Miami, Florida, U.S.A.-based Seafarers Inc. announced Thursday, 19 July that it has adopted a new processing technology for its imported fresh pre-cooked crab meat.
The process, known as “High Pressure Processing” (HPP), eliminates bacteria, pathogens, and spoilage organisms in the product while eliminating the addition of any chemicals. According to Seafarers, the company has been conducting R&D on the new process for the past 10 months.
“This process is non-invasive, which allows the final product to remain in its original packaging while being treated through the HPP process,” Seafarers wrote in a release about the new process. “The crab meat container is never opened nor manipulated in any way throughout the process, enhancing the overall freshness of its meat.”
By eliminating the various bacteria, pathogens, and spoilage organisms naturally present in the meat, the HPP process extends the refrigerated shelf-life of the products.
According to Seafarers Inc., all of its imported fresh pre-cooked crab meat will be undergoing the HPP process before being distributed into the market moving forward.
“Customers, and consumers, can confidently purchase, and consume, Seafarers’ Fresh Pre-Cooked Crab Meat while being assured high level food safety standards in their products have been met,” the company said. “Seafarers’ continuous commitment to process/product innovation, sustainable practices, and most importantly consumer safety, is the driving force for the adoption of this new processing technology.”