BEDFORD, NS, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Clearwater Seafoods is giving consumers and foodservice operators a delectable and easy-to-prepare seafood solution with the launch of its new value-added product garlic cream Scallops & Sauce. The MSC-certified product consisting of garlic-cream enrobed scallops is available now and will roll-out to North American grocery retailers and restaurants throughout 2013.
"Following the highly successful launch of bacon-wrapped scallops, we're working diligently to innovate and develop new products that fit the needs of our foodservice and retail partners," says Jeff Duffin, Vice President, Marketing, Clearwater Seafoods LP. "By involving our customers in the innovation process, along with a focus on consumer research and insights, we're able to deliver exciting new products like Scallops & Sauce."
To create this innovative product, each Clearwater wild-caught and fresh-frozen scallop is enrobed in a premium garlic cream sauce. The end result is a perfectly coated scallop that goes from frozen to finished in as little as six minutes. Just toss them in a pan, stir and serve, or alternatively, prepare them in the microwave. Pair Scallops & Sauce with pasta, risotto, chicken, steak, fish, or even on their own with a salad on the side - the possibilities are endless." Clearwater is focused on innovating and positioning our products to deliver superior customer satisfaction and value," says Ian Smith, CEO, Clearwater Seafoods LP. "Our MSC-certified wild Scallops & Sauce underscores our ongoing commitment to understanding and delivering superior value to our customers while staying true to our mission of sustainable seafood excellence." Clearwater garlic cream Scallops & Sauce come individually packed in 8 oz portions for retail and 6 oz portions for foodservice with additional flavors to follow. They are available under the Clearwater brand or can be customized for private label. Scallops & Sauce are produced in a GFSI-accredited facility, meeting the highest food safety & traceability standards. For more information about Clearwater Scallops & Sauce, please visit www.clearwater.ca. About Clearwater Clearwater Seafoods LP (TSX:CLR) is one of North America's largest 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 shrimps 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. SOURCE CLEARWATER SEAFOODS INCORPORATED