Bakers Journal

Generations of raisins at Como Foods

July 14, 2011
By Bakers Journal

July 14, 2011, Mississauga, ON – When the Kharazi family first started in the dried fruit business in Iran more than 50 years ago, they probably never imagined that future generations would be breaking new ground halfway across the globe.

But for the Kharazi’s behind Como Foods, it was just the next step in introducing their premium quality Persian raisins to the rest of the world.

They began importing raisins and dried fruits to Canada in 2002, and by 2010 had established their own processing line in Mississauga, Ont., making them the first raisin processor in Ontario, and the only one currently in Canada, according to the company.

Como’s raisins are double-washed and laser sorted before they enter Canada, then fully processed in the brand new, fully automated Mississauga facility. Here the raisins are cleaned, sized, and laser sorted again. The result is fresh, oil-free, free flowing, and ready-to-use raisins that are ideal for bakers.


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