A LEGACY THAT BEGAN IN 1950
In 1950, Egyptian native Latif M. Rizk began his career in international trade at the age of 22. First in the import of chemicals and pharmaceutical products to Egypt; then exporting Egyptian snack foods to the region. In 1975, Latif immigrated to the U.S. and began exporting US-produced fats, oils and other snack-food ingredients to Egypt and surrounding markets.
As a pioneer in the USDA’s early international marketing efforts, Latif was the first to introduce frozen imported beef and poultry products to the Egyptian market, working closely with US packers and processors as the buyer and shipper of these products. Together with his sons, Latif founded MIRASCO in 1983 to provide affordable nutrition from North and South America for export to Egypt and surrounding markets. MIRASCO’s early success and longevity can be attributed to personal and business integrity, which was key in building and maintaining strong relationships with some of the world’s largest and most reputable processors.
Today, his two sons Sami and Saher Rizk continue their father’s legacy of leveraging strong relationships and their team’s expertise to deliver affordable nutrition and uncompromised value to markets around the world.
We are very proud of the productive and rewarding journey, which brought us from where we started over 30 years ago to where we are today, and we look forward to a future of great possibilities.