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17 May 2016

Press Release: Food & Drink Leaders look to the Industry's Future at FDF Dinner

The Food and Drink Federation last night called on businesses in UK food and drink to unite in the face of shared challenges, and do more to trumpet our successes and contribution to consumers, the communities we operate in and the national economy. More about Food & Drink Leaders look to the Industry's Future at FDF Dinner


13 May 2016

Press Release: FDF responds to CAP consultation

The FDF has responded to the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP)'s launch of a full public consultation on introducing new rules on the advertising to children of food and soft drink products in non-broadcast media, including online More about FDF responds to CAP consultation


11 May 2016

Press Release: Food and Drink Federation appoints Munday as Chief Scientific Officer

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) – the voice of UK food and drink– has appointed Helen Munday as Chief Scientific Officer. Helen will take up her new role in early summer 2016. More about Food and Drink Federation appoints Munday as Chief Scientific Officer


20 April 2016

Press Release: New Food and Drink export guidance issued by FDF and FDEA

New guidance rolled out to food and drink manufacturers today will help existing and would-be exporters to compete in the fiercely competitive global marketplace. More about New Food and Drink export guidance issued by FDF and FDEA


7 April 2016

Press Release: FDF response to the Royal Society of Public Health's calls for calorie equivalent labelling

FDF response to the Royal Society of Public Health's calls for calorie equivalent labelling. More about FDF response to the Royal Society of Public Health's calls for calorie equivalent labelling


22 March 2016

Press Release: FDF's stand at Big Bang Fair popular with students, parents and MPs

Representatives from some of the UK's most well-known food and drink companies came together to educate and inspire students to consider careers in food and drink manufacturing at the Big Bang UK Scientist and Engineers Fair held in Birmingham last week. More about FDF's stand at Big Bang Fair popular with students, parents and MPs


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