OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY STARTS AT THE TOP
With the resources in place, coupled with knowledgeable, HACCP trained personnel and a Firm Commitment From Senior Management, Fleet Fisheries is ahead of the curve when it comes to providing our customers with Quality Seafood.
Every lot of our scallops is subjected to a battery of tests and examinations designed to ensure maximum customer satisfaction. In addition to the standard organoleptic testing common throughout the seafood industry, the Quality Control Department at Fleet Fisheries applies several additional tests that measure moisture content, evaluate both raw and cooked texture, measure uniformity of size and color and monitor for extraneous materials often associated with fresh scallops.
THE COLOR OF SCALLOPS
While It’s fair to say scallops are generally a light tan in color, the fact of the matter is that it’s not that cut and dry. Color of Scallops varies depending on area harvested, season, spawning considerations and other environmental factors. In an attempt to limit subjectivity on color description, we utilize the PANTONE COLOR MATCH SYSTEM when inspecting the color of scallops. Typical scallop colors range from white to tan or beige, a slight grey-green, faded pink or even orange during the spawn season. This may seem trivial, but with some of the country’s top chefs using our Atlantic Sea Scallops in their dishes, we consider Plate Presentation an important factor in grading our scallops. The same discerning eye employed by the country’s best culinary minds is used here at the Primary Processing level. It is this attention to “detail of quality” that assures our customers they’re receiving only the best scallops on the market.
To assure only the freshest scallops reach our customers, Fleet Fisheries employs a simple Time-Temperature Indicator on all metal cans.
This novel yet sophisticated indicator mimics the growth rate of pathogenic bacteria in a color coded bio-label. This technology gives both Fleet Fisheries and You, the piece of mind and confidence that our Scallops are being shipped in the freshest state possible.
Please click here to learn more about this fascinating technology and how it works.
To view the Scallop Color Grading Chart in PDF format, please CLICK HERE...
NOTICE: Be aware that variances in colors will occur between different displays & printers. For a true color chart, please contact our QC department.