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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.


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


25 February 2016

Press Release: Packaging engineering innovation will be driven by collaboration

Food and drink professionals seeking innovative packaging engineering solutions can meet like-minded supply chain colleagues to share ideas, and explore potential future collaborations and joint-funding bids at a series of free networking workshops. More about Packaging engineering innovation will be driven by collaboration


18 February 2016

Press Release: FDF Awards 2016 - Deadline for entries less than one month away

Food and drink companies looking to showcase industry excellence in the fields of innovation, competitiveness, health and sustainability have less than one month to submit entries for the FDF Awards 2016 ahead of a 11th March deadline. More about FDF Awards 2016 - Deadline for entries less than one month away


15 February 2016

Press Release: Top food industry experts gather in London to inspire future food engineers

Top engineers from major food and drink brands have gathered at London's Science Museum to inspire the next generation of food engineers to consider a career the UK's largest manufacturing sector – food and drink. The sector needs to recruit 109,000 new employees by 2022, including engineers who are highly sought after.  More about Top food industry experts gather in London to inspire future food engineers


10 February 2016

Press Release: How would your food or drink firm fare in a crisis?

Food and drink producers can test their preparedness for a crisis at an upcoming event, 'Crisis Management in the Food Industry', to be held on 9 March 2016 in Glasgow. More about How would your food or drink firm fare in a crisis?


4 February 2016

FDF News: FDF & SFDF host largest dinner of Scottish MPs in Westminster

On Tuesday 2nd February, the Food & Drink Federation and the Scottish Food & Drink Federation hosted a Westminster-based event for Scotland’s MPs to discuss the role of the industry in Scotland and how we could work together in future.  More about FDF & SFDF host largest dinner of Scottish MPs in Westminster


13 January 2016

Press Release: Scottish food & drink industry calls for continued support from new Scottish Government

The future success of Scotland's food and drink industry relies on continuing its partnership with Scottish Government, the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) said today. More about Scottish food & drink industry calls for continued support from new Scottish Government


14 December 2015

Press Release: FDF's Ian Wright awarded for outstanding contribution to public affairs

Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation, has received an award for his Outstanding Contribution to Public Affairs.  More about FDF's Ian Wright awarded for outstanding contribution to public affairs


14 December 2015

Press Release: How to stay on shelf in the health debate

Senior retailers and industry experts will join delegates at the Food and Drink Federation's Staying on Shelf event to discuss what the health debate means for keeping products on supermarket shelves. The event will take place in London on 25 February 2016.  More about How to stay on shelf in the health debate