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National Food day

Celebrate #nationalfoodday by Preparing some Hokto mushrooms this Evening!

Here at Hokto, we strive to grow the best possible mushroom available. This starts from the type of growing medium we use, to the packaging.

The Hokto Kinoko Company’s mushrooms are always 100% USDA Organic, thus making them a perfect addition to any healthy meal.

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GMP Audit/ HACCP Certificate

We are proud to announce that our Food Safety Program is now in compliance with a HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points) Certificate through GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) auditing.

By being GMP compliant we demonstrate the highest standards when it comes to Traceability, Pest Control, and Microbial Testing in the on-going effort to ensure the best quality of  mushrooms from our facility to your table. 


Food Safety & Hokto Mushrooms

America’s food supply is among the safest in the world, yet recent salmonella outbreaks in eggs have some people wondering about what foods are 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.

The FDA estimates that there are more than 76 million cases of food-borne illness annually, meaning making wise food choices and taking simple precautions can lower the 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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Boost Your Fiber Intake – Eat Mushrooms!

September is a busy month for food and is the monthly host for additional culinary delights, some of which pair quite nicely with mushrooms. It turns out that September is also National Wild Rice and National Organic Harvest Month. What a great fit if you’re in the mood for celebrating these monthly themes!

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September is National Mushroom and National Cholesterol Education Month

We continue to commemorate mushrooms during the month of September; however, the ninth month of the year is also National Cholesterol Education Month and National Self Improvement month (no kidding).

Over twenty years ago, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) launched the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) in order to help reduce illness and death from coronary heart disease (CHD) by reducing the percent of Americans with high blood cholesterol.

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Fun Mushroom Facts for National Mushroom Month

September is National Mushroom Month and is a great time to enjoy an exotic food once reserved for royalty. I’d like to present some fun facts about mushrooms. Let’s see how mushroom savvy we are!

Did you know?

While often thought of as a vegetable and prepared like one, mushrooms are actually a fungus, a special type of living organism that has no roots, leaves, flowers or seeds.

Mushrooms are more closely related to animals than plants and like most living organisms, are 85-95 percent water. Also similar to mammals, mushrooms take in oxygen for their digestion and metabolism and “exhale” carbon dioxide as a waste product.

Mushrooms grow from spores, not seeds, and a single mature mushroom will drop as many as 16 billion spores!

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