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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.


31 March 2015

Press Release: Local business and pupils partner up for foodie challenge

Pupils at Bathgate Academy presented the results of an exciting challenge to create and market a healthy new burger for leading Broxburn-based beef processor, AK Stoddart, to a panel of experts.  More about Local business and pupils partner up for foodie challenge


30 March 2015

FDF News: Food and drink industry represented in new Gangmasters Licensing Authority Board appointment

Angela Coleshill, the Employment, Skills and Corporate Director at the Food and Drink Federation, who was a previous Board member of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) chairing their GLA Finance and General Purposes Committee, has been appointed to the new Board announced 27 March 2015.  More about Food and drink industry represented in new Gangmasters Licensing Authority Board appointment


30 March 2015

Press Release: Future food engineers descend on London to meet industry experts

Applicants to the UK's only masters in food engineering course had their first taste of the exciting work taking place in food and drink manufacturing at an event led by industry's top engineers. More about Future food engineers descend on London to meet industry experts


23 March 2015

Press Release: Food & Drink Outperforms on Exports

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew by 2.6% in 2014, almost doubling in value over the past ten years.  More about Food & Drink Outperforms on Exports


18 March 2015

Press Release: Food & drink manufacturers' response to the Budget 2015

Food and Drink Federation response to Budget 2015  More about Food & drink manufacturers' response to the Budget 2015


11 March 2015

Press Release: Food Minister supports sector pledge to grow apprenticeships

Building on existing, sector-wide initiatives to address a looming skills shortage, food and drink manufacturers have today pledged to increase the number of technical apprenticeships by 20% by 2017. More about Food Minister supports sector pledge to grow apprenticeships


6 March 2015

Press Release: FDF Celebrates International Women's Day

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) hosted a panel discussion at Rosebery Comprehensive School, for girls in Epsom, Surrey yesterday.  More about FDF Celebrates International Women's Day


6 March 2015

Press Release: Food sector innovators seek to inspire in new video series

Britain's food and drink producers must ramp up efforts to attract the next generation of nutrition experts, development chefs and innovation specialists if they are to continue leading the world in developing new, exciting and healthier products.  More about Food sector innovators seek to inspire in new video series


4 March 2015

Press Release: FDF responds to the publication of WHO's final guidance on sugars intake

Food and drink manufacturers recognise that poor diets and low levels of physical activity can contribute to an imbalance between calories in and calories out, which if sustained can lead to weight gain and obesity. More about FDF responds to the publication of WHO's final guidance on sugars intake


3 March 2015

Press Release: Ian Wright to lead FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Ian Wright to lead the organisation which represents the largest manufacturing sector in the UK.  More about Ian Wright to lead FDF