Our History

Boja’s Foods was founded during the spring of 1975 by Bob and Pauline Sanders in Southern Alabama. Boja’s Foods, Inc., pronounced “Bojays,” is a combination of the names, Bob, the founder of the company, and James, the first plant manager. As a family run business we worked together to achieve one mission, making a quality product for our customers.

Our plant is located in a small fishing community at the Southern tip of Alabama called Bayou La Batre. Known as the Seafood Capitol of Alabama, Bayou La Batre is naturally, a leader in the seafood industry. Not only is Bayou La Batre famous for Boja’s seafood, but, you may also remember our little community from the movie “Forrest Gump.” As well, in 2005, Disney Studios launched a secretly built pirate ship, the “Black Pearl”, out of Bayou La Batre for filming sequels to “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl”.

Boja's Foods, is a United States Department of Commerce Facility number 518. We participate in the USDC/ UMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service) HACCP based program which is a voluntary inspection program. HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is an inspection plan written specifically to a firm's production process. The HACCP plan aids Quality Control in locating and identifying any potential Hazards associated with a product and then controls the Hazards through monitoring systems. The NMFS / HACCP based inspection program covers three general hazards: Food Safety, Wholesomeness and Economic Integrity. Boja's always goes that extra mile to insure our customers only receive the finest quality products.

Today, our family is still very involved in the total operation, from new product development, to predicting future product trends, to quality control, to keeping informed of new technology that can improve our products and/or the entire business enterprise.

As we celebrate our 35th year of business Boja’s is proud to say we are still a Family owned Business that strives to service the needs of our customers.