TOKYO, Oct. 16 /Kyodo JBN/ --
World Instant Noodles Association (WINA)
100,000 Servings of Instant Noodles Donated to Cyclone-hit Odisha, India
Indo Nissin Foods Limited and the World Instant Noodles Association (WINA) have supplied some 100,000 servings of instant noodles as an emergency ration to the eastern coast of India stricken by Cyclone Phailin. In order to respond swiftly to the food shortage of the affected people, Indo Nissin Foods offered to supply 100,000 servings of instant noodles to the Relief Coordination Centre, Bhubaneswar, in a joint relief effort with the WINA. Top Ramen, the company's main products, will be delivered to the affected people through the Ganjam district distribution point.
About Indo Nissin Foods
Indo Nissin Foods Limited (MD: Mr. Yuji Tabeta), incorporated in India in 1988 as a subsidiary of Nissin Food Holdings Co., Ltd., is an India-based member of the WINA. Indo Nissin Foods is one of the oldest Japanese food manufacturers which entered the Indian market. Thanks to continuous support by consumers and retailers, Indo Nissin Foods has successfully built a best-in-class distribution network within Japanese companies in India. Top Ramen is loved by children and their mothers across the country and it is especially popular in Odisha. Almost all* children and their mothers enjoyed Top Ramen on a regular basis in the last 3 months. (*Shown in the research conducted in Odisha by Indo Nissin Foods in September 2013.)
About Nissin Foods Holdings
Nissin Foods Holdings has 7,822 employees and net sales of 381 billion Japanese yen. It operates in 18 countries with 75 production facilities. The company is widely known in the world for its leading brands of instant noodle and ramen products including Cup Noodles and Top Ramen.
In 1958, Momofuku Ando, the founder of Nissin Foods, invented instant noodles as quality convenient food products that are ready to eat just by adding some hot water. It was an invention motivated by his intense desire to help feed the masses suffering from the food shortages in postwar Japan.
In 1971 we came up with another revolutionary product: cup-type noodles. This is a combination of soup, toppings and noodles, all contained in a single container that can be used for storage, cooking utensils and servings.
The World Instant Noodles Association (WINA) was founded in 1997 to improve the quality of instant noodle products, to promote consumption and the industry's development, and to contribute to a diet for people all over the world. The WINA is a world-wide industry association comprising 173 companies/organizations from 25 different countries. At the 6th World Instant Noodles Summit Osaka in 2008, the association established the "WINA Disaster Relief Fund" using donations from Momofuku Ando (the WINA's first Chairman). The WINA has been actively engaged in food relief efforts in tandem with its member companies from around the world.
Source: World Instant Noodles Association (WINA)