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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.


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


9 December 2015

Press Release: FDF supports Commitment to 100% Sustainable Palm Oil in Europe

European private sector organisations have joined forces to support a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain in Europe by 2020. More about FDF supports Commitment to 100% Sustainable Palm Oil in Europe


3 December 2015

Press Release: Food and Drink Manufacturers Pledge to Treble Apprenticeships and Grow Exports

President of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and CEO and Chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland, Dame Fiona Kendrick, has announced a pledge to treble apprenticeships in the food and drink industry and grow value-added food and drink exports by a third by 2020. More about Food and Drink Manufacturers Pledge to Treble Apprenticeships and Grow Exports


30 November 2015

Press Release: FDF response to Health Select Committee's report on childhood obesity

FDF response to the Health Select Committee's Report on childhood obesity. More about FDF response to Health Select Committee's report on childhood obesity