HOKURYO

HOKURYO

Hokuryo’s Grading and Packing Centers with FSSC 22000 Certificate Hokuryo’s
Grading and Packing Centers
with FSSC 22000 Certificate

Sapporo,Chitose,Obihiro, Kitami,Noboribetsu,Hamanasu,Tagajo GP center

Sapporo,Chitose,Obihiro, Kitami,Noboribetsu,Hamanasu,Tagajo GP center

Considering many food-safety related problems and food frauds in recent years and also in order to secure safe working environment for our employees, in 2009 we obtained ISO22000 ,which officially proves that our factory clears international food safety standards, at our Sapporo GP center. Since then we successfully obtained the same certificate at our Obihiro, Kitami, Noboribetsu and Chitose GP centers.
Today we obtain FSSC 22000 which requires more advanced managements at our all Hokkaido and Tohoku GP centers.

Separate clean and unclean areas

Chitose GP center

Chitose GP center

Cleaned eggs and uncleaned eggs are never comingled in our GP centers.
Also ventilation system is carefully calculated so that the air always flows from clean areas into unclean areas and never in the opposite direction.

Well-calculated traffic lines for goods and employees for preventing cross contamination

Our employees as well as products never allow to pass into clean areas through unclean areas.

Secure insulation from outside environment

We install high speed sheet shutters, dog shelters and others for wading off pests, insects and rats.

Temperature control

We keep room temperature in our centers cool even in hot summers so that our egg remains always fresh.

Hygiene management for our staff members

Our staff members are required to change clothes and shoes, to wash hands, to take air shower before entering the working rooms.
They are also required to take health checks regularly.

Cleaning and disinfecting eggs

We clean and disinfect eggs with sodium hypochlorite.
We regularly check solution temperature and concentration.

Egg transfer on the conveyor

Conveyor

Conveyor

We transfer eggs automatically on the conveyor from the chicken houses to the GP center.

Automatic eggshell crack detection system

Automatic eggshell crack detection system

Automatic eggshell crack detection system

Tappers of crack detector taps the shell 16 times per second so that the detector can identify even very small cracks and get rid of these cracked eggs.

Strict tests for quality of our eggs

All our GP centers conduct various quality checks of our egg on a daily basis including salmonella on the surface and in the edible part of the egg, thickness and strength of the eggshell, Haugh unit and so on.