The California Walnut Commission (Folsom, California , and Delta International Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Takashi Toriumi, hereinafter referred to as Delta International) are pleased to announce that the functional food claim application for ” California was accepted on June 18, 2024.

Recently, in Japan, in collaboration with Delta International, a major distributor of California walnuts, we have filed a functional food labeling application for the company’s California walnut products, which has now been accepted. This product makes it possible to claim that consuming one handful (28g) of California walnuts a day will “lower bad (LDL) cholesterol levels” and “lower high blood pressure.”

Robert Verloop, CEO of the California Walnut Commission, said, “We are very pleased that the application for functional food labeling for California walnuts has been accepted for the first time in Japan. With this approval by the Japanese government, we hope that more Japanese consumers will understand the nutritional value and functionality of California walnuts, which are grown with love by producers in the sun and rich soil of California, and that they will enjoy their deliciousness and texture in their daily diet while using them to promote their health.

Product Summary

■Product name: Crane’s California Raw Walnuts
■Contents: 200g
■Release date: November 15, 2024
■Price: 598 yen (excluding tax)
■Sales store: Sold sequentially at supermarkets and drug stores nationwide
■Product classification: Functional food
■Notification number: J126■Functional ingredient: α-linolenic acid
■Notification display: This product contains α-linolenic acid. It has been reported that α-linolenic acid has the function of lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and the function of lowering blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
■Recommended daily intake: 28g (one handful)
■How to take: Recommended daily intake: 28g (one handful) as a guide, please eat as is.
■Seller: Delta International Co., Ltd.
※ This product is a functional food. Unlike foods for specified health uses, it has not been individually reviewed by the Commissioner of the Consumer Affairs Agency.※ This product is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease.
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