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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.


14 November 2013

Press Release: Industry Voice Needed to shape vision for new Centre of Excellence

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is inviting food and drink manufacturers of all sizes to attend the launch of the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering to help develop an industry-driven vision for the new Centre at Sheffield Hallam University.  More about Industry Voice Needed to shape vision for new Centre of Excellence


12 November 2013

Press Release: Food industry on tenterhooks as FDF Awards ceremony draws near

Following a record number of entries to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards, businesses from across the UK food and drink supply chain are anxiously counting down to Thursday's awards ceremony where the winners will be announced. More about Food industry on tenterhooks as FDF Awards ceremony draws near


7 November 2013

Press Release: Food waste is falling but more must be done

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) applauds today's news that the level of avoidable food waste in UK households has fallen by 21% during the last five years.  More about Food waste is falling but more must be done


5 November 2013

Press Release: FDF: Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) role in communicating changes to food labels is vital

Labels on all pre-packaged food and drinks are changing due to a new European Regulationand healthcare professionals (HCPs) have a vital role to play in helping people to adapt to these changes. In advance of December 2014, the deadline for the introduction of most of the changes, FDF has launched free resource for HCPs which explains these changes. More about FDF: Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) role in communicating changes to food labels is vital


4 November 2013

Press Release: FDF backs Tomorrow's Engineers

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is pleased to support Tomorrow's Engineers Week, an initiative from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), taking place from 4–8 November. The initiative aims to challenge traditional views of engineering and help young people discover that modern engineering is exciting, challenging and forward-thinking, operating at the cutting edge of technology.  More about FDF backs Tomorrow's Engineers


1 November 2013

Press Release: Free advice available for UK food and drink SMEs

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) today launched a free advice line to help small and medium-sized food and drink businesses.  More about Free advice available for UK food and drink SMEs


30 October 2013

Press Release: FDF Responds to the Launch of the Government Office for Science Foresight Report

Commenting on the launch, Melanie Leech, Director General at Food and Drink Federation said:
The Foresight Report on the Future of Manufacturing is a timely reminder of the huge contribution manufacturing makes to the UK economy, the quality of jobs it provides and its potential to deliver more with the right policy frameworks.  More about FDF Responds to the Launch of the Government Office for Science Foresight Report


28 October 2013

Press Release: Food and drink industry blazes a trail on Apprenticeships

The food and drink industry has today agreed to develop a new Apprenticeship standard on Maintenance Engineering that builds on best practice in existing programmes, in collaboration with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  More about Food and drink industry blazes a trail on Apprenticeships


23 October 2013

Press Release: Optimism hits a three year high as sales gain strength

FDF today reported that business optimism amongst UK food and drink manufacturers has reached the highest levels seen since 2010. As FDF's Business Snapshot shows, Q3 2013 sales strengthened in both domestic and international markets. Findings reveal a sector confident of continued sales growth in Q4.  More about Optimism hits a three year high as sales gain strength


22 October 2013

Press Release: New Groceries Adjudicator To Meet Scottish Food & Drink Producers

The Scottish Food and Drink Federation(SFDF) has organised a special event in Edinburgh on 9 December at which the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), Christine Tacon, will be outlining what her new role will mean for Scottish food and drink producers.  More about New Groceries Adjudicator To Meet Scottish Food & Drink Producers