Raisio Group

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Raisio Oyj, known internationally as Raisio Group (OMXRAIVV), is a Finnish company that makes cereal products and animal feeds and engages in life-sciences. Raisio produces Benecol, an ingredient used in a range of cholesterol-reducing spreads, dairy products and condiments marketed under its Benecol brand name.[1] In 2004, the company divested its paper chemical division, Raisio Chemicals, to Ciba Specialty Chemicals.[2] In 2009, Raisio sold its margarine business to Bunge Limited.[3] Raisio Group acquired the British food company Glisten in 2010.[4] The next year, Raisio acquired Big Bear.[5]


  1. ^ "Raisio to sell margarine business, shares soar". Reuters UK. Thomson Reuters. 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  2. ^ "2004 Industry Review". Chemical & Engineering News Volume 82, Number 51 (American Chemical Society). 2004-12-20. pp. 26–33. 
  3. ^ "Bunge Limited (BG) Company Profile". Reuters.com. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  4. ^ "Raisio finalises UK snack food acquisition". Food&DrinkEurope.com (Decision News Media). 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  5. ^ Raisio completes capture of Sugar Puffs owner Big Bear

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