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Japanese Health Products Firm a Major Raleigh-Area Industry

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Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc., located in Raleigh, began operations in 1982 as the only United States plant with the technical capabilities to produce a wide variety of pharmaceutical amino acids. The Japan-based company first developed monosodium glutamate (MSG), is a leader of research, and currently holds sixty-five percent of the world’s amino acids market. Before opening in Raleigh, all amino acids were imported from Japan.