Applying the Science of Quality™

About PanaPesca USA

Structure

PanaPesca USA is a seafood importing and marketing company providing a reliable supply of a wide range of shellfish and select fin fish to the food service and retail industry. Products are sourced globally from long term supply partners that pack to our specifications.  We have extensive experience supporting supply programs to food service distributors, national and regional restaurant chains, retail organizations, and buying groups. We understand how to support those programs through the distribution chain, and how to manage often seasonal world wide supply logistics to assure year round continuity to our customers. We are thankful for all the companies, big and small, that put their trust in us.

Quality Assurance

Controlling production from the source is essential to achieving the consistent performance that our customers expect of our products. Production facilities are audited annually by internationally recognized third party food safety inspection organizations. All products in our brand and in the brands of our customers are packed following approved specifications.  In line testing is done according to HACCP process controls. Full laboratory analysis is done on all shipments.

Innovations

We attempt to anticipate our customer’s needs by providing innovative, first to market, product categories and pack forms. These are some of those efforts:

1998
Pioneered vacuum packed hard shell clam production in China. First company to import this category into the US
1999
Pioneered vacuum packed mussel production in Chile. First company to import this category into the US
2000
First to import a fully cleaned loligo calamari program from China
2002
First to supply tenderized calamari strips using gigas squid
2003
First to produce baby clam meat in natural juice
2004
Offered farm raised red drum
2004
Introduced portion pack unbreaded calamari
2006
First to offer a complete line of todarodes calamari
2006
One of the first to offer farm raised cobia
2007
Partnered with Hillman oysters, the first company to market IQF post harvest processed oysters
2007
Introduced vacuum packed whole shell green shell mussels from New Zealand
2008
Offered salt water farm raised barramundi
2009
Partnered with Sea Harvest, leading producer in South Africa of MSC Cape Hake, to market IQF frozen at sea fillets
2010
Introduced pioneering skin pack line to retail, currently 30 different pack options
2014
Introduced farm raised Japanese sea bass