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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 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.

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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.

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).

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