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Bells Food Group has taken almost nine tonnes of salt out of the Scottish diet as a result of the funding.

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland has announced a further £50,000 of funding to help Scottish producers make their food healthier.

This is the fourth round of support through the Reformul8 Challenge Fund and was made possible due to funding received from Scotland Food & Drink.

The fund is open to small and medium-sized food and drink businesses across Scotland – with up to £5,000 available for each successful applicant.

The fund will be used for a wide range of activities. These include accessing nutritional testing and technical support, working with ingredient suppliers to source and trial new innovative solutions that can improve the health of products, and improving production capacity.

The winners will be announced at a free showcase event – Celebrating Reformulation and Innovation for Health – hosted by FDF Scotland and Interface at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on 26 February 2024.

To date 46 businesses have been supported in their reformulation journey through three previous funding rounds. These include Bells Food Group, Simon Howie, We Hae Meat, Border Biscuits, Dean’s of Huntly, Arran Dairies, Strathmore Foods, JG Ross and Cobbs Bakery.

As a result of the funding, Bells Food Group reduced the salt in its pie shells by 50% – taking almost nine tonnes of salt out of the Scottish diet – while Tower Bakery almost doubled the fibre content in some of its bread roll ranges to meet Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations.

Food and drink businesses have until 16 February 2024 to apply for the fund.

Joanne Burns, Reformulation for Health Manager, FDF Scotland, said: “I am delighted to be able to support more Scottish food and drink manufacturers with the fourth round of the Reformul8 Challenge Fund.

“The fund is a great way to help businesses kick start their reformulation journey. Along with bespoke help and guidance from the Reformulation for Health team we can help you get those products to shelf – improving the health of Scotland’s people one product at a time!”

To find out more about how FDF Scotland can support your business with recipe reformulation, please email