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Hokto employs rigorous efforts to keep our facilities in the very best condition, in order to continue to produce the very best mushrooms.
Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to tightly control:
- light exposure
throughout the growth cycle of our Kinokos. Much of the operation is fully or partially automated, using over two miles of conveyor belts through 91 growing rooms, cooling chambers, and our harvesting and packing facility.
Extended efforts to keep the cleanest facilities
Hokto uses best practices to keep the Kinoko growing facilities at maximum cleanliness. To prevent the introduction of pollutants from any outside environment, only selected operators are allowed to be in the facility. When entering the facility, they are required to go through alcohol disinfection, loose hair and dust removal processes, and must wear appropriate clean suits with disinfected boots and masks.
Hokto Kinoko cultures are always started in a fully automated, fully sterilized clean room.
Maintaining Water & Air Quality
Our facility has specially treated clean air and filtered water, appropriate for food production.
No Touch Process
Our streamlined automation process picks, measures and packages the mushrooms. Except in rare cases, our Kinokos will never be touched by human hands from spore to final product. Grown in a clean environment, Hokto Kinokos are highly prized and recognized for their long shelf life.
Best technology for the best Kinokos
Hokto R&D has been developing the best Kinokos, which are grown with the best cultivation technology. Hokto continues to research for the best growing media with proper water balance, continuously improving the quality of the Kinokos and the production technology.
Part of our production technologies are patented.