Manufacture and Sale of Allergen-Free Products

We would like all family members to gather around the dining table and eat the same food, regardless of whether they have food allergies. It was based on this hope that the Group developed allergen-free foods and manufactures them at a special-purpose factory where seven specified allergen ingredients (milk, egg, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp, and crab) are banned from the premises, for supply to our customers.

Special Purpose Factory for Allergen-Free Products

To ensure that customers can eat our products with confidence, in 2007 the Group established a special-purpose factory where specified allergen ingredients are banned from the premises in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture.

To prevent contamination, all lots of main ingredients used at the factory are tested using an immunochromatographic technique. Only ingredients free from the seven specified allergen ingredients are used.

Air shower

Air shower

All persons entering the factory must go through an air shower.

Scenes of Manufacturing

Scenes of Manufacturing

Products are manufactured under rigorous quality control.

Testing

Testing

Ingredients and products are tested to confirm that no allergens have become mixed in with products.

Note: Each lot of products manufactured at cooperating factories other than the special-purpose factory are tested to ensure that they do not contain any of the seven specified allergen ingredients.

Minna no Shokutaku® Series of Allergen-Free Products

Based on the concept of families enjoying delicious food together, these products are manufactured through innovations that allow the taste to be the same as conventional products without using any of the seven specified allergen ingredients (milk, egg, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp, and crab). They can be purchased at supermarkets and other stores that handle them as well as online from the Nipponham Delivery Net, the official online store of Nipponham.

Loin Ham

Rice Flour Bread

Square Bread Made from Rice

Initiatives in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture

Rice Flour Bread, made from 100% rice flour in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture, has been adopted for school meals at all elementary and junior high schools in Sakata City. The bread is enjoyed by students who have wheat allergies and those who do not, and this program supports local production for local consumption.