Producing Coastal Quality Seafood Since 1975
Boja’s Foods was founded during the spring of 1975 by Bob and Pauline Sanders in Southern Alabama. The company’s title, 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 Capital of Alabama, Bayou La Batre is, naturally, a leader in the seafood industry. Not only is Bayou La Batre famous for Boja’s Foods, but, you may also remember our little community from the movie Forrest Gump. Also, 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 participates in the USDC/NMFS (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 those 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 ensure our customers receive only the finest quality products.
Today, our family is still very involved in the total operation of Boja’s, from new product development, to predicting future product trends, to quality control, to keeping informed of new technology that can improve our products or the entire business enterprise.
As we approach our 47th year of business, Boja’s is proud to say that we are a woman-owned family business that strives to service the needs of our customers.
Why should Boja’s be your seafood supplier of choice?
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