GMP Audit/ HACCP Certificate

We are proud to announce that our Food Safety Program is in completion with a HACCP Certificate through GMP audit. It sums up our great employee practice in GMP, Traceability, Pest Control, Self Inspection, Microbial Testing, and HACCP Program, the on-going effort to ensure the best of best mushrooms from our facility to your table.

Food Safety & Hokto Mushrooms

America’s food supply is among the safest in the world, yet the recent salmonella outbreak in eggs has some people wondering about what is safe to eat and what to do to avoid food-borne illness. Today’s blog takes a look at foods with the lowest risk and includes tips on how to handle and prepare food to keep contamination at an all time low.

Although, the FDA estimates that there are more than 76 million cases of food-borne illness annually, making wise food choices and taking simple precautions can lower risk dramatically. The best way to avoid food-borne illness is to prevent it. Foods most likely to cause food poisoning include raw or undercooked meat, poultry and fish, and unpasteurized milk.

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Leslie Kay, MS, RD Collaborates with the Hokto Kinoko Company

The Hokto Kinoko Company is working with Leslie Kay, a registered dietitian, author and frequent presenter on the various topics of food and nutrition. Leslie’s specialty area is working with clients and patients that want a more natural approach to better health by increasing foods in the diet that contain unique properties that help to prevent or manage an illness or disease. This professional collaboration is a perfect fit for both parties. Mushrooms are emerging as a food that contains numerous compounds that may help to manage blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, improve immune function and maybe even lower risk for allergies. Plus they taste good, which is an important selling point in getting people to actually eat foods that are good for them! Visit Leslie’s blog to learn more about the nutritional benefits of Hokto’s mushrooms and learn a thing or two about good health!

The Hokto Kinoko Company Partners with Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen

http://steamykitchen.com/3019-japanese-mushrooms.html

Jaden Hair is a television chef, food columnist and award-winning food blogger at Steamy Kitchen. Her culinary consulting and public relations partnership with the Hokto Kinoko Company includes recipe development and dish photography, routine promotions via social media outreach (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), and introducing Hokto’s mushrooms to prominent food bloggers in key markets. Each recipe that Jaden creates for Hokto will be featured on SteamyKitchen.com and Hokto-Kinoko.com.

Jaden’s first cookbook, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight’s Dinner, launched Fall 2009. You can watch her cook twice a month on Daytime Show, syndicated in 120 markets. Jaden is a food columnist for Discovery’s TLC and for Tampa Tribune. She’s addicted to Twitter, and is pretty good at Twittering. Jaden has been featured on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Oprah.com, Forbes.com, and was just featured in a 3-page spread in February 2010 issue of Parents Magazine.

Check out Jaden’s Hokto mushroom recipes on our blog, “Recipe Talk.”