Public health award to HK Ruokatalo

”The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has granted this year’s public health award to HK Ruokatalo for the nationally significant promotion of public health. The award was received by HKScan Group CEO Hannu Kottonen at the IX national public health event in Helsinki on 23 November 2012.”

HK Ruokatalo has made health acts and work for healthier nutrition. A key value driver in the work has been HK’s unique innovation HK Rypsiporsas®. ESiOR analyzed the value of the decrease in hard (saturated) fat and salt to the Finnish national health in terms of cardiac events, costs, survival and quality of life with the support by HK Ruokatalo. For more information, please see:

  • Martikainen J, Soini E, Laaksonen D, Niskanen L. The health economic consequences of reducing salt and replacing intake of saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat in the adult Finnish population – Estimates based on the FINRISK and FINDIET studies. Eur J Clin Nutr 2011;65:1148-55. Open Access
  • Rasvan laadun muutoksen ja suolan vähentämisen taloudellinen merkitys. Tie Sydämeen 2012;(1):4-5. Open Access: Link

For additional information, please contact Janne Martikainen or Erkki Soini