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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.


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


13 November 2015

Press Release: FDF at Food Matters Live

The Food and Drink Federation's Leadership Team will be out in force at this year's Food Matters Live nutrition and health conference taking place from 17-19 November 2015 at ExCel, London. Delegates can also visit FDF representatives at stand 320.  More about FDF at Food Matters Live


12 November 2015

Press Release: FDF's Sustainability Convention highlights collaborative efforts tackle climate change

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) hosted its second annual Sustainability Convention on Tuesday 10 November to address the challenges and issues associated with climate change including food security, potential business risks, UK climate change policy and impacts on food and drink manufacturers.  More about FDF's Sustainability Convention highlights collaborative efforts tackle climate change


12 November 2015

Press Release: Food Manufacturing and Retail Bodies Publish New 'Free-From' Guidance for Food Businesses

Today, the BRC and the FDF with the support of Anaphylaxis Campaign and Coeliac UK are launching a guidance document which provides food manufacturers, retailers and enforcement authorities with essential advice on what must be considered before making a 'free-from' claim on a product.  More about Food Manufacturing and Retail Bodies Publish New 'Free-From' Guidance for Food Businesses


22 October 2015

Press Release: FDF response to PHE's 'Sugar Reduction: The Evidence for Action'

Speaking in response to the publication today of Sugar Reduction: The Evidence for Action by Public Health England (PHE), FDF Director General Ian Wright CBE said:  More about FDF response to PHE's 'Sugar Reduction: The Evidence for Action'


14 October 2015

Press Release: National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering to Host Packaging Engineering Innovation Event

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Sheffield Hallam University will host a packaging engineering innovation workshop for the food and drink industry at the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering on 2 November 2015.  More about National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering to Host Packaging Engineering Innovation Event