) has appointed former Uniq and Premier Foods boss Geoff Eaton as its new group chairman, in line with its international growth strategy.
Euan Sutherland’s decision to quit as boss of The Co-operative Group leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink sector.
Marel says its new FleXicut trimming robot is set to reshape the whitefish industry. Removing whitefish bones traditionally requires a lot of skilled labour so automation cuts labour costs and...
Young’s Seafood has appointed Frank Green as its new sales director for its frozen retail business.
Seafood processor Falfish has invested millions in expanding production capacity at its plant in Redruth, Cornwall, driven by demand from customers in the UK and overseas.
Young’s Seafood boss Leendert de Hollander has stood down from his role to take up a senior leadership position at an unnamed firm outside the seafood industry.
An EU-wide initiative targeting food fraud, costing €12M, has been announced, spearheaded by the UK’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).
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