Prairie Berries was founded in 1993 with a simple but ambitious goal: introduce the delicious, high-in-nutrients Saskatoon Berries to the world. We grow, produce and promote healthy, great-tasting ingredients and gourmet products. Each Saskatoon Berry tree is nourished by nature and cared for by environmentally conscious people.
Prairie Berries believes that consistency in quality and food safety of our products is the key to success in both our retail and food ingredient businesses. Prairie Berries owns and operates a primary handling and secondary processing facility that produces safe food in compliance with all regulatory SQF, HACCP and specific CFIA programs. The primary handling plant is capable of grading, cleaning, freezing, and packaging berries. Our secondary processing facility produces delicious, gourmet food retail products, high in fruit content and low in sugar.
Prairie Berries is actively involved in Saskatoon Berry product research and development to introduce new Saskatoon Berry products to the market place. We are committed to provide the best quality products to our customers, by ensuring consistency in our grading standards, on Farm Food Safety programs, and processing protocols.
Our Processing Facility
Prairie Berries Inc.’s primary handling plant is the largest and most up to date Saskatoon berry handling facility in Canada. Technology such as color sorters, IQF tunnels and large cooling capacity ensure quality specifications are maintained throughout the handling process.
Prairie Berries’ establishment is inspected and registered under the authority of the Canada Agricultural Products Act, and the Processed Products Regulations and the Processed Fruit and Vegetable Establishment. Our certificate of registration is #304. We operate a HACCP system audited by SAI Global. Our Food Safety systems ensure the highest standards of safe food handling for the purpose of meeting consumer expectations for safe food. Every product we produce in the facility can be traced back to our grower’s orchard and a production date, offering complete traceability.
Our facility has technology, which allows us to cool, sort, wash, grade, freeze and package Saskatoon berries to export standards. Prairie Berries has implemented a system to assess the quality standards that evaluates physical, chemical and sensory characteristics of the Saskatoon berries.
Prairie Berries Senior Management and our team are fully committed to ensure that our processing plant is always operating with the highest standard of Food Safety Protocol. Through proper monitoring, high quality systems, processes, record keeping and auditing our company can produce safe food in compliance with all regulatory SQF, HACCP and specific CFIA programs.
At Prairie Berries we pride ourselves by taking every measure necessary to ensure food safety protocol is our highest priority and embedded in every level of our company.
The People That Make It Possible
A company is only as good as it’s staff. Meet the people that make Prairie Berries great!