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Ticking boxes – The many advantages of sourcing frozen fish

There’s a strong case for saying that of all food formats, frozen ranks among the most relevant for today’s increasingly demanding and busy...
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Fish versus supplement: why eating seafood is more beneficial than swallowing a capsule

Many of us need to take a tablet at some stage in our hectic lives. Maybe it is to shake off the occasional headache or cold. Perhaps it has been...
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Salmon prices

Atlantic salmon prices explained

Very few seafood products can rival the international demand that salmon has. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...
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Salmon: wild or farmed? It’s really all down to personal taste

Salmon is a very special fish. Highly prized across traditional and new markets alike, the relentless growth in consumer demand for salmon shows no signs of abating. Many would argue that it has reached the point that it now transcends the wider seafood category, with evidence that many people who wouldn’t class themselves as “fish eaters” actively making it a part of their diet. (more…)

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USPs Lobster

The USPs of UHP lobster

When it comes to foods with the wow factor, very few products can rival lobster. Its sweet, succulent taste has hooked legions of appreciative consumers from all over the world. And to keep them coming back for more, there’s no end of preparations and different ways to experience these highly prized crustaceans. (more…)

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Getting to grips with Asia’s seafood consumption, and how it’s affecting the rest of the world

Comprising a very broad array of versatile and nutritious products, seafood plays a crucial role in the healthy diets of billions of consumers, as well as ensuring global food security. At the same time, underpinned by globalisation and new logistics technologies, it’s also one of the world’s most extensively traded protein groups, with fisheries and the aquaculture sector, in particular, continuing to ramp up production levels to meet this unprecedented demand. (more…)

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Pittman Seafoods will continue to operate, but with due regard to everyone’s health and safety.

Corona/COVID-19 dominates the news and is having an enormous impact on our lives. The situation is changing from day to day and sometimes from hour to hour. We are closely following all the developments and guidelines.

The National Security Council of Belgium considers the food sector to be essential and vital.  It is therefore imperative that we do everything in our power to ensure the continuation of food supplies. (more…)

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Meeting the changing tastes of consumers and getting more fish on plates

Why do we eat seafood? It’s a simple enough question – after all, we make food decisions multiple times each day. But while the rich variety of foodstuffs readily available to us continues to expand at a rapid pace, fish remains a thriving food category – one that’s characterised by long-term rising consumption. Indeed, our global intake of seafood now stands at more than 20.5 kg per capita and is anticipated to reach 21.3 kg by 2027. (more…)

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Visiting the largest producer of king crab meat in Chile

In October, our purchase manager Jennifer Vermeiren went to Chile, where we purchase our Atlantic salmon, mussels and king crab. Horacio Lyon, managing partner from our local Omega C-Foods office, was also present. Chilean king crab and in particular the meat, which is mainly used by our industrial customers in the production of salad spreads, is an important item in our product range. (more…)

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What salmon farming could look like in 10 years’ time

What salmon farming could look like in 10 years’ time

As a means of providing food for human consumption, fish farming has been around for centuries. However, the practice of rearing young Atlantic salmon in open water cages until they reach suitable market size is much more recent – not really coming to the commercial fore until the 1970s. This emergence owed much to the scarcity of wild salmon, which had seen it become a luxury product. (more…)

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