Beginning with the production of artificial flavors in 1963, CJ has been producing MSG (monosodium glutamate) and nucleic acids such as IMP, GMP, and I&G using an independently developed fermentation technology. Indonesian subsidiary PT CJI has been producing growth hormones since 1988, including those used for the manufacture of livestock feed such as Lysine and Threonine. In related developments, a Lysine production factory was completed in Yosheng, China, in June 2005, with a nucleic acid plant soon to come. In addition, CJ established a Lysine factory in Piracicaba, Brazil, in 2007.
CJ America Bio Products Division
CJ America Bio Products Division is promoting the marketing of more than 100 CJ and non-CJ brand food and feed products such as lysine, threonine, MSG and neucleotides.
CJ America has a nationwide, coast-to-coast distribution network in the United States and parts of Latin America. Biotechnology is, indeed, propelling CJ's globalization drive.