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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.


24 June 2016

SFDF Digest: UK Food Industry responds to the leave vote in UK's Referendum

David Thomson, CEO of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation, responds to the vote to leave in the UK's EU Referendum. More about UK Food Industry responds to the leave vote in UK's Referendum


9 June 2016

Press Release: FDF supporting FDEA for export network forum at IFB 2016

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will join the Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) at International Festival of Business (IFB) 2016, as part of a series of events aimed at growing UK food and drink exports. More about FDF supporting FDEA for export network forum at IFB 2016


7 June 2016

Press Release: New guidance on herbs and spices for food businesses launched

A new resource launched today will provide food companies that use culinary dried herbs and spices with industry best practice guidance on assessing and protecting the authenticity of these products. More about New guidance on herbs and spices for food businesses launched


7 June 2016

Press Release: First annual Food and Drink Federation Convention

Food and drink leaders from manufacturing, retail and the supply chain will come together on 5 July 2016 at the very first industry convention from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). More about First annual Food and Drink Federation Convention


27 May 2016

Press Release: Bathgate Academy raise money for local charity as part of food challenge

Yesterday (26 May 2016) pupils from Bathgate Academy organised a fundraising event at their local TESCO where shoppers took home some tasty Scotch Beef burgers in exchange for a donation to charity. More about Bathgate Academy raise money for local charity as part of food challenge


18 May 2016

Press Release: FDF Response to Queen's Speech

FDF comments on the Government's Queen's Speech. More about FDF Response to Queen's Speech


17 May 2016

Press Release: Food & Drink Leaders look to the Industry's Future at FDF Dinner

The Food and Drink Federation last night called on businesses in UK food and drink to unite in the face of shared challenges, and do more to trumpet our successes and contribution to consumers, the communities we operate in and the national economy. More about Food & Drink Leaders look to the Industry's Future at FDF Dinner


13 May 2016

Press Release: FDF responds to CAP consultation

The FDF has responded to the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP)'s launch of a full public consultation on introducing new rules on the advertising to children of food and soft drink products in non-broadcast media, including online More about FDF responds to CAP consultation


11 May 2016

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation appoints Munday as Chief Scientific Officer

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) – the voice of UK food and drink– has appointed Helen Munday as Chief Scientific Officer. Helen will take up her new role in early summer 2016. More about Food and Drink Federation appoints Munday as Chief Scientific Officer


20 April 2016

Press Release: New Food and Drink export guidance issued by FDF and FDEA

New guidance rolled out to food and drink manufacturers today will help existing and would-be exporters to compete in the fiercely competitive global marketplace. More about New Food and Drink export guidance issued by FDF and FDEA