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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.


17 June 2015

Press Release: FareShare brings together food industry and retailers for UK's first ever Surplus Food Summit

FareShare is today hosting the UK's first ever Surplus Food Summit. The event will facilitate the sharing of best practice by food and retail businesses whilst at the same time engaging and enabling more companies to redistribute their surplus food to charity.  More about FareShare brings together food industry and retailers for UK's first ever Surplus Food Summit


15 June 2015

FDF News: CBE for former FDF Director General Melanie Leech

Melanie Leech, former Director General of the Food and Drink Federation has received a CBE for services to the food industry in the Queen's Birthday Honours.  More about CBE for former FDF Director General Melanie Leech


3 June 2015

FDF News: FDF open letter to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England

Sent on behalf of Ian Wright, Director General of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), the voice of UK food and drink manufacturers.  More about FDF open letter to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England


29 May 2015

FDF News: FDF responds to Action on Sugar's children's fruit snack survey

FDF responds to Action on Sugar's children's fruit snack survey More about FDF responds to Action on Sugar's children's fruit snack survey


27 May 2015

Press Release: Food & drink manufacturers' response to the Queen's Speech

FDF comments on the Government's first Queen's Speech. More about Food & drink manufacturers' response to the Queen's Speech


11 May 2015

Press Release: Moray pupils get a “soup-er” taste of food careers with Baxters

Pupils at Milne's High School in Moray experienced an exclusive factory visit to one of Scotland's largest food manufacturers, Baxters, to learn first-hand how food and drink products are developed and brought to market. More about Moray pupils get a “soup-er” taste of food careers with Baxters


1 May 2015

Press Release: New FDF leadership team sets out ingredients for successful future

A dedicated, industry and government-led food and drink manufacturing council would unlock huge shared value for this world-leading industrial sector, society and UK economy. More about New FDF leadership team sets out ingredients for successful future


28 April 2015

Press Release: Hazlehead Academy & JG Ross team up for food challenge

Pupils at Hazlehead Academy in Aberdeen have showcased the results of an exciting manufacturing business challenge to create a new baked item using local produce for craft bakers JG Ross, building on the success of last year's challenge.  More about Hazlehead Academy & JG Ross team up for food challenge


28 April 2015

Press Release: Support for North West food enterprises offered at new event

Food and drink entrepreneurs of the North West can learn how to gain a competitive advantage at a forthcoming event to be held in Manchester on 25 June.  More about Support for North West food enterprises offered at new event


23 April 2015

Press Release: FDF response to British Journal of Sports Medicine editorial on physical activity, diet and obesity

FDF response to editorial in British Journal of Sports Medicine entitled 'It's time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity; you can't outrun a bad diet' published 24 April 2015.  More about FDF response to British Journal of Sports Medicine editorial on physical activity, diet and obesity