Mussels have traditionally been sold packed in mesh bags Our mussels are available in 1 and 3 kilo sealed trays or in 5 or 10 kilo net bags. We cap our bags
with fresh ice in order to keep the mussels damp and cool, particularly during transit. If a mussel dries out it will start to gape and lose condition so they
must be kept cool and damp in order to protect their quality and shelflife.
However, Myles Blood Smyth has developed a “protective atmosphere” packaging system which extends their shelf life up to eight days. ‘Putting our mussels into
recycled trays and being able to seal in the moisture has been very successful for us. The 1 kilo packs are flushed with oxygen to keep the mussels happy and
they have a much better chance of getting to the customer in top shape,’ says Myles. ‘This has proved very popular with food businesses who appreciate that
smaller packs designed around the portions needed for the restaurant trade helps to reduce wastage.’ The packaging also prevents any cross contamination and
has a clear “use by” date making stock control very easy.
If you would like to try our mussels, please contact Lisa at Exmouth Mussels who will put you in touch with some of our wholesalers. Our wholesalers currently
cover all of South West England, parts of Costwolds and the Home Counties, London and Birmingham. But please give us a call and we will do our best to get our
mussels to you.
If you are looking for our mussels in a retail environment, we have quite a few retail outlets in Devon and use Abel and Cole, an online food company,
to distribute where possible. We are working on increasing the number of retails outlets that sell our mussels so please get in touch and we will do what
we can to help!