History of Tofu and Tofu Products (1985-1994)

William Shurtleff, Akiko AoyagiISBN: 978-1-948436-77-9

Publication Date: 2022 June 08

Number of References in Bibliography: 4041

Earliest Reference: 1985

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Brief Chronology of Tofu and Tofu Products (1985-1994)

1985 June – The Library of Congress decides to change its subject heading from "Bean curd" back to "Tofu." This, perhaps more than any other single thing, makes the word tofu "official."

1985 Sept. – Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Japan's leading manufacturer of dairy products, announces the creation of a U.S. subsidiary, Morinaga Nutritional Foods. The new company, headquartered in Los Angeles, will market MoriNu brand tofu in the United States. With worldwide sales of $1,300 million, Morinaga today markets tofu in more than 30 countries. 1987 – Galactina (Belp, Switzerland) introduces tofu with fl avor – a completely new idea. 1989 Dec. – Sixty-fi ve books (each more than 48 pages long) on tofu have been published in the Western World since 1970. Each one has the word "tofu" or its equivalent in the title. Forty of these books were published in the United States, 6 in Canada, 5 in Switzerland, 5 in Japan (but written in English...

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