HPP Frozen Lobster
Frozen Lobster - HPP - 2 LB Vacuum Pack
Lobster – HPP Raw Frozen Meat
|2.||Source of Raw Material||
Wild caught FAO 21 – Nova Scotian - MSC
|3.||Important Final Product Characteristics||CO2 Frozen HPP Raw Lobster Meats – CK(Claw/Knuckle); CKL (Claw/Knuckle/Leg); CKT(Claw/Knuckle/Tail); CKTL(Claw/Knuckle/Tail/Leg); Tail Meat; Leg Meat;|
Vacuumed packed thermoformed bags-
2lb per unit
Cardboard master carton – 5 x 2 lb; 6 x 2lb
|6.||How the End Product is to be Used||Cooked prior to use|
|7.||Shelf Life||24 Months|
|8.||Where the Product will be Sold||
Europe, Asia, Middle East,
|9.||Special Labelling Instructions||
|10.||Special Distribution Control||
What is High Pressure Processing?
HPP or High Pressure Processing, is a relatively new technology in the frozen lobster processing industry.
Our German engineered and custom designed HPP equipment has a high presure operating vessel/cylinder which is filled with highly purified natural water and pressurized to internal chamber pressures of up to 87,000 PSI (pounds per square inch). When lobsters are placed into the HPP chamber for a normal operating cycle, the pressure compresses the meat within the lobster shell breaking the bond of the connective tissue and meat from the external shell. The resulting lobster meat is completely raw and expertly extracted from the shell entirely intact with no damage. The raw lobster meat has had no heat applied and no additives to adulterate or change our finished product’s natural flavour. An added benefit of our HPP technology is that the lobster is tenderized during processing, leaving the meat tender and flavourful.
Raw shucked lobster meats are then cryogenically frozen in our CO2 freezer at -70°C to -80°C which flash freezes the meat for optimum “sushi grade” quality and vaccum sealed and thermoformed in fully customizable sized bags or skin-packed on trays.
The end user/chef can then defrost and cook the HPP lobster meat to their preferred texture and flavour. HPP lobster is the preferred choice of top chefs in Europe and Japan and the pinnacle of frozen lobster cuisine.
It is significant to note that HPP processing is one of only 2 methods currently approved by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to process a lobster. None of the traditional frozen processing methods are approved by either organization. See images of HPP raw lobster meats below:
Why HPP Frozen Lobster Processing vs Traditional Frozen Lobster Processing?
HPP frozen raw lobster is a superior product when compared to traditionally cooked and processed frozen lobster meats - HPP can be offered in a number of frozen meats only pack arrangements as well as a whole frozen raw lobster in shell. By offering a raw product, processed naturally without the use of additives the end user/chefs can cook to their preferred texture and flavour profile. The HPP process also tenderizes the lobster meat naturally as part of the HPP process.
In comparison, traditionally cooked and frozen lobster meats are generally overcooked resulting in a coarse texture and is often very salty. Additives are also commonly used to increase yield, reducing quality and producing excessive water loss to the end user.
A very significant advantage to the customer is that Gidney Fisheries buys directly from our local fishermen and as a result we have a year-round inventory – we can supply our customers with live or frozen lobster in every month of the year. Gidney Fisheries has proven experience exporting lobster around the world and as a result of our extensive supply network, customers can expect to receive their lobster on-time and in premium condition.
We have also developed the capacity to hold live lobsters in our state-of-the-art refrigerated long term holding systems successfully for up to 6 months. This is key to meeting our customer’s order requirements - even in the traditional off-seasons when lobster can not be provided by other suppliers, we can provide live or frozen lobster to best meet your needs.
Let Gidney Fisheries help meet your business goals with our finest seafood. Contact us today to discuss how we can customize a product line-up that brings customers to your door.