THE ORIGIN AND SPREAD OF A REVOLUTIONARY IDEA
Nissin Foods founder Momofuku Ando got the inspired idea to
produce the world's first instant noodle product, Chicken
Ramen, with his personal conviction that “peace will come to
the world when people have enough to eat.”
His determination was a direct by-product of witnessing misery
not long after the Second World War, when people often had to
wait in long lines to buy food at black-market food stalls.
What inspired Mr. Ando to fight starvation in such difficult times, today it has become Nissin Foods’ fundamental principle.
The introduction of Chicken Ramen in 1958 created an entirely
new market and industry. Since then, instant noodles have
become a widely consumed meal throughout the world. With
its operations now on a global scale, Nissin Foods aims to
develop new products to help solve the increasingly severe
problem of worldwide food supply, based on its principle that
“the creation of balanced and safe food will serve society.”
In honour of this basic principle, Nissin Foods continues to
actively participate in WINA (World Instant Noodles Association
http://instantnoodles.org/en/) activities which
include sending instant noodles supplies promptly to areas
stricken by natural disasters as part of disaster relief efforts
around the world.