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Here are the latest news stories from SFDF. If you are a journalist and would like to be notified when SFDF issues a press release, please send an email to: pressoffice@fdf.org.uk.


17 October 2013

Information: FDF supports new GLA Protocol

The FDF has pledged its full support for the refreshed Gangmaster Licensing Authority (GLA) Supplier/Retailer Protocol launched on 16 October by Home Secretary Theresa May.  More about FDF supports new GLA Protocol


15 October 2013

Press Release: BIS Secretary of State to 'See Inside' Food and Drink Manufacturing

Today, as part of the 'See Inside Manufacturing' (SIM) initiative, Business Secretary of State Vince Cable MP will hear all about what the food and drink industry is doing for this year's SIM and more widely about careers in the food and drink industry.  More about BIS Secretary of State to 'See Inside' Food and Drink Manufacturing


10 October 2013

Press Release: Call to Teachers: Food Manufacturer offering factory visit to inspire future engineers

Leading food manufacturer KP Snacks is offering a tour of its Rotherham factory for up to 20 students studying mathematics and science in year 13 to find out what it's like to be a mechanical engineer in the UK's largest manufacturing sector. More about Call to Teachers: Food Manufacturer offering factory visit to inspire future engineers


7 October 2013

Press Release: New action plan to help 1,000 UK food and drink firms get export success

1,000 British food and drink businesses stand to benefit from a new Food and Drink International Action Plan which aims to deliver a £500m boost to the UK economy.  More about New action plan to help 1,000 UK food and drink firms get export success


4 October 2013

Press Release: Food Manufacturers Looking for the Region's Budding Young Engineers at 'Careers in Focus' event

Food and drink manufacturers will be on the lookout for budding young engineers in the region at Careers in Focus, Yorkshire Agricultural Society's careers event for secondary school students taking place on Tuesday 8 October.  More about Food Manufacturers Looking for the Region's Budding Young Engineers at 'Careers in Focus' event


4 October 2013

Press Release: Food Manufacturers Come to Nottingham to Offer Real Prospects to Budding Young Engineers!

Food and drink manufacturers will be at the city's biggest careers event – Futures What Next Careers and Opportunities Fair (7-8 October) to promote their industry-backed mechanical engineering degree – the MEng Food Engineering degree at Sheffield Hallam University.  More about Food Manufacturers Come to Nottingham to Offer Real Prospects to Budding Young Engineers!


1 October 2013

Press Release: Students across the UK to 'See Inside' Food and Drink Manufacturing this October

Today, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) announced that over 1,600 students, teachers and careers advisors will see behind the scenes of some of Britain's top food and drink manufacturing companies during October as part of the 'See Inside Manufacturing' (SIM) programme.  More about Students across the UK to 'See Inside' Food and Drink Manufacturing this October


1 October 2013

Press Release: Call to teachers: Food manufacturers offering factory visits to future female engineers

Leading food manufacturer Mondelez International is offering a tour of its Sheffield factory for up to 20 girls studying mathematics and science in year 13 to find out what it's like to be a mechanical engineer in the UK's largest manufacturing sector. More about Call to teachers: Food manufacturers offering factory visits to future female engineers


30 September 2013

Press Release: Coca-Cola Enterprises in Wakefield gives girls a taste for engineering future

Today, 20 girls from Wakefield Girls School and Grange Technology College in Bradford will be visiting Coca-Cola Enterprise's (CCE) factory in Wakefield to find out what it's like to be a mechanical engineer in the UK's largest manufacturing sector. More about Coca-Cola Enterprises in Wakefield gives girls a taste for engineering future


23 September 2013

Press Release: A return to growth for food and drink exports

FDF today reported that in the first half of 2013, total UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew by 2.5% to £6.1billion. This comes as welcome news with FDF a key partner in today's launch of the Open To Export Food & Drink Focus Week, a programme of online activity to support food and drink companies in developing export business. More about A return to growth for food and drink exports