Squid processors in Hokkaido struggling for survival
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Japan Reports] February 8, 2017
Squid processors in Hokkaido are struggling for survival by diversifying their product lineups in face of a serious raw material supply shortage.
Squid processors in southern Hokkaido centering around Hakodate are now mired in serious supply shortage and soaring prices for raw materials triggered by unprecedented slumping harvests of flying squid last year.
They are now struggling for survival by attempting to diversify their business into new areas and to improve the added values in the manufacturing process.
Tonami Foods Co., located in Hokuto City, for one, built a new vegetable processing plant in Mori Town last October.
The company, known for squid processed foods, developed a product item using potatoes
The potatoes are peeled and processed in high-temperature steam and then frozen...
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