Funding lets Irwin’s further healthy aims

21 April, 2006
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L to R: Niall and Brian Irwin

Northern Irish baker Irwin’s has been awarded funding from the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) to develop its range of “smart breads”.
Irwin’s intends to use the new £28,000 grant to develop breads aimed at tackling arange of health issues in Northern Ireland.MD Brian Irwin said the baker has already achieved a number of UK and Ireland industry firsts with functional breads – including folic acid fortified breads, added-calcium children’s products, reduced salt breads and, most recently, a low-Glycaemic Index white loaf, with a GI ranking of 39.“With the help of the ICBAN award, we are now aiming to take our capabilities in this area even further – by creating more breads capable of addressing other specific health concerns prevalent here, such as heart disease, in a much more targeted and impactful way,” said Mr Irwin. The ICBAN bursary was made possible through Euro-pean Union funding.

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