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Health and Nutrition

Policies

At the NISSIN FOODS Group, part of the philosophy of the founder is “Biken Kenshoku” (Eat wisely for beauty and health). It expresses that, besides filling empty stomachs and satisfying people’s sense of taste, another important function of food is to develop beautiful bodies and keep people healthy. Based on this philosophy, we are developing products for health-conscious customers, including products with lower calories, sodium content, and carbohydrates, as well as those added with dietary fiber and nutrients.

Voluntary Declaration of Consumer Orientation

Targets

Expanding Wellness Products

The NISSIN FOODS Group has set the following goals to contribute to improving people's health.

  • We will improve the health and nutritional properties of all our products.
  • We will increase our domestic sales of wellness products to 23 billion yen by 2030.

Improving Product Nutrition Using “NISSIN-NPS”

NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS has developed our own nutritional profiling system, "NISSIN-NPS," which scores the nutritional value of products, and began operation in February 2024. To accelerate efforts related to nutrition and health through food, we have set the following goals.

  • By 2030, we will increase the percentage of products with improved nutritional value through NISSIN-NPS to 50% (compared to 2020).
  • By 2030, we will launch 150 nutritious products that meet the criteria of healthy product set by NISSIN-NPS.

Structure

The NISSIN FOODS Group’s technology, development, and research center “the WAVE” consists of the Global Innovation Research Center and the Global Food Safety Institute. The Global Innovation Research Center gives birth to new technologies that serve as cores for driving the growth of the Group, while the Global Food Safety Institute pursues food safety in support of people’s health.
The Health Science Research Division established at the Global Innovation Research Center carry out basic research and product development under the themes of health and nutrition. Under the theme of health, we focus on research regarding intestinal bacteria flora such as lactic acid bacteria and Lactobacillus bifidus, working on the search for ingredients that are helpful in maintaining health and their commercialization. For the theme of nutrition, we advance research on the metabolic mechanism of food components such as sugar and fats, conducting research on ingredients that improve nutrition and metabolism as well as product development. We also undertake research related to the sense of taste, working on unraveling the mechanism for tasting deliciousness and studying methods for reducing sodium content based on research about salt taste. The Group—whether in-house or outsourced—does not conduct animal experiments except in cases when required by laws and regulations.

Initiatives

Emphasis is placed on immunization research, aging care, and improving nutrition and metabolism. In 2020, the analysis results of the new anti-inflammatory effects of lactic acid bacteria were presented at the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry. In addition, TRIPLE BARRIER—Japan’s first food with function claims that, when ingested before meals, it increases the excretion of fats, sugar, and sodium taken during meals as well as suppresses the rise of neutral fats and blood sugar after meals and lowers high blood pressure—was developed. Other than the above, as an initiative to promote research on the sense of taste, we also fund an endowed chair in Taste Science at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences. After the series of lectures in fiscal 2022, two joint papers regarding research activities were published.

Examples of Products for Health-conscious Customer

The NISSIN FOODS Group develops products that meet various needs, such as lower carbohydrates, reduced sodium, and nutrition reinforcement.

Lower Carbohydrates

CUP NOODLES PRO High Protein & Low Carbohydrates (NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS)

Contains 15 g of protein and 50% less carbohydrates*

  • *Compared to CUP NOODLES

Myojo Low-Carb Noodles (MYOJO FOODS)

Contains up to 20 g of carbohydrates and two-thirds the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber* (soy sauce; soup noodles)

  • *From the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s “Dietary Reference Intakes for Japanese (2020)”

GOROTTO GRANOLA 60% Fewer Carbohydrates Choco Nuts 350 g (NISSIN CISCO)

Contains 60% less carbohydrates* and 10.9 g of dietary fiber per serving (50 g)

  • *Compared to GOROTTO GRANOLA Soybeans

TOKACHI NOMU YOGURT Lower Carbohydrates 900 g (NISSIN YORK)

55% less carbohydrates and 45% less calories*, and contains 5.5 g of protein per cup (180 g)

  • *Compared to TOKACHI NOMU YOGURT Plain

Lower Sodium Content

CUP NOODLES Low Salt PRO 1-Day Supply of Calcium & Vitamin D(NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS)

30% less salt*1, a daily supply of calcium & vitamin D*2

  • *1Compared to CUP NOODLES
  • *2From Standard Values for Nutrient Labeling

HYOBANYA Series (MYOJO FOODS)

25–30% less sodium*

  • *Compared to existing products or the Standard Tables of Food Composition in Japan – 2015 - (Seventh Revised Edition) (per 100 g)

SHIO Care Cup (MYOJO FOODS)

Container that allows customers to adjust sodium intake by leaving soup up to the bottom inner line
Applicable products: CHARUMERA Donburi series, HYOBANYA series, UMADASHIYA series, Okinawa Soba, etc.
MYOJO FOODS has set a goal to reduce sodium intake per serving by 25% for all products by fiscal 2026.

Four-pack less sodium Fried Peanuts」PEANUT AGE (BONCHI)

30% less sodium*

  • *Compared to four-pack PEANUT AGE

NISSIN PREMIUM KOREAN HOT CHILI CHICKEN FLAVOUR (NISSIN FOODS THAILAND)

Products that meet the standards below have the Healthier Choice logo on their packaging.

  • Up to 1,400 mg of sodium per serving, for a serving size greater than 70 g
  • Up to 2,000 mg of sodium per 100 g, for a serving size up to 70 g

With Calcium

Turma do Chico Bento series (NISSIN FOODS DO BRASIL)

Contains 150 mg of calcium

With Vitamins

Turma da Mônica series (NISSIN FOODS DO BRASIL)

Contains four types of vitamins

Organic

Nissin Frozen Sanuki Udon (NISSIN FOODS (H.K.))

Uses organic wheat flour for udon

No Animal Ingredients

CUP NOODLES Mazedaar Masala (NISSIN FOODS INDIA)

CUP NOODLES Stir Fry Sweet Chili (NISSIN FOODS (U.S.A.))

Top Ramen Bowl Soy Sauce (NISSIN FOODS (U.S.A.))

CUP NOODLES Diablo Habanero and Lemon (NISSIN FOODS DE MEXICO)

Top Ramen Soy Sauce (NISSIN FOODS (U.S.A.))

Top Ramen Chili (NISSIN FOODS (U.S.A.))

365 Vegetarian Japanese Miso (NISSIN FOODS VIETNAM)

Myojo Vegetarian Mushroom Flavour Noodle (NISSIN FOODS SINGAPORE)

Myojo Premium Ramen Vegetarian Shoyu (MYOJO U.S.A.)

Soba Cup Japanese Curry
Cup Noodles Veggie Miso
Demae Ramen - Spicy
Demae Ramen - Miso
Demae Ramen- Japanese Curry
(NISSIN FOODS GmbH)

Soba Cup Chili
Soba Bag Chili
(NISSIN FOODS Kft.)

Foods for Specified Health Uses

  • (Foods containing ingredients with health functions that affects physiological and other functions and approved by the Consumer Affairs Agency to label its specified health uses)

PILKUL 400 65 ml (NISSIN YORK)

Contains 40 billion lactic acid bacteria (NY1301 strain)—which reach the intestine alive—per bottle (65 ml)

Foods with Nutrient Function Claims

  • (Foods containing a certain amount (within a range of minimum and maximum amounts specified by the Japanese government) of specified nutritional ingredients (12 vitamins and five minerals) that can be labeled with the functions of these ingredients.)

PILKUL 400 Ca & V 65 ml (NISSIN YORK)

Contains lactic acid bacteria (NY1301 strain)—which reach the intestine alive—and eight types of vitamins (vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C, and D, as well as niacin and folic acid)

Allerlite Protect (NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS)

Contains Reflect Lactobacillus (T-21 strain)― which has the power to balance the body― and biotin, a nutrient that helps maintain healthy skin and mucous membranes

Foods with Function Claims

  • (Foods labeled with function claims on the basis of scientific evidence, at the responsibility of food business operators)

TOKACHI NOMU YOGURT Plain 900 g (NISSIN YORK)

Contains 40 billion lactic acid bacteria (NY1301 strain) per cup (180 g)

HIZA ACTIVE PILKUL Flavor 65 ml (NISSIN YORK)

Contains the daily requirement of glucosamine* every two bottles (65 ml x 2)

  • *Contains 1,500 mg of glucosamine hydrochloride, the recommended daily intake

TRIPLE BARRIER Green Apple Flavor (NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS)

When ingested before meals, increases the excretion of fats, sugar, and sodium taken during meals as well as suppresses the rise of neutral fats and blood sugar after meals and lowers high blood pressure

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