FDF Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on restricting promotions on food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt.

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The FDF represents one of the most diverse sectors – food and drink manufacturing. Our members make high quality affordable, safe authentic food. 

Some of the key points from our response are: 

  • Proposals to ban multibuys and temporary price reductions will further drive up food prices during a cost of living crisis. 
  • Proposals to restrict promotions will disproportionately affect smaller Scottish manufacturers who use pricing and promotions to encourage shoppers to switch brands within a category. 
  • The Scottish Government’s evidence referenced in the consultation is based on research pre-pandemic using 10-year-old shopper data. Policy intervention that will impact on both businesses and households should be based on latest available and most relevant data sets.
  • The restrictions will hinder industry progress in providing healthier options for consumers.


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