June 14, 2024

日本の低タンパク米パック フィリピン進出






Japanese food company introduces low-protein, ready-to-eat rice in PH

A Japanese food technology company has introduced to the Philippines the low-protein and ready-to-eat packed rice not just to help meet the demand due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic but also to address the growing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the country.

BiotechJp Corp (BTJP), a manufacturer of packed rice using low-protein rice technology, has established a new factory in Tarlac Province with a daily production capacity of 20,000 rice packs.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) supported BTJP in introducing the low-protein rice technology in the Philippines under the Private Sector Partnership Scheme.

The low-protein rice technology helps delay the progression of CKD and consequently reduces the costs of medical treatments of patients.

“For markets like Japan, the pandemic prompted an increase for packed rice products which is also fueled by consumers resorting to online platforms for convenience and safety,” the BTJP said in a statement on Wednesday.