WALWORTH, Wis. — Fifty years ago, with the opening of Kikkoman Foods Inc., a farm field in southern Wisconsin was transformed into what has now become the highest-producing soy sauce facility in the world.

On Friday, the state of Wisconsin recognized “Kikkoman Day,” marking the golden anniversary of the plant opening in Walworth. The proclamation also celebrates the company’s positive impact on the partnership between Wisconsin and Japan, and its contributions of more than $17 million to charitable causes in the local community and beyond.

[Adapted from: Kikkoman Foods Marks 50 Years in the U.S. June 12, 2023, Food Manufacturing]