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Morinaga Nutritional Foods Unveils New, Larger Booth

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Krista
Erickson



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Morinaga Nutritional
Foods Unveils New, Larger Booth



Morinaga Features Its
Full Line of Mori-Nu Silken Tofu, Silken Soy Puree and Probiotics at the
Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim, March 6th – March 8th
(Booth # 3466)


Torrance, CA (March 6, 2015) – Morinaga Nutritional Foods will
once again exhibit at the Natural Products Expo West Show, March 6th through 8th in Anaheim, CA. Morinaga
is the manufacturer of the first and only shelf-stable tofu available in the U.S., using a revolutionary aseptic packaging process that extends shelf life—without preservatives—while maintaining nutritional value and flavor, retaining freshness until opened. This year Morinaga will unveil a new, larger booth (#3466) that will allow them to better serve their buyers and customer base by showcasing the range of products they offer.



Mori-Nu Tofu


The Mori-Nu line of tofu features six varieties (Organic Firm, Extra Firm, Firm, Lite Firm and Soft) including a
new Organic Nigari.  Nigari is a sea
mineral and natural firming agent that gives this tofu the traditional Japanese
flavor.  All of Morinaga’s Mori-Nu Tofu
is non-GMO—made with U.S. grown soybeans, and is packed aseptically, which
ensures a long shelf life without refrigeration until opened.  Tofu is a healthy, vegetarian, and
high-quality protein that contains essential amino acids for growth.  It is non-dairy, gluten-free and contains no
cholesterol or saturated fat. 



Silken Soy Puree


Morinaga’s Silken Soy Puree is a revolutionary new ingredient designed for food service
and industrial use.  Because it has a
higher density than regular milk or soymilk, it has a wide range of
applications from beverages and soups, to ice cream and dressings. Available in
organic, conventional and high density varieties and packaged in shelf-stable bulk
aseptic containers—without the use of preservatives—Silken Soy Puree is a
functional dairy substitute that adds the richness that consumers crave,
without adding extra calories, cholesterol or fat.  Proudly made in the U.S.A from high-quality
non-GMO soybeans, the flavor is mild, making it an excellent alternative
ingredient.


Probiotics



As
we age, our lifestyle, stress and consumption of processed foods can decrease
the good bacteria inside the human body and increase the bad. An excess of
harmful bacteria leads to intestinal putrefaction which can cause numerous long
term health problems. Probiotics are made of good bacteria strains that help
maintain the number of beneficial bacteria inside the intestines to help fight
off pathogens and disease-causing bacteria.


Bifidobacteria
has been a focus for Morinaga Japan since the 1970’s. Through their study of
human breast milk and its benefits, the company
started R&D on
bifidobacteria and now
Morinaga has several probiotic strains of
bifidobacteria including the
two flagship strains, Bifidobacterium
longum
BB536 and B. breve M-16V.
Through its extensive research on nutrition, Morinaga confirmed that the BB536
strain is a safe and beneficial probiotic strain that can provide a number of
health benefits.  
For over 40
years, Morinaga has researched and developed the potential benefits of this
particular strain for a wide range of applications, and with
over 100 published studies, Morinaga
BB536 is a well-established probiotic for your consumers that we are excited to
showcase at the Natural Products Expo West Show,”

said Jin-zhong Xiao, Ph.D, Head of Probiotic R & D with Morinaga. Consuming
probiotics such as Bifidobacterium longum BB536 can help maintain the
number of beneficial bacteria inside the intestines in order to fight off
pathogens and disease-causing bacteria.


Morinaga offers multiple strains (including Lactobacillus),
with varying characteristics, all of which are shelf-stable.  Applications include and are not limited to,
using the probiotics in cereal, chocolate, granola bars, ice cream, infant
formula, omega 3 pills (fish oils), protein powder, sachet, pills, tablets, and
capsules.



Morinaga is also pleased to announce that they have expanded their U.S. sales force to
include a team dedicated to the probiotic division; until 2014, suppliers dealt
with contacts overseas.  This change will
allow suppliers to communicate directly and more efficiently with sales reps to
expedite orders, trouble-shoot more effectively and upgrade customer service
for clients.



About Morinaga Nutritional Foods




In 1985, Morinaga Nutritional Foods Inc. began
marketing aseptically
packaged tofu in the United States under the
Mori-Nu brand name.  Morinaga helped to
develop a revolutionary new packaging process that
seals in all the wholesome nutrition of tofu in an airtight, shelf-stable
package. This aseptic packaging protects the contents from the harmful effects
of light, air, and microorganisms without preservatives or irradiation.  The Institute of Food Technologists voted
Morinaga’s packaging "the #1 food science innovation of the last 50
years" because it increases nutrient retention and flavor while ensuring
food safety.


For recipes and tofu tips, visit our
website
www.morinu.com.


Facebook.com/morinutofu


Twitter@ MorinagaTofu



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New Eye-Catching, Better Shelf Visible Package Design For Mori-Nu Tofu

Torrance, CA (August 4, 2014) – Morinaga Nutritional Foods today announced a new package design for the Mori-Nu Silken line of tofu products. The updated colorful designs replace the current designs and include five of Mori-Nu’s tofu varieties, effective immediately. The packaging is designed to enhance the visibility, value and brand awareness of Mori-Nu Silken Tofu. The new design has simplistic style and clear labeling that is appealing to consumers, while the tofu has the same great taste and texture consumers love. A QR Code on the top of the package sends users to Mori-Nu’s home page where they can purchase Mori-Nu’s products, find product information and search delicious recipes.


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The new design incorporates several certification badges that contain important information for consumers. In 2013, Mori-Nu Tofu was verified by the Non-GMO Project—America’s most trusted independent verification program. Mori-Nu has always been made with non-GMO soy, and now the new packaging clearly states this with the on-pack Non-GMO Project seal/label. In addition, Mori-Nu is certified gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization, ensuring that an already naturally gluten-free food is produced in an environment that is rigorously monitored to prevent accidental contamination. The packaging also clearly states that Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is Kosher Certified. The Mori-Nu Silken Organic variety is certified USDA Organic, and is labeled as such on-pack.


No changes have been made to the consumable product or the manufacturing of the box, which is recyclable and BPA-free. This aseptic packaging ensures the 12-month shelf life—from date of manufacture—without the need for refrigeration until opened, and is always preservative free. In this technologically advanced packaging process, nutrition and flavor are locked in the day it is made. Mori-Nu prides itself on being a heart-healthy protein suitable for vegans and vegetarians and those who want to increase their intake of vegetable or cholesterol-free proteins.


The Mori-Nu Silken Tofu line is available in Organic, Extra Firm, Firm, Lite Firm, Soft, and Nigari. Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is available in either the refrigerated tofu area or on the shelf in the Asian food section of retailers nationwide, such as Whole Foods, Kroger/Fred Meyers, Wegmans, Publix, Meijer, Ahold, Woodman’s and at regional Costco locations.




About Morinaga Nutritional Foods

In 1985, Morinaga Nutritional Foods Inc. began marketing aseptically packaged tofu in the United States under the Mori-Nu brand name. Morinaga helped to develop a revolutionary new packaging process that seals in all the wholesome nutrition of tofu in an airtight, shelf-stable package. This aseptic packaging protects the contents from the harmful effects of light, air, and microorganisms without preservatives or irradiation. The Institute of Food Technologists voted Morinaga’s packaging "the #1 food science innovation of the last 50 years" because it increases nutrient retention and flavor while ensuring food safety. Mori-Nu also manufactures Silken Soy Puree.
www.morinu.com
Facebook.com/morinutofu
Twitter@ MorinagaTofu

Morinaga Nutritional Foods Exhibits at Natural Products Expo West

Morinaga Features Its Line of Mori-Nu Silken Tofu at the Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim March 7-9, 2014


Torrance, CA (March 1, 2014) – Morinaga Nutritional Foods, will be on hand at the Natural Products Expo West Show March 7th through 9th in Anaheim, CA. An exhibitor for nearly 20 years, Morinaga is the manufacturer of the first and only shelf-stable tofu available in the U.S. At the show, Morinaga will unveil a new package design for their 12.3-oz. size Mori-Nu Silken Tofu line—available in Organic, Extra Firm, Firm, Lite Firm and Soft at booth #2788 in the convention center.


“We are thrilled to be exhibiting at the show again this year to interact with retailers and consumers and show them the versatility and benefits of our products. Our new package design now clearly shows what we have been for years, non-GMO and gluten-free. These on-pack certifications ease the mind of the health conscious consumer,” says Hiroyuki Imanishi, President & CEO. “Our tofu is made from U.S. grown, high-quality non-GMO soybeans, and is an ideal alternative for eggs, dairy, poultry and red meat.”


Thanks to a unique, preservative-free package design, Morinaga Mori-Nu Silken Tofu has a 12 month shelf-life, making it a convenient item for both retailers and consumers, as it allows retail to stock and sell Mori-Nu for an extended period of time—substantially longer than refrigerated tofu, and consumers can keep it in their pantry longer. Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is available in either the refrigerated tofu area or on the shelf in the Asian foods section of retailers nationwide, such as Whole Foods, Kroger/Fred Meyers, Wegmans, Publix, Meijer, Ahold, Woodman’s and at regional Costco locations.


Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is a healthy, vegetarian, and high-quality protein that contains essential amino acids for growth. It is non-dairy, gluten-free and contains no cholesterol or saturated fat. The creamy-smooth texture and mild flavor of original Mori-Nu Silken Tofu make it ideal for everything from smoothies and cream pies to sauces, soups, dips, and main dishes. Retailers and consumers alike appreciate the miraculous package that ensures Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is free from contamination and easy to store in the cupboard or pantry.


About Morinaga Nutritional Foods
In 1985, Morinaga Nutritional Foods Inc. began marketing aseptically packaged tofu in the United States under the Mori-Nu brand name. Morinaga helped to develop a revolutionary new packaging process that seals in all the wholesome nutrition of tofu in an airtight, shelf-stable package. This aseptic packaging protects the contents from the harmful effects of light, air, and microorganisms without preservatives or irradiation. The Institute of Food Technologists voted Morinaga’s packaging "the #1 food science innovation of the last 50 years" because it increases nutrient retention and flavor while ensuring food safety. Other products include Mori- Nu Mates Pudding & Pie Mixes, Mori-Nu Nigari Silken Tofu, and Mori-Nu Silken Soy Puree.

For recipes and tofu tips, visit our website www.morinu.com.
Facebook.com/morinutofu
Twitter@ MorinagaTofu

Mori-Nu Non-GMO Tofu Available in U.S. Markets

Torrance, Calif.—American soy enthusiasts concerned about the presence of genetically-modified organisms, or GMOs, in their tofu or soy purees can add Mori-Nu tofu to their shopping carts.


Mori-Nu, made by Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc., (www.morinu.com) has always used US-grown non-GMO soy in its 10 products, which are manufactured in Portland, OR.


“Tofu is low fat and heart healthy. As producers of a nutritious product, we believe the ingredients we use to make our tofu should be free of genetic modification since we still don’t know the consequences of this new technology,” says Morinaga’s President and CEO, Mr. Hiroyuki Imanishi.


Mori-Nu was recently certified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project (www.nongmoproject.org), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides North America’s only third-party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products.


The Non-GMO Project Verified products include:
• Silken Tofu Extra Firm
• Silken Tofu Firm
• Silken Tofu Lite Firm
• Silken Tofu Soft
• Organic Silken Tofu Firm
• Nigari Tofu Silken Medium
• Silken Soy Puree
• High Density Silken Soy Puree
• Organic Silken Soy Puree
• Tofu Puree


Tofu is the primary source of protein for over one billion people every day. According to the Soyfoods Association of North America (www.soyfoods.org), 42 percent of Americans consume soy foods or beverages at least once a month, compared to 30 percent back in 2006. More than 75 percent of consumers perceive soy products as healthy and 47 percent of consumers seek out products specifically because they contain soy.


Mori-Nu Tofu is a creamy, smooth silken-style tofu produced in a range of textures from Soft to Extra Firm. The firm textures are best for grilling, baking, broiling, or stir-frying. Soft is perfect for smoothies, dips, sauces, or as a dairy or egg substitute.


Silken Soy Puree (silkensoypuree.morinu.com) is an ingredient for food service and manufacturers providing a consistent, smooth texture perfect for beverages, salad dressings, sauces, ice cream, cheesecakes, pies, puddings, and custards.


Mori-Nu products may be found at Whole Foods, Kroger/Fred Meyer, Hy-Vee, Wegmans, Publix, Meijer, Ahold (Giants and Stop & Shop), Woodman’s, Harris Teeter, Winco and select Costco locations.


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Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. is a leader in developing new, easy ways for Americans to incorporate soy in their diet. Founded in 1985, the Torrance-based firm created unique “aseptically” packaged tofu under the Mori-Nu brand name to allow its tofu products to remain free of preservatives and irradiation, as well as to enable it to be shelf-stable without refrigeration until opened. This modern packaging designed by Tetra Pak was voted “the #1 food science innovation of the last 50 years” by the prestigious Institute of Food Technologists.


Visit www.morinu.com to learn more about our products and to enjoy recipes and tips for using our tofu.

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