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
We, therefore, represent our members' views at the highest levels within the
Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and the Food Standards Agency Scotland
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
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
policy in the UK and EU contexts.