Our Plant

The Process to Your Plate

We are committed to providing you with the best products possible while maintaining a transparency of our process along every step of the way.

The process begins by harvesting the clams off of the New Jersey coastline. 

Once our clams have been transported to our plant, they began the process of being shucked, cleaned, and inspected. All clams under the LaMonica label begin by being hand shucked by our team members to provide you with a more tender, and flavorful clam. Once the clam meat is removed from the shell, they are then washed, hand inspected, and placed into a grinder that will chop them to the correct specification. The meat is then moved into a swirl tank, and placed through another ripple washer before being reinspected again to ensure the highest quality.

After the clams have been thoroughly inspected, they are then packaged and stored according to their products specifications. 


Quality Values, Quality Products

We have produced the highest quality products for three generations. Our commitment to quality can be seen in our highly rated food safety and quality assurance programs. We have well-established food safety systems to ensure the safety of our products: HAACP compliant, Food Allergen Control Program, Select Supplier Program. We also maintain compliance with all state and federal regulations, including the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NJ-627-SP). Our Quality Systems ensure that product is delivered on time and to meet and exceed our customer's expectations.

Our team is focused on continuous improvement with the goal of finding new ways to better serve our customers. We utilize third party audits to monitor our quality systems, food safety systems, and good manufacturing practices. Our plant is SQF level 2 Certified and has achieved a SUPERIOR score for 9 years as graded by AIB and other accredited third party auditing companies.