With customers becoming increasingly mindful of the environmental impact of their food choices, there’s more importance placed on how food is sourced. Seafood, in particular, has come under scrutiny as historical over-fishing has led to species endangerment. What is MSC Certified seafood? The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) aims to recognise and reward sustainable fishing practices, [...]
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The UK produces an astonishing 10m tonnes of food waste per year. The majority of this comes from household waste. However, foodservice and manufacturing produce 2.85 million tonnes of food waste. A lot of this food waste ends up in landfill where it decomposes, emitting greenhouse gases including methane. So Why Should We Be [...]
Paramount holds sustainability and responsible practices at the heart of what we do. This year we’re proudly removing black plastic from all of our UK products. Why is Black Plastic a Problem? 1 million tonnes of plastic packaging ends up in landfill every year, often because it can’t be recycled. The majority of black plastic [...]
Happy 31st Birthday to us! A whole year has passed since our big 3-0 and what a year it’s been! Paramount continues to go from strength to strength, since the company was founded in September 1988. Building on a humble investment of just £3,500, determination, and a whole lot of faith, Paramount has developed from [...]
What is a Flexitarian? A flexitarian diet or semi-vegetarianism is primarily plant-based with limited meat intake. This flexible plant-based approach can be adopted for a range of reasons, including health benefits and environmental motives like reducing your carbon footprint. Flexitarianism can be as little as having one meat-free meal a week or as much as [...]
Fitbit fanatics would be envious of the steps clocked up by Paramount’s Holly Smith in the months leading up to her marathon. The marathon alone at 26.2 miles (42.2km) clocks up roughly 40,000 steps (depending on your gait) and Holly managed a whopping total of 64,000 steps by sunset on Sunday, 8th April, 2018! [...]
We are delighted to announce that our colleague Brennan Green has won the Sustainability Leader Award at the 2018 BFFF (British Frozen Food Federation) People Awards. Brennan has been involved with Paramount for nearly 20 years as an Advisor to the Board, and in that time has transformed the company’s environmental management with passion, dedication [...]
With 2018 upon us and thoughts focussing on New Year’s Resolutions, some people are dipping their toes in veganism by committing to the diet for the month of January. In 2016 the number pledging to join Veganuary rose 260% compared to 2006.* This year looks set to break further records proving that veganism is no [...]
We are very pleased to announce that our Gluten-Free Smoked Haddock & Mozzarella Fishcake has won a Silver FreeFrom Eating Out Award this year! The FreeFrom Eating Out Awards exist to encourage innovation and celebrate freefrom excellence in the foodservice industry. Compromising on taste is simply not an option for our passionate NPD team when developing new [...]
Homeless in Teignbridge Support (HITS) are a lifeline for those in crisis in the Teignbridge community. We are looking forward to supporting them and our first ‘mission’ has been to sponsor one of their distribution vans to help them with their visibility and charity awareness in the community. Based in Teignbridge, HITS work with homeless [...]