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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.


23 June 2014

Press Release: FDF celebrates National Women in Engineering day

The UK food and drink manufacturing sector is marking National Women in Engineering Day (23 June), organised by the Women's Engineering Society, through a series of events for young people and educators to raise the profile and celebrate the achievements of women engineers in our sector.  More about FDF celebrates National Women in Engineering day


19 June 2014

Press Release: FDF welcomes agri-food supply chain funding from Technology Strategy Board

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed today's announcement from the Technology Strategy Board to invest up to £2.3 million to establish Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to improve the competitiveness, resilience and responsiveness of the agri-food supply chain.  More about FDF welcomes agri-food supply chain funding from Technology Strategy Board


13 June 2014

Press Release: Scotland's food and drink businesses get label ready

The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) hosted a briefing event for food and drink companies based in Scotland to help them to better understand and prepare for forthcoming mandatory changes to food and drink labels.  More about Scotland's food and drink businesses get label ready


11 June 2014

Press Release: Local pupils create food snack inspired by Commonwealth Games

Students from Cardinal Newman High School, Bellshill have embraced the spirit of the 2014 Commonwealth Games by creating a healthy snack to sell to family and friends at a mock up “Athlete's Village” event held at the school.  More about Local pupils create food snack inspired by Commonwealth Games


11 June 2014

Press Release: Students get a taste of food engineering at Blackpool based Burton's Biscuit company site

Today, students from King Edward VII & Queen Mary School will visit the Burton's Biscuit Company factory in Blackpool to get an exclusive insight into what it's like to be an engineer in the food and drink industry - the UK's largest manufacturing sector.  More about Students get a taste of food engineering at Blackpool based Burton's Biscuit company site


4 June 2014

Press Release: Food industry talent to inspire future business leaders at FDF event

As part of Food and Drink Week at the International Festival for Business, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is holding a special future leaders event in Liverpool on 8 July aimed at inspiring the next generation of CEOs and Managing Directors.  More about Food industry talent to inspire future business leaders at FDF event


3 June 2014

Press Release: FDF food labelling toolkit shortlisted for nutrition award

A food labelling toolkit produced by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has been shortlisted to win a 2014 Complete Nutrition (CN) Award in the 'Nutrition Resource of the Year' category.  More about FDF food labelling toolkit shortlisted for nutrition award


23 May 2014

Press Release: Local business & pupils taste results of exciting foodie challenge

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, pupils from Hazlehead Academy yesterday visited craft bakers JG Ross' head office and bakery based in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire to see Breakfast Slice, a healthy breakfast product they designed as a finished product.  More about Local business & pupils taste results of exciting foodie challenge


22 May 2014

Press Release: North Lanarkshire pupils' healthy breakfast pie is a hit at local butcher's

New Monkland Primary School from Glenmavis in Airdrie is celebrating a double win for their healthy breakfast pie, which has won the 'Junior Dragons' Lair Food and Drink Challenge', as well as a competition at The Village Butcher.  More about North Lanarkshire pupils' healthy breakfast pie is a hit at local butcher's


20 May 2014

Press Release: Navigating food labelling regulation seminar

Food labelling is changing and to help food and drink businesses understand the new legislation the Food and Drink Federation is hosting a seminar on 26 June.  More about Navigating food labelling regulation seminar