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Patent
Nissin Foods Holdings Co. | Date: 2013-03-13

Disclosed herein are non-fried potato chips that are produced without frying in oil to reduce an oil content but have a crispy texture and good meltability in the mouth, which cannot be sufficiently achieved by conventional non-fried potato chips, and are therefore comparable to potato chips produced by frying in oil. The inside of the non-fried potato chips is sufficiently puffed, and the non-fried potato chips have a number of pores. More specifically, the non-fried potato chips have 10/mm


Patent
Nissin Foods Holdings Co. | Date: 2012-10-11

Provided is a test method that allows mutagenicity on a mammal including a human to be confirmed accurately and simply in a short time. Specifically, provided is a mutagenicity test method, including the steps of: (1) culturing a transformant of a mammalian cell harboring a recombinant vector including a p53 binding sequence, a minimal promoter that can function in the mammalian cell, and a reporter gene linked so that the gene can be expressed by the minimal promoter, in the presence of a test substance for a predetermined time; and (2) assessing whether or not the test substance affects an expression amount of the reporter gene in the transformant by comparing an expression amount of the reporter gene in the transformant cultured in the step (1) to an expression amount of the reporter gene in the transformant free of contact with the test substance.


The present invention provides 27 marker genes comprising Orm1, Scarb1, Stmn1, Rad21, Nup54, Jun, Dmp1, Abi1, 6530403A03Rik, Slc2a1, Plf (Plf2, Mrpplf3), Fosl1, Chek1, Pik3r5, JunB, Vegfa, Rif1 (LOC671598), Il1rl1, Phex, Tfrc, Zfhx1b, Rad51ap1, Hells, Mcm3, Orm2, Car13 and Ccnb1, which enables the detection of a tumor promoter in a simple manner and within a short period of time in a test for predicting carcinogenicity as a tumor promoter using a cultured cell. The present invention further provide a tumor promoter detection method using at least one of the marker genes.


Patent
Nissin Foods Holdings Co. | Date: 2013-03-28

A method for producing instant fried noodles which includes the steps of: reversing a noodle lump upside down within 15 seconds after detaching the noodle lump from oil in a fry tank in a frying treatment of the instant fried noodles; putting gelatinized noodle strings in a plurality of retainers pivotally supported by two endless parallel chains; immersing the plurality of retainers, in which the noodle strings have been put by movements of the two chains, in a fry tank to fry the noodle strings; detaching the retainers from oil in the fry tank by movements of the two chains; reversing the retainers upside down by rotating the pivotally supported retainers within 15 seconds after the detachment; conveying the retainers in a state in which the retainers are reversed upside down by movements of the chains; and separating a plurality of fried noodle lumps from the retainers.


Patent
Nissin Foods Holdings Co. | Date: 2013-11-26

Disclosed herein is a method for producing non-fried potato chips that are produced without frying in oil to reduce their oil content but are comparable in flavor and texture to potato chips produced by frying in oil. The method for producing potato chips includes: a first heating step in which potato slices are heated by blowing high-temperature and high-velocity air stream at 100 C. or higher thereonto while moisture is added; and a second heating step in which, after the first heating step, the potato slices are heated by blowing high-temperature and high-velocity air stream at 100 C. or higher thereonto while no or less moisture is added.

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