Tosca Launches New Retail Ready Reusable Container for Eggs

Ease of product presentation to reduce stocking labor, rapid cooling, superior product protection featured in new reusable egg container

egg RPC2Tosca, an innovator in reusable packaging and supply chain solutions, has announced the release of what it refers to as a breakthrough reusable plastic container (RPC) for packing, shipping and displaying individual cartons of eggs. Featuring a revolutionary SmartWall™ design, the retail-ready package simplifies re-stocking and promises retailers less shrink from damaged goods, labor savings and less waste.

Additionally, eggs packed in the new Tosca containers cool almost 10 times faster than eggs in corrugated cardboard, according to an April 2014 study conducted by Sensitech – the leading provider of cold chain visibility solutions for tracking and monitoring temperature-sensitive products. The Sensitech study was conducted at the Chase, Kansas facility of Cal-Maine, the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States.

Since eggs begin to deteriorate the moment they are laid, the faster they are cooled, the safer and better quality they are. Consistency in cooling rates and final temperature are vital for product quality and enhanced safety.

“Egg deterioration begins with moisture loss and the release of CO2 into the surrounding air. Refrigeration slows both of these processes thereby extending the shelf life of the egg,” said Kenneth E. Anderson, Ph.D., Professor,Prestage Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University – who analyzed the cooling study results.

Tosca recently completed a successful launch of its new egg container with a major national supermarket chain. In addition to increased durability, benefits include:

  • Better product protection resulting in less damage
  • Innovative design with a simple, one-touch, drop-down front wall to reduce labor costs
  • Efficient ventilation and faster cooling of packed eggs
  • More sustainable package with less waste

“Tosca has a history of innovation dating back more than 50 years, and our new egg container is evidence that we continue to develop smarter solutions that drive customer value,” said Eric Frank, President, Tosca. “We are extremely pleased that the feedback we’ve received indicates it is superior in design to anything currently available,” he said.

Egg retailers and distributors can use Tosca’s exclusive savings calculator to see how much they can save by switching to reusable plastic containers by answering a few simple questions at www.toscaltd.com/supply-chain-solutions/eggs/.

Tosca (www.toscaltd.com) provides reusable packaging and supply chain solutions across a diverse range of markets including eggs, poultry, produce, case-ready meat, cheese and beer. A recognized innovator, we collaborate with growers, suppliers and retailers to deliver the best flow of perishables through the supply chain. Our reusable plastic containers – the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry – improve product protection, lower costs and are more sustainable than single-use packaging.