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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.


20 January 2014

Information: FDF statement ahead of Channel 4 Dispatches 'Are you addicted to sugar?' screening

In response to claims made by Channel 4's Dispatches in its press release ahead of tonight's screening of 'Are you addicted to sugar?', Barbara Gallani, Director of Regulation, Science & Health at the Food and Drink Federation, the voice of food and drink manufacturers in the UK, said: More about FDF statement ahead of Channel 4 Dispatches 'Are you addicted to sugar?' screening


15 January 2014

Press Release: FDF's lead food scientist amongst Science Council's top 100

The Food and Drink Federation's Director of Regulation, Science & Health, Barbara Gallani, has been recognised by the Science Council as one of the top 100 leading professional scientists in the UK More about FDF's lead food scientist amongst Science Council's top 100


14 January 2014

Press Release: Gavin Darby appointed Chair of Centre of Excellence Advisory Board

Today, the Food and Drink Federation has welcomed the appointment of Gavin Darby, Chief Executive of Premier Foods, as the Chair of the Food Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (FEIAB) for the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering.  More about Gavin Darby appointed Chair of Centre of Excellence Advisory Board


13 January 2014

Press Release: Gain recognition from food industry peers - enter the FDF Awards today

Food and drink companies wanting to gain acclaim for their business success, new initiative or star performer, can enter the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards from today (Monday 13 January).  More about Gain recognition from food industry peers - enter the FDF Awards today


9 January 2014

Press Release: FDF response to 'Action on Sugar' launch

In response to claims made by 'Action on Sugar', a newly formed group with an interest in sugars and public health, as part of the group's launch today, Barbara Gallani, Director of Regulation, Science & Health at the Food and Drink Federation, the voice of food and drink manufacturers in the UK, said: More about FDF response to 'Action on Sugar' launch


17 December 2013

Press Release: Working in Partnership is Key to Continuing Environmental Improvement

A new report today published by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) demonstrates that food and drink manufacturers continue to deliver real progress in reducing their environmental impacts and are well on track to meet industry targets through FDF's Five-fold Environmental Ambition.  More about Working in Partnership is Key to Continuing Environmental Improvement


13 December 2013

Press Release: UK Fish Processors welcome final agreement on Common Fisheries Policy Reform

The Food and Drink Federation's (FDF) Seafood Group has welcomed the formal adoption of a reformed EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), which will start to be implemented from 1 January 2014.  More about UK Fish Processors welcome final agreement on Common Fisheries Policy Reform


12 December 2013

Press Release: FDF response to the Elliott Review interim report

Responding to the Review conducted by Professor Elliott into the integrity and assurance of food supply networks, FDF Director General Melanie Leech said: “It's clear from the interim findings published today that UK consumers have access to perhaps the safest food in the world..."  More about FDF response to the Elliott Review interim report


12 December 2013

Press Release: FDEA and FDF join forces for the food and drink exporting event of the year

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) will join forces to toast the UK's top exporters at FDEA's annual Network Forum. The event, at London's Plaisterers' Hall, will this year feature a keynote speech by the Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.  More about FDEA and FDF join forces for the food and drink exporting event of the year


11 December 2013

Press Release: Collaboration, Investment & Skills Essential to Drive Innovation

The Food and Drink Federation, the voice of the UK's largest manufacturing sector, today set out shared priorities for researchers and industry to plug the gap between basic and applied research. This is one of several actions that FDF, working with partners, has identified as necessary for the sector to innovate to grow sustainably by 20% by 2020 highlighted in FDF's new 'Delivering Sustainable Growth Through Innovation' vision.  More about Collaboration, Investment & Skills Essential to Drive Innovation