Ajinomoto Company Inc

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Ajinomoto is the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of low calorie sweeteners made from amino acids, AminoSweet aspartame and Advantame. Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, neotame, acesulfame potassium, etc. might contain fewer calories, but they increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome.

European Subsidiaries

  • Ajinomoto Foods Egypt SAE
  • Ajinomoto Afrique de L'Ouest SA, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ajinomoto Istanbul Food Industry and Trade Ltd Co., Turkey

Portal Website for Europe, Africa and Middle East

Sources: About Us

Ajinomoto Foods Europe SAS

About AjiFoodSolutions.eu

Ready-Made Food Products

Ajinomoto France offers Starters and Prepared Meals.

Food Ingredients & Seasonings

Sources: EU Products

Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Group Inc

Animal Nutrition: L-Lysine, L-Threonine, L-Tryptophan, L-Valine feed additives. ref

"In order to produce cheap meat, animals must be kept intensively farmed, because allowing them free range costs more land, time and labour. Without access to their natural foods, they must be fed substitutes such as soybean meal, corn, etc; but these substitutes lack essential nutritional elements. A feed additive solves the problem;ref but their digestive systems suffer, so another additive is required. ref To fatten the animal faster, yet another additive is added.ref It is cheaper to produce feed with low protein levels, which also means less excrement, so yet another additive is given." ref, ref
Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Group was formerly known as Ajinomoto Eurolysine SAS.[1]

SA Ajinomoto Omnichem NV

Ajinomoto Omnichem is a contract manufacturing organisation, producing chemicals for the pharmaceutical field. Headquartered in Belgium, with another facility in India. ref Ajinomoto-Omnichem.com, About, About

Cosmetic ingredients and Specialty Chemicals. Six divisions ref:

  • Ajinomoto-OmniChem-Althea.svg
    Bio-Pharma Services: Ajinomoto Althea and OmniChem have united to form Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services ref.
    • OmniChem: Omnichem.com
    • Althea Inc: Contract development and manufacturing organization providing clinical drug process development and manufacturing services to global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Ajinomoto acquired Althea to expand the business for biopharmaceuticals manufacturing in the US market. Located in California. ref Altheacmo.com
  • Granules OmniChem:, a 50:50 joint venture between Granules India Ltd and OmniChem. ref Webpage
  • Tensiofix: A brand of surfactants (emulsifiers, wetting-dispersing agents, etc.) used for pesticides ref Tensiofix.com
  • Natural Specialities: Specialises in the extraction and purification of tannic acid, grape seed extract, plus custom extraction. ref, ref Natural-Specialities.com
  • Amino Acid Department: Provides amino acids for pharmaceutical, food and costmetics applications, which conform to EU regulations. Webpage
  • Personal Care: Supplies speciality chemicals to the European market. ref Webpage


ToDo: History, Facts, Timeline: "Food Products Business", Major subsidiaries, Global network Corporate Summary > ajonomoto_profile.pdf

  • Mar.2000:
    Nutrasweet: Monsanto Company exited its consumer and bulk food ingredients business, and sold its equity stake in its European joint venture companies, NutraSweet AG (a supplier to Merisant Company) and Euro-Aspartame SA, to its long-standing JV partner, Ajinomoto Company Inc.ref,ref The companies were renamed to "Ajinomoto Switzerland AG",OpenCorporates-sm.svg and "Ajinomoto Euro-Aspartame SA". Ainomoto rebranded aspartame and the Japanese “Pal Sweet Diet” as “AminoSweet“, and replicated the 1982 American marketing campaign claiming that aspartame was all natural.ref


  1. ^ Name change. On Oct.31, Ajinomoto Eurolysine SAS will change its name to Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe. Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe, Oct.31.2018.