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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.


29 September 2015

FDF News: FDF at Labour Party Conference 2015

FDF hosted a joint FDF NFU fringe open event at this year's Labour Party Conference titled, 'How do we best develop a National Food Strategy for the UK'.  More about FDF at Labour Party Conference 2015


23 September 2015

Press Release: Grampian and Moray School Teachers Learn How to Bring Lessons to Life With Food

Over 40 primary and secondary teachers from Grampian and Moray, with a responsibility for science, technology, food & health and business studies, attended an interactive learning event highlighting the use of food and drink in bringing the subjects they teach to life.  More about Grampian and Moray School Teachers Learn How to Bring Lessons to Life With Food


21 September 2015

Press Release: Baxters Gives Local School a Taste of Careers in Food and Drink

Pupils from Millburn Academy were given a taste of what it is like to work in the food and drink industry through a school visit from iconic Scottish food and drink manufacturer Baxters.  More about Baxters Gives Local School a Taste of Careers in Food and Drink


21 September 2015

Press Release: FDF at Liberal Democrat Party Conference 2015

FDF is hosting a joint FDF NFU fringe open event at this year's Liberal Democrat Party Conference. At the event, FDF's Director General Ian Wright will set out what food and drink producers need from Government's Food and Farming 25-year Plan in order to maximise their competitiveness and grow sustainably.  More about FDF at Liberal Democrat Party Conference 2015


18 September 2015

Press Release: Leading Food Manufacturer Inspires Local Pupils to Consider Career in Food and Drink

This week, pupils from St Maurice's High School in Cumbernauld visited Devro (Scotland) Ltd to find out about the exciting careers available in the food and drink manufacturing industry, through a series of interactive workshops.  More about Leading Food Manufacturer Inspires Local Pupils to Consider Career in Food and Drink


18 September 2015

Press Release: New Scottish Food and Drink Federation CEO Appointed

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) – the voice of UK food and drink– has appointed David Thomson as CEO of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF). David will take up his new role in December 2015.  More about New Scottish Food and Drink Federation CEO Appointed


8 September 2015

Press Release: FDF Awards Ceremony Honours Top Industry Performers

Last night, the prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards recognised outstanding individuals, ambitious initiatives and growing food and drink businesses for their contribution to the economy, community and environment. More about FDF Awards Ceremony Honours Top Industry Performers


6 September 2015

Press Release: Food & drink exports fall in value as exchange rates bite

The value of UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports has dropped, reaching a total of £6bn in the first six months of the year – a fall of 5.3% on the same period in 2014. More about Food & drink exports fall in value as exchange rates bite


3 September 2015

Press Release: FDF response to Jamie Oliver and Sustain petition for a sugary drinks tax

Ian Wright, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, said:  More about FDF response to Jamie Oliver and Sustain petition for a sugary drinks tax


2 September 2015

Press Release: Food & Drink Industry to Celebrate its Best at FDF Awards

On Monday 7th September the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2015 will celebrate the best and the most innovative and inspiring food and drink businesses across the UK supply chain.  More about Food & Drink Industry to Celebrate its Best at FDF Awards