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22 March 2016

Press Release: Food manufacturers respond to new salt intake data

Salt consumption in the UK has been on a downward trend for years, with voluntary recipe change from Britain's food and drink producers credited with driving much of this progress. FDF members alone have on average cut salt in their products by 8% since 2011. More about Food manufacturers respond to new salt intake data


16 March 2016

Press Release: Food industry response to the announcement of a sugary drinks tax in the Chancellor's Budget

Ian Wright CBE, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation responds. More about Food industry response to the announcement of a sugary drinks tax in the Chancellor's Budget


16 March 2016

Press Release: Glasgow pupils sample food industry careers during Baxters' 'Dragon's Den' challenge

On Monday (14 March) pupils at Craigholme School in Glasgow 'pitched' ideas for a new healthy soup to iconic Scottish food manufacturer Baxters. More about Glasgow pupils sample food industry careers during Baxters' 'Dragon's Den' challenge


15 March 2016

Press Release: FDF members overwhelmingly endorse UK remaining in EU

Britain's leading food and drink manufacturers have given an overwhelming endorsement to the campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union. More about FDF members overwhelmingly endorse UK remaining in EU


15 March 2016

Press Release: Leading food and drink companies unite to promote STEM careers

Leading food and drink manufacturers will join forces this week to inspire more young people to consider careers in the UK's largest manufacturing sector. More about Leading food and drink companies unite to promote STEM careers


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