Who are we?

The Scottish Food & Drink Federation (SFDF) is an independent, industry funded organisation, universally recognised as the “voice” of food and drink manufacturers in Scotland.

Established in Edinburgh in 1999, SFDF is a division of the UK industry body the Food & Drink Federation (FDF).

The food and drink sector is the largest manufacturing sector in the country and together we ensure our industry is heard where it matters in the Scottish, UK and the EU contexts; with Government, regulators, key influencers across the food chain, consumers and the media.

A key focus of our work is on the competitiveness of the industry in Scotland and improving the legal and socio-economic environment in which our members operate.

We, therefore, represent our members' views at the highest levels within the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and the Food Standards Agency Scotland and liaise with related bodies such as Consumer Focus Scotland, the Scottish Retail Consortium, the Scottish Enterprise Network as well as the agricultural sector, and academic and research institutes.

As an organisation, we focus on delivering results in the areas that have the biggest impact on our members' businesses. Our work and our members are supported by technical and legislative experts, steering groups and informed by sectors groups.

SFDF keeps FDF members informed about legislative and other developments in Scotland which may affect their business interests. SFDF also ensures that the industry in Scotland has a direct input, via FDF, to the development of industry policy in the UK and EU contexts.