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A total of 13 Scottish food and drink producers have received funding from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland to make their products healthier.

The funding went to a wide range of manufacturers from different categories, including biscuits and confectionery, meat, snacks manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and even a farm shop.

The list includes Border Biscuits, Dean’s of Huntly, Bells Food Group, Hunters of Kinross, Macsween of Edinburgh, Malcolm Allan, Simon Howie, Growers Garden, Fodilicious, Cardowan Creameries, R&W Scott, and farm shop the Smiddy.

The support came from FDF Scotland’s Reformul8 Challenge Fund, with the third round having been made possible due to £50,000 of funding received from the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership Recovery Plan – supported by the Scottish Government.

Joanne Burns, Reformulation for Health Manager, FDF Scotland, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to provide a third round of funding to help even more food producers make their recipes healthier. To date, we have rewarded funding to 45 food businesses across Scotland.

“I can’t wait to start working on these interesting projects with some of Scotland’s well-loved producers. Together we will be helping to make everyday food including biscuits, crisps, pies and haggis healthier. This in turn will improve the dietary health in communities across Scotland.”