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.