US tofu maker House Foods America is planning to use non-GMO soyabeans at its proposed new US$146.3M facility in Kentucky, World Grain reported on 30 April.

The firm, a subsidiary of Japan-based House Foods Group, expected work to begin on the project next year with completion by 2025, the report said.

Located in southwest Louisville, the new facility would produce tofu using 100% US grown, non-GMO soyabeans and other food products, according to World Grain.

“The diversity of our state’s food and beverage sector is one of its greatest strengths, and House Foods is the latest company to contribute to the rapidly growing industry,” Kentucky governor Andy Beshear said.

The company’s products include DHA Omega-3 tofu, tofu cutlets and premium tofu.

House Foods America was founded in 1983 to introduce the Japan-based parent company’s tofu, shirataki and other food products to the US market, the report said.

House Foods has operated in Japan for more than 100 years and its US presence includes facilities in California and New Jersey, according to World Grain.