Latest News

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.


1 July 2014

Press Release: Food and drink manufacturers call for an industrial partnership with government

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF), the voice of UK food and drink manufacturers, today published Ingredients for Success: Delivering Sustainable Growth Beyond 2015, setting out its agenda for working in partnership with government after the 2015 general election.  More about Food and drink manufacturers call for an industrial partnership with government


1 July 2014

Information: FDF comment on EFRA report on Food Security

In response to Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee report on Food Security - Production, supply and systems , Melanie Leech, Director General at FDF, said...  More about FDF comment on EFRA report on Food Security


26 June 2014

Press Release: FDF response to SACN's draft report on carbohydrates and health

In response to the publication of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)'s draft report on Carbohydrates and Health, Barbara Gallani, Director of Regulation, Science & Health at the Food and Drink Federation, the voice of food and drink manufacturers in the UK, said:

“SACN's comprehensive analysis..."  More about FDF response to SACN's draft report on carbohydrates and health


26 June 2014

Press Release: FDF response to Public Health England's 'Sugar Reduction: Responding to a Challenge' paper

In response to the publication of Public Health England's 'Sugar Reduction: Responding to a Challenge' paper, Barbara Gallani, Director of Regulation, Science & Health at the Food and Drink Federation, the voice of food and drink manufacturers in the UK, said:

“FDF and its members recognise..."  More about FDF response to Public Health England's 'Sugar Reduction: Responding to a Challenge' paper


24 June 2014

Press Release: New insights on how to reduce household food waste

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) welcomes new valuable insights from WRAP on how to reduce household food waste.  More about New insights on how to reduce household food waste


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