The JV J-Cysteine” is located in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, with Nipponrika as a majority owner (51%). The recombinant production strain is derived from Pantoea ananatis, an enterobacteriaceae, and carries no antibiotic resistance. It was cleared by the Food Safety Commission of MHLW.”

Nippon Rika news release, February 8, 2016