14 October 2021 – Tosca, the largest pooler of reusable plastic containers (RPCs) in North America, announced its partnership with family-owned and operated Raw plates of seafood, and will be supplying their seafood business with RPCs. Through this partnership, Raw Seafoods will be able to divert EPS foam from the supply chain and reduce its overall environmental impact.
Raw Seafoods will be shipping shellfish, scallops, shrimp, and more in Tosca’s seafood RPC. The crate is designed to safely transport seafood products throughout the supply chain while avoiding major damage to the environment caused by EPS foam. Stronger walls and interlocked stacking support the stack above and prevent the product inside from being crushed. RPCs also maintain the cold chain, preventing spoilage to costly products.
Jon Kalin, Chief Commercial Officer at Tosca, is happy to see another seafood supplier embracing Tosca’s sustainable packaging for seafood, “The seafood industry faces many challenges unique to seafood and we have worked hard to create a product that supports their needs,” he said. “We are proud to partner with a sustainability-minded company like Raw Seafoods and to provide them with a better way to transport seafood safely through the supply chain.”
Jason Hutchens, President of Raw Seafoods, looks forward to a strong partnership with Tosca, “We take quality and service very seriously at Raw Seafoods,” he stated. “With RPCs, we are able to ensure our high-quality seafood product make it all the way to the end consumer intact, without the negative environmental impact EPS foam is known for.”
About Raw Seafoods
With more than 23 years of experience, this family-owned company, located on the Southcoast of Massachusetts, specializes in sourcing and processing fresh and frozen fish, shellfish, and a wide variety of value-added seafood. Raw Seafoods has built a strong reputation for providing unprecedented service on the principles of freshness, sustainability, and transparency, and looks forward to being an industry leader in contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment.
Tosca (www.toscaltd.com) is a global leader in reusable packaging solutions and pooling for food supply chains. The company’s unique end-to-end pooling capabilities offer growers, suppliers, and retailers a smarter and more sustainable way to move their products from source to shelf. With reusable containers and pallets that preserve product quality and reduce shrink and labor cost, Tosca helps these customers build higher-performing supply chains.
Tosca’s recent acquisition of Polymer Logistics and Contraload now creates one stronger partner with expanded global reach and a more robust product portfolio of reusable assets including crates, pallets, bulk containers, dollies, and more, capable of serving both upstream and downstream markets.
For more information visit: www.toscaltd.com.
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