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How It All Started
How It All Started

How It All Started

When you buy Mrs. Paul’s® fish, you’re ready to dive into delicious family meals. But where did Mrs. Paul’s start?

In 1946, power plant worker Edward Piszek started selling deviled crab cakes in a local Philadelphia bar to earn money while the plant was on strike. “One Friday, I prepared 172 and we only sold 50,” he recalled later. “There was a freezer in the back of the bar, so we threw ’em in there. It was either that or the trash can.” A week later the frozen crab cakes still tasted fine, so Piszek and a friend, John Paul, each chipped in $350 and started a frozen seafood business.

Piszek's mother pressured her son to name the company after her…but instead, they named it Mrs. Paul's Kitchens after John's mom (originally naming the brand Mrs. Paul’s Kitchen). Piszek bought out his partner in the 1950s but kept the Mrs. Paul's name. In 1982, he sold the company to Campbell Soup; in 1996, it was purchased by Pinnacle Foods Corporation.

Crispy Fish Tender Primavera
Crispy Fish Tender Primavera


Crispy Fish Tender Primavera

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How It All Started


Certified sustainable seafood means that our seafood does not contribute to today’s overfishing problem.

At Mrs. Paul’s, 99% of our seafood is certified sustainable to ensure that the seafood you enjoy comes from well-managed, sustainable fisheries.

Today, over 3 billion people rely on seafood as a significant source of protein,1 and if overfishing continues, we may not be able to sustain the fish stocks needed to feed future generations. To ensure our seafood comes from sustainable sources, our wild-caught fish is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

United Nations 2018 SOFIA Report

Why MSC?

MSC Logo

The MSC Fisheries Standard is based on the FAO’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Through a rigorous assessment process, MSC certification provides assurance that fish stocks are being harvested at a sustainable level, that impacts on marine ecosystems are minimized, and that fisheries are well managed. The MSC fisheries program incentivizes improvement, with 92% of certified fisheries making specific improvements as a condition of certification. These improvements have positive impacts not only for fish stocks, but also for sea birds, sea mammals, sharks, rays, turtles, and their marine habitat.2

  • We have full traceability to all our fish.
  • Our wild-caught fish can be traced to the fishing vessel, time of catch, and fishing grounds.
  • Our farm-raised seafood can be traced to the ponds where it was raised.

MSC Annual Report 2019

Over 95% Mrs. Paul’s Seafood is wild caught.