Namisato is Japan’s top producer of rice flour. They also manufacture grain-based products including roasted/ground sesame seeds, kinako (roasted soybean powder), and starches. Among these products, Namisato is famous for its gluten-free rice noodles.
Albeit rice is a staple ingredient in Japanese cuisine many popular dishes contain wheat, which means people with a gluten allergy cannot enjoy them. In response to this, Namisato utilizes its know-how of rice processing to provide substitute foods for people who are intolerant to wheat by adopting a national non-gluten certification scheme to assure that their products are almost completely free of gluten. This system approves products as non-gluten only if their gluten content is 1 ppm or less, which is stricter than most well-known international gluten-free certification programs. In other words, you do not have to be overconcerned about gluten when you are consuming Namisato’s rice products. Namisato strives to offer a sense of safety and security to gluten-intolerant consumers.