Reformulation support for Scotland

We all know that the impacts of a poor diet and obesity are profound. The Scottish Government's obesity prevention plan: A Healthier Future highlights the visions and ambitions of improving diet and health across our nation.

Recipe reformulation is rated as one of the most effective ways industry can help improve dietary health.

How can FDF Scotland help?

Our Reformulation Project Manager, Joanne Burns, is helping small to medium sized food companies to reformulate their products. This support is available for both FDF members and non-members.

Joanne helps to find a tailored solution for each business. This may include reducing fat, salt and sugars from products; or increasing levels of fibre and fruits and vegetables within foods; or even looking at portion size and clearer labelling information.

This role is funded by the Scottish Government and we work with a range of partners to help businesses access a wide range of support and funding.

Get in touch to find out how we can help your business now!

FDF Scotland research: Consumer and business attitudes to reformulation

FDF Scotland carried out research with Levercliff to determine consumer and business attitudes to product reformulation.

View the results:

The results were discussed in an FDF webinar: View the slides from the webinar

Reformulation for Health advice tool for Scottish food and drink businesses

Thinking of making your products healthier?

FDF Scotland's Reformulation for Health advice tool will help you start your reformulation journey.

Complete for bespoke advice and support on making your products and processes healthier.

We will then contact you to develop your reformulation action plan.

Reformulation for heath advice tool


Take part in our nation-wide reformulation challenge – Reformul8! We are working with food businesses in communities across Scotland to make their products healthier.

Get in touch with us at

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IGD reformulation guidance

IGD is a research and training charity which sits at the heart of the food and consumer goods industry.

IGD has produced a range of useful reformulation guidance and tools.

IGD: Reformulation tools

FDF Scotland contact

Guidance: FDF Scotland reformulation booklet

What is reformulation? What should you consider when changing your recipes for health? How can we support you?

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Guidance: Reformulation guide - Spotlight on sugars

31 July 2016

This guidance sets out regulatory considerations for sugars reduction, outlines available sugar replacers and factors affecting consumer acceptance of sugar replacers.

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