■ About bau-bau
Bau-bau dog and cat snacks are manufactured by Takeda Food Freezing Co., Ltd., a fishery processing company located in Yura Port, facing the southeastern Kiwan Strait on Awaji Island. It is a snack for pets. Cuts natural sharks (dog sharks, white sharks) and rays hung on the bottom net by fishing near Awaji Island for pet dogs and cats. We have succeeded in processing a highly nutritious dog and cat snack with no additives, using our unique technology “sterile soft water” that eliminates the shark-specific ammonia odor and our in-house sun drying. A pet snack for dogs and cats like no other, with 4 items of domestic, natural, additive-free, sun-dried and unbleached.
■ I want to use sharks and rays that are thrown away
Sharks are called `` Fuka '' or `` crocodile '' in some areas, and it is not a very common fish, so it is said that sharks that are less than 1 meter in length hanging on the bottom net will be thrown away .
“Shark fin” is known as a high-class ingredient, but as shark overfishing has become a problem due to the shark fin, the sale of shark fin has been discontinued at hotels.
In addition, ray may get on bottom net. Rays are difficult to use for food, and because they eat precious sea resources like octopus and clams, they were concerned about the impact on the marine ecosystem.
These sharks and rays once caught in the net are very difficult to live even if they are released to the sea.
However, because it was too poor and wasteful, I searched for a good use, and sharks and rays are high protein, low fat, low calories, and also include nutritional value such as glucosamine, chondroitin, collagen, calcium, etc. As a result, it was found that it was very good for the health of pet dogs and cats.
■I want to protect the sea near Awaji Island
For bau-bau dogs and cats, not only the sea around Awaji but also sharks and rays from the sea around Tokushima and Wakayama may be used.
If it is difficult to use sharks and rays that have been caught on the net, it will lead to ocean pollution.
Therefore, if bau-bau processes and sells sharks and rays as safe and secure additive-free dogs and cats, it will effectively utilize discarded sharks and rays and reduce marine pollution as much as possible. We are making efforts.
■ We want to protect fisherman's life
At Yura Port on Awaji Island, high quality seafood has been landed by local fishermen since ancient times. By using sharks and rays on fishermen's nets as valuable products for dogs and cats without waste, it will lead to revitalization of fisheries in Japan.
■ I want to give my dog / cat a safe treat
I would like to give my dog and cat, who are part of the family, a safe and secure snack.
However, pet dogs and cats cannot speak words or read letters. You can't do your own shopping, so we need to carefully identify the items and give them a safe treat.
There are many pet foods and snacks in the pet supplies market, but it is very difficult to know if those products are really safe. I think most people don't know where and how they made it.
In the meantime, bau-bau uses only sharks and rays from the local sea, and without using additives, it is processed by sun-drying in-house. We decided to eliminate consumer anxiety about whether it was a manufactured cat or cat snack.
In addition, while many processors often dry foods mechanically using a blower in the factory, bau-bau is particular about “sun-dried” and damages the abundant nutrients contained in sharks and rays. It has succeeded in making a dog and cat snack.