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LUX – The Food and Drink Agency, carried out a research project on behalf of FDF Scotland to understand the impact of our previous reformulation project that ran from 2011 – 2015. Insights and opinions on future reformulation schemes were also gathered to understand what kind of support businesses wished to access. The results of this research are included in this report.

Reformulation support available for Scottish food businesses

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

Product reformulation and reducing portion sizes are proven to be the most effective tools for tackling obesity. To make a real difference, the whole food supply chain needs to get involved, from producers and retailers to consumers.

How can FDF Scotland help?

Reformulation can be a very challenging process. To help small to medium sized food companies to reformulate their products we have appointed Joanne Burns as our Reformulation Project Manager. This support is available for both FDF members and non-members.

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

This role is funded by the Scottish Government and we work with the Make Innovation Happen service, which helps businesses access a wide range of innovation support.

Interested? Get in touch with Joanne to find out how we can support you to reformulate your products for health.

More Information

For more information contact Joanne Burns, FDF Scotland's Reformulation Project Manager at, or 07701380750.

Last reviewed: 14 Jan 2020