Category Archives: Processing News

Young’s welcomes new executives

Young’s welcomes new executives

YOUNG’S Seafood today announced the appointment of Duncan McIntyre as group operations director. He has worked in the food and consumer facing industries for 26 years. Prior to joining Young’s Seafood, he was a supply chain director at Nomad Foods, where he was responsible for the manufacturing process and distribution of finished goods, turning overContinue Reading

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Newfoundland deal good Choice says Grieg

Newfoundland deal good Choice says Grieg

THE Grieg Group and Canada’s Ocean Choice International (OCI) have finalised an ownership agreement to develop the large Placentia Bay Aquaculture Project in Newfoundland. A statement from Grieg said the deal blended its experience in the salmon industry with OCI’s expertise in seafood processing and marketing. Under the agreement, OCI will handle the processing of products farmed at one of the elevenContinue Reading

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Processor lines up salmon experts

Processor lines up salmon experts

THE food processor Marel has invited two leading international salmon figures to speak at its 17th Salmon ShowHow processing conference in Copenhagen next month. Trond Davidsen, president of the International Salmon Farmers Association (IFSA) and Grant Rosewarne, CEO and managing director of New Zealand King Salmon, will address the meeting, to be held on February 7. DavidsenContinue Reading

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Brexit threat to Scottish recruitment

Brexit threat to Scottish recruitment

SCOTLAND’S seafood processors are far more dependent on European workers than those elsewhere in the UK, new figures from Marine Scotland show. And efforts to recruit UK workers were now becoming more challenging. The survey found that around 58 per cent of seafood staff in Scotland were from Europe – mainly Poland, Latvia and LithuaniaContinue Reading

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Canned seafood ‘worth $27.8bn by 2025’

Canned seafood ‘worth $27.8bn by 2025’

CANNED fish may not be the most glamorous part of the seafood business, but the global market is expected to grow by 3.2 per cent a year to a high of US $27.8 billion by 2025, according to a new report. The report, from Grand View Research Inc in the US, predicts the industry will grow on account of risingContinue Reading

Young’s owners preparing for sale – report

Young’s owners preparing for sale – report

THE private equity owners of Young’s Seafood may be poised to put the business up for sale, according to a report today by the Press Association news agency. Grimsby based Young’s and the three private equity owners, Lion Capital, Bain Capital and HPS Investment Partners, have so far refused to comment on the report, whichContinue Reading

Britons prefer national cuisine

Britons prefer national cuisine

SEVEN in ten Britons would choose British made products if given the choice, according to new research. The study – by Young’s Seafood – also found that 60 per cent would crown British cuisine ‘the best in the world’, while nearly half of respondents say eating British food reminds them of their childhood. Fish andContinue Reading

Four seafood workers rushed to hospital

Four seafood workers rushed to hospital

FOUR people have been rushed to hospital following a suspected chemical leak at the Macrae seafood factory at Livingston, near Edinburgh, late yesterday. The emergency services were called to the site shortly after 2.30pm on Wednesday and the factory was evacuated. Macrae is owned by Young’s Seafood. A Young’s spokeswoman said those who were taken toContinue Reading

Young’s factory brought back to life

Young’s factory brought back to life

TWENTY jobs are expected to be created through the creation of a new fish processing operation in Aberdeenshire. Seafood Sourcing is investing £614,000 in one of the buildings previously occupied by Young’s Seafood at Fraserburgh Harbour. Two years ago, more than 600 people lost their jobs in Fraserburgh when Young’s lost a major salmon processing contractContinue Reading

Fishupdate Briefing Friday December 1st

Fishupdate Briefing Friday December 1st

SEAFOOD FIRM FACES $75k SEXUAL HARASSMENT BILL A US seafood company based in Bellingham, Washington State, has paid out a substantial sum to three women who brought a sexual harassment claim against the business. The Skagit Valley Herald has reported that Trans Ocean Seafoods Inc., which does business as New England Shellfish, agreed to payContinue Reading