Business - Edible gold leaf | Activities - Food

In Japan, since long ago, gold leaf has been eaten as the secret of perennial youth and long life. In accordance with changes of consciousness regarding maintaining food safety standards, we have received international standard ISO22000:2005 certification for food safety management systems. We have created a factory that supports HACCP and are delivering secure, high-level, global standards. Currently, through food supply wholesalers, many food-related customers are using our products all over Japan in places such as traditional Japanese-style restaurants, conventional restaurants, bakeries, and hotels.

One reason for the expansion of the global perspective on foods is the development of original products. In the world of edible gold leafing, in which so-called "managed gold dust" is typical, common designs like star shapes, heart shapes and specific designs like an "anniversary gold leaf" are being made with novelty. Gold leaf can be drawn out in characters or pictures and can be largely changed in the range of foods.

Moreover, in response to not only appearance but also confectionary and food product production lines, we are devising easier ways to meet on the side of manufacturers that flexibly respond to shaping and packaging.
When deciding to use our products and in response to customers' wishes to confirm safety standards, it is possible to visit to our factory, which is set in an area that allows for inspection, and planners and production management can verify development processes and jointly contribute to ideas. In addition, for customers new to using gold leaf, we can provide advice on production methods in response to production manufacturing.

Kanazawa gold foil

Kanazawa gold foil

The manufacturing process requiring gold leaf to be thinned out to a thickness of roughly 1-2 nm and the history of gold leaf up until the present day is described here.

Kanazawa gold foil

Hakuichi's History


Hakuichi's History

Hakuichi was founded in 1975. Overriding conventional values, Kanazawa metal leaf was fostered as a local brand. The trail Hakuichi has followed from founding to becoming a world pioneer is described here.

Hakuichi's History

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