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What is WINA ?
Promoted by Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant noodles, and agreed to by a number of instant noodle manufacturers around the world, IRMA (International Ramen Manufacturers Association) was launched in 1997. The purpose of the Association is to improve the quality of instant noodles and increase its consumption through the mutual exchange of information by manufacturers around the world, to discuss environmental and technical issues, and to promote mutual friendship, thereby enhancing diets worldwide and contributing to the development of the industry.
IRMA changed its name in February 2007 to "WINA (World Instant Noodles Association)" to comply with the category name "Instant Noodles," certified as the authentic name under CODEX International Standards for Instant Noodles, which was adopted in the previous year.
World Instant Noodles Association (WINA)
March 4th, 1997
Mr.Koki Ando (President and CEO,Nissin Foods Holdings Co.,Ltd.)
Instant Ramen Museum
28-1, 6-chome, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8524, Japan
The WINA Logo
The waves symbolize the "Ocean" and "Noodles", uniting the world.