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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.

£1M Scottish aquaculture scheme to boost turnover

A £1M Scottish aquaculture programme has been launched to boost supply chain innovation, increase industry turnover by about £8M, and create up to 50 jobs.

Young’s Seafood targets US market

Young’s Seafood is planning a strong presence at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston next month – following news that the US is now the UK’s second largest export...

Sushi convenience packs for Spanish retailer

Fresh food packaging manufacturer Linpac has collaborated with Norway’s Leroy Seafood Group to produce a range of resource-efficient sushi convenience packs, which will be supplied exclusively to Spanish retailer Mercadona....

Seafood shelf-life gets a boost with vacuum skin packs

Extending the shelf-life of seafood using vacuum skin packs will be one of Mutlivac’s focuses at the forthcoming Seafood Processing Global trade fair, which takes place in Brussels from April...

Omega-3 found to reduce heart disease risk

Two polyunsaturated fatty acids found in omega-3 can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a review of studies published in the US.

Jobs created as part of £500k fish factory expansion

Fish processor QA Fish is investing £500,000 in a factory expansion, which will create up to five new jobs.

News in brief

Omega-3 test reveals deficiency threats

Norwegian krill supplier Aker BioMarine used last month’s Health Ingredients Europe show to raise awareness of the “serious and costly” implications of being omega-3 deficient.

Fish pastes and powders targeted at upmarket meals

The seafood market is the focus of a new range of clean-label fish pastes and powders for savoury applications.

US food flavour trends for 2017

Food flavouring producer Bell Flavors & Fragrances has released its top trends for 2017, which focus heavily on ethnic foods.

Omega-3 intake is crucial to human health

Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet – contained in oily fish and as supplements – are proven to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but they also help to...

‘Potentially unsafe’ repackaged meat in FSA recall

A number of “potentially unsafe” frozen fish and chicken products were recalled over the weekend, after they had been repackaged in unapproved premises.

Seafood market set for continued growth

Global seafood consumption is set to continue to grow, but the industry’s future health depends on sustainable fishing, a research company has claimed.

Illegal shellfish harvesting clampdown in Scotland

A clampdown of illegal shellfish harvesting was launched in Scotland last week (November 16), spearheaded by Highland Council’s Environmental Health Service (EHS).

Thistle Seafoods awarded multi-million pound deal

Scottish seafood manufacturer Thistle Seafoods has secured a multi-million pound cash injection deal with the Bank of Scotland.

Scottish aquaculture gets £2.5M of EU funding

A £2.5M EU funding boost to support sustainable growth and investment in Scottish aquaculture has been unveiled by rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing.

Worker dies at fish factory

The death of a worker at Thistle Seafoods is currently under investigation by Police Scotland.

Fishermen sentenced for illegal shellfish gathering

Two men received suspended prison sentences last week for illegal shellfish gathering, after an investigation by North Wales Police and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA).

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.