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Food and Drink Federation Scotland

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Insights and updates from Scotland's food and drink industry

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United Kingdom

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Insights and updates from Scotland's food and drink industry

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@FDFScotland

Language:

English

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0131 229 9415


Episodes

Chewing the fat

9/1/2022
Want to know more about how you can reduce the fat and saturated fat content of your food products? With new industry pressures such as promotional restrictions on products deemed High in Fat, Sugar and Salt (HFSS) coming into play in England this year, many manufacturers in Scotland are horizon scanning for and considering how similar legislation in Scotland could impact on them. Join us as we chat about reformulating for fat reduction, featuring: 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 to our newsletter here to receive notification of future funding opportunities and industry updates.

Duration:00:29:42

Sodium solutions

3/9/2022
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: 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 to our newsletter here to receive notification of future funding opportunities and industry updates.

Duration:00:30:31

Final interview with FDF's Chief Executive Ian Wright

12/16/2021
Food and Drink Federation Scotland's CEO David Thomson carries out the final interview with the Food and Drink Federation's Chief Executive Ian Wright. Listen to this podcast to find out more about Ian's time at the FDF as well as the latest updates on what is currently happening in the food and drink industry. This podcast was recorded on 15 December 2021.

Duration:00:38:13

A spotlight on sugars

11/11/2021
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: 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.

Duration:00:20:44

Focus on Fibre

9/13/2021
Fibre is often the forgotten part of our diet, but it has the opportunity to be a solution to many reformulation challenges. This podcast discusses what fibre is, our current intake levels and the role and functionality of fibres within food manufacturing. The podcast is hosted by FDF Scotland’s Reformulation for Health Programme. We have input from: More information about our work on fibre can be found on the website: https://www.fdfscotland.org.uk/fdf/what-we-do/diet-and-health/action-on-fibre/fibre/ For FDF members who are interested in increasing the levels of fibre within their products and taking part in the FDF Action on Fibre pledge please contact actiononfibre@fdf.org.uk for more information.

Duration:03:00:46

A year in food and drink and what lies ahead

7/2/2021
Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland is celebrating our first anniversary of podcasting. As part of this in our latest episode the FDF Scotland team talk about how the Scottish food and drink manufacturing industry responded positively to the challenges over the past year and what lies ahead for food and drink. More information For more information about FDF Scotland please visit: www.fdfscotland.org.uk.

Duration:00:25:19

The benefits and opportunities of paying the Real Living Wage

6/11/2021
In this podcast Food and Drink Federation Scotland's Head of Policy Cat Hay talks to Rachel Morrison from Living Wage Scotland about the benefits and opportunities of paying the Real Living Wage. The real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour throughout the UK and £10.85 in London. With the new Scottish Parliament and Government fully focused on the fair work agenda this is a great time for employers to find out more about the benefits for both their people and their business. More information For more information about FDF Scotland please visit: www.fdfscotland.org.uk. To find out more about the Real Living Wage and how to get accredited please visit https://scottishlivingwage.org/ or email rachel.morrison@povertyalliance.org.

Duration:00:30:24

FDF Scotland and FDF Cymru: 2021 elections discussion

5/14/2021
Join David Thomson CEO of Food and Drink Federation Scotland and Pete Robertson CEO of Food and Drink Federation Cymru for a discussion on the latest from the 2021 elections. Find out more about what the new Scottish and Welsh Parliaments will mean for the food and drink industry. More information For more information about FDF Scotland please visit: www.fdfscotland.org.uk.

Duration:00:21:18

FDF Scotland's initial reaction to the Scottish Parliament elections

5/10/2021
In this podcast Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland's CEO David Thomson provides his initial thoughts on the results of the Scottish Parliament elections 2021. More information Read FDF Scotland's manifesto: https://bit.ly/AMenuForGrowth For more information about FDF Scotland please visit: www.fdfscotland.org.uk.

Duration:00:09:28

The process of reformulating food and drink

4/30/2021
Join Joanne Burns and Harriet Heath from Food and Drink Federation Scotland's Reformulation for Health team as they discuss the reformulation process, the eight principles of reformulation, how they can support businesses, and the added value of reformulation. Following consumer and industry trends, many food and drink manufacturers are deciding to reformulate. The Reformulation for Health project within FDF Scotland offers free to access support to Scottish manufacturers, open to members and non-members of the FDF. More from FDF Scotland on diet and health in Scotland For more information about FDF Scotland please visit our website For any queries on FDF Scotland's reformulation work please contact reformulation@fdfscotland.org.uk

Duration:00:21:49

FDF Scotland Hustings 2021: Sustainability and skills

4/16/2021
On 12 March, ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, FDF Scotland held a hustings event. This podcast is the third in a three part series featuring highlights from the hustings. In the final part, the candidates answer questions around environmental sustainability and skills challenges. This includes the support needed for the food and drink industry in these areas. The event was chaired by freelance food and drink journalist Karen Peattie. We were joined by a candidate from each of the main political parties: •Jamie Halcro Johnston, the Scottish Conservatives •Mags Hall, the Scottish Greens •Rhoda Grant, Scottish Labour •Liam McArthur, the Scottish Liberal Democrats and •Fergus Ewing, the Scottish National Party For more information about FDF Scotland please visit our website: www.fdfscotland.org.uk

Duration:00:38:22

FDF Scotland Hustings 2021: Industry recovery

4/9/2021
On 12 March, ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland held a hustings event. This podcast is the second in a three part series featuring highlights from the hustings. In part two, the candidates from each of the main political parties answer questions around the best ways to support the recovery and growth of the food and drink industry. This includes supporting businesses to recover from the impacts of Covid-19 and the changes brought about by Brexit. The event was chaired by freelance food and drink journalist Karen Peattie. We were joined by a candidate from each of the main political parties: For more information about FDF Scotland please visit our website: www.fdfscotland.org.uk

Duration:00:32:29

Learning more about food and drink through education

4/1/2021
Listen to this podcast to find out more about the wide range of food and drink education resources that have been created to support Scottish schools. You will also hear about the activities that are taking place collaboratively to help educators, young people and parents better understand the variety of career opportunities that the food and drink industry has to offer and the skills that employers need. This podcast features presentations from a recent Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Food, which took place on 3 February 2021. If you would like to view the slides from the meeting please get in touch with us at skills@fdfscotland.org.uk. You will hear presentations from: •Moira Stalker, Skills Manager, Food and Drink Federation Scotland •Sara Smith, Learning and Development Co-ordinator, the Royal Highland Education Trust •Mary Holland, Director, Developing Young Workforce North East •Jennifer Robertson, Health & Education Manager, Quality Meat Scotland More information FDF Scotland has collated a wide range of food and drink resources that have been created by many organisations to support educators. If you would like to find out more or have anything you would like added please contact skills@fdfscotland.org.uk. Find out more about FDF Scotland's skills work. Find out more information about FDF Scotland.

Duration:03:51:37

FDF Scotland Hustings 2021: Key priorities from the political parties

3/26/2021
On 12 March, ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland held a hustings event. This podcast is the first in a three part series featuring highlights from the hustings. In part one, we hear more about the candidates’ key priorities for the next Scottish Parliament, including the ways they will support and work with the food and drink industry. The event was chaired by freelance food and drink journalist Karen Peattie. We were joined by a candidate from each of the main political parties: For more information about FDF Scotland please visit our website: www.fdfscotland.org.uk

Duration:00:19:27

Behind the food and drink business: Border Biscuits

2/26/2021
In this podcast FDF Scotland's CEO David Thomson talks to Suzie Carlaw, Head of Brand at Border Biscuits to gain an insight into how to run a successful biscuit company. Listen to this podcast to find out more about the great work the business is doing in areas like sustainability and supporting their community, and the important skills and careers involved in running a successful food business. Suzie also highlights the opportunities that lie ahead for Border Biscuits. For more information about FDF Scotland please visit our website: www.fdfscotland.org.uk

Duration:00:26:08

A menu for growth: Our priorities for Scotland’s food and drink manufacturers

2/11/2021
Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland has published a manifesto setting out our key priorities that will support the future growth of the vital food and drink manufacturing industry. Listen to this podcast to find out more about the great work our industry is doing and how we will work with the next Scottish Parliament and Government to support the future success of food and drink. More information Read FDF Scotland's manifesto: https://bit.ly/AMenuForGrowth For more information about FDF Scotland please visit: www.fdfscotland.org.uk.

Duration:02:28:10

Helping Scottish businesses to increase their productivity

1/29/2021
Listen to this podcast hosted by Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland’s Head of Policy, Cat Hay, to find out more about the support that is available to help businesses increase their productivity through Productivity Club Scotland. Ashleigh McCulloch, Programme Manager at the Productivity Club joins us to tell us more about the Club and the some of the key successes so far. Productivity Club Scotland is a network of businesses focused on doing things better. As leaders navigate the challenges presented by today’s environment, collaboration and support from peers has never been more important. The Club offers the opportunity to engage with a range of businesses across all sectors and discuss common business areas. There is no charge to join and related activities are free. For more information about FDF Scotland please visit www.fdfscotland.org.uk.

Duration:00:17:03

How bakers can make their products healthier

1/15/2021
Joanne Burns, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland’s Reformulation for Health Manager, hosts a discussion on how bakers can make their products healthier. As we start 2021 consumers are focusing more on health and resolutions for the future, and added factors such as Covid reinforce the importance of health and wellbeing. Listen to this podcast to learn how Scottish bakers can start their reformulation journey, where to access help and support, and the alternative ingredients that can be used in bakery reformulation. More from FDF Scotland on diet and health in Scotland For more information about FDF Scotland please visit our website: www.fdfscotland.org.uk For any queries on FDF Scotland's reformulation work please contact reformulation@fdfscotland.org.uk

Duration:00:41:10

Supporting Scottish food businesses to prevent food waste

12/11/2020
Listen to this podcast hosted by Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland’s Policy Manager, Cat Hay, to find out more about the support that is available to help Scottish food businesses to prevent good food from going to waste. Ylva Haglund, Food Waste Sector Manager at Zero Waste Scotland, joins us to explain what surplus food redistribution is, how businesses can redistribute their surplus food, and the support that is available to help Scottish business to do so. Find out more about how Zero Waste Scotland can help Scottish food businesses to reduce food waste on their website. For more information about FDF Scotland please visit www.fdfscotland.org.uk.

Duration:00:14:57

The benefits of Modern Apprenticeships to both businesses and employees

11/27/2020
Want to find out how you can develop your workforce and help your business develop? Listen to this podcast hosted by Food and Drink Federation Scotland’s Skills Manager, Moira Stalker, to find out how Modern Apprenticeships might be right for your business and your employees. This podcast has been recorded on behalf of the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership to help industry, educators, career influencers and potential new recruits to find out: Moira is joined by: For further information: https://www.apprenticeships.scot/https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/ For more information about FDF Scotland please visit www.fdfscotland.org.uk.

Duration:00:50:34