During the 6th International Whole Grain Summit (Vienna, 13-15 November 2017) the Whole Grain Initiative (WGI) was established and it was concluded that harmonized global definitions of a whole grain ingredient and a whole grain food are needed to provide clarity to consumers, to provide a uniform basis for dietary recommendations and for nutrition and health research, and to serve as a level platform for industry. The overall goal of the Whole Grain Initiative is to increase worldwide consumption of whole grains. An International WGI Working Group (comprised of world-wide members from academia, government agencies, non-government organizations), and the private-sector evaluated existing definitions including Healthgrain and AACCI definitions and considered a wide range of member input from Working Group discussions.
Below you can find the elaborated Global Definition of Whole Grain as Food Ingredient which HGF endorses.
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