Food ingredient supplier Ajinomoto will expand its production of amino acids used in animal feeds during the next five years. It will increase it sannual capacity for l-lysine by 150,000 metric tons, l-threonine by 80,000 metric tons, and l-tryptophan by 7,000 metric tons. It will also broaden its feed additive range to include l-valine,l-isoleucine, and a new product that is a mix of l-glutamine and glutamic acid. The company is not saying where the expansions will take place or how much it will spend. Ajinomoto recently posted a net profit of $335 million on sales of $7.8 billion in the first half of its fiscal year.