D R Collin was the top ranked food firm in this year's Profit track 100

D R Collin top ranked food firm in Profit track 100

By James Ridler

Scottish seafood supplier D R Collin & Son was the top-ranked food or drink firm in this year’s Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100, the league table of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits.

Scots business minster Paul Wheelhouse has vowed to save jobs at Young's Annan

Scottish minister vows to curb job losses at Young’s

By James Ridler

Scottish minister for business, innovation and energy Paul Wheelhouse is leading a cross-party effort to curb job losses at Young’s Seafood’s Annan site, amid proposals to shift salmon production there to Grimsby.

Morrisons is to create 100 roles at its fish processing site in Grimsby

Morrisons to create 100 fish processing roles

By James Ridler

Vertically integrated food retailer Morrisons is to create 100 new roles at its fish processing plant in Grimsby, less than a week after up to 400 jobs were put at risk at 2 Sisters-owned Five Star Fish.

Young's announced plans to relocate salmon production to Grimsby, putting 450 jobs at risk

Young’s factory closure puts 450 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

Up to 450 jobs are at risk at Young’s Seafood’s Annan site in the south of Scotland, while it plans to create 200 jobs in Grimsby after winning three new contracts with retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S).

2 Sisters is in consultation with staff at ‘loss-making’ Five Star Fish

Hundreds of jobs at risk at 2 Sisters fish firm

By James Ridler

Up to 400 jobs are at risk at Grimsby-based fish processor Five Star Fish, after owner 2 Sisters Food Group revealed plans to enter into consultation with colleagues and customers at the “loss-making site”.

Cod fillets, curry powder and dried mango were all recalled due to labelling errors

Labelling errors spark food recalls

By James Ridler

Labelling errors sparked a number of food recalls over the past week, including products that contained undeclared allergens.

The Marine Conservation Society has advised consumers to move away from fish such as salmon and cod

MCS urges use of less popular fish species

By Michelle Perrett

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has urged buyers and consumers to diversify their choice of fish and move away from the UK’s traditional top five of cod, tuna, salmon, haddock and prawns.

Price inflation drives up on Christmas seafood sales in the UK

Price inflation drives up Christmas seafood sales

By James Ridler

Price inflation primarily fuelled seafood sales value growth over Christmas 2017, up 4.4% to £171m compared to the 2016 festive period, according to UK seafood industry body Seafish.

Young's Seafood and Diageo launched new products in the past week

Young’s Seafood and Diageo launch new products

By James Ridler

Premium breaded fish products from Young’s Seafood and a vegan variant of Diageo’s Baileys Irish Cream are two of the latest product launches by food and drink manufacturers in the past week.

Total food and drink exports hit £22bn in 2017

Dairy, salmon, whisky and pork export wins in 2017

By James Ridler & Rod Addy

Dairy, salmon and pork exports soared in 2017 following the Brexit vote, helping to add £2bn to overseas food and drink sales compared with 2016, according to figures released by the government.

The MSC label is the leading UK mark indicating sustainably sourced fish

Fish suppliers face stricter rules

By Michelle Perrett

Fish manufacturers are facing new stricter rules on seafood certification as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has unveiled key changes while revealing plans to further review the system.

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