Clarence Birdseye


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Clarence Birdseye

An American inventor and entrepreneur who developed the modern method of freezing food. Previous freezing methods occurred more slowly, which resulted in larger ice crystals and reduced food quality. Birdseye overcame this by freezing at lower temperatures. This development led directly to the retail sale of frozen food. He lived from 1886 to 1956.
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1886: Birth of American frozen food pioneer Clarence Birdseye: Born in Brooklyn, New York, Clarence Birdseye attended Amherst College studying biology.
The first frozen vegetables - peas - go on the market thanks to a "quick-freeze" technique pioneered by Captain Clarence Birdseye.
Clarence Birdseye, who is widely regarded as the "father" and "pioneer" of the frozen food industry, served for many years on the editorial staff of Quick Frozen Foods magazine -- the predecessor of Quick Frozen Foods International.
29 1924 - Clarence Birdseye sells frozen fish in the US.
The benefits of frozen food wore discovered by American biologist and inventor Clarence Birdseye during an expedition to Labrador in 1918
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Primarily edited for readers in North America, the publication's first technical adviser was none other than Clarence Birdseye, who is regarded as the father of industrial freezing.
Birds Eye was founded by trapper Clarence Birdseye who, on a trip to Labrador in 1915, noticed Eskimos froze meat.
1930 - Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen foods in Massachusetts.
Clarence Birdseye, pioneer of the frozen food industry, made it possible to eat farm-fresh fruits and vegetables year-round.
Frozen peas were introduced in America after Clarence Birdseye pioneered a quick freeze technique.
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