Enough already about turkey and cranberry sauce. Let’s talk shrimp. For a while now, I’ve been wanting to write about the Green Cuisine program from Contessa Premium Foods, the Los Angeles-based company known primarily for its frozen shrimp.
Earlier this year, Contessa opened the Green Cuisine plant, a state-of-the-art, $40 million facility using advanced , technology and processes to significantly reduce the operation's environmental impact. There’s solar power, heat recycling, loading dock efficiencies and variable speed motors that adapt to production needs. A very modernistic air handling system is pictured. It became the first frozen food plant awarded LEED certification.
What I found interesting is the vertical marketing the company has developed. The shrimp sourced by the company are farmed using environmentally sensitive techniques, which include improving water quality with probiotics; the food is processed in the green plant in LA; and a special logo has been developed noting that fact right on the box, for the consumer to see.