Gary Maclean, the National Chef of Scotland, has announced the 14 food and drink businesses that will receive funding from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland to help make their food healthier.

Each business will receive up to £5,000 to help reduce salt, sugar and fat in various products, while also ensuring businesses meet labelling and public health nutritional targets.

Funding recipients include:

  • Cooper Butchers
  • Equi’s Ice Cream
  • Edinburgh Community Food
  • Arsj Holding Ltd
  • Saltire Patisserie Ltd
  • Schoolyard Chillies
  • Fodilicious Ltd
  • Bon Accord Soft Drinks
  • Macsween of Edinburgh
  • Simon Howie Foods
  • Malcolm Allan
  • Three Robins Limited
  • Luscious Lovelies Cakes
  • Brose Oats

Public Health Minister Jenni Minto said: “I have been lucky enough to see first-hand how Scotland’s talented food producers are reformulating and innovating the ingredients they use in their food and drink products to create healthier options.

“This is part of a range of work being undertaken to help people make healthier choices supported by the Scottish Government’s Reformulation for Health Programme run by Food and Drink Federation Scotland.

“I recognise how challenging the last few years have been for businesses and manufacturers which makes this important work even more impressive.”

FDF Scotland said that this fourth round of its Reformul8 Challenge Fund was made possible due to funding received from Scotland Food & Drink.