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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.


19 March 2014

Press Release: UK's largest manufacturing sector welcomes Budget for manufacturers

FDF comments on today's Budget Statement. More about UK's largest manufacturing sector welcomes Budget for manufacturers


19 March 2014

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation response to the Budget 2014

Commenting on today's Budget Statement, Melanie Leech, Director General at the Food and Drink Federation, the voice of the UK's largest manufacturing sector, said:

“The Chancellor has listened to our growing concerns on the impact of increasing energy prices on the competitiveness of food and drink.  More about Food and Drink Federation response to the Budget 2014


14 March 2014

Press Release: DEFRA Secretary hears about food industry careers at Big Bang Fair

Owen Paterson MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, met food and drink engineers at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)'s Taste Success stand at the Big Bang Fair 2014 in Birmingham yesterday. More about DEFRA Secretary hears about food industry careers at Big Bang Fair


10 March 2014

Press Release: Leading seasoning producers help cut salt in butchers' bangers

Hundreds of butchers across Scotland now have easy access to lower salt seasonings which will help them to make their products healthier. The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF)'s Reformulation Programme has worked with four of the main seasoning companies in the UK, Dalesman, Dalziel, Kerry and Scobie & Junor, to create new seasonings for the butchery trade, some with around a third less salt.  More about Leading seasoning producers help cut salt in butchers' bangers


6 March 2014

News: Minister gets a flavour of Apprenticeships in Food and Drink Manufacturing

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Minister George Eustice MP today visited McCain Foods to get a flavour of apprenticeships within food and drink manufacturing, the UK's largest manufacturing sector.  More about Minister gets a flavour of Apprenticeships in Food and Drink Manufacturing


5 March 2014

Information: FDF response to WHO draft guidance on sugars intakes

Barbara Gallani, Director of Regulation, Science & Health at the Food and Drink Federation, responds to the draft World Health Organisation draft guidance on sugars intake. More about FDF response to WHO draft guidance on sugars intakes


5 March 2014

Press Release: Gain recognition from food industry peers - extended deadline to enter the FDF Awards

Food and drink companies wanting to receive acclaim for their business success, new initiative or star performer now have four additional weeks to enter the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards, with the closing date extended to Friday 11 April.  More about Gain recognition from food industry peers - extended deadline to enter the FDF Awards


4 March 2014

Press Release: Food and Drink Industry Trailblazes New Apprenticeship Standard

Today, the food and drink industry's standard for engineering Apprenticeships has been published. As part of the government's Trailblazer project, the food and drink industry has developed a standard for Food and Drink Mechanical Maintenance Engineer and Food and Drink Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer roles.  More about Food and Drink Industry Trailblazes New Apprenticeship Standard


3 March 2014

Press Release: Top Food Engineer Hosts Twitter Takeover!

Anyone curious about becoming a food engineer is invited to join Nestle UK's James Cheema and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) this Thursday on Twitter as Graduate Engineers answer your questions about working for this exciting and innovative industry.  More about Top Food Engineer Hosts Twitter Takeover!


28 February 2014

Press Release: Top food and drink brands team up to make the biggest bang ever!

Six leading food and drink manufacturers have teamed up to offer a plethora of exciting engineering activities to the 75,000 visitors attending this year's Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham (13-16 March).  More about Top food and drink brands team up to make the biggest bang ever!