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Food Producers Share Cash
GALLOWAY food producers are among 27 companies sharing £5.5
million of Scottish Executive cash.
Cheese Company are using their £60,000 by adding £200,000
of their own to start producing organic cheese on an industrial
scale, the first time it has been done in the country.
Rowan Glen Dairy Products of Palnure, who have been awarded
£90,000 are also spending £200,000 to open up
a new filling line for yoghurt and pro-biotic drinks.
Director John McArthur said three or four new jobs will result
from the new line which should be running by March.
Processing and Marketing Grant Schemes, announced by Food
Minister Ross Finnie, are designed to secure outlets for Scotlands
"Projects assisted will increase returns to producers,
encourage the development of new added value products and
support the entry into new markets".
Stranraer, a start has been made to produce the organic cheese
which will sell at a premium.