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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
£4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
New Study Looks at Norovirus Removal in Oysters
UK - The Food Standards Agency is inviting tenders to design and execute a research study to identify and evaluate possible enhancements to improve norovirus removal...
Friday, October 04, 2013
UK Analysis Finds Negligible Residues
UK - Out of more than 31,000 samples and more than 34,000 analytical tests for residues in meat and fish products taken in the UK last year, just five incidents...
Aquaculture and Fishermen to Benefit from New Harmful Algal Bloom Warning System
UK - A forecasting system to warn of impending harmful algal blooms has won this year’s most beneficial Earth-monitoring service for European citizens....
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Concerns over Mercury Levels in Fish May be Unfounded
UK - New research from the University of Bristol suggests that fish accounts for only seven per cent of mercury levels in the human body....
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Agency Seeks Comments on UK Feed Law?
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation to seek the views of stakeholders on proposed changes to the Feed Law Code of Practice. ...
Monday, September 23, 2013
UK Food Standards Agency Tackles Cadmium in Crabs
UK - The Food Standards Agency has organised a working group to look at ways to reduce cadmium levels in brown meat from crabs through different processing methods....
Monday, July 29, 2013
Shellfish Harvesting Sites Closed Over Toxin Fears
SCOTLAND, UK - Following detection by the FSA of unusually high levels of toxins, various shellfish harvesting sites in Scotland have been closed. These toxins,...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Who Should Set Food Safety, Health, Welfare Rules in the EU?
UK - A new government report of the roles of the EU and the national government in legislating for animal health and welfare and food safety indicates overall support...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Sewerage Infrastructure Improvements Led to Cleaner Shellfish
UK - Shellfish harvesting areas in the UK are cleaner, thanks to sewerage improvement schemes over the last decade which have lowered average levels of Escherichia...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Study Shows Consumers Want to Know How Food is Produced
UK - An independent study shows that eight out of 10 UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products. ...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Young's Seafood to Use New Front of Pack Nutrition Label
UK - Young’s Seafood Limited has signed up to the Department of Health’s new consistent front of pack nutritional label design. ...
Friday, May 24, 2013
Beneficial Levels of Iodine in Seafood Highlighted
UK - Seafood is one of the best natural sources of Iodine, but consumer awareness of its health benefits is virtually non-existent....
Friday, April 05, 2013
Mislabelling Underlines Need to Eat More Home Caught Scottish Seafood
SCOTLAND, UK - The news that some types of fish are being mislabelled or substituted and sold for other cheaper varieties underlines the need for consumers to demand...
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Ethics, Antibiotics, Consumer Opinion Shaping Buying Decisions
ANALYSIS - The ethics of meat production are issues that many consumers decide upon away from the supermarket, but as soon as they enter the store other driving...
Monday, February 18, 2013
Morrisons Commits to Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - Morrisons is announcing a series of new commitments developed in partnership with Seafish's Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) as part of its seafood policy....
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Scottish Caught Mackerel is the Perfect, Sustainable Choice, say Fishermen
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish caught mackerel is a sustainable and sensible seafood choice for consumers because it meets the sustainability credentials outlined in the...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Scottish Government Support for Scotland’s Mackerel Fishermen
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen have welcomed the support from the Scottish Government on unfounded claims that mackerel is not being fished sustainably....
Friday, January 11, 2013
Few Consumers Seek GM Information on Labels
UK - Consumers in the UK would like to see products from animals that have been fed genetically modified feed labelled as such....
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Don't Forget the Fish: Fish Production Needs to Increase
UK - In the latest issue of Animal Frontiers, researcher James Muir explains that fish production will have to increase to meet global demand. He writes that fish...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Farmed Fish Study Seeks Volunteers
SCOTLAND, UK - University of Aberdeen researchers are to compare the effects on human health of eating farmed salmon fed two different diets....
Monday, November 19, 2012
Use Antibiotics Responsibly, says the NFU
UK - As the EU marked its annual European Antibiotic Awareness day on 18 November, the National Farmers Union (NFU) is reminding livestock keepers to use antibiotics...
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Clearer Food and Drink Labelling for Consumers
UK - Shoppers will be able to make more informed decisions at the tills due to food labelling rule changes....
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Young's is Named Protein Manufacturing Company of the Year
UK - Young’s Seafood Limited, the UK’s leading supplier of fish and seafood, has been named Protein Manufacturing Company of the Year at the annual Food Manufacturing...
Thursday, October 18, 2012
HRH The Princess Royal to Attend Conference on the Benefits of Seafood
UK - HRH The Princess Royal will attend a conference which discusses the health benefits of eating seafood and the role of the Mediterranean diet. ...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Could Cuts Hit Food Security?
UK - Concern is mounting that cuts in government funding could reduce the intensity of food inspections at UK borders leading to more foods entering the country...
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Young’s Seafood Welcomes Research on Fish Oil Benefits for the Elderly
UK - Young’s Seafood Limited has welcomed research by the University of Aberdeen on the consumption of fish oil combined with weight training exercises and how...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Could Fish Oil be Key in Protecting the Elderly Against Muscle Deterioration?
SCOTLAND, UK - Presented at the British Science Festival, a new study by University of Aberdeen scientists will examine if the consumption of fish oil combined with...
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
MSC Puts Sustainable Fish on the Map
UK - Across the UK, over 4,000 schools are serving MSC certified fish, every UK branch of McDonalds sells the MSC certified fillet-o-fish and there are a selection...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Cefas-Developed Certified Biotoxin Reference Material now Available
UK - Cefas scientists have fed shellfish in their laboratory with high concentrations of toxic algae to create high-quality certified matrix reference materials...
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