Fresher Under Pressure, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Flow International Corporation (Nasdaq: FLOW), today announced new and repeat orders from oyster processing companies, who will utilize the Fresher Under Pressure technology to enhance productivity and increase product safety.
Texas-based Broadway Fish Market, Inc. ordered a dual 45-liter batch system. Installation is expected in 2 to 4 weeks. Motivatit Seafoods, Inc., based in Louisiana, has installed its second dual 45-liter Fresher Under Pressure system.
“Broadway Fish Market is the most recent seafood processor to embrace Fresher Under Pressure, joining Motivatit Seafoods, and others, including Joey Oyster and Nisbet Oyster Company as industry leaders in adopting this post-harvest intervention and shucking technology,” said Pat Adams, Chief Executive Officer of Fresher Under Pressure, Inc.
“Fresher Under Pressure will produce significant cost-savings because the process automatically shucks the oyster meat from the shell, reducing labor requirements and oyster meat waste,” said Lee Kalisek, President of Broadway Fish Market. “As a result, we expect a very rapid return on our investment in Fresher Under Pressure technology.”
“The market’s reception to our perfectly shucked Gold Band oysters has been tremendous,” said Mike Voisin, President of Motivatit Seafoods. “Rapidly expanding demand has necessitated the addition of a second system, and we plan to install additional units within the next year.”
Broadway Fish Market, Inc. is a 30-year-old, family-owned wholesaler of premium shrimp and oysters throughout the U.S.
Privately-held Motivatit Seafoods, Inc. has 30 years of experience and leadership in processing and supplying the finest quality seafood in the U.S. and to countries worldwide.
Fresher Under Pressure, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Flow International Corporation, utilizes ultrahigh-pressure to destroy food-borne bacteria and organisms that can cause health hazards and spoilage in fresh foods, without compromising the foods’ taste, texture, or nutritional value.
Statements in this release that are not strictly historical are forward-looking statements, which should be considered as subject to the many uncertainties that exist in the company’s operations and business environment. These uncertainties, which include economic and currency conditions, market demand and pricing, competitive and cost factors are set forth in the April 30, 2001, Flow International Corporation Form 10-K Report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.