FDF Scotland podcasts

FDF Scotland produces regular podcasts featuring insights and updates from Scotland's food and drink industry. These focus on behind the scenes of the food and drink business, skills, reformulation, environment and other topics of interest.

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Latest episode

9 March 2022

Sodium solutions

The UK food industry has made incredible advances in salt reduction, but the population is still consuming an average of 2g per day over the recommended daily intake. 

With new industry pressures such as sales restrictions on products deemed High in Fat, Sugar and Salt (HFSS) coming in to play this year, we expect to see a new wave of salt focussed reformulation. 

With this in mind, do you have the information you need about salt’s role in food, and how to reduce it? If not, don’t worry! Tune in to our Sodium Solutions podcast and hear from:

  • Joanne Burns – Reformulation for Health 
  • Sonia Pombo – CASSH
  • Greg Waters – Peacock Salt
  • Keith Paterson – Shore 

Reformulation for Health provides free support for Scottish SMEs to reformulate their produce for the benefit of the Scottish population. 

Contact reformulation@fdfscotland.org.uk for more details. 

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Featured podcast

11 November 2021

A spotlight on sugars

Sugar is a staple ingredient in many recipes, but consumers in the UK are now eating too much sugar with damaging impacts on their health. 

Food and drink manufacturers are responding to this by reducing the levels of sugars in their recipes, helping meet the growing consumer demand for healthier options and improve dietary health. 

Do you want to understand more about the types of sugar in your food? Maybe you are sceptical of how sugar could be replaced in food if it is such an important ingredient? It’s Sugar Awareness Week, and the topic of sugar in snacking is on everyone’s lips. 

 Join us as we discuss this topic with some of our Reformul8 Partners:

  • Dr Kawther Hashem, CASSH
  • Julie Mee, Zusto
  • Rory Skinner, Treat Cheats

Reformulation for Health provides free support for Scottish SMEs to reformulate their produce for the benefit of the Scottish population. Contact reformulation@fdfscotland.org.uk for more details. 

Sign up here to become a Reformul8 Partner supporting Scotland’s food industry to make their products healthier.

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