BEDFORD, NS, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Clearwater Seafoods (Clearwater)
announced today that it has expanded its value-added retail and
foodservice offerings, introducing six new culinary-inspired seafood
items. The new offerings include Reduced Sodium Shrimp, Split Lobster
with Butter, Scallop Selects, Bacon Wrapped Scallop Selects and two new
flavor additions to the Scallops & Sauce line - Marinara and Sun-Dried
Tomato. They are now available to foodservice operators and grocery
retailers throughout North America.
"Our focus on culinary and innovation is consistent with marketplace
trends," says Jeff Duffin, Vice President, Marketing, Clearwater.
"Consumers palates are sophisticated and they're adding more seafood to
their diets for health and nutrition reasons. With this line of
products, we've identified a way for in-home cooks to enjoy flavorful,
easy-to-prepare seafood meals and for chefs to save time when creating
signature dishes for their restaurants and foodservice operations."
Clearwater began 2014 on a high note, having achieved strong growth in
2013 driven by the company's focus on offering the widest selection of
sustainable, premium quality, MSC-certified species of any seafood
harvester in the world. "There is a limited supply of wild seafood and
our goal is to provide remarkable seafood that is responsibly sourced.
A majority of chefs and consumers care about sustainable practices, and
they can feel good about serving and eating these items," says Duffin.
Reduced Sodium Shrimp
General awareness of sodium consumption has risen and is a health issue
for many consumers. These MSC-certified, wild-caught shrimp are
harvested from the icy waters of the North Atlantic and are cooked,
peeled and frozen within 20 minutes of arrival at the company's
facility in St. Anthony, NL, ensuring optimum freshness, texture and
taste. While sodium is naturally occurring in shrimp, Clearwater has
developed a proprietary process that reduces the sodium by 25 per cent,
making it a perfect choice for health-conscious consumers.
Scallop Selects & Bacon Wrapped Scallop Selects
As the demand for sustainably-sourced Atlantic sea scallops continues to
outpace supply, Clearwater introduces Scallop Selects, individually
formed scallop portions made with MSC-certified wild-caught Patagonian
scallops. An excellent value-priced alternative for foodservice
operators, the uniform portions are made by chopping, forming and
individually quick freezing the finest sweet scallops. Available in
natural and bacon-wrapped varieties, they provide the taste and
appearance desired for multiple foodservice menu applications.
Scallops & Sauce
Clearwater is expanding its line of Scallops & Sauce with the additions
of Marinara and Sun-Dried Tomato following the successful launch of
Garlic Cream in 2013. Scallops & Sauce are a frozen seafood meal
solution, consisting of Clearwaters' MSC-certified Patagonian scallops
evenly coated in one of three signature sauces. They can be prepared on
the stovetop or microwave, and once heated, consumers or chefs can add
their own ingredients to make a custom seafood meal in minutes.
Scallops & Sauce were recently named one of the top new products of the
year by Seafood International.
Nova Scotia Prime Split Lobster with Butter
Clearwater Premium Hardshell Fresh® Lobsters are harvested when protein
levels are the highest, ensuring high quality and maximum meat content.
This half lobster portion comes chef-ready, with the Clearwater HPP
(High Pressure Processing) fresh frozen raw meat from one half tail and
one full claw, topped with two herb and garlic butter disks for flavor
infusion during preparation. The split lobster can be prepared in as little as 7 minutes - poached in
its portion-controlled pack and finished on the grill for attractive
plating. The lobster is also easy to use for banquet or convention
"These six new varieties were identified as a result of consumer and
customer research and through our daily discussions with leading chefs
and restaurateurs who are familiar with our seafood and are working
constantly to anticipate menu and flavor trends in their operations,"
says Duffin. "We anticipate a strong response as they become available
in the marketplace."
Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated (TSX:CLR) is one of North America's
leading vertically-integrated seafood companies and the largest holder
of shellfish licenses and quotas in Canada. It is recognized globally
for its superior quality, food safety, diversity of species and
reliable worldwide delivery of premium wild, eco-certified seafood,
including scallops, lobster, clams, coldwater shimps and snow crab. As
a leading harvester, processor and marketer of sustainably sourced
seafood, Clearwater supplies its products to wholesalers, retailers and
foodservice distributors throughout the world.
Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in science, its
people and technological innovation as well as resource ownership and
management to sustain and grow its wild seafood resource. This
commitment has allowed it to remain a leader in the global seafood
market and in sustainable seafood excellence.
Image with caption: "Clearwater expands Scallops & Sauce product line with Marinara and Sun-Dried Tomato varieties. (CNW Group/Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140313_C4799_PHOTO_EN_37850.jpg
Image with caption: "Clearwater introduces Scallop Selects, a value-priced sea scallop alternative for foodservice operators. (CNW Group/Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140313_C4799_PHOTO_EN_37849.jpg
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