In The News

American Masters of Taste

2019 Taste Championships

October 2019

Northern California, Friday, October 25, 2019 – Holista Foods, Inc. was selected as a winning product line in the retail category of “Low Glycemic Pasta.”

Their submissions in this product category, Low Glycemic Spaghetti and Low Glycemic Linguine were both judged excellent in Northern California by a panel of Masters of Taste selected by Chefs In America.

The protocols of “triple blind” judging include the following ground rules to ensure accurate and fair judging results.

Deliciously Healthy

Focus Malaysia Newspaper

January 2019

Healthy food doesn't need to be tasteless, not if Holista Foods is behind it.  A company that is dedicated to delivering clean label ingredients, and food products aims to improve people's lives with a wide range of Low Glycemic Index (Low GI) products.

Get Inspired / Stay Inspired Podcast featuring Nadja Piatka, CEO of Holista Foods


November 28, 2018

Our Get Inspired/Stay Inspired Podcast features Nadja Piatka, CEO of Holista Foods, a food innovation and solutions company. 
Her inspiring story was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. Hear on our Get Inspired/Stay Inspired Podcast in her own words how she did it!

Glycaemic Index:   What You Need To Know

Food For Thought

November 26, 2018

Many people today have health issues due to our modern-day diet, and this is because of the types of food we eat. Our diets today consist of many types of food, with carbohydrates being one of the highest consumed. This is why it is important to know how to choose our carbohydrates and learning that we can significantly better our health by making the right choices, without compromising on quality. In Asia, noodles are almost as much a staple as rice is, but did you know that you can actually find noodles which has a low glycaemic index which can curb the onset development of diabetes type 2? This is where Holista Foods comes in.

Holista Foods launches Holista Noodles in China

at the FHC Food & Hotel Exhibition

Shanghai, China

November 12-14,  2018

Holista Foods CEO Nadja Piatka, with partners, Express Trading Canada CEO Yan Zhou and AirOcean Trading Inc. Marketing Manager Warren Wang and General Manager Jason Lyu launch Holista Low Glycemic Noodles at the FHC Food & Hotel Exhibition in Shanghai, China.

Making a mark internationally

The Star - online

July 30,  2018

DATO' Dr Rajen Manicka is a man on a mission. He wants to try to save the world from refined carbohydrates.

Opportunities ahead: Rajen is confident that its low-GI noodle mix will take off in a big way and open the doors to many other products.

Company uses its Noodles for Low GI Breakthrough

Food & Drink Business, Australia

October 2017

Food ingredient company Holista CollTech has developed a breakthrough noodle formula certified to have a low Glycemic Index (GI).The noodles, developed by Holista's Buffalo, a subsidiary of Holista Foods, recorded a GI reading of 38 in independent tests conducted by Glycemic Index Laboratories Inc in Canada.

Breakthrough Noodle Formula with Low-Glycemic Score of 38

Asia-Pacific Biotech News

October 2017

Food ingredient specialist, Holista announced that it has developed a breakthrough noodle formula certified to have a low Glycemic Index (GI) - opening a major market for a healthier version of the staple which is vital in the global fight against diabetes and obesity.

TV Interview with Dr. Rajen Manicka: Diabetes - A Different Approach

Bernama News Channel (Malaysia)

April 21, 2017

Dato' Dr. Rajen Manicka, CEO of Holista Colltech, discusses diabetes, obesity and the drivers behind it. The increasing consumption of the 4-S Tsunami (sugar, starch, salt, saturated fats) and lack of movement are major contributors to this global epidemic and consumers, industry and government need to work together to move towards a healthier society.

Autumn set for "world's first" low-GI bread, sugar, noodle launches


April 12,  2017

Low-GI bread, sugar and noodles, and salt with a 40% lower sodium content, are each poised to break onto the market this year after years of development by a Malaysian-Australian company that specialises in “groundbreaking” ingredients. 

Nobel Prize nominee files patent for world’s first all-natural low glycemic index sugar

January 16, 2017

2017 Nobel Prize nominee Daryl Thompson has partnered with Holista CollTech Limited, a research-driven biotech company, to patent the world’s first all-natural low glycemic index (GI) sugar. 

Will an altered version of sugar be as widely accepted as the real thing?


January 19,  2017

This low-GI sugar is the latest innovation Holista’s low-GI portfolio, and unlike artificial sweeteners, can be melted, baked and caramelized in cooking. Holista predicts that the product will launch before June.

Holista Collaborates with Nobel Prize Nominee For World’s First Low-GI Sugar With All-Natural Ingredients

Food Ingredients 1st

January 10, 2017

Holista CollTech Limited have announced that it has collaborated with 2017 Nobel Prize Nominee and emerging thought leader in carbohydrate chemistry, Daryl Thompson, to file a patent for the world’s first Low Glycemic Index (“GI”) sugar made out of all-natural ingredients.

Holista CollTech’s Four Additional GI Reducer Formulae Successfully Tested By University of Sydney

Nutrition Insight

December 12, 2016

Holista CollTech Limited, also known as Holista, have announced that the University of Sydney has successfully tested four additional formulae of its proprietary glycemic index (GI) reducer, PANATURA GI in white bread. Two recorded even lower readings than Holista’s original formula which scored the worlds lowest GI of 53.

Nadja Foods’ Founder Forms Joint Venture with Australian Company

The Buffalo News

July 28, 2016

The Buffalo founder of a company that makes low-fat, low-calorie snacks sold in restaurants and supermarkets across North America has formed a joint venture with an Australian company to bring white-flour baked goods that have a low glycemic index to this continent.

Positions of Power

The Globe and Mail

June 16, 2016

The day Nadja Piatka scrawled her business goals on a pantyhose package was the first step on her journey from struggling single mother to president and CEO of a multi-million dollar global food company.

Low GI White Bread - The Holy Grail

Channel 7, Australia

February 25, 2016

Channel 7, Australia’s biggest TV Channel broadcasted interviews with Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller (University of Sydney), Dr. Rajen Manicka (Holista Biotech, Perth) and Meiert J. Grootes (Veripan Ltd, Switzerland) on the importance of low glycemic (GI) diets.

ASX Announcement

July 12, 2016

Holista Sets Up Joint Venture To Promote Low-GI White Bread And Baked Products In North and South America.

Guest on the Oprah Whinfrey Show

Nadja's segment on the Oprah Winfrey Show features her story of achieving success through adversity. From hiding under the table from creditors to building an international business one muffin and brownie at a time.

Nadja Piatka: Muffins to Millions

Millionaire Blueprint

How a struggling single mom found a market for her special cooking talent — and parlayed it into millions in the international food service industry.

Recipe for Success

Burlington Free Press

Divorced single mom tells women's forum how she built a dream from dispair.

Muffins to Millions

Company Magazine

Up close and personal with Nadja as she shares her journey from under the table and hiding from creditors to building a business worth millions.

The Bold, the Brave and the Daring

Ali Magazine

While hiding under a table with her daughter as a bill collector banged on her front door, Nadja Piatka realized she had to do something to climb out of the rut she was stuck in.

Rags to Riches Secrets

Women's World 

Nadja turned $100 into $20 million.

Returning Guest on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch

Nadja returns to The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch to talk about the 6 simple steps to millions!

Guest on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch

First of several appearances on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, where Nadja and Donny talk about her Big Idea and how it became a reality and international success story.