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Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition's Amino Acid Division Announces Price Increase

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Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition's Amino Acid Division Announces Price Increase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 3, 2018 - The Amino Acid Technologies Division of Ajinomoto Health and Nutrition North America, Inc. (AHN), is announcing a 10% price increase across all markets in January 2019.

The global leader in amino acid manufacturing, AHN produces amino acids — the building blocks of protein — for the parenteral nutrition, biopharmaceutical, infant/medical food, supplement and nutrition markets.

Changing market conditions have contributed to an increase in production costs. Causes include:

  • Increase in raw material prices
  • Increase in transportation and energy costs
  • New global pharmacopoeia and regulatory requirements

“Unfortunately, this market situation will continue for the foreseeable future. Ajinomoto remains committed to producing the highest quality amino acids for our customers.” said Mike Lish, Senior Vice President, Amino Science Division.

About Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co., Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality amino acids, seasonings, processed foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals. Ajinomoto Co., Inc., was founded in Japan in 1909, opened its first U.S. office in 1917, and now employs more than 600 personnel in offices and manufacturing facilities in Illinois, Iowa, and North Carolina. The company is supported by the Ajinomoto Group’s global network of research, development, manufacturing and logistics and contributes to significant advances in nutrition and health, creating a better life for all. For more information visit www.ajinorthamerica.com