Our Mission

Steadfast Traditions — Uncompromising Quality.

There’s only one sure path a business can take to survive, and thrive — for 50 years: 

“Provide products that customers love… 

and never, ever, compromise on quality.”

For the past 50 years, we have met the discriminating needs — and tastes — of some of the top restauranteurs and seafood grocers in the world. From salting cod following the traditional dry-salting technique to grilled salmon on cedar planks, our long seafaring heritage is a part of every seafood product we make.

Steadfast Traditions, Uncompromising Quality.

That’s been our promise to our customers since 1971, when our first order of salted cod arrived at our Massachusetts facility from the Gaspé Peninsula in Canada.

This region extends along the St. Lawrence River east to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Its sunny, dry climate with favorable north westerly trade winds provides ideal conditions for salting cod, a method in which cod is meticulously cut by hand, then mildly salted, drained of water and stretched out on wire-mesh tables to dry in the sun.

Expanding our salted fish offerings to reflect the diverse needs of our customers. 

Over the past two decades, we have expanded our offerings to reflect the diverse needs of our customers. In addition to offering Gaspé Cured™ Cod, we offer three other popular brands: Cristobal® Salted Cod and Salted Pollock, Buena Ventura® Salted Pollock and BacalaRico® Salted Pollock. All of our products, which are processed in modern-day manufacturing plants using the centuries-old Gaspé tradition of salting fish, meet U.S. HACCP safety regulations.

From bodegas tucked in neighborhoods throughout New York City to major U.S. grocery retailers, our brands are among the most sought-after salted fish products in the world. We credit our employees, the majority of whom have been with us for 20+ years, with our success. Each is deeply committed to fulfilling our mission to provide the industry’s highest quality salted fish products, along with outstanding customer service.

History of Saltfish

We are proud to be a part of one of New England’s oldest traditions. MORE>

Our Promise

Uncompromising Quality and Service

Announcing the launch of our newest brand.

If you like shrimp, you’re going to absolutely love our new line of gourmet shrimp burgers and bowls, coming soon to select grocery stores across the country. MORE >

Causes we care about

CFE International is a long-time supporter of major food banks throughout the Boston, NYC and Miami metro areas, reflecting our steadfast commitment to help feed the hungry.

We actively sponsor The Greater Boston Food Bank, Feeding South Florida, City Harvest of New York, and Friends of Boston’s Homeless and their efforts to eliminate hunger.