Partnership working

It is important that the whole food and drink industry, academics and support agencies work in partnership to improve the health of the Scottish people.

Industry roundtable meetings

FDF Scotland hosts regular meetings with a wide range of industry bodies from across the food chain to discuss opportunities to work together. The group focuses on how all parts of the supply chain can work together to enhance the ongoing work on reformulation and portion control.

Working closely with Scottish Government, Food Standards Scotland and other external partners, the round table helps the industry bodies share their members' views, and provides appropriate expertise and knowledge when requested.

Make Innovation Happen

Innovation is important to Scotland’s economy and can also help improve the healthiness of food and drink products. Scotland Food & Drink, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise have brought together representatives from across industry, academia and the public sector - to launch a new Make Innovation Happen service.

As part of the service 'connectors' help companies tap into what innovation support is available from across the public sector and in Scotland. This service can help companies improve the healthiness of their products through recipe reformulation or developing new product ranges.

Call 0300 013 3385 or visit the website for more.

Reformulation Common Interest Group

FDF Scotland set up a Reformulation Common Interest Group in partnership with Interface. The aim of the reformulation group is to encourage companies with an interest in product reformulation to work together and with academic experts to deliver healthier products.

It is envisaged that the common interest group will be delivering events in 2018 to support businesses in achieving the goals and targets that arise from the Scottish Government Diet and Obesity Strategy Consultation.