Company Outline

Corporate Philosophy

Forica Foods aims to become a unique development-oriented food manufacturer
by proactively promoting new technology development and market development.



Our company was established in January 1955 in the name of Horinouchi Kanzume Co., Ltd. (changed to the current name in 1998) with the efforts of local volunteers, and since then we have continued to make steady progress until present for over 60 years.

In recent years, besides the typical meat products, we also have begun developing Care Foods for people who have difficulty in chewing or swallowing (dysphagia), and Medical Foods for people with restrictions on nutrition intake, as well as Emergency Foods and Disaster Relief Foods, including striving to provide products and services that satisfy people as much as possible. We will continue to actively engage in developing technology and products in order to deliver valuable products that respond to the needs of our customers.

Our company, as a development-oriented food manufacturer suited to changing times, we focus to become a unique company with unique technology, be a part of the local community, and continue taking on new challenges to contribute to society in the 21st century.

We look forward to your continued support.

CEO and PresidentKazuya Ikarashi

Kazuya Ikarashi

Corporate Information

Establishment January 18, 1955
Capital 250 million yen(2.26 million USD)
Settlement Term March (once a year)
Kazuya Ikarashi
Managing Director
Masahiro Hoshi
Director and Executive Officer
Susumu Watanabe
Shizuo Majima (Non Executive)
Hideo Honda (Non Executive)
Number of employees 218 (As of June, 2022)
Description of Business Manufacture and sale of Medical Foods, Care Foods, disaster relief foods and emergency foods, canned meats, processed meats (retort pouches, etc.), and other prepared food products.
Main Sales Contacts Meidi-Ya Co., Ltd.
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Kawasho Foods Corporation
JAPITAL FOODS(participating corporation)
Main Vendors Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Kawasho Foods Corporation
Meidi-Ya Co., Ltd.
Toyo Seikan Co., Ltd.
Main Banks Daishi Hokuetsu Bank, Ltd. Horinouchi Branch
MUFG Bank, Ltd. Niigata Branch
Affiliated Companies dbf inc, Forica Service Corporation

Research and Development
Forica Foods’ approach to product development

Since its founding in 1955, Forica Foods has approached the creation of products that can accompany a variety of eating situations,
and has provided value to society through food in a number of ways.

To offer some specific examples of these efforts, the product lineup includes a wide variety of foods including medical foods and care foods, disaster relief and emergency foods, rice in sterile packaging, large cans of food for institutional use, and more.


Forica Foods’ approach to food product manufacturing

Forica Foods has manufactured food products with reliable technology cultivated over many years in the rich natural environment with clean water and air in Echigo Uonuma.

We will continue to work diligently and strive to create production lines that can handle a variety of product types and train employees so that they can always respond to customer requests, and deliver products that customers trust.


Quality Control
Forica Foods’ approach to quality control

Beginning in 2020, Japanese domestic food manufacturers and distributors will be required to conform
to the international food safety standard HACCP for manufacturing process management.

Our company began introducing this method in 2000, and as a result, we applied for HACCP method of safety and health management to the Minami Uonuma Health Center two years early in 2018, and received certification.
We will continue to place customer trust as our highest priority and work at ensuring food safety every day.


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