- Carefully selected Japanese brand meat
- Specialty Imported Branded Meat
We deliver Japanese meat to various parts of the world from the Starzen Meat Processor Akune Plant, which has SQF certification, along with other Group plants.
Akune plant is the flagship plant and is the largest scale of processing plant in Starzen Meat Processor Co., Ltd. Akune plant has been certified as SQF System (Certification No. 10037) since March 2005.
We are proud of our state- of - the - art Akune plant. Since the export market to the globe opened, Akune plant has been a top runner for export.
HANATSURU WAGYU from Kagoshima Izumi area is characterized by delicately soft marbled meats where fats are interwoven in the muscle fiber with the ideal proportion.
With these characters, HANATSURU WAGYU is highly ranked in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Satsuma Beef is noted for its succulent texture and slightly sweet fattiness.
While they are on feeding period, the cattle are fed generously with valuable, high quality roasted soybeans as a key source of protein to produce fine, lean meat. Use of this high quality feed achieves delicious cuts of refreshing lean meat with a soft texture.
The motto of producer Mizusako Farm is "Cattle raised in good health produce the most delicious beef." Care is taken during time spent with the cattle, and stress is minimized. Satsuma Beef is raised with the priority placed on the animals’ health.
Kagoshima, which is located in the southernmost part of Kyushu area is the largest livestock farming area in Japan. Kagoshima Wagyu is raised in warm climate and wonderful natural environment.
Supply of Kagoshima Wagyu is always stable with their abundant production and high quality achieved by careful care by farmers.
Miyazaki Gyu (Miyazaki Wagyu) raised in Miyazaki Prefecture has been graded at Grade 4 and 5 in the meat quality grading standards set by the Japan Meat Grading Association (meat is ranked from Grade 1 up to Grade 5, which is the highest grade).
Miyazaki Wagyu has the mellow, sweet-tasting fragrance and juices fill up your mouth so you can fully enjoy the taste of the melted marbling.
Kagoshima Kurobuta is a black pig with white patches on the four limbs, nose and tail. They have a robust constitution well suited to animal feed, but their litter is smaller and growth is slower than white pigs. They produce meat which is fine and soft, yet resilient, with a rich luster and high water retention. Preparation seals in the flavor, while the meat tends to be light and low-stick. Its high amino acid content produces an especially delicious and refined taste with little odor.
Hokkaido's livestock industry enjoys the bounty of natural surroundings and expansive land. Making full use of the region’s characteristics, the industry has grown into one of the largest in Japan. The industry boasts approximately 600,000 head of pig, ranking the region sixth in Japan.
Hokkaido pork is characteristically raised by large-scale producers, in contrast to other areas such as Honshu. Many farmers produce their own specialty branded meat, and much of the feed is also produced by farmers within Hokkaido. For this reason, the finished product is considered safe and of high quality.
Starzen supplies delicious pork that is sourced in Hokkaido. We also handle a variety of other products. Please contact us for more information.