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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.


23 September 2016

Press Release: Bisto 'Spare Chair Sunday' campaign celebrated at FDF Awards

Premier Foods won the coveted 'Campaign of the Year' title at last night's prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards for the Bisto 'Spare Chair Sunday' campaign.  More about Bisto 'Spare Chair Sunday' campaign celebrated at FDF Awards


23 September 2016

Press Release: Mondelez apprentice wins food industry accolade at FDF Awards

Birmingham-based Mondelez International employee Omar Woodburn was named ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at last night’s prestigious Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards.  More about Mondelez apprentice wins food industry accolade at FDF Awards


15 September 2016

Press Release: SFDF celebrates innovative food and drink manufacturing sector

Over 100 people gathered at the Scottish Food and Drink Federation’s (SFDF) reception at the Scottish Parliament last night to celebrate the thriving food and drink manufacturing industry. The event, held during Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, was sponsored by John Scott MSP and highlighted the innovative ways food and drink companies are finding to grow their businesses. More about SFDF celebrates innovative food and drink manufacturing sector


6 September 2016

Press Release: SFDF welcomes Scottish Government's commitment to supporting business growth

“It was fantastic to see Scottish food and drink given such prominence in the Scottish Government's programme." David Thomson, CEO, SFDF  More about SFDF welcomes Scottish Government's commitment to supporting business growth


2 September 2016

Press Release: FDF's Food Safety and Authenticity Convention

Promoting best practise in food safety and hygiene across the sector, the Food and Drink Federation’s Food Safety and Authenticity Convention will take place on Tuesday 4 October 2016 in London. More about FDF's Food Safety and Authenticity Convention


26 August 2016

Press Release: Food and non-alcoholic drink exports grow in first half of 2016

The latest export figures show that the value of branded food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose to £2.4bn in the first half of 2016, an increase of £141.2m (+6.2%) when compared to the same period in 2015. More about Food and non-alcoholic drink exports grow in first half of 2016


18 August 2016

Press Release: FDF response to the Government's Childhood Obesity plan

FDF response to the Government's Childhood Obesity plan. More about FDF response to the Government's Childhood Obesity plan


12 August 2016

Press Release: FDF response to government's apprenticeship levy policy paper

Tim Rycroft, Corporate Affairs Director said: "Increasing the volume of high quality apprenticeships in food and drink manufacturing is vital to tackling our skills gap, which is why we need to get apprenticeship funding right. Businesses are keen to ensure that apprenticeship employment and training costs demonstrate value and deliver a return on investment that supports their long term sustainability." More about FDF response to government's apprenticeship levy policy paper


4 August 2016

Press Release: New advice for food & drink producers on reducing sugars

At a time when shoppers are increasingly looking to reduce sugars in their diets, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is helping small producers who are considering reformulation but don't know where to start to take the first step. More about New advice for food & drink producers on reducing sugars


27 July 2016

Press Release: Talent from across Food and Drink sector recognised in FDF Awards shortlist

The food and drink sector's hallmarks are the outstanding talent, creativity and passion demonstrated by the people and businesses involved in this vibrant part of the economy. With this in mind, the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2016 will showcase and celebrate the best of this growing sector. More about Talent from across Food and Drink sector recognised in FDF Awards shortlist