Relationship with
Morinaga Milk Industry Co., LTD.

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Pacific Nutritional Foods, Inc. (PNF) was established in October 1995 in the city of Tualatin (near Portland), Oregon as a joint venture of Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. (MNF) and Pacific Foods of Oregon, Inc. PNF is now a wholly owned subsidiary of MNF.

MNF is located in Torrance, California and is the subsidiary of Morinaga Milk Industry Co., LTD. (MMIC).

MMIC is Japan's most well-known milk manufacturer and its group has gained the highest share of this market with chilled beverages and desserts. MMIC has also over 40 years of expertise in long shelf life processing and packaging technology as well as over 25 years of experience in manufacturing tofu and soy-based products.                                                                  

MNF began marketing long shelf life silken tofu in the US under the Mori-Nu® brand name.

Originally, MNF had been selling tofu imported from Japan. With the expansion of the tofu market in the US, MMIC decided to build a tofu plant (PNF) in the US to make the supply of the tofu more stable.

Portland, Oregon was chosen by MMIC to establish Pacific Nutritional Foods, Inc, because of its locale.  It’s one of the nation’s largest cities and sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood.  Portland rest in the Multnomah County which is best known for Multnomah Falls (a natural waterfall and recreational park.) and its easy access provides convenient transportation of goods, especially for our soybeans.  It is eco-friendly, environmentally conscious, and climate make it a perfect area for PNF to manufacture soy products because it is marked by clean water, cool and dry summers, and is a part of a large consuming area of soy.


PNF specializes in long shelf life processing and packaging products, including tofu and other soy-based products, for MNF.