Princes aims to increase canned fish consumption

Princes is launching a new on-pack promotion in the UK aimed at increasing consumption of canned fish by demonstrating its simplicity and versatility. Favourite Fish Dish, which will feature on two million tuna four-packs, is a new recipe-inspired promotion that offers shoppers the chance to receive £5,000 in return for sharing their favourite canned fish […]

Latest sustainable fish ratings revealed

The Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) latest update of its sustainable seafood guide reveals continuing problems for wild caught Atlantic salmon. In England and Wales, the number of rivers assessed as meeting their conservation targets in 2013 was 30% compared to 53% the previous year. In Scotland, lack of appropriate management measures to prevent overfishing of […]


September 2014

Product Focus: Fish and seafood Ingredients: Colours and flavours Processing: Food safety and hygiene, Filtration and separation, Adhesives Show preview: Food-Ing & PPMA

Safe and sound

The September issue of Food & Drink Technology is due to hit desks this week and as we have super-sized the issue this month, I apologise if it makes a dent in your desk when it lands! The first of some major shows coming up throughout autumn are upon us, so we’ve included comprehensive previews […]

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New shellfish butter

A new Irish culinary butter, which has been prepared using organic shellfish, has been launched. iASC Irish Shellfish Butter, developed by the Irish Atlantic Seafood Company, promises to deliver layers of flavour with a flexible, zero-waste, butter-based ingredient. It is made from mussels, crabmeat and Irish butter using natural ingredients, including foraged wild Dillisk seaweed. The […]

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Marel launches SmartLine Grader

Marel has launched the SmartLine Grader series for hygienic grading in the fish, meat and poultry industries. It has an IP69K rating and its open frame design and minimal horizontal surfaces promise maximum hygiene during high-pressure wash-down. The strip-down time for cleaning has been reduced, resulting in minimal downtime. As well as being hygienic, the […]


Packaging for convenience foods market

KM Packaging Services is launching a new generation of lidding films for aluminium foil trays. Following other lidding developments from the company – such as KSeal lidding films for meat, poultry and fish packaging and Superguard Oven – KM Klarity is another product for the meat, fish, ready meals and fresh produce sectors. KM Klarity […]

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New technology to save native oysters

Island Shellfish in Northern Ireland has developed a commercial micro hatchery to regenerate the European native oyster, an endangered species. The company has developed technology that enables shellfish production areas to use indigenous stocks to produce seed oysters or other shellfish, including clams. This control over seed supply removes the need to import shellfish such […]

Scotland reacts to Russian trade embargo

First minister Alex Salmond chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government Resilience Committee (SGoRR) this morning to discuss the impact of the immediate Russian trade embargo on food imports from the west. The ban on food products including fish and seafood, beef, pork, poultry, cured meats, sausages, milk and dairy products and fruit and vegetables […]

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Russia bans EU food imports

Russia has banned fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Russia’s prime minister told a government meeting today. Dmitry Medvedev said the ban was effective immediately and would last for one year. Russian officials were yesterday asked to come up with a list […]

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Ice plant investment for fresh fish market

Work is about to start on the installation of a new £1.2m ice production facility for Plymouth Fisheries at Sutton Harbour, England’s second largest fresh fish market. It will enable Plymouth Fisheries to run four separate machines capable of producing 30 tonnes of ice over a 24-hour period. Work will be completed before the end […]

Campden BRI expands chemistry department

Campden BRI has opened a new, purpose-built laboratory at its Chipping Campden site. The new lab brings together all of Campden BRI’s food composition activities, which includes the company’s food specification team, food composition group and metals laboratory. The laboratory is UKAS accredited for more than 30 different tests, including meat and fish content, all […]

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