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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.


15 May 2014

Press Release: Aberdeenshire bakery reformulates top selling products for health

Chalmers Bakery, a traditional Scottish bakery based in Aberdeenshire, has adjusted the recipes of some of its bestselling bakery products to make them healthier for customers as part of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation's (SFDF) innovative Reformulation Programme funded by the Scottish Government.  More about Aberdeenshire bakery reformulates top selling products for health


9 May 2014

Press Release: All of the ingredients for a great career

Professionals wishing to increase their knowledge of key aspects of the food and drink manufacturing industry can now take part in a new training programme being launched by the Food and Drink Federation. More about All of the ingredients for a great career


7 May 2014

Press Release: Top Industry Scientists and Engineers launch women in Technology and Engineering Ambition

Today, food industry representatives including FDF's Barbara Gallani, named recently as one the Science Council's Top 100 Leading Scientists, launched the Government's 'Your Life' campaign.  More about Top Industry Scientists and Engineers launch women in Technology and Engineering Ambition


1 May 2014

Press Release: First board meeting sets the scene for the future of Food Engineering

Today, representatives from the food industry and academia will join forces at the inaugural meeting of the Food Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (FEIAB) for the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering.  More about First board meeting sets the scene for the future of Food Engineering


29 April 2014

Press Release: Local business & pupils partner up for foodie challenge

Pupils at Bathgate Academy will today (29 April) present the results of an exciting challenge to create and market a healthy new burger for leading Broxburn-based beef processor, AK Stoddart, to a panel of experts.  More about Local business & pupils partner up for foodie challenge


14 April 2014

Information: Future food engineer hopefuls meet industry engineering mentors

Parents, students and industry engineering mentors converged upon the exciting O2 arena to give MEng Food Engineering applicants a taste of engineering in food and drink manufacturing.  More about Future food engineer hopefuls meet industry engineering mentors


10 April 2014

Press Release: FDF Response: Gangmasters Licensing Authority move to home office

Angela Coleshill, GLA board member and Director of Employment and Skills at Food and Drink comments. More about FDF Response: Gangmasters Licensing Authority move to home office


3 April 2014

Press Release: Students visit Bradford-based drinks producer Princes to find out about becoming top food engineers

Students from The Sheffield College of Applied Engineering visited Princes factory in Bradford 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 visit Bradford-based drinks producer Princes to find out about becoming top food engineers


1 April 2014

Press Release: FDF statement on new study on fruit and vegetable consumption

FDF response to the study 'Fruit and vegetable consumption and non-communicable disease' published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (31 March 2014).  More about FDF statement on new study on fruit and vegetable consumption


24 March 2014

Press Release: Food and drink exports back in growth

FDF has published its annual exports report, which shows that total UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew by 5% to £12.8bn in 2013.  More about Food and drink exports back in growth