1. HKScan published results of a study made by the Helsinki University. According to it, people who had eaten rape seed fed pork (Rypsiporsas®) meat, got more omega-3 fats from their diets during the study than persons who had eaten same amout of grain-fed pork meat. In addition, the Finnish restaurant chain Kotipizza chose to use Rypsiporsas® pork in their ham pizzas, basing their decision on domestic origin, traceability and sustainability. The Swedish counterpart of the Finnish Rypsiporsas® concept is called Rapsgris®.
2. During 2016, HKScan Finland took part in a research project funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes). In addition to developing new types of food solutions for conscripts in the field, the project promotes healthy food choices in mass catering. HKScan was also involved in another project aiming to motivate conscripts to make healthy, environmentally sound food choices by optimizing the user-friendliness of food products.
3. In Sweden, HKScan continued to develop the product concept that incorporates 50 per cent vegetables (Järpish, Korvish, Burgish), offering an easy way for consumers to increase vegetables in their diet and also to reduce salt – but not at the expense of great flavour. HKScan also introduced vegetable cold-cuts suitable for vegetarians.