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Response to Consumer Council's artile

16 Feb 2024

In response to the article published by the Consumer Council's Choice magazine on instant noodles dated 15 February 2024, we would like to make the following remark:

All of our products featured in the article not only meet the rigorous standards set by the European Union (EU) for the total amount of 3-MCPD and GE values, ensuring their safety for human consumption, but they also comply with the food laws of Hong Kong SAR and China National Food Safety Standards (GB standards). We would like to emphasize that there are no problems whatsoever with our products.

Please enjoy our products with peace of mind.

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Personal History of
Momofuku Ando
1958 The Birth of
Chicken Ramen
1971 The Birth of
Cup Noodles
2005 Ramen of Space
" Space Ram" 

Personal History of Momofuku Ando

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The founder of Nissin, Momofuku Ando

Born on March 5, 1910

Graduated from Ritsumeikan University with a degree in economics.

Received an Honorary Doctorate from Ritsumeikan University.

1958, the age of 48

Succeeded in developing “Chicken Ramen”, the world’s first instant noodle product, and established Nissin Foods Products., Ltd.

1971, the age of 61

Developed “Cup Noodles”, the world’s first instant noodle product in a cup. While running Nissin Food Products, he concurrently served in public posts such as President of the Japan Convenience Foods Industry Association, Chairman of the Ando Foundation and Chairman of World Instant Noodles Association (WINA).

1996, at the age of 86

Established the Food Creation Association to honor and encourage food developers and venture entrepreneurs which are contributing to the research, development and dissemination creative activities that produce new food.

1999, at the age of 89

Established The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum in Ikeda, Osaka to educate the young generation about the importance of invention and to promote “food education”.

2007, at the age of 96

Passed away on January 5, 2007.

Medals and Awards:

Japan:

1982 Order of the Sacred Treasure, Second Class
1992 Director-General of Science and Technology Agency, Award of Science and Technology Deserving Person
1999 Honorary Citizenship of Ikeda, Osaka
2002 Order of the Rising Sun, Second Class
2007 Order of the Rising Sun, Court Rank of Senior Fourth Rank
Overseas:
The United States Honorary Citizenship of Los Angeles, California
Brazil Order of the Southern Cross
Thailand King Rama IX Royal Cypher Medal

Books:

  • Legwork on Japanese Cuisine: A Satisfised Appetite Makes the World Peaceful (Kodansha Ltd.)
  • Travelling the Noodle Road (Kodansha Ltd.)
  • Escape from Difficulties (Foodium Communication)
  • The Story of the Invention of Magic Ramen: My Resume (The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. / Chinese translation by Shanghai People’s Publishing House)
  • Instant Noodles Inventor: Momofuku Ando Speaks (Chuokoron-Shinsha, Inc.)
  • Stay Healthy for A Century: Momofuku Ando’s Wisdom of Food Travel (Chuokoron-Shinsha, Inc.)