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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.


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


29 November 2015

Press Release: British public unconvinced by soft drinks tax

Only four in ten Britons think introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened soft drinks would be effective in tackling obesity, according to an independent poll of GB adults by Populus for the Food and Drink Federation. More about British public unconvinced by soft drinks tax


25 November 2015

Press Release: FDF response to the Chancellor's spending Review and Autumn Statement

Ian Wright CBE responds to the Chancellor's Spending Review and Autumn Statement on behalf of UK food and drink. More about FDF response to the Chancellor's spending Review and Autumn Statement


18 November 2015

Press Release: Coca-Cola Enterprises gives students an insight into engineering

Students from local schools across the North West have received an exclusive insight into food engineering careers during a visit to Coca-Cola Enterprises' Morpeth site.  More about Coca-Cola Enterprises gives students an insight into engineering


13 November 2015

Press Release: Partnerships in food education are recipe for success

The Scottish food and drink manufacturing industry is a great success story, employing 34,000 people and contributing £1.7 billion gross value added to the economy. However, despite this success, food and drink companies continue to face challenges attracting the right staff.  More about Partnerships in food education are recipe for success