Hikari fish food is now allowed to be available again in Europe after at least a year being in short supply. Kamihata Fish Industries the owners and manufacturers of Hikari have a long history with koi, dating back to 1877 and so are major players in the industry. Hikari the best known and also promoted as Japan's No.1 brand of koi food, will now be available after the ban on animal feeds to the EU from Japan was lifted.
The absence of Hikari has left a gap in the market for a big brand food, which Tetra have rapidy tried to fill with the release of Tetra Pond Excellence. Also smaller companies are now marketing koi food, such as Shingoi which is set to arrive sometime this August.
Trying to put on a brave face, Hikari UK made an announcement at the BKKS National Show saying that "they were back" with much fanfare and popping of champagne, but as yet I haven't found any suppliers stocking it. Strangely I can't find anymore information across the internet and the website www.hikari.uk.com
doesn't work at the time of writing. It seems their troubles with red tape are not quite over yet.
I'll keep you posted...