East Point Seafood's shrimp is a fully-cooked and ready to eat product that includes delicious shrimp meat, pure water, a little salt, and
some citric acid. There are no preservatives, artificial coloring, or added flavors—just the color, flavor, and texture naturally found in
this exceptional seafood product.
As part of East Point’s commitment to the environment and total resource utilization, all shrimp shell is recovered and processed
for use in organic agriculture, aquaculture, dietary supplements, and water treatment.
Our shrimp are caught by local West Coast fishermen in the deep, cold ocean waters off the coasts of Washington and Oregon, then immediately packed with ice
and kept at 32-34 degrees. Boats returning to port off-load the shrimp either onto our own dock adjacent to the cannery, or at buying stations
in ports from the Canadian border down to Northern California.
Our commitment to use only wild, locally harvested, fresh, cold water shrimp guarantees that the East Point canning process always begins with a high quality
product that beats the warm water imported shrimp hands-down!
The shrimp canning process begins with a de-icing bath, then an innovative peeling mechanism that removes the exterior shell and heads, followed
by washing, separation of any remaining shell, and blanching before moving to the inspection line. The inspection process is centered
around a conveyor line and a team of workers along both sides whose job it is to spot and remove any and all particles of material other than
pure, clean shrimp meat.
The shrimp are next conveyed through the canning stage where the meat is packed into cans and carefully weighed to ensure that each is properly
filled. The cans are then closed, sealed, and immersed in 242-degree live steam and cooked for 20 minutes.
More About Shrimp
"While shrimp may be small, they are huge in their appeal as these deliciously clean and crisp tasting crustaceans..." [Read
more at The World's Healthiest Foods web site]