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It is SAITO

The Secret to Delicousness

SAITO has a lot of commitments to the provision of "safe" and "secure" food. In addition, the commitments are all related to "deliciousness". From now on, SAITO would like to take care of the "commitments" so that we can provide our customers with "safe", "secure", and "delicious" food.

Food Safety Comes from Materials

Securing food safety should start with the usage of safe materials. Therefore, SAITO adopts "direct-from-the-farm system". What we directly purchase is as follows: Japanese cattle with verified backgrounds from pastures which stick to healthy methods of raising, pastured pigs, and pastured hens.

As they eat grasses in vast pastures and were brought up in a stress-free environment, their meat is healthy and fresh. While internal organs of pastured Japanese cattle get strong, the meat quality of pastured pigs becomes fine. Furthermore, there is no bad smell at all. The food which is truly "safe" and "secure" does start even at the material stage.

Japanese cattle

They are raised with feed centered on grasses in a vast pasture in Mt. Aso in Kyushu. This kind of food especially makes the internal organs healthy, and greatly contributes to distinctive features of having less fat and cholesterol. Also the abundance of carnitine, peptide, and others helps a lot to keep men in good shape.

Pastured pigs

Pigs pastured in the Shinshu District in Nagano Prefecture exercise a lot freed from stress, and are raised with self-assorted feed aimed for the healthy internal organs. The meat quality of pigs whose internal organs have grown healthy is quite fine with no bad smell, ending up in delicious meat.

The Second Commitment Taste brought by the technique of letting meat develop flavor at superchilling temperature

Healthy meat purchased directly from pastures is put to develop flavor at superchilling temperature (temperature which brings the verge of freezing). This technique not only prevents flavor from going away, but also draws out the original tastes of the materials without relying on additives.

Superchilling temperature enables meat to be kept fresh at a high level, and controls the growing of toxic microorganism. Also, cells store antifreeze within the range of superchilling temperature. Free amino acids and sugar included in the antifreeze are components of the flavor, and play a great role in producing the delicacies of the season.

Additive-Free

SAITO never uses any additives such as color formers, preservatives, and building agents. Our products are all additive-free and good for your body. (However, only a small amount of nitrous acid is added to raw ham in order to control the growth and the decay of bacteria and to promote the appearance of salty color and flavor.)

Our commitment to additive-free products remains unchanged with no MSG or additives added since the establishment of the company, and we have been providing each and every hand-made product which is safe and delicious.

Genuine Technique

SAITO has technical association with meisters in Germany, continuing to earnestly produce home-made, additive-free ham and sausage by means of genuine technique. As a result, our products are approved by meisters in Germany and have won the first prize in a number of international competitions.

Special Method of Freezing

All good flavor can be damaged due to freezing. This is because the cells of food are to be destroyed in the process of freezing. For the purpose of preventing this damage, SAITO uses a special freezer called "Dielectric Freezer" so that you can enjoy taste, flavor, color, brightness, savor, and even texture in fresh conditions.

All should lead to safety and security

These commitments are all connected directly with SAITO's "aspiration" to provide "safe" and "secure" food. Please try our additive-free food stuffed with SAITO's "aspiration".

Message from SAITO

It is 100% self-sufficiency that ensures the safety of national food and enables safety measures to be put into practice. However, mountainous areas which account for 70% of the national land in Japan are unused, left as they are as "abundant resources". In the meantime, land lying fallow and natural woodlands that coexist with a nearby populated area are further being wasted.

It is a matter of course that what we eat should be safe. Developing tasty and quite safe products ought to begin with healthy livestock products. Most cases see additives generally used for convenience sake of working processes or distribution levels. Therefore, SAITO's direct delivery service to consumers made it to sell additive-free products at all.

All good flavor can be damaged due to freezing. This is because the cells of food are to be destroyed in the process of freezing. For the purpose of preventing this damage, SAITO uses a special freezer called "Dielectric Freezer" so that you can enjoy taste, flavor, color, brightness, savor, and even texture in fresh conditions.

Principle of SAITO

Principle of SAITO
"Value our life", this is the principle of SAITO. Human beings maintain their life thanks to other life given to them. To eat and live means to stay alive blessed with lives of plants and animals (livestock products) other than human beings. This "Solemn Rule of Nature" is what the starting point of SAITO is all about.

Having effectively used up the life given to us to the end, and taking good care of everything even after its life is taken, these are SAITO itself. SAITO purchases Japanese cattle or pigs mainly per head, no part of which needs to be discarded. SAITO is determined to continue to pursue "safe" and "secure" food, while appreciating what is given to us.

Information of a company

  • Company nameSAITO co.,ltd.

  • PresidentYuuji Saito

  • Address1-162, Matsumoto-cho, Inuyama-shi, Aichi-ken, 484-0086, JAPAN

  • Phone+81-0568-61-5711 (Shop +81-0568-61-5559)

  • FAX+81-0568-61-5788 (Shop +81-0568-61-1420)

  • E-mailinfo@saito-ham.co.jp

  • URLhttp://www.saito-ham.co.jp/e/

  • Commencement of business1976

  • Incorporation proceduresApril 1, 1992

  • Capital20 million yen

  • Business activityManufacturing and selling of healthy additive-free food "safe" at "safety", such as an additive-free ham, an additive-free sausage, Japanese beef, a pig currently pastured, native chicken, and a delicatessen cooking article.