Birds Eye Foods founder, Clarence Birdseye, became known as the father of frozen food. He used his unique gifts to develop a freezing process that not only preserved food safely, but also preserved its taste and appearance. Although the practice of preserving food by freezing has been traced back to as early as 1626, and the first commercial venture in producing frozen food to 1875, Birdseye is credited with developing, refining, and making the quick freezing process workable. The company brands include Berstein s, Bird Eye, Brooks, Comstock, C & W, Freshlike, Greenwood, Husman s, Mariners Cove, McKenzie s, Nalley, Rivera, Snyder of Berlin, Tim s Cascade Snacks and Wilderness. It items consist of frozen, canned and bottled foods as well as dressings, potato chips and pastas. Birds Eye Foods has locations in Rochester, Oakfield, Brockport, and Fulton, N.Y., Green Bay and Darien, Wis., as well as Watsonville, Calif., and Montezuma, Ga.