CJ CheilJedang uses healthier ingredients to deliver safe and reassuring
products to customers and promotes
consumer’s health through the operation of a systematic and integrated food safety system. Furthermore, we
constantly ask ourselves the following questions: How can we provide sufficient nutrients through only processed
foods? What should we consider first at the raw material procurement stage to contribute to delivering healthy
finished products? How can we implement our stringent integrated food safety system globally? In searching for
the answers, we have found ways to offer healthier and safer products. Going forward, CJ CheilJedang will
continue our endeavors to create safe and healthy products and deliver them to you from nature.
Developing Differentiated Products that
Consider Health and Nutrition
Establishment of systematic Nutrition Guidelines
Establishment of the CJ Nutrition Criteria
CJ CheilJedang established the CJ Nutrition Criteria a set of
nutritional standards for each product category to provide healthy
processed foods and improve consumers’ dietary habits. The CJ
Nutrition Criteria identified major categories from our product
portfolio and established the upper limit for energy (calories) and
the five nutrients (fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sugar, and sodium),
of which excessive consumption may be unhealthy. We will not
only continuously assess the nutritional quality of our products
based on these guidelines, but we also use them for designing
nutritional structures when developing new products for the future.
Furthermore, we intend to establish and implement a strategy
for improving the nutritional quality of products and thereby
contribute to consumer health. We remain committed to fulfilling
our social responsibility.
Operation of the KNS-Affiliated External
CJ CheilJedang has established and operates its External Advisory
Committee in affiliation with the KNS (The Korean Nutrition Society)
to set fair nutrition criteria and policies for the company. KNS is a
domestic organization with reliable authority in nutritional science.
The External Advisory Committee began operation in 2019. The
committee annually selects meeting agendas and hosts three regular
meetings as well as lower-level meetings for specific areas. CJ
CheilJedang strives to collect various opinions from external experts
to implement them in our health and nutritional strategies. Through
this effort, we aim to ensure objectivity and build consumer trust.
Launch of THE BIBIGO,
a Healthy HMR Brand
CJ CheilJedang launched twelve new products under The bibigo,
a new HMR brand, based on our unmatched R&D competitiveness
and business specialty. The bibigo is a healthy HMR brand based
on our R&D competency that adds advanced health and nutritional
value to conventional HMR (home meal replacement) products.
It offers enhanced nutritional balance, excellent flavors, and the
authentic texture of natural ingredients. Furthermore, we provide
meal suggestions using our The bibigo products to help customers
create balanced meals for healthy lifestyles. We will keep expanding
the product portfolio of The bibigo, and delivering accurate health
and nutritional information to our consumers to support their healthy
Development of healthy products based on our differentiated fermentation capabilities
Plant-Derived Fermented Flavor Enhancer TasteNrich®
TasteNrich®, a differentiated future-oriented flavor enhancer, is based on 60 years of experience of CJ Bio research in fermentation technology
and its R&D capabilities. Using only plant-derived ingre-dients through a fermentation process with no additives or chemical treatments,
TasteNrich® meets the “Clean Label*” requirements. Also, processed foods using TasteNrich® can be certified as “Clean Label Foods”. More
than 100 companies from 31 countries, such as large spice sauce companies and food companies in North America, are using TasteNrich®.
Domestically it is used in SPAM Mild, which has 25% less sodium content than the original product, and several bibigo products.
* Clean Label: Used to indicate foods or ingredients with characteristics such as no artificial additives, minimal processing, and non-GMO, Allegens-free,natural ingredients, etc.
FlavorNrich™ Master C, the World’s First
Natural Cysteine Produced without Electrolysis
FlavorNrich™ Master C, the first natural vegan cysteine, born to meet
the “naturalistic” trend in the food industry. Cysteine is a functional
amino acid with anti-oxidation, detoxing, and skin-regenerating
effects. It is widely used in functional foods, pharmaceutical
ingredients, additives for animal feeds, and as part of ingredients
that add meat flavor. While most companies that produce cysteine
extract it from animal fur or Electrolysis technology, CJ CheilJedang
is the only company that successfully manufactures 3rd-generation
cysteine using a microbe fermentation method.
BIOTECTOR, the Feed Additive that
Eliminates Harmful Bacteria in Livestock
BIOTECTOR is the world’s first bacteriophage cocktail feed additive
that helps remove harmful bacteria from the digestive systems of
livestock. It prevents contamination and infection from Salmonella,
controlling livestock disease and promoting the healthy and
safe growth of animals. We have improved the product for more
powerful prevention against bacterial diseases. Through continuous
R&D, we’ve replaced antibiotics while reducing infections of
A feed enzyme that promotes
Feed enzymes enhance the digestibility of livestock and benefits
to growth of bacteria for animals. Owing to increased meat
consumption and increased demand for feed, feed enzymes are in
the spotlight not only for improving livestock health but also for their
potential for reducing production costs. CJ CheilJedang acquired
Youtell in 2019 and combined CJ know-how in bacterial strains
and fermentation technology with Youtell’s enzyme technology. To
strengthen our competitiveness for future enzyme products, and
expand our sales into APAC and other target regions, we are actively
researching on product improvement and formulation.