Fixed weight tray packing

Ishida Europe has extended its range of solutions for poultry, meat and fish packaging with the launch of a system that improves yields and efficiencies in the packing of fresh food pieces.

Is meat falling out of favour?

Towards the end of last year, YouGov survey results revealed that one in three Brits (35 per cent) are willing to consider eating less meat, with one in five (20 per cent) saying they had already cut back on the amount of meat they ate over the previous year.


EFSA proposes calcium DRVs

EFSA has proposed dietary reference values (DRVs) for calcium as part of its continuing work on DRVs for European citizens. The scientific opinion was finalised following a six-week public consultation.

Scottish food exports exceed £1.1 billion

Scottish food exports have surpassed the £1.1 billion mark for the first time, with total food and drink exports valued at £5.1 billion in 2014. The new figures, which have been extracted from official HMRC export statistics for 2014, show that food exports alone grew by 3.5% on 2013, driven primarily by an increase in […]

May 2015

Product Focus: Fish and seafood Ingredients: Fats and oils Packaging: Labelling Processing: Food safety

Ecotrophelia UK finalists announced

IFST and Campden BRI have announced the finalists of Ecotrophelia UK 2015. Student teams from Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Nottingham, PepsiCo and Leeds Trinity University will go on to compete at Ecotrophelia UK. This year marked the most entries ever received for Ecotrophelia UK, so the competition was high. The entries were carefully reviewed […]

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Food recalls up 16% in last quarter of 2014

Stericycle ExpertSolutions, the specialist in product recalls, retrievals, returns and audits, has revealed that there was a significant rise in food recall and notification occurrences across Europe during the final three months of 2014. Compared to the previous quarter, there was a 16% jump in food recalls and notifications in Q4. Events were also up in […]

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ROUND UP: Ingredients

Here is your weekly round-up of Ingredients news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at [email protected] Future Market Insights’ (FMI’s) recent report Global Stevia Market – Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 – 2020 focuses on emerging regions and delivers insights into the […]

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Marinade range

Frutarom Savory Solutions’ new range of marinades includes Bali, Sereh and Delikata flavours, designed to enhance fish and meat dishes. Inspired by far Eastern flavours, Bali and Sereh promise an authentic Asian taste. Based on the popular Indonesian street snack satay, Bali is characterised by a distinct peanut flavour, but does not contain allergen ingredients […]

Hygienic strapping

Strapping specialist Mosca Direct has introduced the new SoniXs MS-VA and SoniXs TRS-VA machines, which are described as the first side-seal strappers that are corrosion resistant and work with Mosca’s own ultrasonic technology SoniXs. In addition, the machines feature a new, exposed Standard-6 strap path, also made of corrosion-resistant material. The machines have been designed […]


EFSA publishes fish consumption advice

Limiting consumption of fish species with a high methylmercury content is the most effective way to achieve the health benefits of fish whilst minimising the risks posed by excessive exposure to methylmercury, according to a statement published by EFSA on the risks and benefits of seafood. EFSA recommends that individual member states consider their national […]

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