Canada-based Clearwater Seafoods is expanding its range of products on sale in North America to include “new wild-caught shellfish formats”.
Clearwater’s new offerings include MSC-certified Arctic Surf Clams, available in pre-cut and “portioned sushi-ready slices”, aimed at Japanese foodservice operators and Asian retail. “Frozen Arctic Surf Clam Sushi-Ready Slices are pre-blanched, making them ready-to-eat once thawed,” the company said.
In addition, new Rock Crab Claws, “wild-caught from waters around the UK”, will be available in a pre-cooked frozen format.
A new Norway Lobster product will be available in a variety of formats including shell-on tails, hand-peeled, deveined shell-off tails and tail clusters.
Also joining the expanded product line are Canadian North Atlantic, Arctic Surf Clams, which Clearwater said are “sustainably harvested from the MSC-certified Arctic Surf Clam Canadian fishery by Clearwater-owned and operated vessels”. The clams are “blanched and individually-quick-frozen onboard Clearwater’s vessels within an hour of harvesting,” the company said.
Rob O’Sullivan, Clearwater’s vice president for sales in the Americas, said: “We’re introducing several new wild-caught shellfish formats to meet growing demand from today’s marketplace. These innovative products offer convenience and cost effective shellfish options for foodservice, processors and retailers across North America.”