OUR TIMELINE

Our company logo is underscored with three curved lines, representing the three generations of family ownership, success and commitment. We operate with true entrepreneurial spirit and a sound business foundation. This has always been reflected in our mission statement:

 

"Be our customer’s first choice for quality products and food solutions by providing exceptional service and value"

JSL’s legacy is also rooted in three Chinese Words: Jia Shuang Long, or House of the Twin Dragons. We aim to deliver on-trend foods with superior ingredients, manufacturing equipment, innovative processes and a deep commitment to Research and Development. Since 1951, JSL Foods has been a leading manufacturer and marketer of Asian Noodles and Wrappers, Long Goods Pasta, and Baked Goods.

 

Our team combines state-of-the-art technology with the finest old-world Asian recipes to satisfy consumer demand for the highest quality and taste.

 

Consumers can find our products in their favorite retail food stores nationwide under the Twin Dragon, Fortune, and Amber Farms brands. We are also proud to be a leading supplier of custom products for our Food Service and Industrial customers.

 

Three generations of Leadership  and Innovation — that is our commitment to  you.

OUR STORY

Otoichi and Kume KawanaOpen the Yamasa Fish Cake Company in CA

Frank Kawana, the fifth child of Otoichi and Kume, founds JSL Foods in Los Angeles. He begins producing Asian Noodles, Wrappers and Cookies. The Kawana family is involved with both manufacturing businesses.

Teiji KawanaAssumes the Presidency of JSL Foods in LA

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Otoichi and Kume Kawana, both immigrants from Japan, open the Yamasa Fish Cake Company in California. They manufacture and sell traditional Japanese fishcakes (surimi).

Frank KawanaFounds JSL Foods in Los Angeles

Teiji Kawana, Frank Kawana’s eldest son, assumes the presidency of JSL Foods – leading the company into its 3rd generation of family ownership.

Our Leadership

Meet the President of JSL Foods Inc. and learn about our company history and unique food manufacturing background.

Our Logo and Mission

Our Way To Give Back

JSL Foods Inc. has been a Los Angeles fixture for three generations and counting. In 2020, we are proud to launch Fortune Cares, a new charitable donation program, created to help our community battle food instability.

 

Named for our Fortune noodle brand, this ongoing initiative will identify nonprofits aligned with our mission, and partner with them for maximum benefit.

 

Now more than ever, we feel it is important to give back.

 

Follow our journey through the #fortunecares hashtag on social media.

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Our Commitment to Family

Here at JSL, we want to spotlight our vendors and suppliers, who are also family owned and operated.

 

In our first installment of the Family Business Series, we are proud to feature the Linneburr family. They have been harvesting wheat and producing flour for over 60 years.

 

Some of this flour is used to make the Fortune Brand noodles that you have come to know and love from JSL.

 

Both of our families thank you for your continued support in us.

 

From their family, to our family, to your family

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