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.
03-Dec-2013 - The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) has won the coveted title Meat, poultry and seafood manufacturing company of the year in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane Hilton last month.
02-Dec-2013 - A film showing ‘A day in the life of a fish box’ – from port to plate – has proved a surprise hit on YouTube, according to its producers, the British Plastics Federation (BPF).
27-Nov-2013 - Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton, in London to celebrate the 13th annual Food manufacturing excellence awards, last week (November 21).
27-Nov-2013 - Premier Foods was the big winner at this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – picking up the awards for Food manufacturing company of the year, Ambient manufacturing company of the year and Training programme of the year.
19-Nov-2013 - Fraserburgh fish processor G&J Jack is to close by the end of the year with the loss of all 55 jobs.
05-Nov-2013 - Enriching foods with omega-3 fatty acids is right on trend. Paul Gander asks which new applications are emerging - and which ones might take off
23-Oct-2013 - A death at fish processor Interfish caused by a falling pallet has sparked a joint investigation by Devon & Cornwall Police and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).
07-Oct-2013 - Two ministers have been sacked in Prime Minister David Cameron’s government reshuffle on Monday October 7.
02-Oct-2013 - Congratulations to all the food and drink businesses shortlisted in the Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).
30-Sep-2013 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is probing an outbreak of a novel strain of salmonella, called Salmonella Gold-coast, which has caused at least 18 cases of illness.
30-Sep-2013 - It was a vintage year for entries in the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEA), according to Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the judging panel.
26-Sep-2013 - Five food and drink brands – including the Saucy Fish Co and Doom Bar ale – have won coveted cool brand status alongside Lamborghini, Porsche and Samsung among the UK public.
28-Aug-2013 - Fish fingers that are fried create more furanic compounds than when baked in the oven, new research has revealed.
21-Aug-2013 - Thai food manufacturer CP Foods UK has invested £4M in a new food factory in Newmarket that has created 100 jobs.
06-Aug-2013 - Leading fish processor Farne Salmon & Trout has invested £1.2M in a new production facility at its Duns factory in the Scottish Borders to produce Tesco own-label Fish in a Flash products.
06-Aug-2013 - Macduff Shellfish plans to buy Young’s Seafood’s plant in Stornoway for an undisclosed sum as part of aims to double the size of its business.
05-Aug-2013 - Industry support body Seafish has appointed two new directors to help deliver and implement its corporate plan.
26-Jul-2013 - About 70 people in south east England have been sickened by shellfish poisoning, reports the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
18-Jul-2013 - Young’s Seafood has transformed its IT systems, bringing them in-house to boost service to all its factories and improve IT support.
08-Jul-2013 - Associated Seafoods aims to commission the Scottish smoked salmon processing area at its seafood plant in Buckie, north east Scotland, by September.
02-Jul-2013 - Seward's Stomacher laboratory paddle benchmark blending process was recently used to research the effectiveness of fish and chip vinegar in preserving fresh catfish fillets using concentrations of vinegar that do not overpower the flavour. It can detect the changes in microorganism recovery that indicate the efficacy of the preservative processes evaluated.
02-Jul-2013 - Marel showcased its I-slice 3300 at the recent Seafood Processing Europe exhibition in Brussels. It highlighted the flexibility and efficiency of its production of salmon retail packs, which it claims can make batches of sliced salmon ready for packing with almost no manual handling.
17-Jun-2013 - The Scottish government is urging the nation’s food producers to step up efforts to win EU protected food name status.
10-Jun-2013 - More creative use of oily fish in new product development (NPD) would help increase its consumption to advised levels, according to a prominent nutritionist.
24-Apr-2013 - Seafish, the UK’s authority on seafood, is hoping to net the next generation of fish eaters early, with a new schools’ education programme aimed at three-to-five-year-olds.