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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


7 April 2016

Press Release: FDF response to the Royal Society of Public Health's calls for calorie equivalent labelling

FDF response to the Royal Society of Public Health's calls for calorie equivalent labelling. More about FDF response to the Royal Society of Public Health's calls for calorie equivalent labelling


22 March 2016

Press Release: FDF's stand at Big Bang Fair popular with students, parents and MPs

Representatives from some of the UK's most well-known food and drink companies came together to educate and inspire students to consider careers in food and drink manufacturing at the Big Bang UK Scientist and Engineers Fair held in Birmingham last week. More about FDF's stand at Big Bang Fair popular with students, parents and MPs


22 March 2016

Press Release: Food manufacturers respond to new salt intake data

Salt consumption in the UK has been on a downward trend for years, with voluntary recipe change from Britain's food and drink producers credited with driving much of this progress. FDF members alone have on average cut salt in their products by 8% since 2011. More about Food manufacturers respond to new salt intake data


16 March 2016

Press Release: Food industry response to the announcement of a sugary drinks tax in the Chancellor's Budget

Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation responds. More about Food industry response to the announcement of a sugary drinks tax in the Chancellor's Budget


16 March 2016

Press Release: Glasgow pupils sample food industry careers during Baxters' 'Dragon's Den' challenge

On Monday (14 March) pupils at Craigholme School in Glasgow 'pitched' ideas for a new healthy soup to iconic Scottish food manufacturer Baxters. More about Glasgow pupils sample food industry careers during Baxters' 'Dragon's Den' challenge


15 March 2016

Press Release: FDF members overwhelmingly endorse UK remaining in EU

Britain's leading food and drink manufacturers have given an overwhelming endorsement to the campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union. More about FDF members overwhelmingly endorse UK remaining in EU


15 March 2016

Press Release: Leading food and drink companies unite to promote STEM careers

Leading food and drink manufacturers will join forces this week to inspire more young people to consider careers in the UK's largest manufacturing sector. More about Leading food and drink companies unite to promote STEM careers


8 March 2016

Press Release: All Party Group on Food Manufacturing puts productivity centre stage at meeting with Food and Farming Minister George Eustice MP

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Food and Drink Manufacturing will put increasing productivity centre stage at a pre-Budget breakfast event with Food and Farming Minister George Eustice MP in the House of Commons today. More about All Party Group on Food Manufacturing puts productivity centre stage at meeting with Food and Farming Minister George Eustice MP


2 March 2016

Press Release: 15th Year of growth of exports for food and soft drink products - Brands continue to shine through

Exports of branded food and non-alcoholic drinks grew by 0.9% to £4.63bn in 2015, representing the 15th year of consecutive growth, against a backdrop of declining overall UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said today. More about 15th Year of growth of exports for food and soft drink products - Brands continue to shine through