Fish and seafood processing and packaging is a valued industry in America. Many types of seafood products are available in the U.S., from shellfish captured in the ocean to freshwater fish from lakes. After fish is caught, it must be processed and packaged to reach consumers as an edible product.
Fish processing involves preparing fish and seafood for delivery to consumers. Once fish is harvested, it must undergo several steps before it’s ready to be sold in the market. The process includes gutting, filleting, and packaging of the product. Fish is a highly perishable food, so it must be carefully handled from the moment it’s caught until it’s sealed in packaging material. Proper, efficient processing and packaging prevent deterioration and ensure a quality product.
Packing & Quality
Packaging is used to protect fish & fishery products from damage during handling and transport. Packaging of fishery products under modified atmosphere (MA)increases shelf life of the fish product compared to those packed under air. Fresh chilled tuna loins are packed in individual vacuum packed LLDPE bags. Vacuum pouches, Gel ice packs, Styrofoam boxes and Corrugated boxes are used as packaging materials for fresh and chilled products.
Our key seafood exports from Sri Lanka include fresh and frozen yellow fin tuna, shrimp, prawns, and crabs. The industry is a valued around 300million dollars. Our main markets are Europe, US, and Japan. The food service and retail have become more important now than ever with all the functions of a market (supply, demand, and production) coming to a standstill.