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Industry food processing
Founded September 1964[1]
Headquarters Tomioka, Gunma, Japan
Products Konnyaku jelly
Number of employees
76 (as of 1 April 2006)[1]
Headquarters of MannanLife in Tomioka
Ume-flavoured "Konnyaku Batake" made by MannanLife

MannanLife Co., Ltd. (株式会社マンナンライフ, Kabushiki Gaisha Mannan Raifu?) is a company in Japan that sells "Konnyaku Batake" fruit-flavoured konnyaku jelly. MannanLife holds a 60 to 70 percent share of the konnyaku jelly market in Japan.[2]

Sales of "Konnyaku Batake" were suspended from 8 October 2008 after it was reported that 17 children and elderly people in Japan had choked to death on konnyaku jelly since 1995.[2]


  1. ^ a b MannanLife corporate overview. Retrieved on 13 October 2008. (Japanese)
  2. ^ a b Article at the Japan Times, "Food maker pulls 'konnyaku' sweets", 9 October 2008. Retrieved on 13 October 2008.

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