Health

A solid balance sheet will permit further acquisition activity, Raisio says

Raisio turns in healthy results and promises further acquisitions

By Shane Starling

Finnish ingredients and branded foods player Raisio – the owner of the stanol-cholesterol reduction brand Benecol, will continue seeking acquisitions, it announced in its 2010 financial statement that saw EBIT come in at €19.4m for the year.

Bread: To fortify or not to fortify? That is the folic acid question concerning some New Zealand parliamentarians

Calls for voluntary folic acid fortification in NZ grow

By Shane Starling

New Zealand opposition party members are calling on the government to fortify the country’s flour supply and bread output with folic acid, following reports of the success of a similar program across the Tasman Sea in Australia.

Kellogg's backs research into cereal-derived prebiotics

Kellogg's backs research into cereal-derived prebiotics

By Jane Byrne

Funding of research at a Belgian university into how cereal-derived prebiotics benefit human health will enable the development of fibre-rich cereal foods with greater nutritional value, claims Kellogg’s.

Oats can reduce cholesterol says Health Canada, but supporting data has been called for

Health Canada criticized over health claim data

By Shane Starling

A former Health Canada official has criticized the agency for failing to publish health claim-backing data, after recently approving an oat fiber-cholesterol health claim.

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