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Food companies will benefit from product reformulation, says SFDF

FBR Staff Writer Published 10 February 2014

The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) said that gradual changes to recipes are creating a win-win for customers and food producers in the country.

In 2011, the government partnered with SFDF to create a Reformulation Programme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the food sector.

The organization has explained how product reformulation could be of benefit to companies' bottom lines and customers' health, following a series of practical reformulation workshops, offered free under the program.

SFDF technical manager Chris Peace, with the support of speakers from Food Standards Agency Scotland, Kantar Wordpanel, Scotland's Rural College and the Food & Health Innovation Service, gave practical guidance to Scottish SMEs at the events.

Scottish Government's Public health minister Michael Matheson said, "I am encouraged to see the progress being made across the food industry, and especially pleased to support small businesses in Scotland, through the Scottish Government funded SFDF Reformulation Programme.

"We are committed to improving Scotland's public health, and supporting people to eat a healthy, balanced diet is a key part of that. I'd like to encourage more businesses to get involved with reformulation work and help to make a real difference to the country's health."