Greenshell mussels are unique to New Zealand, ours are sustainably farmed in the pristine waters of the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Suspended on ropes, the mussels feed naturally without intrusion.
Upon harvest, they lock their shells and hold approximately 1 teaspoon of seawater per mussel. We inspect, wash and shave the beard off the outside of the closed mussels. Next, they’re bagged in a USFDA approved, non-BPA plastic pouch. The pouch is then vacuum packed and pressure cooked at high temperatures in a retort (industrial pressure cooker).
For some export regions, we add fresh water to reduce the perceived saltiness of the natural delicious stock the mussels come with.
Ongoing sampling in conjunction with Hill Laboratories tests for E.Coli, Salmonella and Listeria. We have recorded excellent food safety results. Along with this taste and olfactory tests are performed internally.
Please note that P.H.R Processing Ltd meets the highest global standard for food safety, including USFDA and EU accreditation. We also hold a registered Risk Management plan including HACCP.
Taste - Extremely fresh, all-natural, no additives
Prep - 2 mins, serve chilled or prep like live
Shells cleaned and graded – uniform small size
500g (approx. 12), 15 x 500g ctn, (910 ctns per container).
1Kg (approx. 24), 10 x 1Kg ctn (858 ctns per container).
1.15Kg (approx. 24), 10 x 1.15Kg ctn – salinity reduced.