Our vision is to become a reliable global leading ESG (environmental, social and governance) and data-driven company in seafood and fishery
PT. Siger Jaya Abadi (SJA) was incorporated on August 26th, 2011 in Lampung, Sumatera, Indonesia. Our primary product at the time was pasteurized blue swimmer crab meat (Portunus spp.) for export to the United States.
In July 2013, we took a big leap and purchased land and factory facilities to manage production more independently.
While USA is currently our biggest market for pasteurized crab meat, the demand for pasteurized crab meat from other countries are on the rise.
Crab Meat Processing
Our production techniques are specially designed to create quality products while strictly adhering to the highest HACCP and BRC standards.
The process where crab meat is separated from the shell
The process where crab meat is cleaned from shells and foreign materials, then sorted based on its texture, size and origin
The process where crab meat is canned, weighed, seamed and barcoded. This process is done by hand with utmost care
Our crab meat is pasteurized for long-term storage without preservatives or other chemical additives
The finished products are carefully loaded into containers refrigerated at 00 C
Pasteurized Crab Meat
Value Added Products
FAQ about Pasteurized Crab Meat
Which crab species do you use?
Are your crabs cultivated?
No, our crabs are wild-caught. This is what makes our product premium
What is pasteurization?
Pasteurization is a process where food is heated at a mild temperature to eliminate harmful pathogenic bacteria and inactivate spoilage organisms. Milk is commonly used in the pasteurization process.
How does pasteurization differ from sterilization?
Sterilization is done at a higher temperature, which may result in nutrition loss and destroy the crab meat’s texture, taste and aroma. Pasteurization, on the other hand, ensures that the crab meat’s texture, taste, aroma and nutritional values are preserved.
How is pasteurization done?
The 16-oz cans that contain our crab meat products are placed in a hot water tank at temperatures between 186.5o—187.5oF (85.8o – 86.4oC) for 145 minutes, Thereafter, the cans are placed in a slurry ice tank at 32 oF (0 oC) for 155 minutes.
What packaging do you use and how much does it weigh?
We use metal cans with a nett weight of 16 oz (1 lb or 454 g) per can. Please note that we can also use other types of packaging upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact us for your enquiries.
What are the dimensions of your packaging?
Our products are packed in 415 x 10 x 85 mm MC (Master Carton) and contains 12 cans per MC.
Can your products be kept at room temperature?
No. Please keep in mind that our products are pasteurized, not sterilized, so it may still contain active living organisms. Some organisms produce gas which may bloat the cans.
How should your products be stored?
Our products should be stored at temperatures between 26.6o—37.4o F (-3o—3o C).
What is the shelf life of your products?
When unopened, the shelf life of our products are ± 18 months after production date. Once opened, it must be consumed immediately. Always refer to the expiration date at the bottom of the can prior to consumption.
Do you add preservatives to your products?
No. Our products only contain food grade SAPP (sodium acid pyrophosphate) at a concentration of 0.12 gram per lb to retain colour. SAPP is classified as a raising agent, buffering agent, or sequestrant with EEC No. E450 (i), INS No. E450i, CAS No. 7758-16-9 and CAS No. 15.008.
Are your products 100% shell-free?
No, our products are only visually free from shells. Please examine and remove any remaining shells before using our products.
Are your products safe to consume without cooking?
Yes, they are! Our products are steam-cooked and ready to consume. We suggest you thaw the crab meat or reheat it carefully to avoid toughness.
We are Grade A certified by HACCP and BRC Global Standard for Food Safety. Click below to see our certifications.
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Are your products halal?
Can I order some samples?
Yes, you may purchase our product samples. Please ensure you have obtained the necessary import requirements and permits
What can your products be used for?
Our products can be used for everything: from American, French, Italian, Oriental cuisines, to spicy Asian and exotic Mediterranean cuisines. Here are some of our recipe ideas: Chinese noodles, dim sum, xiao long bao, shumai, roubao / baozi, harumaki, crab patty burgers, fried rice (nasi goreng), samosas, spring rolls, cream croquettes, sandwiches, cocktails, sautés, casseroles, stuffing, dips, pastas, soups, gourmet crab cakes, toppings, quiches, crab imperial, crab salads, spreads and crab balls.
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