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Office Takahashi Co., Ltd. World’s first! We will be able to sell color-fading seaweed lactic acid bacteria fermented liquid to all over the world.

Office Takahashi Co., Ltd.
world’s first! We will be able to sell color-fading seaweed lactic acid bacteria fermented liquid to all over the world.
For the first time in the world, we succeeded in industrially producing a color-fading seaweed lactic acid bacteria fermentation liquid that is effective against allergies. Can be added to various foods.
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The Saga Nori Processed Products Export Council (Chairman: Osamu Matsuo, President of Sun Nori Co., Ltd.), which includes Office Takahashi Co., Ltd., is a member of Saga University’s Faculty of Agriculture (Professor Genta Kobayashi), Saga Prefectural Industrial Technology Center Food and Cosmetics Division ( With the cooperation of Keisuke Tsuge (Director), we have been conducting research on lactic acid bacteria fermentation from discolored seaweed, and at the end of December 2023, we succeeded in industrially producing the world’s first discolored seaweed lactic acid fermentation liquid that has immunostimulatory effects. In the future, we aim to register the product as a functional food, etc., and plan to expand it first in Japan and then overseas.
Our company supports April Dream, which aims to make April 1st a day to share dreams. This press release is a dream of Office Takahashi Co., Ltd.
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[Office Takahashi Co., Ltd.] (Headquarters: Yoshinogari-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Saga Prefecture, Representative Director: Katsunori Takahashi) has established a company called “Office Takahashi Co., Ltd.” for the purpose of [effective use of discolored seaweed and allergy countermeasures]. and overseas sales” will be implemented from January 1, 2025.
*What is discolored seaweed? Nutrients are not distributed to the seaweed, reducing its commercial value. They are discarded or traded at low prices.
【Implementation content】
This time, we will be implementing the color-fading seaweed lactic acid fermentation liquid, which has been successfully commercialized, as follows.
1.Prototype development for test marketing in summer 2023
2. Planning crowdfunding for product development
3. I plan to apply for the Saga Lab Challenge.
4. Full-scale sales of jelly containing faded seaweed fermentation liquid, seaweed tsukudani containing faded seaweed fermentation liquid, etc. Scheduled for January 2025
5. Exploring animal testing and clinical trials to step up to functional foods 6. Full-fledged overseas sales will proceed after receiving approval as a functional food.
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[Background of the initiative]
Summer 2018. I, Takahashi, went to the Saga Prefecture Ariake Sea Fisheries Cooperative Association, which I had been working with for some time, to discuss another matter, and they said, “Mr. President Takahashi, you have come at just the right time. Please take a moment to consult with me.”
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/37618/4/resize/d37618-4-c7eb153dab8c08149adb-4.jpg&s3=37618-4-7b79a3e999da66e27d8abcc94f4eae4b-2194×2925.jpg] Mr. Matsuo, who was the councilor of the Fisheries Association at the time (currently the president of Sun Nori Co., Ltd.), made this call. “What’s the matter, Councilor?” (Takahashi) “Well, as you know, the fishermen of the Ariake Sea are suffering from discolored seaweed and their lives are difficult, so please think of ways to deal with this discolored seaweed.” (Takahashi) Matsuo) Although I was confused by the sudden request, I was wondering if I could somehow make a product out of discolored seaweed.
While doing so, I was introduced to someone in Chiba Prefecture who was researching lactic acid fermentation of seaweed, and we started making products together. And completed! ! Unfortunately, however, the product was unable to find any effective functions and ended up being just a “seaweed aqueous solution”.
But because of this experience, I was able to move on. Thank you very much. [Efforts toward full-scale product development]
If we give up at this point, we will not be able to meet the expectations of the fishermen. With this in mind, I was introduced to Professor Kobayashi, who is researching lactic acid fermentation at Saga University’s Faculty of Agriculture in 2020. Since we needed evidence, we proceeded with our research with the cooperation of the Food and Cosmetics Division of the Saga Prefectural Industrial Technology Center. We also created a group to develop products. This is the Saga Seaweed Processed Products Export Council
(established in November 2020). (Members: Sun Nori Co., Ltd. (President Matsuo), Nishikai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (President Gondo), Saga Frozen Foods Co., Ltd. (Chairman Koga), Office Takahashi Co., Ltd.) With the establishment of the council, product development progressed at an accelerated pace. By the end of December 2023, we were able to commercialize a discolored seaweed lactic acid bacteria fermented liquid that has immunostimulatory effects. It has been five years since former Councilor Matsuo called for this.
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The council members jointly applied for a patent in September 2023. (The lactic acid bacteria used for fermentation were discovered from seaweed in the Ariake Sea.)
【How it will be done in the future】
In the future, in order to release it into the world as a product, I would like to stabilize the lactic acid bacteria culture and step up to becoming a “functional food” while receiving support from subsidies and subsidies.
We would also like to apply for the “Saga Lab Challenge Cup 2024” held by Saga Prefecture and gain wide recognition.
[Advantages when commercialized]
1. Because it has an immunostimulating effect, it improves immunity and becomes an anti-allergy product.
2. Discolored seaweed that is either discarded or traded at low prices has become a high-value-added product. Dozens of times more! 3. Contributing to food loss countermeasures.
4. Since it is an additive, it can be added to various products. Can be provided to many companies.
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【Company Profile】
Company name: Office Takahashi Co., Ltd.
Location: 6036 Omagari, Yoshinogari-cho, Kanzaki-gun, Saga Prefecture Representative: Representative Director and President Katsunori Takahashi Established: August 1, 1995
URL: https://www.saga-shop.co.jp/
Business content: Research and development sales company (food wholesale sales, original jigsaw puzzle manufacturing and sales, catalyst-related paint sales, etc.)
[Customer inquiries]
《Office Takahashi Co., Ltd.》
TEL: 0952-53-8234 (AM: 9:00 to 6:00 PM, closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays/New Year holidays)
e-mail: taka@saga-shop.co.jp (Takahashi)
[Press inquiries regarding this release] (Person who can receive inquiries from the media, etc.)
[Office Takahashi Co., Ltd.], person in charge [Katsunori Takahashi] More details about this release:
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