SFDF response to Leave vote in UK's EU Referendum
David Thomson, SFDF CEO said:
“In March we released the results of a poll of our members across the UK
showed 70% support for Britain to remain in the EU. It's inevitable in the
of those results - and the fact that Scotland voted so decisively for 'remain'
that the majority of SFDF members will regard this as a disappointing result
the food and drink industry.
“In Scotland it also raises the chances of there being a further
independence. This risks more uncertainty for businesses in both Scotland and
rest of the UK. SFDF will work to help the industry find a way through this
challenging period that we face.
"We'll focus on working with the UK and Scottish Governments to understand what
this means for trading, market access and regulation to secure the best outcome
for Scottish and British food and drink manufacturing businesses and their