Glossary

This specially compiled glossary contains over 350 food and drink industry acronyms, abbreviations and phrases. These terms are arranged alphabetically - click on a letter in the table below to access a page of terms. If you would like to add an item to the glossary, email webmaster@fdf.org.uk

Alphabetical Index


U

UCU
University and College Union
UEN
In the European Parliament, Union for Europe of the Nations Group (there are no UK MEPs sitting in this group).
UKAFFP
UK Association of Frozen Food Producers
UKAMBY
UK Association of Manufacturers of Bakers Yeast
UKAS
UK Accreditation Service
UKASTA
UK Agricultural Supply Trade Association
UKBICC
UK Baking Industry Consultative Committee
UKPMA
UK Preserves Manufacturers Association
UKROFS
UK Register of Organic Food Standards
UKSSA
UK Sweet Spreads Association - dissolved at the beginning of 2003.
UKTC
UK Tea Council
UKTI
UK Trade & Investment previously British Trade International (BTI)
UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
Unit
(In the context of vocational qualifications). A unit of competence is the smallest individual component of the qualification which can be accredited and awarded.
UP
Utilities Panel (of FDF)
USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
USDAW
Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers

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