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11 May 2015

Press Release: Moray pupils get a “soup-er” taste of food careers with Baxters

Pupils at Milne's High School in Moray experienced an exclusive factory visit to one of Scotland's largest food manufacturers, Baxters, to learn first-hand how food and drink products are developed and brought to market. More about Moray pupils get a “soup-er” taste of food careers with Baxters


1 May 2015

Press Release: New FDF leadership team sets out ingredients for successful future

A dedicated, industry and government-led food and drink manufacturing council would unlock huge shared value for this world-leading industrial sector, society and UK economy. More about New FDF leadership team sets out ingredients for successful future


28 April 2015

Press Release: Hazlehead Academy & JG Ross team up for food challenge

Pupils at Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen have showcased the results of an exciting manufacturing business challenge to create a new baked item using local produce for craft bakers JG Ross, building on the success of last year's challenge.  More about Hazlehead Academy & JG Ross team up for food challenge


28 April 2015

Press Release: Support for North West food enterprises offered at new event

Food and drink entrepreneurs of the North West can learn how to gain a competitive advantage at a forthcoming event to be held in Manchester on 25 June.  More about Support for North West food enterprises offered at new event


23 April 2015

Press Release: FDF response to British Journal of Sports Medicine editorial on physical activity, diet and obesity

FDF response to editorial in British Journal of Sports Medicine entitled 'It's time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity; you can't outrun a bad diet' published 24 April 2015.  More about FDF response to British Journal of Sports Medicine editorial on physical activity, diet and obesity


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