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At Kanetetsu Delica Foods, we are committed to creating new kinds of delicious and delightful seafood that inspires a healthy, happy, and productive life for the people around us and the world.

Nourishing Life

Our Mission

At Kanetetsu, we are committed to providing nourishing seafood that is tasty, healthy, and essential for creating a life full of vitality.

Working with Surimi products and other seafood benefits, our nutritionists, researchers and developers are creating foods that support people’s diets, allergy-free living, and healthy growth while working tirelessly to support creating a sustainable global environment. We hope that the benefits of our products will bring you a healthier life, the joy of eating, and more time to spend with your family over a nutritious meal.

Kanetetsu values the connection with individuals, families, communities, and the earth, and hopes to contribute to the happiness, fulfillment, and quality of life by providing delicious, healthy, and nourishing foods.

President’s Message

As president of Kanetetsu, I embrace the following three promises:

  1. To deliver the best possible sea foods to our customers
    To deliver the best possible seafoods to our customers, we will;
    - Use our technology and experience to deliver the foods customers want and need
    - Support our customer's health and growth with high protein and low-calorie solutions
    - Create seafood products you can easily enjoy anywhere, anytime
  2. To support our employees
    To support our employees, we will;
    - Value our employee’s commitment and contribution
    - Make their job satisfaction a management priority
    - Provide opportunities for personal and professional growth
  3. In service to the community
    In service to the community, we will;
    - Provide safe and healthy food that brings people together
    - Contribute financially to the communities we serve
    - Build strong and trusting relationships with local leaders so that we can help our community thrive
President Kanetetsu Delica Foods, Inc.

Yutaka Murakami

Kanetetsu Delica Foods, Inc.

About Surimi

Surimi, the Essence of our Products.

“Surimi” is a gel made primarily from Alaska Pollock (mainly) that’s been processed into other kinds of seafood. Originated in Japan several centuries ago, surimi is a uniquely funmctional food ingredient made of fish proteins and used in surimi seafood products.

Surimi consists of fish protein that are refined through fish, then washing,removing water and freezing the remaininig protein. Good quality surimi is odorelss and has a creamy white appearance.

Surimi seafood consists of unique seafood ingredients with flavor similar to that of naturally occurring crab, shrimp, lobster and other shellfish with added convenience, safety and versatility.

  • High protein & low calories
    High protein & low calories
    Surimi contains good quality protein abundantly and low calories
  • Abundant DHA / EPA
    Abundant DHA / EPA
    DHA / EPA of fish meat is abundant compared to other meats.
  • Rich in calcium and vitamin D!
    Rich in calcium and vitamin D!
    Fish contains more than three times as much calcium as meat and five times as much vitamin D as beef.



At Kanetetsu, we are making company-wide efforts to contribute to solving social issues in Japan and around the world by valuing limited resources for the happiness of the next generation and for the future of the world.

  • Food loss reduction

  • Contributes to extending healthy life expectancy

  • Contributing to the affluent lives of people around the world

  • Promotion of energy saving



The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organisation which sets globally recognised, science-based standards for sustainable fishing and the seafood supply chain. The MSC ecolabel and certification program recognises and rewards sustainable fishing practices and is helping create a more sustainable seafood market.

Company Information

Company Name
Kanetetsu Delica Foods, Inc.
Capital Amount
40 million yen
March 1926
Sales Turnover
11,900 million yen
Yutaka Murakami
Number of Employee
5-8 Koyo-cho-Nishi, Higashinada-ku, Hyogo, 658-0033 Japan
Brother Company
Dolphin Trading Co., Itd.

Our History

  • 1926
    The founder, Tetsuo Murakami established the origin of Kanetetsu Delica Foods
  • 1951
    Created “Tecchan” the official masscot character
  • 1955
    Implemented industry-first bulk automatic packing system in Japan
  • 1979
    Created Kanetetsu’s first imitation crabmeat
  • 1990
    Implemented preservative-free for all products. Built HQ and new factory at Rokko Island, Kobe, Japan
  • 2006
    Acquired ISO22000
  • 2016
    Acquired US FDA’s HACCP NorthAmerica
  • 2016
    Acquired Dolphin Trading, a 100% subsidiary of Kanetetsu
  • 2018
    Acquired FSSC22000
  • 2019
    Yutaka Murakami is Kanetetsu’s new President

About our seafood trading company

About our seafood trading company

Our seafood trading company is a 100% subsidiary of Kanetetsu Delica Foods, and their main products are Capelins, Crabs, Lobsters, Herrings, and Herring Eggs. The trading company purchased these Marine products and sold them in Japan and oversea markets. They have alliance partners with oversea factories in Thailand, China, and Southeast Asia. Also, any order customizations per client are available, so please feel free to contact us for any inquiries.

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