Fresh salmon. (Photo Credit: GFF)
GFF now shipping Chilean salmon with extended shelf-life technology
Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 05:20 (GMT + 9)
Global Fresh Foods (GFF), the company that naturally extends the shelf life of fresh food, has announced that fresh salmon from Chile is now being shipped by sea to the west coast of the US, the country's largest market for salmon. Without using ice, environmentally harmful polystyrene foam packaging, or costly and environmentally damaging air freight, GFF's technology completely removes oxygen from the shipment so the fish can arrive in the destination market with the same fresh quality as the day it came from the sea.
With this technology, west coast seafood distributors now have the option to receive by ocean freight, rather than by air, making it easier to provide a consistent supply of products around the world. Global Fresh Foods' solution offers a way to radically extend the fresh shelf life of fish, a result that has been tested and verified by independent laboratories.
"Our first shipment of Chilean salmon to the west coast demonstrates that the seafood industry finally has the technology that compares to the perishable meat industry where the supply chain process is often 40-50 days long," said Mark Barnekow, chief executive officer of Global Fresh Foods. "By being able to keep the fresh qualities of fish longer there are new opportunities for suppliers, distributors and retailers alike."
Global Fresh Foods collaborated with Lusamerica Foods, Inc, known for its innovation and sustainability in the seafood industry, to bring the shipment to the west coast.
Fernando Frederico, chief executive officer of Lusamerica Foods, Inc, said, "Lusamerica is always exploring new and more efficient technology, with the ultimate goal of providing a better value for the customer and the consumer."
Global Fresh Foods expects to continue its shipments of fresh salmon from Chile, extending from its current east coast programme, as well as commencing shipments to Japan later this month.
Based in San Francisco, California with operations in Talcahuano, Chile, Global Fresh Foods provides naturally extended shelf-life technology that has revolutionized the fresh proteins supply chains worldwide. The company's SAF-D® technology system uses its patented oxygen management techniques to create and maintain an all-natural controlled atmosphere environment that extends the shelf life of perishable proteins.