Grants to reduce salt content


Monday, 25 June, 2018


Grants to reduce salt content

Grants of up to $25,000 are available for start-ups and SMEs who have a footprint in Victoria to help them reformulate their products and reduce their salt content. Reformulation is considered essential as around 75% of the salt in most Australians’ diets comes from processed foods.

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) and VicHealth have joined forces to make the Victorian Salt Reduction Innovation Grants available to food producers.

“While there is increased demand for lower salt food options, smaller food manufacturers often don’t know where to go for external advice on reformulation,” said Dr Mirjana Prica, Managing Director of FIAL.

Dr Prica said the grants are a great way to help smaller companies make their foods healthier and be able to respond to shifts in the processed food market.

“We’ve combined these grants with our online portal that connects food manufacturers to experts in food innovation, technology and business development.”

To support businesses to reformulate their foods, FIAL has created a Building Healthier Foods Platform, providing a fast and cost-effective pathway to connect food manufacturers with an expert to support their project. Experts are also available to assist with grant applications.

Applications for grants open on 1 July. Visit http://bhf.news/VSRIG18 to apply.

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