Nutrient scoring: Ajinomoto Japan to use system to aid healthier product development
By Guan Yu Lim
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Japanese seasoning giant Ajinomoto developed a new nutrient scoring system to evaluate the nutritional value of its products and help support future product development.
The company claimed to be the first food company in Japan to implement its Nutrient Profiling System (NPS) and will reformulate 500 of its products including seasonings, instant noodles, powdered soups, frozen foods and beverages.
The first reformulated products are expected to launch after FY2022, in Japan as well as Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brazil.
Dr. Kana Ohyama, project leader of the NPS at Ajinomoto told FoodNavigator-Asia the company had been working on the programme for three years.