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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Food traceability gaining popularity

Organic Monitor believes that growing consumer interest in food provenance and production methods is leading to a spike in traceability schemes, with a growing number of certification schemes and analytical tools helping food companies provide transparency. Traceability schemes were initially introduced to track agricultural commodities from developing countries, such as coffee, cocoa and tea. Consumer […]

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Cooking bag

Sirane has launched Sira-Cook Smart-Release, a microwave, multi-compartment steam cooking bag. The two-compartment steam cooking bag allows food and sauces to be kept separate in the packaging – sealed into two compartments. The central dividing seal has been designed to rupture in a controlled way, allowing the mixing of the contents of the two compartments. […]

Food can checkweigher

Food processors running high rate can lines will now benefit from a new certified-accurate checkweighing system that features the latest controller and weigh table technology. The new Thermo Scientific Versa Teorema checkweigher features a combination of Versa checkweigher controller technology and Teorema ‘no moving parts’ weigh table. This combination allows accurate operation at line rates […]

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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 […]


FDF Awards winners revealed

On Thursday 18 September, outstanding individuals, ambitious initiatives and growing food and drink businesses were recognised for their contribution to the economy, community and environment at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards. TV and radio newscaster Katie Derham presented winners with their trophies at an award held at London’s The Brewery in the UK. […]

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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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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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Classic Cuisine introduces seafood meals

Classic Cuisine, the UK frozen food manufacturer, has introduced its latest selection of meals focusing on seafood. The seafood and fish range includes a crab tart with fire roasted peppers encased in a crisp polenta pastry. Another innovative seafood dish is the smoked salmon roulade where smoked salmon and cream cheese is wrapped within a […]


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