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Clarence Birdseye

General Seafood's Company

1924 - 1929

Food & Tobacco

1920 b. 1886
male
Personal
Born-Died1886 - 1956
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1920

While Birdseye did not invent the process of quick freezing, he was the first to create a commercially viable business with the technology. His advancements in the quick freezing process ensured that the foods' nutrients and taste would be preserved. The success of his company culminated in its eventual acquisition by Postum Company for $20 million. This set the stage for the formation of General Foods.