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Fazer files health claim application for rye bread

31-Jan-2014

Fazer is awaiting feedback on its health claim application from EFSA's health claims panel
Fazer is awaiting feedback on its health claim application from EFSA's health claims panel

Finnish food major Fazer Group has lodged a health claim application with EFSA for rye bread.

The health claims relate to fiber content and glycemic response. The application requests for the claims ‘high-fiber sourdough rye bread’ and ‘contributes to a reduction of glycemic response accompanies with a decreased insulin response after a meal’.

Leena Majamäki, vice president of corporate affairs for Fazer Group, said the company has not received any feedback yet from EFSA’s health claim panel.

She said that the application was based on a special manufacturing process.

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