Global Fresh Foods Ships Salmon from Chile to Japan by Sea to Open the Non-Frozen Trade Route

First Commercial Shipment to Japan using GFF's Patented Technology to be Sold at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

Jun 27, 2013, 09:15 ET from Global Fresh Foods

SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Fresh Foods (GFF), the company that naturally extends the shelf life of fresh proteins, today announced that it has sent its first commercial sea shipment bound for Tokyo, Japan from Talcahuano, Chile using the company's innovative fuel-cell based oxygen management system.  The shipment of salmon from Chile will spend up to 33 days at sea before being sold at the world's largest seafood market.

Without using ice, environmentally harmful polystyrene packaging, or costly and environmentally damaging air freight, GFF's technology completely removes oxygen from the shipment so the fish will arrive in the destination market with the same fresh quality as the day it came from the sea. The shipment will be sold at the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, and distributed through a variety of retail and foodservice seafood distributors in Japan.

Mark Barnekow, chief executive officer of Global Fresh Foods said, "We have been working with our partners in Japan to completely transform what is now a largely frozen trade route for Chilean salmon into a market for fresh fish."

About Global Fresh Foods

Based in San Francisco, California with operations in Talcahuano, Chile, Global Fresh Foods provides naturally extended shelf-life technology that has revolutionized the fresh proteins supply chains worldwide.  The company's SAF-D® technology system uses its patented oxygen management techniques to create and maintain an all-natural controlled atmosphere environment that extends the shelf life of perishable proteins.  This breakthrough technology allows suppliers of fresh protein products to ship by ocean rather than more expensive airfreight and still deliver a fresh, high quality product to customers.  For more information, visit

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