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WINA Food Safety Conference 2015

November 24–25, 2015

Outline

Dates November 24 (Tue)–25 (Wed), 2015
Venue InterContinental Yokohama Grand

The two-day conference was held in Yokohama, Japan from November 24–25, which was the second round of the conference following the first one held in November, 2014. Approximately 90 WINA members from 36 companies located in 15 different countries/regions attended the conference. On the theme of "ACT TOWARD THE VALUE FOOD," the attendees intensively discussed the industry-wide actions that should be taken to promote instant noodles as "value food" instead of junk food.

On the afternoon of Day One, the conference attendees toured to NISSIN Global Food Safety Institute to see how the company is working with food safety issues. On Day Two, as an option program after the conference, more than 50 WINA members visited CUNNOODLES MUSEUM, where they learned about instant-noodles history as well as the measures to establish consumers goodwill toward the products.


Program

<Day 1>
  • Board of Governors Meeting
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Keynote Speech
    "Instant Noodles – Past, Present and Future"
    Dr. Shaw Watanabe, President of Life Science Promotion Foundation
  • Visit to NISSIN Global Food Safety Institute
<Day 2>
  • Session 1
    "Instant Noodles as a Value Food"
    Mr. Mitsuru Tanaka, Chief Development Officer of Nissin Foods Holdings
  • Session 2
    "Food Defense as a Brand Owner – Video Plant Tour"
    Mr. Yasuhiro Yamada, Chief Production Officer of Nissin Foods Holdings
  • Session 3
    "Food Safety Management of Instant Noodles which Food Safety Institute Encourages"
    Dr. Toshihiro Yamada, Director of Nissin Global Food Safety Institute (Japan), Chief Quality Officer of Nissin Foods Holdings
  • Session 4
    "Risk Communication in the Food Industry"
    Dr. Mariko Nishizawa, Director of Litera Japan Corporation
  • Chairman's Summary
  • Closing Remarks
    Dr. Pojjanee Paniangvait, Vice President of Thai President Foods, P.C.L.

Event Report

Board of Governors Meeting

At the Board of Governors Meeting held in the morning of Day One, WINA Chairman proposed to set "WINA Value Food Charter." Governor-companies discussed his proposal and presented constructive opinions such as "the definition and advantage of 'complete meal' and 'Nutri-noodle' must be clearly presented," "a guideline for nutritional aspect of instant noodles shall be established," "the industry should publicize scientific and technical evidence-based information." Also, the Governors exchanged their views about the WINA product inspection service.

Plenary Session

Day One started with the opening address by WINA Chairman, Koki Ando, which was followed by the keynote lecture by Dr. Shaw Watanabe, a renowned scholar of nutritional science. Then, the conference attendees made a visit to NISSIN Global Food Safety Institute.
On Day Two, four presentations were given under the themes of future possibility of instant noodles as nutritional food, food safety, and risk communication, which were followed by active discussion.

In his summary speech, WINA Chairman Koki Ando proposed "WINA Value Food Charter," and it was approved by the attendees. From now on, based on the charter, WINA member-companies will jointly engage in the activities to make instant noodles a value food.

Visit to Nissin Global Food Safety Institute

On the afternoon of Day One, the conference attendees toured to NISSIN Global Food Safety Institute to see how the company is working with food safety issues.


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